Trusted Sources Adds EM Energy Team


Trusted Sources, a leading emerging market policy research provider, has hired an emerging market energy research team.

The firm announced it has recruited a Russian specialist from Lambert Energy Advisory, an exclusive London merchant bank which has a top-flight reputation in the energy sector.  The group will be co-headed by an Asian specialist based in Hong Kong.

Trusted Sources has existing analysts in Beijing, Delhi, Moscow and São Paulo who will coordinate with the new energy hires.  The new team will report to Christopher Granville who heads Trusted Sources’ Russia/FSU research.

Full text of release below:

Trusted Sources hires James Henderson and Stephen O’Sullivan to set up its new emerging market energy research team

3rd September 2013

Trusted Sources, the leading independent provider of emerging market policy and macro research, is pleased to announce the creation of a new team focused on emerging market energy. Starting September, the team will be headed by James Henderson and Stephen O‘Sullivan.

James and Stephen will work together with the Trusted Sources country teams in Beijing, Delhi, Moscow and São Paulo to explore critical energy themes, including gas markets in the Far East; the development of energy mixes in China and other Asian countries and; oil field services in Latin America – where key drivers of supply and demand are dependent on a major emerging market country.

James Henderson is a leading authority on Russian gas and a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy, a position he will continue to hold in conjunction with his work for Trusted Sources. He was previously Head of Russia for Lambert Energy Advisory. James’s extensive energy sector experience also includes a period as Head of Energy Consulting at Wood Mackenzie Consultants, and Head of Research at Renaissance Capital in Moscow. Since completing a PhD on the development of the post-Soviet oil industry, he has worked on a number of major transactions in Russia during the past decade, including the Novatek IPO in 2005 and the recent disposal by BP of its interest in TNK-BP.

Stephen O’Sullivan began his career in the sector at BP and Total. He then moved into oil & gas consulting with Coopers and Lybrand, working across China, Russia, South Africa and the Middle East. In 1995, he was appointed Head of Research and oil & gas analyst at MC Securities, and following its acquisition by JP Morgan, he moved to Moscow as a Partner and Head of Research at United Financial Group (UFG) from 1998-2007. In this time, his team was consistently ranked #1. After the sale of UFG to Deutsche Bank, Stephen became Head of EMEA and LatAm Research where his EMEA team was ranked #1 across all sectors and the region in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 he moved to Hong Kong as Head of Research for Asia at the Australian bank, Macquarie. In 2009, he joined Barclays Capital to lead the build-out of their Asia ex-Japan research team. He left investment banking in 2012 but continues to be based in Hong Kong.

Trusted Sources’ Managing Director Christopher Granville commented, “I have known Jim and Stephen since the 1990s, when their research was helping global institutional investors make initial sense of Russia’s emerging oil & gas sector. The expertise and experience that Jim and Stephen will bring is reflected in the many years they have between them as top ranking analysts.
The combination of our country knowledge and their industry understanding in an independent research firm should be very powerful for our clients. We look forward to them helping our clients identify the best investment opportunities stemming from themes such as China and Russia gas, Pacific market gas pricing and the drivers of performance at Petrobras, Pemex and Coal India”.

James and Stephen added, “We are delighted to be joining Trusted Sources and look forward to combining our research with the first class teams of policy analysts that Trusted Sources has on the ground in Beijing and the other BRIC capitals – to develop what we believe will be a unique research product.”


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