Cobalt prices have shown persistent volatility over the past five years. The cobalt market has had to contend with the peaks and troughs of electric vehicle (EV) hype; and then, the fresh wildcard of Covid-19 and its disjointed threat to supply and demand.

In this webinar, our panel of cobalt market experts come together to uncover the anatomy of the cobalt market, whether cobalt price volatility is set to continue, how the market has started to mature, and how market participants can protect themselves against its risk.

Register now to discover: 

  • What's the outlook for the cobalt market through to 2025?
  • What the impact of growing EV demand on global cobalt markets?
  • What other factors are driving price instability?
  • Why do the size and volatility of the cobalt markets make it a prime candidate for hedging via a cash-settled futures contract?
  • Plus more


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How to manage price risk & volatility in the cobalt market 

Wednesday, January 27

3pm GMT | 10am EST

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Gregor Spilker
Director Metals/Energy Research & Product Development at CME Group

Gregor works in metals research and product development at CME Group. He has been at CME Group since 2015, covering a wide range of product launches and initiatives. Prior to CME Group, Gregor worked at Commerzbank London in commodity derivatives structuring and at EDF Energy in power markets.

Tom Fox-Hughes
Managing Director at FIS

Tom Fox-Hughes is the Managing Director for Freight Investor Services Pte Ltd. FIS are a market leading commodity derivatives brokerage, focussing principally in the dry bulk and shipping space. Tom is based in Singapore and is responsible for the running Asian arm of the business, managing teams across multiple products in Singapore, Shanghai and Mumbai. Prior to joining FIS in 2014, Tom worked as an Oil Broker at Marex Spectron and in corporate finance at British Airways.

William Adams
Head of Base Metals and Battery Research at Fastmarkets

William Adams is Head of Base Metals and Battery Research at Fastmarkets. He previously worked with Rudolf Wolff & Co Ltd, which was one of the founding members of the London Metal Exchange, where he gained broad insight into the metals markets having had experience in trading base metals, bullion and foreign exchange, being head of research, an account executive and managing director of the company’s Tokyo office.

Charlotte Radford
Minors, Ores and Alloys Editor (Europe) at Fastmarkets

Charlotte Radford is Fastmarkets’ minors, ores and alloys editor, Europe, based in London. Since joining the company in 2015 she has headed price discovery for a number of industry benchmarks, including cobalt, tungsten and vanadium. Charlotte leads the pricing and editorial team covering minor metals, ores and ferro-alloys, and steers development for new reference prices in the new-energy space, such as cobalt hydroxide and lithium. 

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