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Melanie Lovatt

Finance Advisor, Research Reports
Poten & Partners

Melanie ?Lovatt ?is ?Finance ?Advisor ?at ?Poten ?& ?Partners' ?growing ?business ?intelligence ?division ?and ?is ?the ?team ?leader ?on ?the ?company's ?LNG ?Finance ?in ?World ?Markets ?quarterly ?report. ?She ?is ?also ?a ?regular ?contributor ?to ?the ?company's ?monthly ?commercial ?report, ?LNG ?in ?World ?Markets. ?She ?focuses ?on ?financing ?of ?liquefaction, ?regasification, ?and ?shipping ?sectors ?in ?order ?to ?further ?the ?understanding ?of ?structures ?used ?and ?the ?sources ?of ?both ?debt ?and ?equity. ?Prior ?to ?joining ?Poten, ?Melanie ?was ?Editor ?at ?Middle ?East ?Economic ?Survey ?(MEES). ?Before ?assuming ?the ?role ?of ?Editor, ?she ?reported ?on ?economics ?and ?finance ?in ?the ?Middle ?East ?and ?North ?Africa, ?with ?an ?emphasis ?on ?project ?finance ?in ?the ?energy ?and ?power ?sectors. ?This ?included ?the ?financings ?that ?underpinned ?Qatar's ?expansion ?into ?the ?world's ?largest ?LNG ?producer, ?and ?also ?the ?financing ?of ?the ?Omani, ?Yemeni ?and ?Egyptian ?LNG ?projects. ?Before ?MEES ?she ?analyzed ?energy ?and ?metals ?markets ?for ?top ?UK ?and ?US ?information ?providers, ?primarily ?from ?New ?York. ?Melanie ?has ?a ?Bsc ?degree ?in ?Geology ?from ?the ?University ?of ?Hull ?in ?the ?UK.