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For the investment sector, SFA (Oxford) provides critical metals intelligence for global investment banks, funds, commodity trading houses, institutional and private investors and family wealth offices, and has completed comprehensive global due diligence appraisals on behalf of investors. SFA’s tailored Board-level Market Intelligence Briefings provide executive management with in-depth, forward-looking intelligence covering the current and future trends and influences acting on global commodities – information essential for future business planning and strategic decision-making. Our reports are often delivered to coincide with scheduled Board meetings and reporting requirements, providing management with a concise digest of all the key industry facts, figures and forecasts.

PGM Consulting

Platinum Group Metals

Battery Metal Consulting

Lithium, Nickel and Cobalt

Green H2 Consulting

Clean Energy, Electrolysis and Fuel Cells

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Solutions for investors

SFA offers a broad spectrum of services for investors in PGMs, battery metals and materials, green hydrogen and fuel cells, applying our strategic focus and bespoke approach to meet your needs.

Market outlook reports for investors

The PGM Quarterly Market Report and Price Outlook

Released every three months, this price risk-focused report details-impacting factors for platinum, palladium and rhodium markets for the next three years.

PGM Market Report and Price Outlook to 2040

Our highly detailed market view provides current and long-term trends and influences acting on the global PGM markets.

The 2050 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

SFA's new ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences, market risks and trends on the PGM markets out to 2050.

The Iridium Market Report and Price Outlook

A comprehensive quarterly report on iridium market fundamentals and integration of future technologies for new and existing end-users.

The Ruthenium Market Report and Price Outlook

Stay up-to-date with a quarterly 5-year forecast on ruthenium's technological developments and underlying evolution of supply, demand and end-use applications.

Green Hydrogen Metals Market and Price Outlook

A proprietary report unlocking the current and future demands for precious metals (Pt, Ir, and Ru) used in electrolysers and fuel cells for the hydrogen economy.

Heraeus Precious Appraisal and Market Spotlights

In collaboration with Heraeus, this weekly report makes sure all the key precious metal and macroeconomic developments are fully analysed by the SFA team.

Joining the Dots between the PGM markets & prices

Unrivalled insights and definitive answers to PGM purchasing dynamics, metal flows, trading and pricing factors affecting platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Spent Autocatalyst PGM Recycling Mapped

A comprehensive study of recycled autocatalysts from scrapyards, collection, decanners, smelting and refining players, technology developments and economics.

North America PGM Market Outlook

An assessment of PGM purchasing, trade flows and end-use consumption as well as mapping key industry players for strategic investment.

China PGM Market Outlook

Bottom-up evaluation of the precious metals trading environment, regulatory framework, end-use markets, recycling volumes and key players.

Southeast Asia PGM Market Outlook

A critical impact study of PGM consumption by country of major-end uses, and future metal requirements by company.

India PGM Market Outlook

Detailed market intelligence on PGM demand and supply, major players and the recycling market to assist strategic planning.

The Long-term Chrome Market Outlook

Our bespoke chrome report gives our latest view on supply, demand, and pricing out to 2026 and analyses the impact of chrome on mine profitability.

Battery Metals Quarterly Report and Price Outlook

Our quarterly price risk-focused report details factors impacting the lithium, nickel and cobalt markets for the next five years and future battery technology trends.

Joining the dots between Lithium, Nickel and Cobalt

The SFA team completes a deep dive into the short- to long-term opportunities enabling the success of electric vehicle production across supported regions.

Quarterly Lithium Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released four times a year, SFA's lithium price risk report details short- to medium-term factors impacting the lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide markets.

2040 Lithium Market Outlook

This ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the lithium market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Nickel Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's nickel price risk-focused service details the factors impacting nickel sulphate demand, MHP and refined nickel for the next five years.

Long-term Nickel Market and Prices Outlook to 2040

This ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the nickel market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Cobalt Market Report and Price Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's cobalt price risk-focused report details cobalt supply and demand impacting factors for the next five years.

Long-term Cobalt Market and Price Outlook to 2040

This ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the cobalt market and battery technologies out to 2040.

North America Battery Materials Market Outlook

Significant long-term opportunities exist along the value chain as more supportive legislation drives EV growth, with greater awareness of ESG pressures.

China Battery Materials Market Outlook

China has the largest electric vehicle market in the world, so how can China co-exist with the rest of the world in this sector?

Europe Battery Materials Market Outlook

European automakers need greater involvement in the battery supply chain to source raw materials and precursor components to improve supply security.

Australia Battery Materials Market Outlook Report

With Australia's abundance of battery raw materials, long-term challenges exist to develop its beneficiation strategy towards battery-grade precursor products.

The Lithium Triangle in South America

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile have long been low-cost sources of lithium supply for electric vehicles but greater ESG scrutiny means new processes must be adopted.

India Battery Materials Market Outlook

With high car ownership, dense cities, and the need to improve urban air quality, how can India adopt more electric vehicles and can city infrastructure cope?

Investor news and insights

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

4 July 2024 | Kimberly Berman

Discover SFA (Oxford)'s view on why EV adoption in the US is low compared to other markets despite car dependency, emissions concerns, and Tesla's success.

Can Graphite Export Restrictions Lift Supply?

20 June 2024 | Kimberly Berman

Graphite trade tensions between the US and China may drive needed industry development in N. America and Europe, reducing geopolitical energy transition risks.

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