The company was founded by Peter Hollands and Barbara Sotowicz in 1993. Peter is the Managing Director: he has over forty years’ experience in geology, the resources business and commodities markets. Barbara Sotowicz is a Director and Company Secretary: she has a background in geology, kimberlite mineralogy and crystallography.
BME currently has available a copper market outlook through 2020, forecasting copper prices and the fundamentals of the market: mine, smelter & refinery production, refined consumption, imports & exports of copper in concentrates, blister and refined, together with an overall global market balance. Looking further ahead, BME has in progress a forecast through 2030, intended for use in pre-feasibility studies for mine projects. These reports are supported by a very detailed country-by-country database. Click here to see a sample Outlook to 2020, the first one issued in 2017: this has subsequently been fully updated.
While BME’s own specialisation is the copper market, it is also an investor in other research companies that cover 50+ more commodities and is also a member of a broad Metal Market Alliance.
BME owns 25% of the mathematical price modelling company Metal Price Analytics Ltd (MPA), while the other 75% is owned by Adam Sotowicz. In December 2017, MPA and Metals Focus Ltd (MF) formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) called MF Price Analytics Ltd (MFPA). From January 2018 MPA is providing JV customers with the output of its precious metals price models, whilst MF provides fundamental market and macro-economic analysis and undertakes the marketing. Samples of the daily price models’ output for gold, silver, platinum and palladium can be requested from MF.
MPA also has daily LME price models for six base metals. To see a sample output from MPA’s model of the LME three-month price for aluminium click here, for copper click here, for nickel click here, for tin click here, for zinc click here, for lead click here.
MPA has the capability to model prices of the LME Minor Metals and Ferrous Metals, on a pre-paid bespoke basis, provided the sponsor can also give help with data, where needed.
In addition to its 25% holding in MPA, and indirect 12.5% stake in MFPA, BME also has a 37% stake in Roskill. The Roskill Group (now including Roskill Pariser in Germany) is a leader in analysis and price forecasting for over forty industries, across minor metals, industrial minerals, glasses & ceramics, carbon & chemicals: not just at the ‘commodity’ end but also downstream: for instance in depth reports on lithium ion batteries and mineral flame retardants. It is also building an events business, starting with a very successful series of conferences on battery raw materials and on salt.
BME and MPA’s reach is extended further by their membership of the Metal Market Alliance along with Huw Roberts and Claire Hassall (macro-economists and China experts), Cliff Green (technical analysis), David Waite & Michael Lockwood (price risk management) and Martin Haller (bauxite, alumina and aluminium).
Please click here to see a sample of CHR Economics’ Monthly Global Industrial Production Watch.
To see a presentation on bauxite and alumina by Martin Haller click here.
Please click here to see a publication on price risk management by Michael Lockwood and David Waite.
Contact – Peter Hollands – email@example.com
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