Sprott Asset Management
John HathawaySenior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management
John Hathaway is a Portfolio Manager of Sprott Hathaway Special Situations Strategy and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Sprott Gold Equity Fund. Previously, Mr. Hathaway joined Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. in 1997 where he was a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Tocqueville Gold Fund as well as other investment vehicles in the Tocqueville Gold Equity Strategy. He was also the Portfolio Manager of private funds. Prior to joining Tocqueville, Mr. Hathaway co-founded and managed Hudson Capital Advisors followed by seven years with Oak Hall Advisors as the Chief Investment Officer in 1986. In 1976, he joined the investment advisory firm David J. Greene and Company, where he became a Partner. Mr. Hathaway began his career in 1970 as an Equity Analyst with Spencer Trask & Co. Mr. Hathaway earned a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Mr. Hathaway was also the Chairman of Tocqueville Management Corporation, the General Partner of Tocqueville. He also holds the CFA® designation.
Ronald-Peter StöferleManaging Partner and Investment Manager, Incrementum AG
Ronnie is managing partner of Incrementum AG and responsible for Research and Portfolio Management.
He studied business administration and finance in the USA and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and also gained work experience at the trading desk of a bank during his studies. Upon graduation he joined the research department of Erste Group, where in 2007 he published his first In Gold We Trust report. Over the years, the In Gold We Trust report has proceeded to become one of the benchmark publications on gold, money, and inflation.
Since 2013 he has held the position as reader at scholarium in Vienna, and he also speaks at Wiener Börse Akademie (i.e. the Vienna Stock Exchange Academy). In 2014, he co-authored the international bestseller “Austrian School for Investors”, and in 2019 “Die Nullzinsfalle” (The Zero Interest Rate Trap). He is a member of the board of directors at Tudor Gold Corp. (TUD), a significant explorer in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle as well as a member of the advisory board of Affinity Metals (AFF). Moreover, he joined as an advisor to Matterhorn Asset Management, a global leader in wealth preservation in the form of physical gold stored outside the banking system.
Ronnie is married and proud father of three daughters. He spends his spare time with his family, watching and playing football, running, and at classical concerts.
U.S. Global Investors
Ralph AldisSenior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Global Investors
Ralph Aldis rejoined U.S. Global Investors as senior mining analyst in November 2001. He is responsible for analyzing gold and precious metals stocks in his role as portfolio manager. In 2011, 2015, 2018 and again in 2021, Mr. Aldis was named a U.S. Metals and Mining “TopGun” by Brendan Wood International. In 2016 he and CEO Frank Holmes were named Best Americas Based Fund Manager by the Mining Journal.
Previously, Mr. Aldis worked for Eisner Securities, where he was an investment analyst for its high net worth group and oversaw its mutual fund operations. Before joining Eisner Securities, Mr. Aldis worked for 10 years as director of research for U.S. Global Investors, where he applied quantitative skills towards stocks, portfolio tilting, cash optimization and performance attribution analysis.
Mr. Aldis received a master’s degree in energy and mineral resources from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science in geology, from Stephen F. Austin University in 1981, graduating cum laude. Mr. Aldis is a member of the CFA Society of San Antonio.
Lila Manassa MurphyExecutive Vice President & CFO, Dundee Corporation
Since May 2021, Ms. Lila Manassa Murphy has served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Dundee Corporation, a public Canadian independent holding company, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, focused on holding and managing investments in the energy, natural resources, agriculture and real estate industries. She currently sits on the boards of Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE: GORO) and Green Brick Partners (NYSE: GRBK). Ms. Manassa Murphy previously served on the board and audit committee of Dundee Corporation, from August 2018 to March 2021. Ms. Manassa Murphy founded Intrinsic Value Partners, LLC in 2018, a provider of consulting services to asset management firms and family offices. Previously, she was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Federated Hermes, Inc., a Fortune 500, ESG focused investment firm. Prior, Ms. Manassa Murphy worked as an Analyst at David W. Tice & Associates Inc. with a dedicated focus on natural resources investing. She has more than 25 years of diverse investment management experience. She sits on the board and finance committee of Sustainable Development Strategies Group, a US-based independent non-profit research institute advancing best practices for sustainable management of natural resources. She is a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
1832 Asset Management LP
Robert CohenVP & Portfolio Manager, 1832 Asset Management LP
Robert Cohen joined Dynamic Funds in 1998 as mining analyst and has been lead portfolio manager on the Dynamic Precious Metals Fund since 2000 and the Dynamic Strategic Gold Class Fund since its inception. Robert also co-manages the Scotia Resource Fund, Dynamic Resource Fund and the Dynamic Strategic Resource Fund. Robert has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has worked as a Mineral Process Engineer for numerous companies including BHP, Lac Minerals, and Aurex Resources. Robert has won numerous Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, Fundata FundGrade Awards, and Brendan Woods International TopGun Awards. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining & Mineral Process Engineering (1992) and a Master of Business Administration (1998) from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder (2003) from the CFA Institute.
