Rob Joyce

January 16, 2014
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2014 Protein Trends & Technology Seminar


Presentation: Soy & Dairy Market Volatility: Its Impact on Protein Prices and Strategies for Managing Financial Risk

Speaker: Robert Joyce, Commercial Business Consultant, Stewart-Peterson Inc.

Rob Joyce assists clients in understanding their purchasing opportunities and risks, and in implementing risk management strategies to reduce costs. Since 2004, Rob has specialized in commodity research and trading, both as a director for a private investment firm as well as a commodity trader for a Commodity Trading Advisor enterprise, managing over $1 billion in assets.

Rob graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in psychology and theology. He is currently working towards his masters in agricultural economics from Purdue University and MBA from Indiana University. In addition to his commodity focus, Rob is passionate about farmland, and assists individuals in the valuation and private investment opportunities within agriculture.

Stewart-Peterson Inc. is a place where clear thinking prevails. The company manages opportunities and risks for anyone whose margins are impacted by commodity price fluctuations. Clients include businesses throughout production agriculture, the food industry and other commercial entities. It has served clients in the commodity markets since 1985 and has managed assets valuing $2.8 billion.
Strong customer relationships and stellar results have helped the firm achieve an annual growth rate of between 15 and 30 percent. Stewart-Peterson has become a national leader in agricultural commodity marketing and pricing by continually achieving its original mission.

The corporate office of Stewart-Peterson is located in West Bend, Wisconsin, less than an hour north of Milwaukee. It has branch offices in Yates City and Champaign, Illinois and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:
Soy & Dairy Market Volatility: Its Impact on Protein Prices and Strategies for Managing Financial Risk

The best laid marketing, R&D, logistics and production plans can be for nothing if raw material costs surge out of control. An overview will be made of the impact of soy and dairy market volatility on the cost of proteins derived from these sources. These categories, the two largest in the protein ingredient marketplace, in turn influence decisions involving all other segments. The presentation will consider strategies for mitigating the damage that volatility can do to bottom lines. Specific examples of proteins will be examined vis-à-vis the global market prices in commodities.  An overview of the global and domestic fundamentals of the dairy market will also be provided along with updates on what to watch for in the coming year.