Prior to being named the Executive Director of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, Dr. Thomas Brady was the Chief Economist at Newmont Mining Corporation where he was responsible for generating key commodity price, foreign exchange and other financial assumptions used throughout the company. In this role, Dr. Brady also developed methods to effectively quantify and communicate the economic impact of Newmont’s operations to host communities and countries. Prior to this position, Dr. Brady led Newmont’s Strategic Planning function that developed and implemented portfolio modeling analytics.
Before Newmont, Dr. Brady was a Senior Manager at Risk Capital Management, a consultancy that advised energy and natural resource companies on financial risk, valuation and commodity hedging. He has also worked with CQG, Inc. where he developed a suite of automated trading systems for commodity futures contracts using the company’s short-term, price and volume charting methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics with research emphases in commodity markets from the Colorado School of Mines. In addition, Dr. Brady holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics, also from the Colorado School of Mines.
Recently, Bonaparte emphases on commodity issues, especially on oil prices and volatility. Specifically, Bonaparte wrote 3 articles where the first one presents an improved commodity price uncertainty index that includes information from news articles and social media. Bonaparte demonstrates the superior performance of our new index compared to existing indexes that do not include news and social media information. Another paper focuses on oil prices, specifically examines how geopolitical issues influence oil prices.
Yang’s expertise on commodities attracts extensive media attention. His media articles (about 120) feature JPMCC in several dozen countries in multiple languages, including prominent English media outlets such as Reuters, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, World Finance magazine (U.K.), China Daily (global and U.S. editions, its European Weekly in the U.K. and African Weekly in Kenya), Australian Financial Review, and RT (the Russian international television network). The media articles are also published in major Chinese-language media outlets: Economic Daily, China National Radio, and China Securities Journal, with some of them posted on the official websites of the Chinese Central Government and its national government agencies.