March 16, 2017

17/03/2017: IGP Institute to offer training in grain risk management

Marketing professionals to gain valued training for managing potential risks in grain marketing

Obtaining the ability to efficiently manage potential marketplace challenges is a valued asset for grain marketing, and individuals who are interested in learning this are encouraged to take advantage of the IGP–KSU Risk Management course that is offered August 7-11, 2017, at the IGP Institute Conference Centre in Manhattan, Kansas.
This training is divided into two parts: basic and advanced.

The first three days are focused on key elements of price risk management and hedging through the use of grain futures, and also emphasising basis trading and its impact on those who purchase and sell grains and oilseeds.

“In this basic segment, we cover what the commodity exchanges provide, how they can be used to manage risk and the pitfalls of trading futures,” says Jay O’Neil, course coordinator and IGP Institute senior agricultural economist.

The second portion of the course focuses on the use of futures options and over-the-counter (OTC) markets when dealing with risk management.

Marketing topics that participants learn in this course are centred around why the economy has futures markets involving areas such as the relationship between cash and futures markets, fundamental and technical analysis, futures spread and principles of hedging, principles of risk management and basis trading, principles of futures and option trading, OTC trading, the Greeks, futures put and call strategies for hedging, spreads and butterflies, and a simulation of futures trading.

“I really liked the course a lot with the instructors and learning from them what our company can do to minimise risks,” says Gabriela Moraes, former course participant and market analyst at M. Dias Branco in Jaboatao dos Guararapes, Brazil.

The IGP Institute offers several other training courses in addition to grain marketing and risk management.

The institute also holds trainings in flour milling and grain processing and feed manufacturing and grain quality management.

To register for the course or learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website, HERE.

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