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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Risk Academy

Start Date: 6/13/2018 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 6/14/2018 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, North Hotel and Conference Center

Location:
5353 N 27th St
Lincoln, NE  United States  68521

Organization Name: Nebraska Grain and Feed Association

Contact:
Maggie Kramer
Email: maggie.kramer@negfa.org
Phone: 402.476.6174

Sponsor: INTL FCStone

AGENDA

Day 1
8:00 a.m.        Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30                Opening Remarks
  • Kristi Block – Nebraska Grain & Feed Association
  • Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow – INTL FCStone
 
8:45         Importance of Price Risk Management – Richard Jelinek 
 
9:30         Futures Foundation Part 1 – Richard Jelinek
  • History, Development & Economics of Futures
  • Markets, Products & Participants
10:30        Networking Break
10:45        Futures Foundation Part 2 – Richard Jelinek
  • Terminology, Concepts & Mechanics
  • Financial Integrity – Margin Process
 
12:00 p.m.    Lunch with Nebraska Grain & Feed Presentation (video or ppt)
 
1:00           Basis & Hedging Foundation – Richard Jelinek
  • Concepts & Mechanics
  • Buy & Sell-side Hedges
 
2:00       Practical Discussion of Basis, Spreads & Cost of Carry – Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow
  • Basis – The Cash Futures Relationship
    • Defined
    • Importance of Basis in Risk Management & Grain Merchandising
  • Spreads & Cost of Carry
    • Defined
    • Importance of Spreads in Grain Merchandising
 
3:00         Break
 
3:15        INTERACTIVE Merchandising Workshop – Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow
  • Calculations and Charting of Basis & Spreads
  • Risk Management & Merchandising Applications of Spreads, Basis & Hedging
  • Mechanics of Originating Grain
  • Rolling Positions
 
4:15          Market Outlook/Creating Cash Market Positions – Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow
 
5:15          Adjourn for Evening Activity & Dinner - TBD

Day 2
7:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast
8:00          Introduction to Commodity Options – Richard Jelinek
  • Terminology, Mechanics & Concepts
  • Option Pricing
  • Delta – Measure of Price Risk Exposure
  • Non-Standard  Options
 
9:30         Networking Break
9:45         Option Strategies - Richard Jelinek
  • Love to Lose Producer Strategy
  • Sell-side Strategies
  • Offering Producer Cash Contracts with Optionality
 
10:45      Introduction to OTC Markets – Richard Jelinek
  • Benefits
  • Terminology
  • Plain Vanilla Swaps
 
11:45      Current & Commonly Used OTC Structures – Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow
 
12:30 p.m.   Lunch with INTL FCStone Video
 
1:30         Grain Merchandiser Challenge & Summary – Richard Jelinek
2:15         Next Steps – Phil Thiesse and Robert Crow
 
2:30         Closing Remarks – Kristi Block
2:45         Adjourn
 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/8/2018 2:00 PM

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