Rob Murphy

Executive Vice President, Research & Analysis | J.S. Ferraro & Company

An agricultural economist and business leader with over 27 years in the industry, Dr. Rob Murphy has a wealth of experience in the North American meat and livestock industries studying, analyzing and predicting market movements. His expertise spans commodity analysis, econometric modelling, forecasting, futures markets, hedging, and risk management.

Rob holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech and has developed his market expertise over the past three decades by serving as an economist with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Sparks Companies and Informa Economics.

At Informa, Rob held two senior leadership roles (Senior VP of Livestock, Meat, Dairy and Poultry group and Vice President) over 13 years. He focused on the development of risk management programs and directed the division’s work in commodity analysis in the protein sector. He has spoken internationally on many topics, including agri supply chain-development and international protein demand.

Currently, Rob is the Executive Vice President, Research and Analysis at J.S. Ferraro & Co. leading the team in commodity analysis, financial modelling, and the development of trading and risk management strategies.

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