In part one, Roland Rechtsteiner of Oliver Wyman joins us to discuss energy transition, perhaps the single biggest force of change in the commodities markets over the coming decade. Roland gives clarity on what energy transition is and what its impact will be. Far from it being an existential threat to trading houses, Roland argues it presents a huge opportunity and not just for those in energy – provided they are willing to change alongside. Covid-19 is also accelerating the transition.
Renewables are here to stay and many predict the next decade will be Solar’s decade. David Fernandez, Managing Director over renewable power at Goldman Sachs, joins us to discuss why that might be the case and what the ramifications are for current and future power generator, consumers and markets.
We recently celebrated five years since the Singapore Exchange launched the inaugural Singapore power futures contract. To commemorate this milestone, Human Capital’s APAC Energy team Douglas Ferguson and Amelia May spoke with David Maher, CEO of Jade Energy, for an exclusive interview.
Frédéric H. Barnaud joined Singapore-based natural gas & LNG player Pavilion Energy two and half years ago, with a remit to expand the business and position it as a leader on the world stage. He has hit the ground running – here he talks to Damian Stewart, Managing Partner at Human Capital, about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Earl began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in a variety of positions in the US, Africa and Latin America, covering financial trading, logistics and sales positions. Here, he talks about the recent unprecedented trading conditions, with a personal reflection to close.
Laurie Fitzmaurice has nearly 30 years’ experience in business development, focusing on the renewable energy sector across the United States, Chile, Brazil and Mexico.
With Covid-19 creating so much uncertainty in deal markets, it is easy to assume that the outlook for investors in energy and natural resources assets for 2020 is dismal. Yet while the focus in the short term may be shifting away from typical investments and reallocating towards capturing the contango trade, it looks likely that those that have invested wisely over the past five years will continue to benefit from an upside by the end of this year.
Deanna Reitman has over 20 years of experience working in commodity markets and more than 8 years of senior management experience. Her background encompasses legal, regulatory and business experience in commodities, with a particular focus on energy. Here, she shares what energy commodity trading companies can do to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
2018 saw the energy and commodities markets continue to be challenged and disrupted. Global geopolitical uncertainty, shifting trade patterns, rising interest rates, digital innovation, and the emergence of a new generation of leaders are just some of the themes fuelling a sustained period of wholesale structural change across the sector.
The oil space was marked by change in 2018, with trading companies shifting focus to asset-backed business and big producers moving into trading, driving talent reshuffles across the industry.
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