For GCARD readers who are unfamiliar with either the University of Colorado Denver Business School or the university’s J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC), we would like to take this opportunity to introduce these entrepreneurial institutions to you. As a major hub for agriculture, energy, metals, minerals, and renewable energy research, Colorado is already an undisputed national leader in commodities. It is natural then for the University of Colorado Denver Business School to also become a leader in commodities education and applied research. As a result, the JPMCC was set up in 2012 and is the first of its kind covering the broad range of commodities. The Center provides research insights, student educational programs, and professional education offerings in the business of physical commodities, commodity markets, regulation, trading, risk management and policy.
The Center aims to become the focal point of highly relevant commodities thought-leadership. The GCARD is just one element of this strategy; other efforts include:
- The Center’s Global Commodities Issues (Editor’s Choice) e-Journal, edited by Professor Marcelle Arak, the Center’s CoBank Professor;
- The Center’s prestigious Research Council, which is made up of eminent academics and successful industry professionals, who ensure the research carried out through the Center has both academic rigor and practical relevance;
- The Center’s forthcoming International Commodities Symposium, which will take place in Denver on August 10-11, 2017;
- The recent launch of JPMCC Commodities Research Fellowship Awards.
If you would like more information on the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.