The HC Commodities Podcast

By Paul Chapman, HC Group

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Episode Date
Data Centers: engines of change in power markets with Eugene McGrane
Jul 09, 2024
Commodities in Portfolio Construction with Hussein Allidina
Jul 02, 2024
Hedging with Samuel Basi
Jun 25, 2024
Geographic Arbitrage with Michael Ferrari
Jun 19, 2024
The Unstoppable, Exponential Energy Transition with Kingsmill Bond
Jun 11, 2024
Russian Sanctions with Sarah Hunt
Jun 04, 2024
The Japanese Power Market with Xavier Veillard
May 28, 2024
Governmental Relations, Planning and Policy with Peter Stahley
May 21, 2024
Special: Enco Insights at 6 months with Bill Read
May 16, 2024
200 Episodes with Paul Chapman
May 14, 2024
Trade Finance in Uncertain Times with Kristofer Tremaine
May 07, 2024
Dry Freight, FFAs and Technology with Mads Frank Markussen
Apr 30, 2024
The Future of Switzerland as a Commodities Trading Hub: Live Event
Apr 23, 2024
The Carbon Markets with Ariel Perez
Apr 16, 2024
Notes from the FT Commodities Summit 2024
Apr 11, 2024
AI and Commodities with Felipe Elink Schuurman
Apr 09, 2024
Dedollarisation with Jonah Van Bourg
Apr 02, 2024
Special: The Baltimore Bridge Collapse
Apr 02, 2024
Uranium with John Cash
Mar 27, 2024
Virtual Barrels with Ilia Bouchouev
Mar 20, 2024
Are the markets forecastable? with Matteo Mazzoni
Mar 13, 2024
The Path Forward: Driving Diversity in the Trading Community
Mar 08, 2024
Re-release: Energy Transition & Geopolitics with Daniel Yergin
Mar 06, 2024
The Trading Future of Critical Minerals: HC Insider Podcast Live Event hosted by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Feb 28, 2024
The World in a Grain: Sand with Vince Beiser
Feb 21, 2024
The UK's Pumpwatch Scheme with Gideon Carroll
Feb 16, 2024
Neodymium, Gallium & Hafnium with Ellie Saklatvala
Feb 14, 2024
Private Equity's role in the Energy Transition with John Skrinar
Feb 07, 2024
Data as a Strategic Asset with Jason Vogt
Jan 31, 2024
Cheap Peak Oil, Geopolitics and China’s plan with Doomberg
Jan 24, 2024
Singapore’s Role as a Key Commodities Trading Hub with Lee Pak Sing
Jan 17, 2024
The Evolution of Expert Networks
Jan 16, 2024
2023 Annual Review: The Centrality of Talent
Jan 14, 2024
The Future of Food & Ag with Robert Berendes
Jan 10, 2024
The Oil Market with David Wech
Jan 03, 2024
Enco Insights: Graphite
Dec 29, 2023
The Hidden Demographic Problem for Commodities with Todd Thurman
Dec 27, 2023
The Natural Gas Markets with Anne-Sophie Corbeau
Dec 20, 2023
Enco Insights: Commodity Traders Transacting in Stablecoins
Dec 15, 2023
Building Sustainable Agri Supply Chains with Robert Horster
Dec 13, 2023
Who Prices Lithium? with Simon Moores &Caspar Rawles
Dec 06, 2023
The Fund: Ray Dalio & Bridgewater Associates with Rob Copeland
Nov 29, 2023
Renewables: The Imperative for Discipline with Julie McLaughlin & Elizaveta Malashenko
Nov 22, 2023
The Evolution of the CTRM with Sameer Soleja
Nov 15, 2023
The Dark Cloud: The hidden costs of a digital world with Guillaume Pitron
Nov 08, 2023
Renewables, Natural Gas and Nukes with Adam Rozencwajg
Nov 01, 2023
The Lithium Triangle with Gabriel Rubacha
Oct 24, 2023
Solving Grey Hydrogen with Chad Mason
Oct 17, 2023
Q3 Market Review: Back to Normal? Trends and talent moves in commodities
Oct 17, 2023
The Cotton Market with Crawford Tatum
Oct 10, 2023
Co-Locating Energy Storage & Renewables with Brian Knowles
Oct 03, 2023
Who Really Prices Oil? HC Insider Podcast Live Event hosted by Onyx Capital
Sep 26, 2023
Taiwan’s Energy Security Challenge
Sep 19, 2023
Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise & Staggering Fall with Zeke Faux
Sep 12, 2023
Chip War: How semiconductors became the new oil with Chris Miller
Sep 05, 2023
