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SmarterMarkets™ was back at the annual Financial Times Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland this April, where the conversation focused on how the commodities traders and markets are navigating the new commodities world order.

We partnered with the FT to interview a wide-range of market participants to ask them how the big developments being discussed at the conference this year – including the pressures from the energy transition, technological innovations like AI, war and geopolitics, changing government regulations, and the end of easy money – were affecting the commodities trading landscape and the way that trading was getting done.

We also asked them to describe the ways that markets and market infrastructure need to adapt and evolve to keep pace with the changing trading landscape and what new tools and technologies would be most useful to their businesses.

Below are the full exclusive interviews from the Summit.

Click here to listen to our Special Episode of SmarterMarkets featuring a compilation of these interviews.

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Tom Wilson – Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times

Simon Collins – Chairman, HC Group

Helima Croft – Global Head of Commodity Strategy & MENA Research, RBC Capital Markets

Brian Menell – Chairman & CEO, TechMet

Amrita Sen – Co-Founder & Director of Research, Energy Aspects

Jason Tate – Head of European Power Trading and Origination, BP

Michael Curran – Head of Environmental Products, Vitol

Alasdair Were – Head of Environmental Markets, Abaxx Exchange

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