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December 4, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

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S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts Webinar: How is the growth of derivatives contracts reshaping the world’s vegetable oil markets?

The explosive growth in global oilseeds and vegetable oils supply has started to level off, leaving the industry facing new vistas ahead. New mandates in the biofuels sector will lead to radical changes in demand for vegetable oils, while in the food markets European consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and economic impact of the crops which supply their needs.

With the European vegetable oil market on the cusp of rapid change, Platts provides the industry with solutions to manage that change. Our price assessments provide a window of transparency into a number of otherwise opaque markets, while a growing number of Platts-based derivatives offer the opportunity for companies to better-manage risk.

This webinar brings together S&P Global Platts agriculture specialists to discuss the state of the European vegetable oils market and the development of new pricing benchmarks to meet the market's needs.


Robert Beaman

Associate Pricing Director, EMEA Agriculture
S&P Global Platts

Robert is the Associate Pricing Director for EMEA Agriculture at S&P Global Platts. He joined Platts in 2011 from London-based research house BMI, where he was responsible for downstream oil market research. Between 2011 and 2019, he covered the crude oil, residual fuel and Russian oil markets for Platts, becoming Managing Editor for crude oil in 2014 and Associate Director for crude oil and residual fuels in 2016. He joined the EMEA Agriculture pricing team in 2019 and he is now responsible for regional coverage of biofuels, sugar, grains, oilseeds and rice.

Robert graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in English and an MPhil in Russian and Eastern European studies, focusing on Polish regional economic development during the Polish People's Republic. Robert speaks English, Polish, and Russian.

Alex Bobylov

Senior Pricing Specialist, Agriculture EMEA
S&P Global Platts

Alex Bobylov looks after agricultural products, grains and oilseeds in particular. Alex joined S&P Global Platts in 2018 from a physical trading company where he traded grains and pulse for 1.5 years. Prior to the trading position Alex worked at CME Group for 5 years where he held different positions including agricultural products manager. Alex graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Finance and Strategy.

Piero Carello

Global Manager, Market Development
S&P Global Platts

Piero joined Platts in November 2018 as Global Manager Market Development, Agriculture. He works closely with our agricultural content team across the regions to help identify new potential areas of interest for Platts. Piero has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural commodities trading in various locations around the world. Prior to joining Platts, Piero worked for Olam in London where he headed the raw sugar trading desk.

George Duke

Associate Editor, EMEA Oilseeds
S&P Global Platts

George joined Platts in September 2019 as an Associate Editor for the EMEA Oilseeds market. In this role, George assesses Platts’ FOB Black Sea Sunflower Oil and the new CIF Rotterdam Palm Oil assessments. Previous to Platts, George graduated with a bachelor of arts in History from the University of Southampton before working for an agricultural commodity pricing and analytics company for two years.


S&P Global Platts Webinar: How is the growth of derivatives contracts reshaping the world’s vegetable oil markets?

The sessions will cover:

  • Overview of Platts role in the Agricultural sphere

  • Market update on European vegetable oils market

  • Platts vegetable oil assessments

  • Risk management in a volatile sector

  • Q&A