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Workshop: The role of energy and metals in an investment portfolio ROTTERDAM

Event Description

Join CFA Sociey VBA Netherlands and experts from CME Group for an in-depth workshop on: 

The role of energy and metals 

in an investment portfolio

The outlook on risk and return of commodity markets can form the basis of portfolio construction. How do investment managers view the role of energy and metals in an investment portfolio?

Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group, will explore the current economic cycle covering potential impact on a global commodity portfolio.

Questions answered during the session include:

  • The sell-off in oil late 2018 triggered a surge in implied volatility. What lies ahead for the market amid concerns over slowing global growth?
  • Are you preparing for a potential recession? Which uncorrelated products & asset classes can be used by institutional investors
  • Which asset classes do best in rising volatility environments?
  • How the world’s regional natural gas markets are globalizing.
  • Which economic factors drive the price of gold?
  • How do the internal dynamics of the US energy markets influence the global price of oil?
  • How strong is China’s influence on the demand for energy, metals and agricultural goods?
  • The tail wagging the dog – how vegetable oil prices sometimes foreshadow movements in crude oil prices.

12:00 Registration and sandwich lunch
12:30 The role of energy and metals in an investment portfolio, by Erik Norland
13:30 End of Program

Register here

Can't make the session in Rotterdam?  Join us in the evening of 29 October in AMSTERDAM for the same program, from 16:45 to 18:00.​

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Erik Norland, CFA is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions. Prior to joining CME Group, Norland gained more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France working for hedge funds and investment banks. Norland holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an statistics from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.


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Event Type

Society; Educational

Education Topic

Economics; Portfolio Management

Start Time

29-10-2019 12:00

End Time

29-10-2019 13:30





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Event Region


Location Info

De N​ieuwe Poort​
Weena 711
3013 AM Rotterdam​


Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group,

CE Credits


SER Credit




Member Price


Non-Member Price

Partners EUR 25; All others EUR 50

Candidate Price



Register through the CME Group website:

Register here


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