Ross Beaty and Tom Kaplan in Conversation with Bob Quartermain - September 13, 2016

Ross Beaty is a geologist and resource entrepreneur with over 41 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. A graduate of the University of BC in geology and law and Imperial College in geology, Mr. Beaty is an internationally recognized leader in both non-renewable and renewable resource development. He has founded and divested a number of companies and remains founder and Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world’s leading silver producers, and founder and Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a mid-sized renewable energy company with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power operations in BC, Ontario, Nevada, and Iceland. Mr. Beaty is also a well-known environmental philanthropist, primarily through The Sitka Foundation. He is a Director of the Nature Trust of BC, Director of The Pacific Salmon Foundation and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of BC.

Thomas S. Kaplan is an American entrepreneur and environmentalist. After completing his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in History at Oxford University, Dr. Kaplan applied his historical insights to create high returns from investments in resource exploration and development. Beginning with silver, and then platinum group and base metals as well as gold, he moved into energy. Since selling Leor Energy in 2007, when it was then among the fastest growing privately-held natural gas producers in North America, Dr. Kaplan has focused on the Electrum Group of Companies, a precious metals-focused asset management firm acting in partnership with sovereign wealth funds. Dr. Kaplan and his family support a number of philanthropic and conservation causes in the United States and the developing world. He and his wife Daphne founded Panthera, a charity which he chairs devoted to preserving the big cats and their eco-systems around the globe, as well as the Orianne Society, which preserves long-leaf pine landscapes. They also endowed Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (the WildCRU), which has won numerous awards for its cutting edge wildlife projects, including the one made famous by the poaching of Cecil the Lion. Dr. Kaplan is a Director and the former Chairman of the 92nd Street Y, New York’s premier cultural and community center. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations as well as Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he and Professor Graham Allison created the Recanati-Kaplan Intelligence Fellows program.

Robert A. Quartermain has extensive global experience in geology, exploration and development. Over his 40-year career in the resource industry, he has established a solid track record in building shareholder value in the field of precious metals exploration and development. Dr. Quartermain was the president of Silver Standard Resource Inc. from 1985 to 2010, over which time the company grew from a small exploration company with a market capitalization of over $2 million, to a company with a producing mine, five advanced development properties, a pipeline of early stage exploration properties and a market capitalization of over $2 billion. Dr. Quartermain is currently the Chairman and CEO of Pretium Resources, which he incorporated in 2010 and is advancing construction of the low-cost, high-grade Brucejack property in northern BC. Dr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen’s University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.  Dr. Quartermain has recently been awarded the 2016 A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award for his exceptional achievement and distinguished contribution to mining exploration in Canada. He is also a recipient of the 2010 CIM Vale Inco Medal Award, in recognition for his leadership in the mining industry, and the 2008 AME BC Murray Pezim Award for his achievements in financing mineral exploration. Under Dr. Quartermain’s leadership, Pretium Resources received the PDAC 2013 Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian mineral discovery and prospecting success.

John Hathaway and Ronald-Peter Stöferle in conversation with Martin Murenbeeld - September 14, 2016 Sponsored by Dundee Capital Markets

John Hathaway, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined Tocqueville in 1997. He co-manages the Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX).  In addition, he manages separate accounts with a gold equity mandate including the Falcon Gold Fund, the Falcon Gold UCITS Fund, Tocqueville Gold Amerique (FCP), a sovereign wealth fund, and various separate accounts for family offices and government entities.  Mr. Hathaway began his career in 1970 as an Equity Analyst with Spencer Trask & Co. In 1976, he joined investment advisory firm David J. Greene & Co., where he became partner. In 1986, he co-founded and managed Hudson Capital Advisors and in 1988 became Chief Investment Officer of Oak Hall Advisors. Mr. Hathaway holds a BA from Harvard College and an MFA from the University of Virginia.  He has appeared in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Grant’s and numerous other financial media outlets. Mr. Hathaway is widely considered to be a leading voice on the subject of gold and precious metals.

Ronald-Peter Stöferle is a Managing Partner and Investment Manager of Incrementum AG. Together with Mark Valek, he manages a global macro fund which is based on the principles of the Austrian School of Economics. Previously, he worked seven years for Vienna-based Erste Group Bank where he began writing extensive reports on gold and oil. His benchmark reports called ‘In GOLD we TRUST’ drew international coverage on CNBC and Bloomberg, and in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. During his studies in business administration, economics and finance at the Vienna University of Economics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked for Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) in the field of Fixed Income/Credit Investments. After graduation, he participated in various courses in Austrian Economics and obtained a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) designation. Next to his work at Incrementum, he is a lecturing member of the Institute of Value-Based Economics and a lecturer at the Academy of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Dr. Murenbeeld graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972 with a PhD in international finance. He joined the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Toronto but left in 1978 to start M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc., an economic consultancy in the area of international finance. The company was bought by DundeeWealth Inc., a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation in 2004 and he was appointed Chief Economist of the firm. Dr. Murenbeeld is frequently quoted in the financial press and a regular speaker at international precious metals conferences.