Sector Expert: Robert Baylis


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Robert Baylis is managing director of Roskill Information Services Ltd., which is based in London and provides research and consultancy on industrial mineral, minor metal and steel alloy markets. Baylis joined Roskill in 2006 focusing initially on the cobalt market. He first started researching the tungsten market in 2011, co-authoring and editing Roskill's 11th edition of its multi-client tungsten report published in 2014. Since 2011, he has also undertaken several single-client research projects on tungsten, as well as advancing Roskill's tungsten research, specifically on secondary production, Chinese domestic production and production costs.

Recent Interviews

Robert Baylis: A Taste for Tungsten—Finding the Sweet Spot for Investors (12/8/14)

Finding the right combination of factors for an investable tungsten operation is no easy matter, says Robert Baylis, managing director of London-based Roskill. Much of the tungsten space is held privately, but some publicly traded equities offer leverage to future demand growth. In this interview with The Gold Report, Baylis says investor success in this space depends on finding that sweet spot where low capital and operating costs act as the honey needed to lure end users into offtake agreements or outright takeovers.

Recent Quotes

"CNQ received $15M from Mitsubishi to finance a tungsten recovery operation."

The Gold Report Interview with Robert Baylis (12/8/14)
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"LGO's Northern Dancer is one of three major tungsten projects in the Yukon."

The Gold Report Interview with Robert Baylis (12/8/14)
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