Jan Stuart is the Head of Energy Commodities Research and a Managing Director with the Fixed Income division of Credit Suisse. He and his team produce fundamentals driven analysis of oil and natural gas markets worldwide. Jan has held similar posts with Macquarie Bank and UBS since mid 2005. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Stuart was head of research for Energy Futures at Fimat, a subsidiary of Société Générale. He has also worked with ABN Amro and was editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, in New York, and Bureau Chief of Petroleum Intelligence Week Publications in London as well as the editor of Oil Market Intelligence. Mr. Stuart holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a B.A. in International Affairs from the American University in Paris, France.
Francisco Blanch is head of Global Commodities and Derivatives Research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, and was head of Global Asset Allocation Research between 2010 and 2012. Based in New York, Blanch is also a member of the Research Investment and Executive Management Committees. Blanch joined Merrill Lynch in London in April 2005 and his role focuses on the analysis of global derivatives, commodities, and multi-asset portfolios. He has developed the Merrill Lynch Commodity index eXtra (MLCX) and 500+ related investable indices in asset classes as diverse as commodities, equities, fixed income, or foreign exchange.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Blanch was an energy economist focusing on global oil and gas in the Commodity Research group at Goldman Sachs & Co. and consulted for the European Commission. He received a doctorate in economics from Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in public administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also completed graduate work in economics at the University of California at Berkeley and was a Korea Foundation fellow at Seoul National University.
David H. Knapp is President of the Energy Forum Advisory Board and Chief Energy Economist and Senior Editor for Global Oil Market Analysis at Energy Intelligence Group in New York. He is Editor of EIG's monthly Oil Market Intelligence. He has analyzed energy markets for 40 years in the international, government, business and financial sectors. Dr. Knapp holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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