Private Equity has been a vital and large source of capital for the global commodities sector in the wake of the global financial crisis. It has built significant wealth for investors and individuals. However, it has also brought debt, governance and operating model changes.
Climate change impacts, whether extreme seasonal variations in weather or catastrophic events, pose special risks for the energy and natural resources markets given the direct impact on prices and also in the vulnerability of its infrastructure.
Well-known thinker, writer and blogger on the global commodity trading world, Professor Craig Pirrong of the University of Houston’s Bauer school of Business, joins us to discuss the long term impacts of COVID-19 on the commodity markets and its participants.
In part two of our series with Colin Bryce, founding partner of Energex and former Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s commodity business, we discuss the unique role of a commodity trader – that rarefied blend of science and art.
In part one of a two part series, founding partner of Energex and former Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s commodity business, Colin Bryce, joins us to discuss building a commodities trading platform and dispel some of the myths.
Roy Salame, former Head of the Global Investment Opportunities Group at JP Morgan Private Bank and previously Vice Chairman of the Commodities Group at JP Morgan, joins us to discuss investing in commodities.
Robert Johnston, MD of Energy, Climate and Resources, of the Eurasia Group, a global political risk consultancy, joins us to discuss the upcoming US election.
In part two, Roland Rechtsteiner of Oliver Wyman continues our discussion on Energy Transition. This time we look at the impact on commodity producers and the commercial responses that will be needed in order to survive, and even thrive.
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.
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