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.
"Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
Grant WilliamsAuthor & Publisher, "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
Grant Williams is the Founder and Publisher of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and The Grant Williams Podcast.
He is also one of the Co-Founders of Real Vision Group.
Grant spent over 35 years in ﬁnance in a variety of global financial centres, building the kind of network that many others can only dream about.
Grant’s twin Real Vision interview series, In Conversation With… and On The Road raised the bar for financial content – engaging and educating viewers in equal measure and helping them learn the secrets behind a group of extraordinary investors’ success and his new series of video conversations, About Time, continues that legacy.
Ronald-Peter StöferleManaging Partner, 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.
LithiumBank Resources Corp.
Gianni KovacevicInvestor & Founder, LithiumBank Resources Corp.
Gianni is a Croatian-Canadian investor, author and futurist who has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling. Drawing from over two decades of research, he is frequently interviewed by the media and is known for the colourful way he decodes complicated modern themes. A graduate of electrical studies from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Gianni is an expert in the analysis of global energy and he is a sought-after keynote speaker who empowers audiences into appreciating the impact technology and renewable energy are having on every aspect of society. His best-selling book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, was launched by way of a one-of-a-kind journey across America in an all-electric Tesla, now credited as the world’s first zero emission book tour. Fluent in English, Croatian, German and Italian, he makes his home in Zagreb, Croatia.
Midas Touch Consulting
Florian GrummesCEO, 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