Juliet Walsh

Global base metals editor
Juliet is the global base metals editor, a position that became permanent when she joined Fastmarkets in 2020. Her background is in PRAs covering oil and oil products markets, with Platts, ICIS-LOR, and Argus from the late 1980s, with a career break of sorts from 2002-2010 working as an independent recruitment consultant in the oil sector.The global base metals team of 18 reporters, senior reporters and editors is based in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Brazil. In Asia and the US the team is combined with the minor metals, ores, alloys and industrial minerals team (MMOAIM) under the non-ferrous banner, and this rebranding is underway in Europe too, not least to reflect the focus of both teams on battery raw materials, with lithium and cobalt covered by the MMOAIM team, and nickel covered by base metals reporters.Juliet studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and joined the PRA sector as a route into journalism, but quickly realized that reporting markets from a pricing perspective was easily as interesting as writing news. Juliet is still reporting markets today, covering the international nickel sulfate reference price launched in April 2021. A growing focus on battery raw materials specifically and energy transitions more generally is a shared goal across the company, with base metals firmly in the spotlight as nickel, aluminium, copper, plus scrap and secondary markets play their part in the evolution of not only electric vehicles but also renewable energy solutions such as solar and wind power.