Given the historic and unprecedented times in the oil market, please join the Energy Forum for a discussion on recent developments with respect to OPEC and the supply cut deal as well as the road ahead for the market. Our speakers are leading experts on this topic including Ed Morse, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Research at Citigroup, who also chairs the Energy Forum Advisory Board, and, Jan Stuart, Global Energy Economist at Cornerstone Macro. (Unfortunately, Helima Croft cannot join our discussion as announced previously)

Michael Tran, our board member and Managing Director within the Global Energy Strategy Research team at RBC Capital Markets, will moderate the discussion.

This event will be a virtual session from 1:00 until 2:30 PM hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in New York. Additional details will be provided to registered attendees prior to the session.


Edward Morse

Edward L. Morse is Chair, Energy Forum Advisory Board and Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Research, Citigroup. Ed Morse built the Commodities Research team at Citi, which he has headed since 2011, having previously built similar groups both at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse, covering the full panoply of financially traded commodities. He brings to his analysis a unique breadth of experience extending from academia and think tanks to government, business, consulting and publishing. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy in both the Carter and Reagan Administrations. He was in management at Phillips Petroleum Co., a co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of "Petroleum Intelligence Weekly" and President of Energy Intelligence Group. He also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen's oil pricing policy and assisting in the negotiations of its initial export contracts as well as helping the UN Security Council design the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq and assisting in its negotiations with Baghdad to achieve its agreement.

Ed Morse has frequently written Op-Ed and guest editorials for The Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often appears as a commentator for Bloomberg TV, CNBC, PBS and other media outlets. The author or co-author of numerous books and articles on energy, commodities and international affairs, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University as well as of the Advisory Council of the Transregional Institute at Princeton University, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Arabia Foundation. He is a Senior Fellow of both the USAEE and the IEEJ and in 2018 was named by Petroleum Economist in its inaugural “Global Energy Elite” issue as among the ten most prominent individuals in energy banking and finance.

Dr. Morse earned his doctorate in politics at Princeton University and his master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Jan Stuart

Jan Stuart is the Global Energy Economist of leading independent Wall Street research firm Cornerstone Macro. Before late 2017, Mr Stuart was the Global Energy Economist of Credit Suisse’s north American Equities-Research and Fixed Income commodities research businesses. Jan built similar energy economics franchises at UBS and Macquarie from 2005-11.  He started the Wall Street forecasting part of his energy career on ABN Amro’s then industry-leading commodities brokerage desk in New York in 2000. For much of the 1990s, Jan worked at Energy Intelligence in both London and New York, lastly as the editor of the group’s flagship publication, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. Jan started his professional career at the International Energy Agency in Paris back in 1987.

Jan earned a bachelor’s degree from the American University in Paris, a masters in International Relations from Boston University and a masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.


Michael Tran

Michael Tran is a Managing Director within the Global Energy Strategy Research team at RBC Capital Markets based in New York. He is responsible for views pertaining to energy markets including macro supply and demand fundamentals. He has spent nearly 15 years in the energy markets in research, sales and trading and investment banking with major banks like UBS based in London and energy trading platforms like BP in based in Calgary.

Michael's energy views are frequently quoted in media outlets and he routinely appears on television networks like Bloomberg, CNN and BNN. He is a frequent advisor to both the Canadian Federal and Alberta government on issues pertaining to energy policy and budgeting. He serves on the Advisory Board of for Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley based Artificial Intelligence tech company where his work lies at the intersection of Big Oil and Big Data. He also serves on the Board of the New York Energy Forum and on the Business Committee of the US Association of Energy Economists (USAEE). He graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics.


1:00 - 2:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion


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