Interview by Hilary Till, Contributing Editor, Global Commodities Applied Research Digest
In the Spring 2017 issue of the GCARD, we are honored to interview Dr. Vince Kaminski, Ph.D., Professor in the Practice of Energy Management, Rice University and an inaugural member of the JPMCC’s Research Council. In this issue’s interview, Professor Kaminski discusses his motivation for joining the Research Council and the value that the JPMCC can bring to commodity market participants. He also elaborates on his metaphor of comparing the various parts of the commodity complex to a Rubik’s Cube, which he had proposed at the JPMCC’s April 2015 Research Council meeting. In addition, Dr. Kaminski generously summarizes his September 2016 Research Council presentation on the involvement of financial institutions in the commodity markets. Dr. Kaminski’s interview also includes how he came to specialize in the commodity markets, and he offers advice to students and young professionals whom are interested in potential careers in the commodity markets. His interview also covers his newly published and updated reference textbook, Managing Energy Price Risk, which is now in its 4th Edition at Risk Books, and he concludes with suggestions on what topics should be covered in future issues of the GCARD.