Commodity Risk Management Academy

Welcome to the website of the Commodity Risk Management Academy.

Learn how the futures markets work and how you can use them;
Evaluate and optimize your strategy;
Experience how you can improve your operating result through risk management.

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 trainer and expert is prof. ir Joost M.E. Pennings, an authority in the field of risk management and the use of futures markets. One of his motives is to provide insight into the functioning of the futures markets.

Online training

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Learn ONLINE about risk management and the functioning of the futures markets! After the training you will be familiar with the functioning and possibilities of futures markets.

Classroom Training

In the training courses – up to a maximum of 20 participants – a complete program is offered for professionals who deal with trade in goods in their work, or trade on the futures and options markets.

Our training courses are aimed at buyers, traders, management, policy officers and anyone involved in trading commodities and / or investing in these markets.

The Commodity Risk Management Academy offers three levels. You can follow the training separately, but also go through the entire program. For more information, click on the different training courses. For this you come to the Agri Food Academy (of which the Commodity Risk Management Academy is a part):


Introduction to Hedging

Learn in one day about risk management and how the 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 II

Effective Hedging to Professionals

The two-day training at level II offers basic knowledge for professionals who want to apply the knowledge in practice.

Level III

Master Course in risk management and hedging 

The master course is an in-depth training. After the master class you will be able to evaluate and optimize your strategy on the futures markets.

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For questions, comments or registration:

Gerrianne Jansen
Training advisor Agri Food Academy
+31 (0) 55 – 843 48 79 / +31 (0)6 – 53 69 64 70