"The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report"
Marc FaberEditor & Publisher, "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report"
Dr. Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr. Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, Marc Faber Limited, which acts as an investment advisor, fund manager and broker/dealer. Dr. Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report” which highlights unusual investment opportunities, and is the author of several books including “Tomorrow’s GOLD – Asia’s Age of Discovery”, which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. “Tomorrow’s Gold” was for several weeks on Amazon’s best seller list and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Thai and German. Dr. Faber is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world. A book on Dr Faber, “Riding the Millenial Storm”, by Nury Vittachi, was published in 1998. A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr. Faber is well known for his “contrarian” investment approach. He is also associated with a variety of funds.
Alain CorbaniHead of Mining & Natural Resources, Finance SA
Alain Corbani joined Finance SA in July 2013 as Head of Mining and Natural Resources and Portfolio Manager of the Global Gold & Precious Fund. From November 2008 to July 2013, he was COO of Commodities AM and portfolio manager of the same precious metal fund. To date, the fund has achieved a 15.5% excess return vs. its benchmark, the FTSE Gold Mines Index, while displaying a lower volatility. Prior to managing the Global Gold & Precious Fund, Alain worked for 17 years as a sell-side analyst and investment banker, notably as Director of Dominion Securities, then RBC Capital Markets prior to founding Green Oak Securities. He has developed an expertise in North American equity investing and financing of mining companies. Alain holds an MBA in International Management from George Washington University (USA).
Joe MazumdarCo-Editor and Analyst, Exploration Insights
Joe Mazumdar is an economic geologist/analyst at Exploration Insights. Prior to that he was a senior mining analyst at Canaccord Genuity and Haywood Securities. His experience includes director of strategic planning, corporate development at Newmont and senior market analyst/trader at Phelps Dodge. Mazumdar also worked in technical roles for IAMGOLD in Ecuador, North Minerals in Argentina/Chile and Peru, RTZ Mining and Exploration in Argentina and MIM Exploration and Mining in Queensland, Australia, among others. Mazumdar has a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Alberta, a Master of Science in geology and mining from James Cook University and a Master of Science in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines.