13 February 2015

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By Daniel Lacalle and Diego Parrilla
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The Energy World Is Flat provides a forward-looking analysis of the energy markets and addresses the implications of their rapid transformation. Written by acknowledged expert Daniel Lacalle, who is actively engaged with energy portfolios in the financial space, this book is grounded in experience with the world of high-stakes finance, and relays a realist’s perspective of the current and future state of the energy markets. Readers will be brought up to date on the latest developments in the area, and learn the strategies that allow investors to profit from these developments. An examination of the markets’ history draws parallels between past and current shifts, and a discussion of technological advancements helps readers understand the issues driving these changes.

Energy has always been at the forefront of the economic agenda, being both the key to and a driver for development and growth. Its centrality to the world of finance makes it imperative for investors and analysts to understand the energy markets, irrespective of where on the wide range of energy spectrum observers they fall. The Energy World Is Flat is a guide to the past, present, and future of these crucial markets, and the strategies that make them profitable. These include:

  • Understanding the state of the energy markets, including key developments and changes
  • Discovering the ten pillars of a successful energy investment strategy
  • Reviewing the history of the energy markets to put recent changes into perspective
  • Learning which technologies are driving the changes, and how it will affect investors

The recent energy market changes were both unexpected and so fundamental in nature that they represent a true shift in the energy macro- and microeconomic landscape. Investors and analysts seeking a stronger approach to these markets need the expert guidance provided by The Energy World Is Flat.

Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle has a PhD in Economics, is a Global Economy Professor and Financial Analyst (CIIA title), with a post graduate degree in IESE and a Master’s Degree in Economy Investigation (UCV).

Author of “Life In The Financial Markets” (Wiley, 2014), “The Energy World Is Flat” (Wiley, 2014, with Diego Parrilla) and “Escape From Central Bank Trap” (Business Expert Press).

Regular collaborator with CNBC, El Español, Hedgeye, Focus Economics and The Wall Street Journal. His bestselling books have been published in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish with the titles: “Nosotros los Mercados”, “Viaje a la Libertad Economica”, “La Madre de Todas las Batallas”, Hablando se Entiende la Gente” and “Acabemos con el Paro” (Deusto), as well as in Portuguese “Nos Os Mercados”.

Mr Lacalle has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and finance sectors, including experience in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He was voted Top 3 Generalist and Number 1 Pan-European Buyside Individual in Oil & Gas in Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011, the leading survey among companies and financial institutions.


Diego Parrilla

Best-selling author of “The Energy World is Flat” and “The Anti-Bubbles”. Portfolio Manager Global Macro, Volatility, and Tail Risk. Engineer and Economist.