Franco Nevada Corporation
Pierre LassondeFounder & Chair Emeritus, Franco Nevada Corporation
Pierre Lassonde has a B.A., University of Montreal 1967, a BSc Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique, Montreal 1971 and an MBA, University of Utah, 1973. He received his P.Eng. Ontario designation in 1976, CFA designation 1984 and OIQ in 2020. He holds honorary Ph.D’s in Engineering from the Universities of Toronto, Montreal and Ryerson, Doctor of Business, University of Utah and Honorary Doctor of Law from York University, June 2014 and Western University, June 2015. Awarded Doctor of Science, Concordia University, June 2016.
Pierre Lassonde co-founded Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation in 1982. Over the next 20 years Franco provided shareholders with a 36% annualized rate of return. The company was acquired by Newmont Mining Corp in February 2002 and Pierre became President and Vice Chairman in 2007. He served as Chairman of the World Gold Council from 2005 to 2009. In 2008, Pierre led an investors group bringing back Franco-Nevada to the public market with a US$1.2B IPO and became its Chairman until May 2020. The success story continues as the market capitalization of the company today is over US$21B.
Mr. Lassonde’s philanthropic interest in education and the arts is well known. He is Past President of the Board of the Quebec National Art Museum (2005 to December 2016). In July 2015 Mr. Lassonde was appointed Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts for a term of five years. March 18, 2020, he was named Chair of Polytechnique Montréal’s Board of Directors for a period of five years.
Pierre was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002 and Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2019. He was inducted as a Fellow into The Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January 2013.
Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc.
Rick RulePresident & CEO, Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc.
Rick Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resources securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a global network of contacts in the natural resources and finance sectors. As President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resources investment management.
Mr. Rule is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is often interviewed for radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resources investment and industry topics. He is frequently quoted by prominent natural resources oriented newsletters and advisories. Mr. Rule and his team have expertise in many resources sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water. Mr. Rule is particularly active in private placement markets, having originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies.
Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. is a holding company made up of three separate and distinct companies: Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., a FINRA Registered Broker-Dealer; Sprott Asset Management USA Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser offering managed accounts; and Resource Capital Investment Corporation, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser managing partnerships. These three companies make up the U.S. Subsidiaries of Sprott Inc. and are active in securities brokerage, segregated account money management and investment partnership management involving both equity and debt instruments, across the entire spectrum of the natural resources industry.
The Northern Miner
Anthony VaccaroGroup Publisher, The Northern Miner
As Group Publisher of The Northern Miner Group, Anthony Vaccaro has overall responsibility for some of the mining industry’s most distinguished media brands including The Northern Miner, Canadian Mining Journal and Mines Handbook. Mr. Vaccaro also serves as Chief Content Officer for the Resource Innovation Group, where he has responsibility for such noted resource media brands as MINING.com, JWN Energy and the Daily Oil Bulletin. Mr. Vaccaro holds the CFA designation, has an MBA in Investment Management and serves on the Boards of the Resource Innovation Group, The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and Women Who Rock.
Jonathan GuySenior Analyst, Berenberg
Jonathan Guy is a Senior Metals & Mining Analyst at Berenberg in London. He has over 20 years’ experience as a mining analyst and has been top three ranked in both the Extel and Starmine surveys. Previously Jonathan worked for Numis Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Investec and Natixis. He holds a B.Eng in Industrial Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.
Ronald Peter StoeferleManaging Partner and Fund Manager, Incrementum AG
|Ronald 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.|
Midas Touch Consulting
Florian GrummesCEO & Founder, Midas Touch Consulting
Florian Grummes is an independent financial analyst, advisor, consultant, trader & investor as well as an international speaker with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. He is specialized in precious metals, cryptocurrencies and technical analysis. He writes a bi-weekly in-depth gold and silver analysis for one of Europe’s largest gold and silver retailers, the “pro aurum” group. Florian is also publishing a bi-weekly comprehensive gold, silver & mining stocks, as well as cryptocurrency analysis for his numerous international readers. He is well known for combining technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis into one accurate conclusion about the markets. www.midastouch-consulting.com