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Sven conducts securities analysis including equity and credit research on North American US E&Ps, asset valuations and forecasting, and assesses financial and operational strategies. He also publishes Company Play Analyses and Company Deal Analyses, focusing on creation or destruction of net asset and shareholder value, and analysis of mergers and acquisitions. He also aids in the research behind S&P Global Commodity Insights 's SEAM reports (Significant Energy Assets on the Market) in the United States, issuing provisional valuations on assets that may be sold for any reason including activist investors or potential bankruptcy. He has 15 years of experience in energy research, focusing on securities analysis in global exploration and production as well as the European integrated oil sector. Sven has broad energy and natural resource sector experience, actively covering oil and gas exploration and production, refining and processing, marketing and trading, and transmission and distribution including regulated utilities in both the United States and Europe, as well as mining including coal, timber harvesting, and power generation.
Prior to joining S&P Global Commodity Insights, he worked at a full-service investment bank and brokerage catering to start-up, small and midcap North American E&Ps, counseling managers of US hedge funds and buy-side institutions. Sven is a Registered Investment Advisor, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the Stamford, Connecticutt Society of Securities Analysts. He recently held (FINRA) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7, 86, 87, and 63 licenses. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish and a citizen of both the United States and the European Union.
Sven holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and an MA in Energy and Environmental Economics from Eni Corporate University, in Milan, Italy.