LME Focus Day: Ferrous webinar



The LME Focus Day finishes LME Week by offering a day of free-to-attend sessions which deep-dive into individual topics and new initiatives from the LME.

When: Thursday 22 October 2020, 14.30 BST (1 hour).

Description: This webinar will see industry analysts deep-dive into steel markets in Europe, Asia and America. The focus will be on the physical market and its links to financial markets, supply demand drivers and the outlook for 2021.

  • Update on the LME steel products and plans for 2021
  • Recent developments in regional HRC markets
  • Scrap market trends across key consuming regions
  • Mill margins and relative value across markets
  • Physical market outlook for 2021

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webinar panellists

Michael Fitzgerald, S&P Global Platts

Michael Fitzgerald is Managing Editor for metals at S&P Global Platts. He has spent the last nine years covering the steel industry, focusing on the US hot-rolled coil market. He served as the deputy editor for metals at Argus Media in 2017 before returning to Platts. Mr. Fitzgerald holds an MBA from Duquesne University and a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Tim Hard, Argus Media

Tim has been involved in metal markets for over a decade and is VP for the metals division of Argus Media in Asia, driving index uptake. Before Argus, Tim was MD for the TSI price specialist team at S&P Platts, leading the indices in steel, scrap, coking coal and iron ore. Before TSI, he worked as a strategy consultant at CRU Group.

Phillip Price, Marex Spectron

Phillip is the Head of Ferrous Trading at Marex Spectron, the global commodities specialist and Category 1 Member of the LME. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the LME Steel Committee.

Prior to joining Marex, Phillip was a key protagonist in the world of steel futures, working as a market maker, trader and advisor. He was founding ceo of Ferrometrics LLC and Head of Derivatives Trading for Stemcor.

Colin Richardson, Argus Media

Colin is head of steel at Argus Media. He joined the company in July 2018 and has since spearheaded the launch of coverage for several markets, including Europe, the US and Middle East. The European coil indices have rapidly gained traction in the physical and financial markets. Colin joined Argus from Platts, where he was content leader for metals news and pricing, overseeing the EMEA steel team and editing the Daily Briefing. He joined Steel Business Briefing in 2008 and has been an avid watcher of the steel markets since. Colin has a Masters in history from the University of Liverpool. In his spare time he enjoys eating candy floss and playing ponies and unicorns with his three daughters, and is a nominee for the 2020 Worldsteel journalist of the year Steelie award.

Viral Shah, S&P Global Platts

Viral Shah is a senior market and pricing analyst at S&P Global Platts, covering the scrap and long steel pricing complex, predominantly focusing on Turkey and the EU markets. He has covered the EMEA steel markets for over four years, and holds a financial journalism MA from City University London and Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.

Alberto Xodo, LME

Alberto Xodo, VP Sales at the LME, has worked on various strategic initiatives for the Exchange, including the launch of new contracts, the development of its steel futures market and the launch of the Registered Intermediating Broker membership category. He joined the London Metal Exchange in December 2014 and has been a member of the LME Nickel and LME Steel Committees since 2015. Previously, he was working in the Transaction Services team of PwC with focus on strategy consulting and commercial due diligence for the financial services industry.

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