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Energy Trading and 
Risk Management
by Dr. Iris Mack
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Energy Trading and Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of global energy markets from one of the foremost authorities on energy derivatives and quantitative finance. With an approachable writing style, Iris Mack breaks down the three primary applications for energy derivatives markets – Risk Management, Speculation, and Investment Portfolio Diversification – in a way that hedge fund traders, consultants, and energy market participants can apply in their day to day trading activities. 
  • Moving from the fundamentals of energy markets through simple and complex derivatives trading, hedging strategies, and industry-specific case studies, Dr. Mack walks readers through energy trading and risk management concepts at an instructive pace, supporting her explanations with real-world examples, illustrations, charts, and precise definitions of important and often-misunderstood terms. 
  • From stochastic pricing models for exotic derivatives, to modern portfolio theory (MPT), energy portfolio management (EPM), to case studies dealing specifically with risk management challenges unique to wind and hydro-electric power, the book guides readers through the complex world of energy trading and risk management to help investors, executives, and energy professionals ensure profitability and optimal risk mitigation in every market climate. 
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        About the Author


             Editorial Reviews  
 Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA
Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. She was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers.

Dr. Mack currently lectures on Energy Trading and Risk Management for the Fitch Learning Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program on Wall Street and at Tulane University. Because of Dr. Mack's extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

Dr. Mack has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 Working Women, and she is no novice writer. This publishing is her fourth financially-focused and published book.  A detailed list of Dr. Mack's book may be found on her Amazon Author's page.  With this breadth of experience and sheer intellectual prowess, Dr. Mack is more than able to help readers reach the financial stability they deserve.

In addition, Dr. Mack founded The Global Energy Post and MathQED - a homework help site for K-12 and college students. Previously known as Phat Math, this service has even been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics, 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Such accolades illustrate Dr. Mack’s ability to clearly inform the masses.
          Praises for Energy Trading and Risk Management
  • Iris Mack's Energy Trading and Risk Management book is built on the rare combination of decades of academic research and practical trading experience. A compelling and highly enjoyable book, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to succeed in today's increasingly complex and fast-paced trading arena where risk management clearly takes centre stage.
    Dr Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna, Technical & Markets Leader, R&C Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, Zurich/Switzerland
  • In the challenging world of energy trading, fortune favours the prepared. Whether one is brave enough (or not) comes second and not having a clear strategy would be borderline foolishness. Given such a backdrop, almost inevitably, there are resources aplenty targeting those who feel the need to be better informed and equipped. Among the latest reference sources, industry veteran and academic Dr Iris Marie Mack's book Energy Trading and Risk Management published by Wiley is a pretty compelling one.I instantly warmed up to the book barely a chapter in, struck by its practical approach, balanced tone, contextualised narrative and a genuine desire on the author's part to define terms and methodologies for the benefit of those with a mid-tier investment knowledge base.Furthermore, the instructive narrative seeks to bring about a holistic understanding of how energy markets work to begin with, leading on to an adequate treatment of risk, speculation and portfolio diversity tenets. The format in which 'Energy Trading and Risk Management' is minutely sub-sectioned point to point is simply splendid. So should you wish to salami slice and pick up bits of the subject, it would serve you just as well as a cover to cover read through.Conversely, if you are confident enough to skip the basics and go straight through to concepts and formulas, the sequential flow of text in each chapter helps you breeze through basic definitions usually quoted in boxed text on to what you are after.Accompanying the text are charts, case studies, background briefs, notes on macro drivers and definitions at various points split into ten weighty sub-sectioned chapters in a book of around 270 pages. From contango to the modern portfolio theory, from risk management in the renewables business to mitigation in an ever changing market climate - it's all there and duly referenced.While I appreciated Dr Mack's work in its entirety, a chapter on exotic energy derivatives (which follows a passage on the plain vanilla variety) stood out for me. One would be happy to recommend this title to energy professionals, fellow energy analysts and those with a desire to pursue energy trading as a career pathway.It would most definitely appeal to entrants finding their feet in the market as well as established participants wanting to refresh their thinking and methodologies. Ultimately, for every reader this title is bound to morph from being an informative and educational book at the point of first reading, to an invaluable reference source as and when subsequently needed. That makes it worthy of any energy sector professional's bookshelf.
    Gaurav Sharma, Energy Journalist at Forbes Magazine
  • Iris Mack's book Energy Trading and Risk Management is both a practical guide and a reference manual for anyone interested in investing in the rapidly developing energy trading markets. This remarkable book is a must have. It is an insightful tool that explains in detail the finer points in the use of derivatives as risk management tools. It delivers an easy to understand guideline while providing a whole vision about the industry, going through how the energy market works, who are the main players, in which kind of energy derivatives you could invest and how to create and manage risk in an energy portfolio, among many other factors.
    Eduardo Viesca Quiroz, Private Equity Investor
  • Dr. Iris Mack's latest book Energy Trading and Risk Management is an ideal introduction to the topic. It helps professionals in both the energy and financial industries by providing a comprehensive overview of trading and risk management in these markets with its thorough coverage. This book includes case studies, illustrations, and trading models that make it an ideal read for trainers and professors. Clear and well-manifested graphical illustrations in the book make the toughest of concepts easier to grasp. This well-supported and structured work is for professionals who need a complete understanding of how energy markets work. 
    Mohammad Asif, Director, JaZaa Financial Advisory Pvt. Ltd.
  • Iris Mack's handbook serves as both gateway and reference to the complex world of energy derivatives. The theoretical foundations of every subject are treated with the utmost mathematical rigor, leading to a diligent treatment of hot topics in the energy derivatives industry. Each concept is expertly broken down and presented in an accessible manner, even to those less versed in stochastic calculus and quantitative finance. Energy Trading and Risk Management is highly valuable to all practitioners and academics seeking a one-stop reference to derivatives instruments, risk management and portfolio management in the energy industry.
    Dario Raffaele, ETRM Professional and Management Consultant, Accenture


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