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Informa Economics

October 18, 2016


Informa Economics IEG recently added several employees to its staff.

Marshall Steeves joined the company in late summer as an energy analyst on the Transportation, Industrials and Energy Services (TIE) team within the Informa Economics IEG Research group. His primary emphasis is on analysis of the crude oil, refined products and natural gas markets, including writing the company's daily Energy Comments. Prior to joining Informa Economics IEG, he was a consulting analyst where he researched and authored analysis focused on commodities trading and wrote a daily publication on commodities trading strategies for oil, refined products, natural gas, metals and foreign exchanges. He also created and taught an Introduction to Energy Futures class for the Institute for Financial Markets. Prior to this, he worked as an analyst for energy data providers where he assisted with analytic software utilization, market analysis and advisory services. Steeves began his career as an energy analyst for Refco Global Research, writing daily and seasonal market commentaries in addition to advising clients on hedging strategies using futures and options instruments. Steeves received his bachelor's degree from New York University in economics and his master’s degree from the London School of Economics in economics.

Adam Speck recently joined Informa Economics IEG as a commodity market analyst in the Livestock, Meat, Poultry and Dairy team within the Informa Economics IEG Research group. His primary emphasis is on the hog and pork markets, including production, trade and price forecasts, along with the development and implementation of risk and procurement strategies for clients. Prior to joining IEG, Speck worked in Data Analytics and Commodity Risk Management for Centralized Supply Chain Services (the procurement arm for DineEquity) where he developed statistical risk modeling for price stabilization and hedging strategies on a $500 million portfolio of commodities for $2 billion worth of procurement spend. Before his agribusiness risk management work, he spent 12 years managing several retail tax and accounting offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and brings to IEG a strong knowledge of budgets, balance sheets, cash flow statements and taxes, enabling him to assist Informa’s clients in stronger commodity decisions as they relate to the improvement of their bottom lines. He received a master's degree in business administration in finance from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri.

Brian Earnest also joined Informa Economics as a commodity market analyst in the Livestock, Meat, Poultry and Dairy team within Informa Economics IEG Research group. His primary emphasis is on the chicken, turkey and egg markets, including production, trade, and price forecasts, along with procurement and sales strategies. Prior to joining Informa, Earnest held various procurement and advisory roles with Topco Associates, LLC., including responsibilities for a weekly poultry editorial for its membership. His background in retail and foodservice purchasing methodology and mechanisms with respect to the poultry industry provides Informa Economics IEG with resources to continue to stand out as a leader in poultry market analytics, client service, and decision support. He received his master's and bachelor's degrees of science in economics from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

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About Informa Economics IEG
A part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC, Informa Economics IEG is a world leader in comprehensive agriculture, food industry, agribusiness and commodity research, information, analysis and consulting. With a core team of research analysts and consulting specialists, Informa Economics IEG serves many of the world's leading agribusinesses. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has offices in Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Winnipeg, Canada; London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the company’s economic expertise and client base that combine to provide unique insights and strategic and long-term planning for agribusinesses around the world. For more information, see the Informa Economics IEG web site at

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