Case Studies and Risk Management
in Commodity Derivatives Trading

January 2011

Hilary Till

Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute

and Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC

Author’s Note:

This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the following article:

Till, H. (2008), “Case Studies and Risk Management Lessons in Commodity Derivatives Trading,” a

chapter in Risk Management in Commodity Markets: From Shipping to Agriculturals and Energy

(Edited by H. Geman), Chichester (UK): John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp. 255-291, which has been

published in final form at:


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