Jack Cogen

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Jack Cogen is a key figure in the carbon trading and carbon markets sector. He is co-founder of Natsource and CEO of Natsource LLC ("one of the largest private sector greenhouse gas asset managers with over $1 billion in assets under management and commitments", whose buzz line is 'More growth. Less pollution' [1] ) and was appointed Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association in 2007, having been on the board of directors since 2002.

According to a Natsource press release:

Prior to founding Natsource in 1994, Mr. Cogen created and managed the commodities group at Euro Brokers Capital Markets, Inc., where he was employed from 1991 to 1994. At Euro Brokers he set up the first OTC natural gas swap desk. Between 1981 and 1990, Mr. Cogen was employed by the Chase Manhattan Bank. In his last position there, he was the global risk manager of the commodity risk management group. He held several risk management positions at Chase, including senior analyst for the Asset/Liability Management Committee and risk manager for the U.S. dollar interest rate cap book. Mr. Cogen is a founding officer of the Energy Brokers Association and is a regular moderator and speaker at global conferences on the global carbon market. He has authored and co-authored a number of studies and reports on the market. In 2004, he was inducted into the Energy Risk Magazine Hall of Fame. He has a Master of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration, both from New York University, and a B.A. from Rutgers College.[2]

Previous International Emissions Trading Association chairman Daniel Gagnier said on Cogen's appointment;

Jack’s appointment reflects IETA’s continued commitment to promoting market based mechanisms to address climate change,” said Gagnier. “He is a recognized expert in carbon finance, and Natsource has been involved in the greenhouse-gas and other environmental markets since their inception. Jack will advocate IETA’s views well.[3]


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  1. Natsource 10/22/07 'Jack Cogen Named Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association'Accessed 16/01/10
  2. Natsource 10/22/07 'Jack Cogen Named Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association'Accessed 16/01/10
  3. Natsource 10/22/07 'Jack Cogen Named Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association'Accessed 16/01/10