Is history about to repeat itself?
Another boom-bust sequence in the offing.
Tuesday 12th September, The Penn Club, New York
In 2017 SFA (Oxford) envisaged even more happening in palladium substructures and price angles...so to illuminate matters, The Palladium Standard had contributions from major players in the palladium market. Each attendee at our event received a complimentary copy along with our latest view on the market. Added to this was a well-informed presentation by Beresford Clarke, Managing Director of SFA (Oxford), on the palladium market, its fundamentals and price drivers under the agenda 'Electrified cars (hybrids) and their impact on palladium'. In addition, SFA's new study, The Drivers for Mobility Change, was launched at the event covering more than 800 pages of research and analysis, offering breadth, knowledge and competency in this sector few others can match, and demonstrated to attendees the depth of our mobility research as our success is uniquely tied to clean automotive mobility, and therefore critical, our clients are not left stranded on the side of the road.
Growing hybrid demand for palladium
Hybrids are growing in popularity and palladium is literally riding on the back of their success. Hybrids are generally accepted to be a stepping stone to full electrification, but while pure EV infiltration remains low at about 1% of global vehicle production, hybrids can be the magic bullet to achieve ever stringent emissions standards over the medium term.
A hybrid car combines more than one means of propulsion, the most popular combination is a gasoline combustion engine mated to an electric motor. Having a combustion engine means off course a PGM loaded catalytic converter is required – primarily using palladium.
Hybrids are generally accepted to be a stepping stone to full electrification, but while pure EV infiltration remains low at about 1% of global vehicle production, hybrids can be the 'magic bullet' to achieve ever stringent emissions standards over the medium term.
Our guest speakers
Beresford Clarke, Managing Director and Head of Research, SFA (Oxford)
Beresford’s principal remit is to service SFA (Oxford)'s wide range of clients worldwide. He has responsibility for the analyst team, product delivery and innovation, and is the lead research author. Beresford has been a metals market analyst for 13 years, covering platinum-group metals on a daily basis on behalf of clients, but also providing in-depth analysis on the lithium, cobalt, gold and other commodity markets.
Wither (sic) palladium?
Beresford Clarke presented the second issue of The Palladium Standard. This highly sought-after publication provides SFA’s market view and collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months.
History of our New York PGM events
Since SFA (Oxford)'s first New York event in 2014, it has become an annual staple of the New York Platinum Week calendar. Here you can read up on the history of SFA's annual state-side event that brings together individuals from companies representing the entire platinum industry value chain.