Commodity Supply Chain Challenges with Anton Posner
Aug 29, 2023
Biofuels on the Edge with Walter Cronin
Aug 22, 2023
The Rice Market with Lewis Williamson & Marvin Coleman
Aug 15, 2023
Ice: The Rise and Fall of a Hot Commodity with Amy Brady
Aug 08, 2023
Whale Oil: The Original Energy Transition with Eric Jay Dolin
Aug 01, 2023
Walls, Bridges & Dilemmas in the Energy Transition with Eirik Waerness
Jul 25, 2023
Changing Battery Chemistries & Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) with John Passalacqua and Isobel Sheldon
Jul 18, 2023
Special Announcement: Q2 Market Review: Blocatization & Deglobalization
Jul 17, 2023
Back to Ag Futures with Scott Irwin
Jul 11, 2023
Volatility with Stephen Roseme
Jul 04, 2023
SPACS, ESG 2.0, Mining & Investing in the Energy Transition with John Dowd
Jun 27, 2023
EU Policy, Strategy & The Critical Raw Materials Act with Julia Poliscanova
Jun 20, 2023
Food Inflation & The Agri Markets with Kona Haque
Jun 13, 2023
Live HC Insider Podcast Event: Brent Crude Oil
Jun 06, 2023
Commercial Real Estate, Rates & Renewables with Eugene McGrane
May 30, 2023
Coal Trading with Hayn Park
May 23, 2023
Interest Rates & Commodities: Live HC Insider Podcast Event
May 16, 2023
Commodities in a Deglobalizing World with Jeremy Shapiro
May 09, 2023
Commodity Indexes with Tim Kramer, JC Kneale & Preston Peacock
May 02, 2023
Commodity Markets Update: A View from the Top with Saad Rahim
Apr 25, 2023
Powering Heavy Industry with Manoli Yannaghas
Apr 18, 2023
The Energy Transition…delayed, with Mark Mills
Apr 11, 2023
Hedge Funds & Commodities with Tor Svelland
Apr 04, 2023
The Pathways to Decarbonize Transportation with Michael Barnard
Mar 28, 2023
Notes from the FT Commodities Summit 2023
Mar 23, 2023
The Energetic Problem with the Energy Transition with Adam Rozencwajg
Mar 22, 2023
SPECIAL: The Banking Crisis with Edward Chancellor
Mar 20, 2023
A Journey in Commodities with Paul Posoli
Mar 15, 2023
The LME Nickel Crisis with Jack Farchy
Mar 08, 2023
The History of a Scandal: Metallgesellschaft Revisited with Kevin O’Reilly
Mar 01, 2023
Tantalum… a story of insatiable demand with Hadley Natus
Feb 22, 2023
Oil Supply & Demand in 2030 with Joel Couse
Feb 15, 2023
The Case for Sustainable Aviation Fuel with Steve Mawer
Feb 08, 2023
The Price of Time with Edward Chancellor
Feb 01, 2023
Margin, Volatility & Supply in Retail Fuel with Doug Haugh: Part 2 – The Last Pump in Town
Jan 25, 2023
Margin, Volatility & Supply in Retail Fuel with Doug Haugh: Part 1
Jan 18, 2023
The Power of Waves with Jan Skjoldhammer
Jan 11, 2023
Oil & Gas Markets in 2023 with Paul Horsnell
Jan 04, 2023
The Fate of Rome: climate, disease and the end of an empire with Kyle Harper
Dec 28, 2022
Insects & Commodities with Charlie Drew
Dec 21, 2022
Investing in an Era of Climate Change with Bruce Usher
Dec 14, 2022
Nuclear Power & The Energy Crisis with Mycle Schneider
Dec 07, 2022
Metals in Transition: Copper, Aluminum and Steel with Charlie Durant & Sarah Macnaughton
Nov 30, 2022
Unlocking Titanium with Taso Arima
Nov 23, 2022
The Future of Gas Stations with Dan Munford
Nov 16, 2022
LNG: The New Marginal Fuel with Tamir Druz
Nov 09, 2022
The Super-Cycle Meets Interest Rates with Jeff Currie
Nov 02, 2022
Managing Volatility in the Meat Industry with Christie Chavis
Oct 26, 2022
Investing in Food & Ag Tech with Lindsay McCorkle
Oct 19, 2022
Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green with Henry Sanderson
Oct 12, 2022
Lithium: The New Oil with Lukasz Bednarski
Oct 05, 2022
Solar Flares (and how I learned to stop worrying about the bomb) with Edl Schamiloglu
Sep 28, 2022
Repurposing, Recycling and Trading Batteries with William Bergh and Eden Yates
Sep 21, 2022
Surviving the Anthropocene: climate change and humanity’s response with Dominic Boyer
