Ed Hayes is Group Head of Quant Risk with Noble Group. At Noble, Ed focuses on quantifying market and credit risks that arise in the global commodities transaction space. Prior to joining Noble, he was Economic Capital Model Validation Leader at GE Capital, Head of Market Risk for Societe Generale Energy, and Senior Risk Analyst at RBS Sempra Commodities. Ed started his career in financial services with the AIG Trading Group as a quantitative analyst specializing in foreign exchange options before moving to AIG Financial Products as a New Products Specialist in FX and Energy. Before coming to finance, he taught Mathematics in both high school and college. He holds an AB in Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and a PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University.