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About the author

Lydia Rainforth is a Managing Director in our Equity Research team with close to two decades experience in the energy sector. Lydia started at Barclays in 2009 where she joined the nascent European equity research team. Prior to this Ms Rainforth started her career covering Russian oil and gas companies at Lehman Brothers. The Global Energy team aims to provide industry leading and thought provoking research across the industry from the early stages of exploration through to the end retail business.


Lydia & team have a special interest in the development of renewable energy and the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in investing. Ms Rainforth holds a first class honours degree from the University of Cambridge.

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