Jim Colburn - Sr. Associate Commodity Research Group
Jim Colburn is a futures and options professional with 30 years of wide ranging experience in commodity markets. For much of his career, at Man Financial (1989-2011) and Jefferies LLC (2012-2013), Mr. Colburn worked with major integrated oil companies, hedge funds, pension funds and other entities to develop market hedging and trading strategies. He has conducted trading, hedging and risk management workshops in energy markets worldwide.
Mr. Colburn is a published author on options trading, hedging, market making and risk management. In 1986, while at the New York Mercantile Exchange, Mr. Colburn helped develop new markets in energy option contracts by educating the oil industry, banks, floor traders and brokers, worldwide.
Mr. Colburn began his career as a grains analyst for the World Agricultural Outlook Board at the USDA. Currently, he is the sole proprietor of James T. Colburn, LLC, an economic consulting firm specializing in agricultural and energy markets. Mr. Colburn has a Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics (now named the Dyson School) from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Southern Connecticut State College.