Dong Soon Choi leads the forecasting of area, yield and production of several major grain and oilseed crops in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Argentina for Refinitiv Agriculture Research. Prior to joining London Stock Exchange Group/Refinitiv he worked at LG Economic Research Institute as a senior agricultural and natural resource economist in charge of microeconomic research and market analysis for LG Corporation. Dong Soon earned his undergraduate degree from New York University and completed graduate studies at Columbia University and Penn State University.
Positioned within the Agriculture and Weather research team at Refinitiv, an LSEG business, Isaac Hankes leads weather forecasting efforts specializing in seasonal outlooks.
Isaac Hankes is an atmospheric scientist with 15 years of experience working to provide insight on the intersection between anomalous weather (heat waves, drought, flooding, hurricanes, cold air outbreaks, severe weather, etc.) and its impacts on commodities markets (agriculture, energy, shipping, etc.). His past (publications) and ongoing research (articles) at Refinitiv reflect a commitment to improving the understanding and communication of weather risks based on the latest statistical/numerical modeling techniques available.