male silhouette.This week's MacroVoices Energy Week features Ole Hansen, Chris Cook and Patricia Hemsworth. 

  • There’s been a disturbance in the force! (market roller-coaster ride)
  • Is this about energy fundamentals or the stock market driving energy market direction?
  • Where is the market headed from here?
  • Iran military conflict scenario: Is it really bullish for oil prices?
  • Signposts to watch in the week ahead

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Chris Cook

Chris has been involved in the legal design, development and regulation of markets, enterprises, organisations and financial instruments for 25 years, including six years as a director of the pre-eminent global energy exchange, where among other innovations he was responsible for the legal design of the UK natural gas 'Balancing Point' futures contract & market.

In 1998 Chris designed and developed the first shared market transaction confirmation system and database (OilClear) which remains the backbone of leading global energy exchanges.

Since 2011 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security at University College London where he researches and develops institutions & instruments enabling Financial Technology (Fintech) markets in services . As a Director of Nordic Enterprise Trust, Chris is prototyping in communities the risk, cost, surplus, data & knowledge sharing agreements and funding instruments which together comprise Fintech as a market in services.

Ole Hansen

Ole Hansen joined Saxo Bank in 2008 and has been Head of Commodity Strategy since 2010. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses of the global commodity markets defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments.

Hansen is the author of the Weekly Commodity Update, which sets out the moves in commodities, and also provides clients with commodity related trade views under the #SaxoStrats brand. He is a regular contributor to both broadcast and print media including CNBC, Bloomberg Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and the Telegraph.

Having worked 18 years in the City of London both on the sellside and for a multi-asset hedge fund, Hansen is experienced in the fields of trading and investment and is a respected strategist, who regularly travels the world to meet with Saxo Bank clients. Ole Hansen has a banking education from Danske Bank.

Patricia Hemsworth

Patricia A. Hemsworth is a SVP at Paragon Global Markets where she works with commercial energy clients to help them devise and execute hedging strategies.  She is particularly involved with the hedging the exposure of refineries and works as well with product distributors and traders and works with the value chain of biofuels as well.   Patricia also has been an official at both the ICE/NYBOT where she was managing director, responsible for product development.  She led a product marketing and research team at Aquila Energy Trade; she was also Director, Power, natural gas and coal product development and marketing at NYMEX.  She has worked in commodity derivatives product development, marketing and consulting over her 30+ year career.  Her experience also includes managing several energy trading/brokerage efforts at several banks.  She can be found on twitter @phemsworth or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..