Futures markets and commodity risk management online course

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

Welcome to the website of the Commodity Risk Management Academy. Here you will find courses and workshops on the use of futures and options for the commodity driven industries.

In the online course Commodity Futures Professor Pennings explains how you can use futures to better negotiate prices and to hedge (part) of your risks while capitalizing on price relationships between local and futures prices. Pennings will start with an introduction on hedging and subsequently shows how you can optimize your risk management strategy such that you have the best possible risk-return balance.

After the course you will be familiar with the functioning and possibilities of futures markets, in particularly how you can use them — and the information embedded in futures prices –to better negotiate prices and how to hedge effectively on futures markets.

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.


Online courses:Time video
Overview of the course9m 41s
Part 1: The value of commodity risk management and hedging24m 17s
Part 2: Basic features of commodity futures and hedging mechanism1h
Part 3: Basis risk-extending hedging mechanism1h 23m
Part 4: Hedging effectiveness and optimal hedging ratios32m
Part 5: Market liquidity19m 29s
Part 6: Clearing48m
Part 7: Market participants30m
Part 8: Spreads and type of orders33m
Part 11: What needs to be understood16m 25s
Time in total1h 53m 54s


Fees excluding VAT

E-learning Course€   895.- 
Online blended training:
– e-learning course
two days lessons (live session) on 26-27 Jan 2023
€ 2,495.

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.


Sign up

For questions, comments or registration: info@commodity-rm-academy.nl.

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

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to start the online course?

The first step is to sign in and pay online, this process only takes a couple of minutes, you will need an email address.

After the payment, how long dus it takes to start the course?

Within 24 hours you will receive your login credentials.
You will get a link of the platform for online courses: MEDIASITE.
You will sign in the first time and confirm your email.
The next time you login the system will recognize you.

Can I determine my own pace of learning?

At any time you can stop the video’s. The course will remember were you stopped.

Where can I ask my specific questions?

Mail to 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

How long is the online course available – after payment?

The course is available for three months. Need longer? Give us a call.

I didn’t receive the login and password. What should I do next?

You should receive the login and password within a 24 hours after your payment is received. If it is taking longer, please check your spam or junk folder. If it’s not there, please contact +31(0)6-53696470 or email info@commododity-rm-academy.nl

I am unable to sign into the online course

Please ensure that you are signing in with the email address that you registered with. If your email address is correct but your password is not recognised, then please email info@commododity-rm-academy.nl