Senior Fellow - Financial Oil Derivatives

Date: 25 Jun 2024

Location: Riyadh, SA

Company: KAPSARC



The Senior Fellow – Financial Oil Derivatives will assess the role of financial players in the oil market (including hedgers, speculators, commodity trading advisors, etc). This includes quantitative and qualitative analysis on the impact of trading techniques and investor participation on price, and analysis of the latest derivatives and investor strategies. The focus will be on recent developments in the oil market, but also on relevant historical experience and perspectives for the future.



  • Monitor the market for oil-related derivatives and hedging positions and assess their impact on prices through econometric and other quantitative methods

  • Assess the role of market fundamentals vs. speculative activity to explain oil price movements

  • Track international limitations and regulations related to investors’ oil market participation

  • Analyze financial investments and prices of other commodities traded on financial exchanges and see connections with the oil market

  • Design and conduct applied research on the above topics

  • Prepare publications (reports, peer-reviewed papers, journals)

  • Contribute to advisory projects for the Saudi energy sector



Competencies & Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Economics, Engineering, or energy-related relevant fields

  • Min 10 years of academic, banking or energy industry experience in the area of oil and financial derivatives

  • Consultancy experience would be a plus

  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams

  • Good communication skills and enthusiastic team player