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About Gerard Reid

Gerard Reid Gerard Reid is a leading authority on the changes going on across the worlds of energy and mobility. Gerard assists clients and organizations in the energy and mobility areas who are struggling to understand and come to terms with unpredictable and rapid change going on around them. He is a founding partner of Alexa Capital, which delivers corporate advisory, financing, and asset management solutions across the energy, energy infrastructure, mobility, and energy technology sectors. He is also a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. He has spent over 15 years working in investment banking (equity research, fund management and corporate finance) and has taught in various universities across the world. Gerard was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and received a Bachelor of Business Studies and Master of Arts as well as Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin. Currently, he works in London and lives outside Berlin in a small village.



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Breakdown Of Interdependency Between Big Auto & Big Oil

October 9th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

Some years back I visited one of the major automobile manufacturers with some investor clients of mine. We met the CTO of that particular company, who asked us "what is the biggest mistake the automobile industry has made in the last century?" Despite the varied responses from the audience, we were all surprised by his answer: "We never controlled the fuel value chain" and to that he added "and we won’t make the same mistake with electric cars."


The Truth Around Oil

October 7th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

There is a pretty simple truth about oil, and that is that there is lots out there, a fact that is not going to change going forward. In fact, quite the opposite. There is probably more upside to production, as well as downside on the demand side, meaning we will likely see low oil prices for the foreseeable future. The likelihood is that we will also see a race to the bottom in terms of the oil price as producers try to pump oil out of the ground and bring it to market as fast as possible. This in turn will lead to stranded assets as oil companies write down high-cost resources which have become too expensive to take out of the ground



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