Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Commodity & Energy Strategy

Competitive Advantage
  • Understanding that commodities are an important alternative asset class, BCA's Commodity & Energy Strategy provides not only top-down and bottom-up analysis but also commodity megatrends and investment opportunities.
  • Presents global commodity and energy allocation advice with key inputs into setting portfolio strategies and enhancing returns and incorporates BCA's traditional macrothematic, top-down strengths for commodity/energy futures, equities and currencies.
  • Links top-down analysis to strategic commodity rotation themes (base metals, precious metals, energy), as well as how to implement in commodity futures, equities and currencies, based on relative valuation models.


WEEKLY REPORTS: Reports provide clients with portfolio strategy advice and specific, actionable recommendations grounded in data and insightful analysis, backed by BCA's proprietary indicators.

SPECIAL REPORTS: Investment-oriented Special Reports cover such topics as China angles, commodity groups, softs, peak oil, and historical similarities with the current commodity market.

Robert Ryan, Senior Vice President

Robert Ryan is currently BCA's Senior Vice President, Commodity & Energy Strategy. He joined BCA in 2014 as the Managing Editor and Chief Strategist for the CES service. Mr. Ryan was a consulting economist at Limehouse Research & Trading, prior to joining BCA. As director of options research at the New York Mercantile Exchange, he developed options on crude oil and refined products futures. After that, he spent 18 years in the markets at Clarendon Ltd; Bankers Trust; J. Aron; and Deutsche Bank. He also worked as an economist at the U.S. DOE; a roughneck and derrick hand on natural-gas rigs in Colorado; and a newspaper reporter and editor. Mr. Ryan is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an Arabic linguist. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA, and Penn State University, where he received degrees in Journalism and Economics.

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