Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: Energy Alternatives Panel
Date: November 13
Time: 5:30 Registration, 6:00 Program Begins, 7:30 Reception
Goldman Sachs
180 Maiden Lane
New York City

Energy Alternatives Panel
Risk / Transparency / Technology and their Impact on the Market
Leading Professionals Discuss Innovation in the Energy Markets

Sailesh Buddhavarapu, Director of In-Business Risk, Citigroup
Bill Hederman, Executive Director, Morgan Lewis Energy Resource Group
Joey Kleinman, Senior Proprietary Trader, Sempra Energy Trading Corp
Rob McAndrew, Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange

Randy Katzenstein, President and CEO, OBEX Group LLC

Our panel will be discussing: 

  • Major types of transactions existing today and how are they implemented- impact of electronic trading, commodity Funds and Indices;
  • New initiatives in energy trading and risk assessment sectors;
  • Current initiatives and the opportunities that they present (i.e. Climate Exchange, water trading, etc).
  • Risk and compliance issues that an energy trading firm considers and how they are applied – evolutionary risk model development;
  • Trading styles, i.e. technical, fundamental, and theme based;
  • Issues surrounding competition and regulation and the economic and financial effects of regulation on energy markets;
  • How Exchange vs. OTC trading may impinge upon transparency and index construction - suggested solutions.

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer section.

Hosted By:
Goldman Sachs