Jamie StraussFounder, The Digbee
Jamie Strauss is the founder and CEO of Digbee, a data and research platform for the mining industry. Having raised over a $1bn for development stage mining companies over the last 20 years, he wanted to find a solution to the complex and longwinded economic studies that contain the capability to mitigate risk but are so often misunderstood or worse, misused. The demand for quality, independent analysis of technical considerations is rapidly increasing with the dominance of private equity and strategic investors, Digbee provides the only efficient and cost effective solution for the industry.
Jamie is also a Non Executive Director of Altius Minerals and Bacanora Lithium. He is also a trustee of The Julian Baring Scholarship which has funded, alongside its co-funding partners, over 100 scholarships to deserving students wanting to study mining related degrees at Southern African Universities.
Orion Resource Partners
Kirsten WolfChief Risk Officer, Orion Resource Partners
Kirsten Wolf is the Chief Risk Officer of Orion Resource Partners and also chairs their ESG committee. Prior to Orion, Ms. Wolf was Chief Risk Officer for the Red Kite Group’s Mine Finance business. Before joining Red Kite in 2006, Ms. Wolf was a Director in CIBC World Markets’ Market and Credit Risk department managing commodity risk. In that role she oversaw production of risk management metrics such as Value at Risk and stress/scenario testing and also measured and approved credit risk for customer business. She also coordinated expansion of the bank’s commodity market and credit risk management systems. Previously Ms. Wolf was a Risk Manager for RWE Trading GmbH providing market risk management, risk reporting and trading P&L for their pan-European natural gas trading business. Prior to that Ms. Wolf was an analyst at Enron Energy Services; and a Sales Representative at Exxon Chemical Ltd. Ms. Wolf received a BEng in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering from University of Bath.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
Patrick DrouinSenior Vice President, Investor Relations & Sustainability, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
Mr. Drouin joined the Company in 2012, bringing with him 12 years of experience in the financial industry. He worked for UBS Securities from 2001 to 2012 in institutional equity sales across North America and in Europe, most recently in London as Head of European Sales for UBS Canada. In this role, Mr. Drouin built a sales platform responsible for advising fund managers on Canadian equities. He was also a member of the UBS Canadian Executive Committee, which oversaw strategic decisions for the Canadian business. Prior to this, Mr. Drouin worked in both Toronto and San Francisco for UBS Canada, advising the largest US institutional investors on Canadian equities. Throughout his advisory career, he has focused on the resource sector. Prior to UBS, he served as a Project Geologist in the San Francisco Bay Area for William Lettis & Associates. Mr. Drouin has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Masters in Geology from the University of Memphis.
David AwramSr. Executive Vice President, Sandstorm Gold
David Awram co-founded Sandstorm Gold in 2008. Through his contributions to capital raises, technical due diligence, and corporate development, David has been instrumental in growing the company from a start-up to a leading mid-tier royalty company. Before starting Sandstorm, David served as Director of Investor Relations at Silver Wheaton Corp. (now Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.) where his role included corporate development and investor relations during Silver Wheaton’s dramatic growth into a multi-billion dollar company.
Vida Carbon Corp.
Jamie KeechExecutive Chairman, Vida Carbon Corp.
Jamie Keech is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Vida Carbon. Jamie has nearly two decades of experience in the natural resource sector and has been involved in founding, incubating and financing numerous companies.
Jamie is a Partner at Inventa Capital, a private natural resources venture builder and investment company, he is also the founder and CIO of Resource Insider an independent investment research firm providing investors access to exclusive research focused on the natural resource sector.
Jamie holds a Master of Engineering with a focus on sustainable development & carbon capture for the mining industry from Exeter University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Star Royalties Ltd.
Alex PerninChief Executive Officer, Star Royalties Ltd.
Alex Pernin is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Star Royalties. He was previously responsible for managing capital allocation and corporate development at Barrick Gold where he oversaw all major internal, joint-venture and M&A opportunities. He was involved in the US$6 billion Randgold Resources acquisition, the largest gold sector acquisition in a decade, as well as the US$5 billion Barrick Gold – Newmont Mining Nevada Joint Venture. Prior to Barrick Gold, Mr. Pernin was in equity research at Canaccord Genuity where he covered junior and mid-capitalization precious metals producers as well as royalty and streaming companies. Before that, he was at Freeport-McMoRan and Northern Superior Resources in mining operations and greenfields exploration roles, respectively. Mr. Pernin is a Registered Professional Geologist in the province of Ontario and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (gold medallist) and a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology, both from the University of Toronto.
