224 episodes

For related content and to find out more about HC Group, a search firm dedicated to the energy & commodities sector, visit https://www.hcgroup.global

Each day, around the world, we have fascinating one-on-one conversations with our connections in the commodities sector. Our collaborators are uniquely informed, creative and inspirational in their fields. We want to provide our community a seat alongside us, listening in to these conversations in that special way podcasting provides as we tackle topical and people related issues with the leaders and leading minds in our sector. Visit www.hcgroup.global more information on us and our services.

To connect with our host Paul Chapman, you can find him at www.linkedin.com/in/paulchapmanhc/

The HC Commodities Podcast Paul Chapman, HC Group

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

For related content and to find out more about HC Group, a search firm dedicated to the energy & commodities sector, visit https://www.hcgroup.global

Each day, around the world, we have fascinating one-on-one conversations with our connections in the commodities sector. Our collaborators are uniquely informed, creative and inspirational in their fields. We want to provide our community a seat alongside us, listening in to these conversations in that special way podcasting provides as we tackle topical and people related issues with the leaders and leading minds in our sector. Visit www.hcgroup.global more information on us and our services.

To connect with our host Paul Chapman, you can find him at www.linkedin.com/in/paulchapmanhc/

    The Complexity in the Energy Transition with Marco Raugei

    The Complexity in the Energy Transition with Marco Raugei

    The energy transition is complex. That complexity tends to be papered over with simplifications and beliefs, even myths, both within the sector and the broader public on both sides of the debate. Yet, to make the right investments and decisions as companies and societies, it requires careful analysis and ultimately managing the inherent trade-offs. In this episode, we zoom in on the reality of the energy transition, the science required and the competing philosophies. Our guest is Marco Raugei, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Oxford Brooks University. He is an Environmental Scientist with a PhD in Chemical Sciences and lectures on energy systems and Life Cycle Assessments. Marco has spent his career researching the very energy systems, particularly in transportation, that drive our economies today and in those of the future.

    • 57 min
    The Super Charged Capex Cycle with Jeff Currie

    The Super Charged Capex Cycle with Jeff Currie

    Is the commodity super cycle, long heralded, a mirage? Or, super charged by a capex cycle, are we just at the start? What is the state of the commodity investment cycle? Why and how has geopolitics and dollar weaponization changed the landscape? If there is a global run up in prices will energy keep pace with metals? What does all this mean for the trading sector and investors? Returning to the HC Commodities Podcast to give his analysis of the commodities markets over the last year, and what the outlook is, is Jeff Currie, now Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Pathways at The Carlyle Group. He is the former Global Head of Commodities Research in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs.

    • 47 min
    Data Centers: engines of change in power markets with Eugene McGrane

    Data Centers: engines of change in power markets with Eugene McGrane

    Data is the new the economic engine of the world. Globally, data centers are proliferating bringing their huge demand for energy – especially clean energy delivered reliably. Markets, policy and regulation are still adapting, often too slowly, to the changing energy mix and decarbonization demand. Could data centers be the engines of change to bring our power grids into a renewable ready world? Could this be the energy management opportunity of the decade for power traders? Our guest, Eugene McGrane argues just this. Eugene is an Executive Managing Director at Cushman Wakefield, supporting their power clients across all real estate categories.

    • 42 min
    Commodities in Portfolio Construction with Hussein Allidina

    Commodities in Portfolio Construction with Hussein Allidina

    In this episode we explore commodities’ role in asset management and portfolio construction? Why should asset managers and investors seek exposure to commodities within their portfolios? What are their historical long-term performance as part of a broader mix of equities and debt? Indeed, are institutional investors currently underweighted, especially as we enter a period of higher inflation and industrial restructuring? Our guest argues they are and outlines why: Hussein Allidina is Managing Director and head of commodities at Toronto Dominion Asset Management.

    • 38 min
    Hedging with Samuel Basi

    Hedging with Samuel Basi

    Hedging is the basic tool of the commodity trader. Yet, outside that community it is little taught, little understood and underutilized – especially as raw material prices are becoming more volatile in an age of disruption. What is hedging? What are the costs and benefits and why is it not more exploited up and down the value chain. Our guest is Samuel Basi, author of the new book “Perfectly Hedged. A Practical Guide to Base Metals”. Samuel is the founder and CEO of Perfectly Hedged LLC a training consultancy for the sector and a former metals trader at both Trafigura and Greenwich Metals.

    • 34 min
    Geographic Arbitrage with Michael Ferrari

    Geographic Arbitrage with Michael Ferrari

    In commodities, the lowest cost producer or shipper is king. This in turn drives siting assets, determined by human factors such as cost, legal and tax regimes and geographic factors like proximity to rivers, coasts, production and markets. However, today the world is becoming more volatile both in weather events and in policy. And in fact locations a few miles apart can have very different risk profiles – with those choosing wisely outstripping competitors as crucial times of disruption. And those risks are now being mapped down to the precise GPS coordinates. Our guest is someone who is leading the charge. Michael Ferrari is Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Investment Officer at AlphaGeo - AI-powered geospatial predictive location analytics platform that enables clients to assess location risks in the commodities sector and beyond

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Richard Coulthard ,

Fantastic commodities podcast

Having recently discovered the world of commodities I was recommended this podcast by a friend of mine. The podcast is a firm favourite of mine. The conversations are incredibly in-depth and thought-provoking, with unmatched insights into a range of different commodities. I genuinely look forward to each episode. Keep up the excellent work Paul, and everyone at HC Group!

Bruno_Garcia ,

Deep insight from leaders in commodities and energy

This is a great podcast for anyone in the commodities and energy space. I would even say this podcast is valuable for people new to this space because the guests are leaders in their field and frequently distill really complex issues into easy to understand concepts and insights. The host, Paul Chapman, is very versed at bringing out the key issues and asking the key questions. Thank you for a great show.

RussGeo ,

Best commodity podcasts

Excellent information, great speakers, important insights into commodities, very grateful to the creators of this podcast series

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