Sep 14, 2022
The CFTC with Commissioner Summer Mersinger
Sep 07, 2022
The Rise of Alternative Financing in Commodities
Aug 31, 2022
Freeing Energy with Bill Nussey
Aug 24, 2022
The Gathering Storm in Europe with Gerard Reid and George Voloshin
Aug 17, 2022
Food & Energy: The Looming Crisis with Doomberg
Aug 10, 2022
The State of Upstream Oil with Morten Kelstrup
Aug 03, 2022
Unlocking Carbon Markets with Deanna Reitman, Eric Rubenstein & Lance Titus
Jul 27, 2022
The Rise of the UAE as the Next Commodity Trading Hub
Jul 19, 2022
Systemic Risk & Commodities with Craig Pirrong
Jul 13, 2022
Navigating the New Normal in Commodities with Sebastian Barrack, Ben Sutton, Matthew Rosetti and Summer Mersinger
Jul 06, 2022
Renewable Energy, Crypto and Flexible Load with John Belizaire
Jun 29, 2022
Algorithmic trading and Commodities with Stephen Roseme
Jun 22, 2022
The Funding Gap in Commodities with Nick O’Kane
Jun 15, 2022
The World’s Most Important Bean with Ivo Sarjanovic
Jun 08, 2022
Sanctions, Political Risk and the Commodities Sector with George Voloshin
Jun 01, 2022
The Financialization of Oil Markets & The Madness of Crowds with Greg Newman
May 25, 2022
The World of Electric Vehicles with Roger Atkins
May 18, 2022
Europe’s Energy Crisis with Gerard Reid
May 11, 2022
What the SEC Climate-Related Disclosures mean with Julie McLaughlin
May 04, 2022
Redlining Commodities with Jeff Currie
Apr 27, 2022
The Container Shipping Market with Peter Sand
Apr 20, 2022
Disorderly markets, Margin Calls & Doom Loops with Javier Blas
Apr 13, 2022
The Energy Crisis & Russia’s Invasion with Daniel Yergin
Apr 06, 2022
Digitization Reshaping Commodities (Reuters Webinar special)
Mar 30, 2022
The Voluntary Carbon Markets with Deanna Reitman
Mar 23, 2022
How Carbon Will Disrupt Commodities Markets with Eric Rubenstein
Mar 16, 2022
Hydrogen's Future with Erik Rakhou
Mar 09, 2022
SPECIAL UPDATE: The Invasion of Ukraine with Robert Bensh
Mar 03, 2022
Food: Demand, Inflation & the Agri Markets with Soren Schroder
Mar 02, 2022
The History & Future of Commodity Trading in Investment Banks with Kevin O'Reilly
Feb 23, 2022
Capital Markets & The Energy Transition with Arash Nazhad and Blake Best
Feb 16, 2022
Surviving and Thriving Trading natural gas with Bill Perkins
Feb 09, 2022
The Paradigm Shift in Mining with Roland Rechtsteiner
Feb 02, 2022
40 Classic Crude Oil Trades with Owain Johnson
Jan 26, 2022
Nuclear Power: perception versus reality with Mycle Schneider
Jan 19, 2022
Power Purchase Agreements: reassessing the risks behind renewable power’s growth engine with Werner Trabesinger
Jan 12, 2022
The Fertilizer Market: the intersection of commodities with Andres Santacruz
Jan 05, 2022
2021 In Review
Dec 29, 2021
Ukraine’s Energy Sector with Robert Bensh
Dec 22, 2021
The Battery Metals Supply Chain: Solutions & opportunities with Chris Berry
Dec 15, 2021
Revolutionizing Agriculture: machines, software and genetics
Dec 08, 2021
Commodities as Currencies: Traceability, Tokenization, G-Coin and beyond with Brent de Jong
Dec 01, 2021
Debating the Commodity Super-Cycle with Jeff Currie, Saad Rahim, Derek Sammann and Alex Booth
Nov 24, 2021
Sustainable Investment in Emerging Energy Markets with Francis Ugboma
Nov 17, 2021
The Commodity Financing Crunch with Lewis Hart
Nov 10, 2021
Planning for the New Normal in Commodities with Xavier Veillard
Nov 03, 2021
The Rare Metals War: pollution, politics and the energy transition with Guillaume Pitron
Oct 27, 2021
Hydrogen: hope, hype and thermodynamics with Paul Martin
Oct 13, 2021
Navigating the Tanker Market with Richard Matthews
Oct 06, 2021
Crude Oil Trading: The hottest seat in the energy transition with Kurt Chapman
Sep 29, 2021
The Power of Biogas with John Rose
Sep 22, 2021
