Opening Keynote Dinner - April 10, 2012

Gideon Rachman is the Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times (FT). He writes a weekly column on international politics, as well as an FT blog. He has reported for the FT from all over the world. Before joining the FT in 2006, he worked for The Economist for 15 years in a range of jobs, including as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Bangkok and Washington and as business editor. His book “Zero-Sum World” about the future of international relations was published in the UK in late 2010. It was published under the title “Zero-Sum Future” in the US in February 2011. The New York Times called it “perhaps the best one-volume account now available of the huge post-communist spread of personal freedom and economic prosperity.” The Independent called it “an important timely book that should be obligatory reading for all interested in what is happening beyond our shores.” Rachman was named as foreign-affairs commentator of the year in the UK Comment Awards for 2010. He has also written for numerous other publications, including Foreign Policy, the Washington Quarterly and Prospect magazines. He is a regular broadcaster for – amongst others – the BBC and NPR. Rachman is also a regular public speaker before both academic and business audiences. He has spoken to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Brookings Institution, the London School of Economics and the Royal Institute of International Affairs – as well as Pictet Bank, BBL Bank, Euroclear and many other business audiences. Mr Rachman is a graduate in history from Caius College, Cambridge and has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University. He is married with four children.

Kickoff Presentation - April 10, 2012 Sponsored by Dundee Capital Markets

Dr. Martin Murenbeeld graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 with a Ph.D. in international finance. He joined the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Toronto but left the Faculty in 1978 to start M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc., a consultancy specializing in gold and foreign exchange markets, as well as domestic and international financial and economic trends. M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc. was purchased by DundeeWealth Inc. in July 2004 and Dr. Murenbeeld was appointed Chief Economist. The name of M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc. was changed to DundeeWealth Economics in 2007.

Dr. Murenbeeld edits all company reports, including the weekly Gold Monitor, Financial Monitor, and monthly Economic Monitor. He is frequently quoted in the financial press and speaks often at international mining and economic conferences. He is also an adjunct professor of international finance with the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria.