Between 1996 and 2004 Robert worked at CRU, focusing on the specialty steel and associated raw materials sectors, including molybdenum. Subsequently, he worked for two years as group economist at the steel producer Corus and latterly its new parent company, Tata Steel, in London.
In 2007, Robert returned to CRU where he worked on a variety of projects related to Steel and Steelmaking Raw Materials, including Cobalt. Then in 2010, he took charge of CRU's North American Steel flat products research, with additional editorial responsibility for the company's flagship Steel Sheet Products Monitor and Steel Sheet Products Market Outlook. In November 2012, Robert assumed the position of Managing Consultant with responsibility for Copper mining costs in CRU's base metals unit.
Robert holds a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol and is a CFA® charterholder.
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