The Not-So Super-Cycle with Ivo Sarjanovic
Sep 16, 2021
Sourcing Renewable Power: buy, build or invest with Toby Stanway
Sep 08, 2021
The Market for Carbon with Ariel Perez
Sep 01, 2021
Special Episode: Is the tanker market on the road to recovery? A Reuters Events Webinar
Aug 04, 2021
Quick Announcement
Jul 14, 2021
Abu Dhabi: the next global commodities hub with Mark Cutis
Jul 07, 2021
The New Merchants of Grain with Jonathan Kingsman
Jun 30, 2021
Betting on biofuels: a bridge to the future with Walter Cronin
Jun 23, 2021
Trading Green Ammonia with Christophe Savi
Jun 16, 2021
Energy Transition & Geopolitics with Daniel Yergin
Jun 09, 2021
Blockchain, Tokenization & Commodities Trading
Jun 02, 2021
Trading Around Batteries: the power trading of the future
May 26, 2021
Trading the Super-Cycle (Special 50th episode)
May 19, 2021
Transforming Utilities
May 12, 2021
Hedge Funds & Commodities
May 05, 2021
Batteries as Commodities: Trading the platform technology of the Electric Revolution
Apr 28, 2021
Trading Commodities in 2030: a view of the future
Apr 21, 2021
Renewable Diesel: big bets and big challenges
Apr 14, 2021
A New Era in European Power Trading
Apr 07, 2021
The Digital Core: CTRMs and beyond
Mar 31, 2021
Lithium and the Global Battery Arms Race
Mar 24, 2021
Rare Earth Metals
Mar 17, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
The World for Sale: A conversation with the authors
Mar 03, 2021
Through a Mirror, Darkly: The art of measuring risk in commodities
Feb 24, 2021
The Coming Commodity Super-Cycle
Feb 17, 2021
Cybersecurity & Commodities
Feb 10, 2021
The EV tipping point: consequences for the commodities world
Feb 03, 2021
Trading Data
Jan 27, 2021
The Biggest Risk in Commodity Trading: Compliance
Jan 20, 2021
ESG: The Newest Risk in Commodities
Jan 13, 2021
Transforming Transportation with Clean Hydrogen
Jan 06, 2021
2020 review and outlook for 2021
Dec 29, 2020
Commercializing Clean Hydrogen Now
Dec 22, 2020
Commodities: It’s all about risk
Dec 15, 2020
Crude Oil: view from a producer
Dec 08, 2020
Sustainability & Profitability in Commodities Trading
Dec 02, 2020
Trading Clean Hydrogen
Nov 24, 2020
Hydrogen: something for everyone
Nov 17, 2020
The US Natural Gas Market: The last decade and the next
Nov 11, 2020
The China Gas Market
Nov 04, 2020
Technology-driven change in the commodities sector
Oct 29, 2020
Private Equity: The good, the bad and the ugly
Oct 20, 2020
Managing Climate Change Risks in the Commodities Sector
Oct 07, 2020
The Long Term Impacts of COVID-19 on the Commodity Markets
Sep 30, 2020
Making a good commodity trader
Sep 23, 2020
Building a commodity trading business: rewards and risks
Sep 16, 2020
Investing in Commodities
Sep 09, 2020
Trump, Biden, and Global Commodities
Sep 02, 2020
Energy Transition, Part Two: Change for Producers, Operating Models and Talent
Aug 20, 2020
Energy Transition, Part One: Trading Houses, with Roland Rechtsteiner
Aug 13, 2020
The Solar Decade with David Fernandez of Goldman Sachs
Aug 06, 2020
The Future for Refiners, with Daryl Schofield
Jul 30, 2020
The chemicals markets with Peter Staartjes, Founder and CEO of Andino
Jul 23, 2020
The future of the power grid with Jim Fallon
Jul 09, 2020
Negative oil prices & the rise of algorithms with Ilia Bouchouev
Jul 02, 2020
Commodity finance in challenging times with Christine McWilliams
Jun 25, 2020
The future of LNG: growing demand and a growing opportunity with Mark Evans.
Jun 11, 2020
Digitalization and change in the agri markets with Dario Maffei
Jun 05, 2020
Changes, challenges and opportunity in metals trading with Doug Pratt
May 28, 2020
Global trade disruptions and the agri markets with Kevin Brassington
May 20, 2020
Coronavirus and the commodity markets with John Massey
May 11, 2020