Investing in critical minerals

Tuesday 16 January 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This event has been organised by CFA UK's Energy Transition Special Interest Group 

Ever wondered about the significance of rare earths, lithium, cobalt, graphite, and copper? Understanding the role of these elements in the transition to a more sustainable future can be valuable for investors looking to support and capitalise on emerging trends. 

Join us as our speaker, Megan Phoenix, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Innovate UK KTN, delves into rare earths as an example of critical minerals that are urgently needed.  You will also uncover the vital role critical minerals play in the sustainable transition and gain insights into where investments can be made across asset classes. 

The discussion will also explore battery minerals, copper and other essential materials needed for the energy transition, as well as discussing why security of supply is such an issue in Europe. 


Registration: 16:55 
Event: 17:00 - 18:00 


Megan Phoenix, Knowledge Transfer Manager - for Investor Communities, Innovate UK KTN  

Megan is a Knowledge Transfer Manager for Investor Communities in the Strategic Development directorate; she supports Innovate UK KTN to engage more widely with private investors for the goal of increasing private investment into UK innovation. 

Before joining KTN, Megan worked at an accelerator supporting early-stage technology startups by providing pre-seed and seed funding as well as non-financial support to mission-driven founders. Megan gained a deep understanding of the typical profile of opportunities that private finance providers prefer to consider and ultimately invest in. Her role involved sourcing and screening applicants for investment, supporting the deal execution process through the construction of investment memos and due diligence, as well as helping portfolio startups to execute their growth plans and commercial strategies. 

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