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LA Forum publications provide a comprehensive overview of the end to end research and investment process across a range of asset classes.  Our aim is to help our members understand complex problems and plan efficiently.

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E3G - European gas network plans based on industry fantasy

Today the network of gas system planners and operators ENTSO-G publishes its latest scenario analysis of European gas infrastructure needs to 2030. Yet according to E3G analysis, none of their scenarios fully meet the newly proposed 30% energy efficiency target for 2030. E3G said that taking gas infrastructure decisions on the basis of this analysis risks leading to stranded assets and to governments’ wasting taxpayers’ money.  

Date added: 09-01-2017

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"

Date added: 27-09-2016

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Legg Mason - Drilling down: The impact of low oil prices

A year ago, the oil price was in freefall. Brent crude prices had spent much of the first half of 2014 at around U.S.$100 per barrel, but by November 2014, the oil price had started to plummet. Twelve months on, and with the oil price now halved, the slump shows no sign of ending.

Date added: 11-12-2015

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HSBC: Stranded assets: what next? How investors can manage increasing fossil fuel risks

Stranded assets are those that lose value or turn into liabilities before the end of their expected economic life. In the context of fossil fuels, this means those that will not be burned – they remain stranded in the ground. We believe the risks of this occurring are growing.

 

Date added: 06-10-2015

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