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Alice Agoos

Patrick Ryan


Best known for founding Ryan's Notes in 1995, Patrick Ryan and Alice Agoos were responsible for producing every issue of the preeminent news publication covering ferrous and nonferrous metals prices through July 2013 when the sale of their newsletter/conference business was completed. With prior experience as editors at McGraw-Hill's Platts Metals Week, Patrick and Alice spent more than 50 years combined setting metals prices, reporting market news and providing in-depth analysis to the international metals community. Patrick and Alice established relationships with metals producers, marketers and consumers in every corner of the world, and under their leadership, Ryan's Notes became the most reliable source for pricing and market news.

Alice Agoos and Patrick Ryan have delivered papers on metals markets and the economy at numerous industry events. They also have served as moderators for more than 50 industry conferences. Patrick has conducted studies on mergers and acquisitions as well as on project financing. He is a Council Member at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), and he is a frequent guest commentator on commodities on Business News Network. In 2018, Patrick and Alice founded Right Vein Society, a membership association dedicated to uncovering metal market facts and figures with daily news and prices at

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