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The Financialization of Oil Markets & The Madness of Crowds with Greg Newman

Over the last decade, commodity markets have become increasingly financialized with much more granular contracts, and therefore hedges, available on exchanges. Oil is the tip of the spear. This is profoundly changing how oil is traded and by whom. Forward curves are now dictating supply and demand. The information produced by integrated physical systems – historically the unassailable competitive advantage  of the majors – has now been democratized. This has also attracted new participants on a huge scale. The consequences is the oil markets look a lot more like equity markets and swings much more violent – supply and demand be damned. Our guest is Greg Newman, CEO of Onyx Capital Group, the leading market maker in oil swaps. Greg guides us through what is changing and the consequences for the commodities sector.