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Joel Rubano

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Finance
Joel Rubano is an energy commodity trader with twenty years of experience at merchant trading companies, deregulated utility subsidiaries, a hedge fund, and an international oil producer. He has been responsible for hedging the financial exposures of a multi-billion dollar asset portfolio and has speculatively traded oil, natural gas, coal and electricity on an institutional scale.

In 2016, he published Trader Construction Kit, a practical guide to developing the skills and techniques employed by professional traders at financial institutions. In 2017 Mr. Rubano published A Comparison of Current Academic and Industry Pedagogies for Developing Traders on SSRN.

In 2018 he founded Instradev, LLC (a portmanteau of Institutional Trader Development), a consultancy specializing in academic and industry trader development. Mr. Rubano has developed and presented multi-day industry training courses and lectured undergraduate, masters, & MBA classes on trading and risk-management topics.

In addition to teaching at Babson College, Rubano is a Lecturer at the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities and Energy Management at the CU Denver Business School, where he developed and teaches the Masterclass in Commodity Trading & Hedging and the Commodity Trading graduate class. He is also an Associated Fellow of the Erasmus Commodity & Trade Centre at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Mr. Rubano holds a BS in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Finance from University of Massachusetts Lowell.


  • Degree Courses 2024




  • Rubano, J. (2020). Trader Construction Kit: Fundamental & Technical Analysis, Risk Management, Directional Trading, Spreads, Options, Quantitative Strategies, Execution, Position Management, Data Science & Programming: Trader Construction Kit. Issue: 2nd Edition, Page: 593. Cephalopod Publishing. link