Commodity Risk Management Academy

Welcome to the website of the Commodity Risk Management Academy.

Learn how futures markets work and how you can use them;
Evaluate and optimize your strategy;
Apply risk management and improve your financial performance.

Here you will find courses and workshops on the use of futures and options for the commodity driven industries: ONLINE, CLASSROOM TRAINING and BLENDED LEARNING.

The course coordinator and expert is prof. dr ir Joost M.E. Pennings, an authority in the field of risk management and commodity futures and options markets. One of his motivations is to provide insight into the functioning of futures and options markets.

Online training

Learn ONLINE about risk management and the functioning of commodities futures and options markets! After the training you will be familiar with the functioning and possibilities of those markets and are able to capitalize on this knowlegde on a daily basis.


Fees excluding VAT

E-learning Course
1) The value of risk management and hedging
2) Basic features of commodity futures and hedging mechanism
3) Basic risk-extending hedging mechanism
4) Hedging effectiveness and optimal hedging ratios

€   895.- 
Online blended training:
– e-learning introduction
two days lessons on 27-28 Jan 2022

All courses
€ 2,495.**

Online preview

Classroom training

The classroom training courses provide a complete program for professionals who work in commodity driven industries or industries that provide services to them. Our training courses are aimed at buyers, traders, management, policy officers and anyone involved in trading commodities and / or investing in these markets.

To ensure maximum interaction between participants and the course leader there is a maximum of 20 participants. Interaction between participants from different industries has proven to be helpfull in the learning proces. During the course the participants will discuss real life case studies.

The Commodity Risk Management Academy offers three levels. You can follow the courses separately, but also go through the entire program. For more information, click on the different training courses.

Level I - Introduction


Introduction to Hedging

Learn in one day about risk management and how futures markets work! You can participate in this training without any prior knowledge of futures markets.

After the training you will be familiar with the functioning and possibilities of futures markets.


Level 2 - Basic


Effective Hedging for Professionals

The two-day course at level II offers basic knowledge of commodity futures and options for professionals who want to apply the knowledge into practice.

Many real life cases are discussed and linked to the financial performance of the firm.


Level 3 - Master


Master Course in risk management and hedging 

The master course is an in-depth training in which various futures and options strategies are discussed and explained. Insights are given how to apply different sources of information such as the COT-reports.

After the master class you will be able to evaluate and optimize your strategy. Guidance is given for implementation in your own organization.


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For questions, comments or registration:

Gerrianne Jansen
Director and training advisor of the Commodity Risk Management Academy: +31 (0) 55 – 843 48 79 / +31 (0)6 – 53 69 64 70