BME’s Directors and Officers

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’s Copper Market Reports & Database

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.

Other LME Metals and four Precious Metals – via Metal Price Analytics

Together with Adam Sotowicz, BME has an investment in the mathematical price modelling company Metal Price Analytics Ltd (MPA).

In early 2016, MPA launched a two-year-ahead forecasting model of the LME 3M copper price. In November of that year, MPA completed daily models of the 3M prices and cash-3M spreads for six LME metals: copper, aluminium, nickel, tin, zinc and lead. A daily report can be based on this: please click here to view a sample. Daily price models for four precious metals (platinum, palladium, silver and gold) were completed in May 2017. Please click here to see the output of the daily gold price model. MPA has now secured a route to commercialisation of its precious metals price models. Commercialisation of the base metals price models will follow in due course.

Industrial Minerals, Minor Metals, Alloys – via Roskill and now also Roskill Pariser

In addition to its holding in MPA, BME also has a substantial minority stake in Roskill. Since its foundation 85 years ago, Roskill has become a leader in analysis and price forecasting for over forty industries, across minor metals, industrial minerals, glasses and ceramics, carbon and 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 annual Salt conference.

On 1st July 2017, Roskill acquired the business of Heinz H. Pariser Alloy Metals and Steel Market Research. That brought together Pariser’s expertise in steel and alloys with Roskill’s existing coverage of the relevant raw materials: nickel, chromium, vanadium, niobium, manganese, silicon, molybdenum and titanium. The Roskill Group now comprises Roskill Holdings Limited and its UK subsidiaries Roskill Information Services and Roskill Consulting Group plus the German unit, Roskill Pariser. Together a consultancy and forecasting powerhouse.

The Metal Market Alliance

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). Specialists in other commodities will be joining in 2017.

Please click here to see a sample of Cliff Green’s Daily Base and Precious Metals Report and here to see a copy of his Weekly Base Metals Report.

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.

See also Bloomsbury Minerals Economics Ltd’s corporate profile on LinkedIn for more frequent updates.

View Peter Hollands's profile on LinkedIn

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