WHO WE ARE
Metals Focus is one of the world’s leading precious metals consultancies. We specialise in research into the global gold, silver, platinum and palladium markets producing regular reports, forecasts and bespoke consultancy.
The Metals Focus team has a large range of contacts across the world and we regularly present at international conferences and seminars on precious metals. We are also frequently quoted in the media for our views on the precious metals markets.
OUR APPROACH TO RESEARCH
The quality of Metals Focus’ work is underpinned by a combination of top-quality desk-based research, coupled with an extensive program of travel to generate ’bottom up’ research for our forecasting reports and consultancy services.
Our analysts regularly travel to the major markets speaking to contacts from across the value chain from producers to end-users, to obtain first hand and unique information for our reports.
Philip Newman is one of the founding partners of Metals Focus, the independent precious metals research house. Prior to forming Metals Focus, Philip was Research Director at Thomson Reuters GFMS, formerly GFMS, where he spent 19 years. During his time there, Philip was responsible for precious metals research in the United States, parts of the Middle East and the United Kingdom. A key contributor and project manager of GFMS’ Surveys and consultancy projects, Philip was also a regular speaker at international events, including the LBMA and IPMI conferences.
Philip earned a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Surrey.
Nikos Kavalis is a Director and one of the founding members of Metals Focus Ltd. Nikos has nine years’ experience working as a metals analyst/strategist. Prior to founding Metals Focus, Nikos worked as a commodity strategist for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. Before that, Nikos worked for GFMS, spending five years in the company’s precious metals and three years in its base metals division.
Nikos holds a BSc in Econometrics and Economics from the University of York and MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.
Charles de Meester
Charles de Meester is one of the founding partners of Metals Focus, the independent precious metals research house. Prior to forming Metals Focus, Charles was Sales Director at Thomson Reuters GFMS, formerly GFMS, where he spent 6 years. Prior to joining GFMS, Charles worked for Brook Hunt, CRU and DataStream.
Consultant Mining Analyst
Mark Fellows started his career as an exploration geologist in 1987, joining mine cost and metal market consultancy Brook Hunt & Associates in 1992, becoming a director of the company in 1999. He left Brook Hunt in 2005 to establish a freelance consulting business.
In 2009 Mark co-founded GFMS Mine Economics in partnership with GFMS, developing a range of multi-client services providing detailed forward-looking analysis of the economics of mine production, primarily relating to precious metals. This business was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011.
Consultant Mining Analyst
Oliver principally works on Metal Focus’ global mine supply, producer cost and producer hedging research. Before joining Metals Focus Oliver worked for three years at Thomson Reuter GFMS, formerly GFMS, prior to which he spent two years as a geotechnical engineer.
Oliver holds a BSc (Hons) Geology from the University of Bristol and an MSc Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines.
Regional Sales Director
Carmen is the Metals Focus’ Regional Sales Director for Latin America, Europe (except UK), Middle East, CIS, and Asia (except China and Hong Kong). She has over 5-year experience in the precious metals markets working for GFMS, Thomson Reuters and now for Metals Focus.
Jadwiga Zajac joined Metals Focus in July 2013 as Office Manager. She previously spent 18 months working for Thomson Reuters GFMS as Sales Administrator and Account Manager. Jadwiga has several years’ experience working in customer service and administration and holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Jean Paul’s II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.
Precious Metals Weekly
This report discusses the latest developments in the precious metals space, their implications for the markets and Metals Focus’ near-term views.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for this report, as well as co-branded or white label versions for external distribution.
Precious Metals One-Year Forecasting Monthly
This monthly report offers a one year forecast for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. The reports also discuss and comment on the upside and downside risks.
The Precious Metals Five-Year Forecasting Quarterlies
Available for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium each quarterly report delivers a five-year forecast; included in this are price forecasts, projections on the main supply and demand components and the key factors that Metals Focus expects to drive these developments over the next five years. These reports set out what could happen to each metal under three different scenarios; base case, bullish and bearish and back each up with detailed commentary and analysis.
The reports quarterly are available for sale as three separate services or as a package.
The Gold and Silver Doré Flows Service
This service offers a detailed insight into the global flow of gold and silver doré from mine site to refiner. For anyone with an interest in the transportation, financing or refining of doré, whether acquiring or safeguarding supplies, this service offers a unique source of market insight. The information is presented on a mine-by-mine or project-by-project basis.
All major gold and silver mines and projects are covered in this service, along with doré production volumes, including the gold/silver content, as well as the current refining destination for each doré stream (refinery/company and country, where available). The historic series dates back to 2010, with forward-looking output projected out to 2025. This service also offers expiry dates of existing refining contracts (where available). This is a bi-annual service, comprising of a concise, focused report, coupled with a comprehensive dataset delivered in Excel.
The Gold and Silver Mining Focus Service
Under the auspices of the Denver Gold Group, this service offers detailed industry wide cost and production research. This service provides a global performance benchmark for the industry, by offering a comprehensive summary of gold and silver supply dynamics.
The Gold Mine Costs Service
The Metals Focus Gold Mine Costs Service provides:
• Miners, financial institutions, governments and other gold stakeholders with detailed forward-looking insights into the underlying drivers for gold costs.
• The service offers a suite of historic cost data (both on a quarterly and annual basis), in addition to detailed forward looking cost analysis of over 250 gold mines and projects globally out to 2040.
• Cost are analysed using cash operating costs, total cash costs and total production metrics, in addition to the newly defined World Gold Council All-In Sustaining Cost and the fully loaded All-In Cost metrics.
• Delivery of all data is via Excel, with workbooks refreshed and ready to download on a regular basis.
• In addition, clients will also be sent an accompanying quarterly report flagging the major cost trends both globally and regionally, including a project for future cost drivers.
Tailor-made consultancy services
Metals Focus covers the precious metals space from the mine to the market. We can provide in-depth consulting services to mining companies, corporations, investment funds, central banks, financial institutions and governments based on our extensive precious metals research.
We are independent and concentrate solely on the precious metals space, which gives our clients focused quality research. The customised services we offer range from specific research studies to customer guidance and strategic advice through presentations and conference calls.