Detlef Hallermann is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director for the Reliant Energy Trade Center at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Hallermann has created and directs the Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) for the university.  TRIP is a collaborative program between the university and industry in which students participate in three markets related internships as part of a B.B.A. / M.S. Finance degree program.  As part of his TRIP responsibilities, Dr. Hallermann manages a thirty (30) company advisory board.

In addition, Professor Hallermann is an Adjunct Professor for Rice University involved in their Continuing Education Programs.  Dr. Hallermann has created programs related to almost all aspects of front- and mid-office responsibilities for energy trading.  Dr. Hallermann has also taught at the University of Denver and the Colorado School of Mines.  Dr. Hallermann has created trading and risk management courses for numerous private entities regarding energy trading including Duke Energy, Nord Bank (Germany) and the Algerian government.

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.  He authored the first draft of the GARP Energy Risk Management (ERM) Certificate coursework.

Detlef Hallermann has over ten years of practical experience in the energy industry.  He is well versed in oil and gas acquisitions as a petroleum engineer and MBA.  Dr. Hallermann has focused the past fifteen years 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 an options based model for valuing political/expropriation risk in the mining sector.

Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Hallermann performed product development for an energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software company and managed the Quantitative Group at Reliant Energy.  While managing the quantitative group, Dr. Hallermann developed models for pricing credit risk, full-requirements and long-term electricity and natural gas contracts.  He also advised the risk management group 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.