Ian Jones
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Senior Strategist, Energy Risk Management

Ian Jones is Senior Strategist for SAS’ energy risk management practice. Prior to joining SAS in 2009, he served as editor of the industry trade journal The Risk Desk.

Recent Posts

Oilfield contextual analytics: Do you want to play a game?

In the Cold War techno-thriller WarGames, a marine monitoring a nuclear missile silo deep under the Nevada desert sees a red warning light blink on ... Read More

VirtualOil shuts in but retains forward value

Is Iran right that oil is heading for $25? Are OPEC and the International Energy Agency (IEA) right that prices will rebound later this year? ... Read More

VirtualOil Portfolio benchmarking and forward month analysis

How’s your oil book looking? As prices continue their decline, the industry is making rapid adjustments, including project shut-ins and corporate restructurings. With WTI at ... Read More

VirtualOil portfolio benchmarking and VaR backtesting

As a simulation exercise, SAS has created a fictitious oil portfolio, VirtualOil, which readers can use as a generic benchmark against their physical oil commodity ... Read More

Analytic benchmarking against a virtual oil portfolio

Volatility. It’s a business reality for energy market participants and it’s been a wild ride for the oil marketing business over the past few weeks. ... Read More

Trade Surveillance: Watching you watching me

“Technological innovation is no longer a choice: it is an imperative.” So said Scott O’Malia, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, about trade surveillance ... Read More

Blocking, tackling and moving risk management up the field

With details of the UBS incident still coming in, the topic of rogue trading was in the air as the Committee of Chief Risk Officers ... Read More