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  • 18/01/2021
    Fixed Income
    Fraser Lundie
    Our dedicated commitment to sustainable wealth creation means we are not only busy forming financial expectations for the upcoming earnings season, but ESG expectations too.
  • 12/11/2020
    Fixed Income
    Audra Delport
    In the run-up to the US election, many investors had positioned themselves for a ‘Blue Wave’. Yet, as it became clear that Biden’s Presidency would not be accompanied by a majority Democratic senate, oil and gas stocks rallied and renewable energy producer stocks fell. The absence of a senate majority has cast doubt on the now President-Elect’s ability to push through a climate-focused plan that would see an overhaul of federal energy policy and pledge to rejoin the Paris accord.
  • Audra Delport
    Fuelling the energy transition: how the oil and gas industry is preparing for a changing world
  • Audra Delport
    Audra Delport, CFA, Deputy Head of Credit Research, discusses the most surprising developments from the Q2 energy earnings season.
  • 25/04/2017
    Fixed Income
    Audra Delport
    The fragility of oil prices has been tested by a confluence of factors over the past month. In this investment note, Audra Stundziaite, Senior Credit Analyst at Hermes Investment Management, identifies the four fundamental factors likely to keep global oil markets finely balanced over the medium term. By remaining cognisant of associated risks, she argues investors should be able to successfully navigate through this environment. After three months of relative stability, WTI oil prices dropped more than 10% in March, prompted by persistently high US inventories and confusion related to Saudi Arabia’s February production levels. Prices rebounded in late March and early April on signs of inventory draws, as well as more constructive headlines regarding the upcoming OPEC meeting and rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. This price volatility has reminded investors of global oil market fragility and the importance of appropriate positioning. We maintain our view of range bound oil prices at $45-55 a barrel, as the four factors below are likely to continue influencing the delicate rebalancing act within global oil markets.