Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Independent; Member of the Executive Committee

BA (Economics), MSc (Economics)

Andy is a member of the Executive Committee of SFA (Oxford). He has been a well-known precious metals and commodities analyst and personality for well over a quarter of a century.

At the hedge fund Ridgefield Capital, Andy generated short and long term investment ideas in precious metals, incorporating macroeconomic views and the fund's wide commodity interests. As the first precious metals analyst at Union Bank of Switzerland and Mitsui, Andy was uniquely privileged with internal information flow, establishing both those organisations' precious metal brands discreetly.

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Stephen A. Forrest
Chairman, Principal Consultant & Engineer; Chairman of the Executive Committee

Beresford Clarke
Managing Director & Head of Research; Member of the Executive Committee

David Mobbs
Head of Marketing; Member of the Executive Committee

Dr Jenny Watts
Principal Analyst: Automotive Demand & Technology; Member of the Executive Committee

Samantha Trickey
Principal Analyst: Supply, Geology & Mining; Member of the Executive Committee

Dr Ralph Grimble
Principal Market Analyst: Commodities & Financial Markets; Member of the Executive Committee

Jamie Underwood
Senior Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

Oksan Atilan
Consulting Market Analyst: Automotive Demand

Wenlin (Karen) He
Consulting Market Analyst: China

Thomas Chandler
Senior Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

Alex Biddle
Senior Mining Analyst

John Miles
Associate Consultant

Elaine Forrest
Executive Company Secretary; Secretary of the Executive Committee

Andy Smith
Independent; Member of the Executive Committee

Jeremy Coombes
Independent; Member of the Executive Committee