Michael KonnertCo-Founder and Managing Partner, Inventa Capital
Michael is a mining entrepreneur experienced in deal-making, financing, and corporate strategy. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Inventa Capital, a leading natural resource investor and incubator with companies worldwide, focusing on the global shift in energy systems. He is the founder and CEO of Vizsla Silver Corp. (NYSE-A: VZLA) which is developing the newly consolidated Panuco-Copala district, one of Mexico’s highest-grade silver and gold districts. Previously, Michael co-founded CobaltOne Energy Corp, a cobalt exploration company he led as CEO and sold to Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) in 2017. Mr. Konnert is a director of Vida Carbon Corp, Vizsla Copper (TSX-V: VCU), and Summa Silver (TSX-V: SSVR).
Dr. Nicole Adshead-BellCupel Advisory Corp., Director
Nicole is a geologist with over 26 years of combined capital markets and mining sector experience, including 18 years cumulative as an independent director for Canadian, Australian, US and UK listed mining companies with participation across the spectrum of board committee functions. Her career includes CEO of Australian listed Brazilian gold producer Beadell Resources Ltd prior to its acquisition by a Canadian mining company; Director of Research, Sun Valley Gold LLC a SEC registered precious metals fund and Managing Director Investment Banking, Haywood Securities Inc. More recently she established a company to focus on investments and advisory services in the mining sector – Cupel Advisory Corp. She is Chairman of ASX/TSXV listed Hot Chili Ltd, Lead Director of TSXV listed Bravo Metals Corp. and a director of TSX listed Altius Minerals Corp., TSX listed Dundee Precious Metals and ASX listed Matador Mining Ltd.
Octavio ("Tavi") CostaPartner and Portfolio Manager, Crescat Capital
Tavi is a Member and Portfolio Manager at Crescat Capital and has been with the firm since 2013. He is responsible for developing Crescat’s macro models as part of our thematic investment process. His research has been featured in financial publications such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Real Vision, and others. Tavi is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Before joining Crescat, he worked with the underwriting of financial products and in international business at Braservice, a large logistics company in Brazil. Tavi graduated cum laude from Lindenwood University in St. Louis with a B.A. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Spanish. Tavi played NCAA Division 1 tennis for Liberty University.
Karora Resources Inc.
Oliver TurnerExecutive Vice President, Corporate Development, Karora Resources Inc.
Oliver is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Karora Resources. In 2021, Karora Resources became the first carbon neutral junior gold producer via its partnership with Invert Inc., a company focused on helping decarbonize the mining industry. Prior to his role with Karora, Oliver was a Senior Vice President of Precious Metals Equity Research at GMP Securities (now Stifel) covering the junior and mid-tier precious metals sector. He previously worked as a Mining Engineer for Wardrop Engineering (now Tetratech). Oliver is a CFA charterholder and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School and Mining Engineering at Queen’s University in Canada.
James HolmanVice President/Portfolio Manager, Merk Investments
Jamie Holman joined Merk Investments in April of 2022. He serves as Vice President of Merk Investments, is a portfolio manager of the ASA fund, and is a partner of Merk Capital Partners. Before joining Merk Investments, Jamie spent a decade at Invesco and Oppenheimerfunds as an analyst on the Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Fund. He has also worked in research at the Colorado School of Mines, for Royal Gold, and a few startup companies. Jamie holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and is a CFA charter holder.
Stock News Now
Robert KraftChief Executive Officer, Stock News Now
Robert Kraft is the CEO of Planet MicroCap, publishers of the Planet MicroCap Podcast, Due Diligence series, MicroCap Review Magazine, Planet MicroCap Newsletter and Hosts of the Planet MicroCap Showcase investor conferences. Since joining the company in 2011, Robert has transformed the company into a fully-integrated digital media enterprise providing access and the best in-class news, information, resources, analysis and data covering the MicroCap market. He is the host of the #1 podcast in the MicroCap space, the Planet MicroCap Podcast, which has garnered more than 620,000+ downloads, which he’s parlayed into guest appearances on legacy media networks including appearances in 2021on “Making Money with Charles Payne” on Fox Business. Robert received a B.A. in Communications from the University of California, San Diego and his M.B.A. from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School with an emphasis in Finance. He is most proud of being the father to his daughter and son, and husband to his amazing wife. For more information, please visit: microcapnewsletter.substack.com