Detlef R. Hallermann
Director, Reliant Trading Center
Detlef Hallermann is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Reliant Energy Trade Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hallermann has created and directs the Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) and the Petroleum Ventures Program (PVP) for Texas A&M University. TRIP is an integrated BBA/MS Finance program that collaborates with industry in which students participate in multiple markets and investments related internships as part of a B.B.A. / M.S. Finance degree program. PVP is an interdisciplinary cross-departmental educational program in which students in Finance complete upper level Petroleum Engineering coursework and Petroleum Engineering majors complete upper level Finance coursework. As part of his responsibilities, Dr. Hallermann manages a thirty (30) plus company advisory board in addition to a twenty (20) plus individual advisory board.
In addition, Professor Hallermann has held professor positions at Rice University, University of Denver, and Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Hallermann has created courses or programs related to almost all aspects of front-front and mid-office responsibilities for energy trading, energy economics and the physical transportation of energy and energy products for numerous private entities regarding energy trading including DCP, P66, Nord Bank (Germany) and the Algerian government. Dr. Hallermann authored the first draft of the GARP Energy Risk Management (ERM) Certificate coursework.
Dr. Hallermann sits on the Market Technician Association Education Foundation Board. He is a Financial Management Association (FMA) and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) member.
Dr. Hallermann has over a decade of practical experience in the energy industry. He is well versed in oil and gas acquisitions as a petroleum engineer and MBA. He has focused the majority of his career on derivatives, contingent claims analysis, trading and risk management and market behavior in the commodities sector. As part of his doctoral work, Dr. Hallermann created the only truly quantitative approach to valuing political/expropriation risk in the mining sector.
Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Hallermann performed product development for an ETRM software program and has managed quantitative and risk groups for energy trade floors. Dr. Hallermann developed models for pricing credit risk, full-requirements and long-term electricity and natural gas contracts. He also advises risk management groups regarding value-at-risk (VaR) and strategic VaR allocation.
Dr. Hallermann has an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines, an MBA from the University of Denver, and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University (whoop).