Hilary Till

Principal of Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc.

Hilary Till provides advice on risk-management and derivatives trading issues through Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc.  In addition, she is a co-founder and principal of Premia Capital Management, LLC.  She is also the co-editor of Intelligent Commodity Investing, a bestseller for Risk Books.

Previously, Ms. Till held positions in expert-system development, derivatives risk-management system development, foreign-exchange derivatives research, over-the-counter (OTC) equity derivatives research and trading, OTC interest-rate derivatives trading, commodity futures trading, commodity-index portfolio management, and fixed-income risk-management policy development.

Her prior positions include her appointment as Chief of Derivatives Strategies at Putnam Investments; and before joining Putnam Investments, Ms. Till was a quantitative analyst at Harvard Management Company. While at Putnam Investments, Ms. Till represented the firm on derivatives matters to U.S. regulatory agencies, the company’s mutual fund trustees, and to Putnam’s institutional clients.

Ms. Till’s published work has been cited in the Journal of Finance and in the Journal of Structured Finance as well as being cited in studies and reports published by the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the Banque de France, the European Central Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Institute of International Finance, the World Bank, and by the G20 Study Group on Commodities. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has also cited Ms. Till’s work.
Ms. Till’s research has also been cited in studies sponsored by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Parliament, and by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In addition, she has presented her research on the commodities futures markets to the following institutions: the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the International Energy Agency, and the U.K. Financial Services Authority.

Ms. Till has a B.A. with General Honors in Statistics from the University of Chicago and an M.Sc. degree in Statistics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She studied at the LSE under a private fellowship administered by the Fulbright Commission.