Keynotes 2024 Precious Metals Summit Beaver Creek

Rick Rule 2020 Rick Rule Founder
Rule Investment Media
Rick Rule 2020

Rick Rule

Founder, Rule Investment Media

Rick began his career 47 years ago in 1974 in the securities business and has been involved in it ever
since. He is known for his expertise in many resource sectors, including agriculture, alternative energy,
forestry, oil and gas, mining, and water. Mr. Rule is actively engaged in private placement markets,
through originating and participating in hundreds of debt and equity transactions.

John Hathaway John Hathaway Managing Partner
Sprott Inc.
John Hathaway

John Hathaway

Managing Partner, Sprott Inc.

John Hathaway joined Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. in January 2020. Mr. Hathaway is a Senior 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.

FG headshot Frank Giustra President & CEO
Fiore Group
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Frank Giustra

President & CEO, Fiore Group

Frank Giustra is a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who has made significant contributions in various industries. As President and CEO of the Fiore Group, he manages a diverse portfolio of assets and investments in natural resources, entertainment, and lifestyle companies. Giustra is known for his ability to build natural resource companies by accessing capital and engaging in creative deal-making.

Two of his more recent projects are West Red Lake Gold (TSX.V: WRLG) and Nations Royalty Corp (TSX.V: NRC). He also served as the Chairman of Leagold Mining from 2016 to 2019, which was successfully merged to Equinox Gold (TSX: EQX), forming a significant gold-producing company operating in the Americas. Additionally, Giustra was the Chairman of Endeavour Financial from 2001 to 2007, where he acquired, grew, and divested numerous resource companies. Notably, he was founder Endeavour Mining, Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. (which later became Goldcorp), and Wheaton Precious Metals.

Earlier in his career, Giustra held executive positions at Yorkton Securities from 1980-1996. As CEO and Chairman, he played a key role in growing Yorkton Securities into a leading natural resource investment bank. He started his career Merrill Lynch.

Giustra’s entrepreneurial success extends beyond the natural resource sector. In 1997, he founded Lionsgate Entertainment, which has become one of the world’s largest independent film companies.

Beyond his business endeavors, Giustra is recognized for his philanthropic activities. He established The Giustra Foundation, a Canadian charity that supports initiatives focused on women and children, education, refugee resettlement. The foundation is a founding partner in the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative. Outside of Canada, his Giustra International Foundation seeds and supports organizations leading the way in conflict resolution and foreign policy.

In 2007, Giustra launched Acceso, a social business builder that addresses global poverty through entrepreneurial solutions, particularly in agribusinesses in Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti and Guatemala.

In 2020, Giustra was appointed Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group, an independent, non-partisan organization that provides analysis and advice to policymakers on preventing and resolving deadly conflicts.

Due to his contributions and achievements, Frank Giustra has received several honors and awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and other distinguished accolades.

Ronald-Peter Stoeferle Ronald-Peter Stöferle Managing Partner
Incrementum AG
Ronald-Peter Stoeferle

Ronald-Peter Stöferle

Managing 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.

Twitter: @RonStoeferle

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Grummes Florian Grummes CEO
Midas Touch Consulting

Florian Grummes

CEO, 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.

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Scotia Global Asset Management

Nawojka Wachowiak

Portfolio Manager, Scotia Global Asset Management

Nawojka Wachowiak is a Portfolio Manager at Scotia Global Asset Management specializing in the metals and mining sector, including precious metals, base metals and critical minerals. She joined the firm in 2013 after spending over 10 years on the sell-side covering precious and base metal companies at several major investment firms in Toronto and New York. She has also worked directly in the mining industry, where she held the position of VP of Investor Relations at an international mining company. Nawojka has a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Toronto and holds the Chartered Investment Manager designation.

Enders_Steve-headshot Stephen Enders Executive Chairman
Brooks & Nelson, LLC

Stephen Enders

Executive Chairman, Brooks & Nelson, LLC

Steve Enders has worked in the mining business for over 47 years. His career has included roles as President of Phelps Dodge Exploration, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Exploration for Newmont, Chairman, Director, and COO of EMX Royalty Corporation, and co-founder of Cupric Canyon Capital LLC. During the last 14 years of his career, Dr. Enders has been a professor at the Colorado School of Mines and department head for Geology and Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering. Steve retired from Mines at the end of 2023 and is currently the Executive Chairman of Brooks & Nelson, LLC.

Peter Bell headshot Peter Bell Managing Director, Research
Canaccord Genuity
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Peter Bell

Managing Director, Research, Canaccord Genuity

Peter joined Canaccord Genuity in 2023 as a metals and mining analyst. Previously he was President and CEO of NorthWest Copper, a BC focussed junior exploration company. Over his 30+ year career Peter has been an industry geologist including 13 years at Newmont Corporation, spanning grassroots through mine geology including extensive property evaluation work. Highlights included being part of the discovery of the multi-million gold ounce Leeville Deposit in Nevada and as Chief Mine Geologist at Yanacocha in Peru, then the world’s biggest gold mine. Peter then spent ten years on the buy side, first as an analyst then Co-Chief Investment Officer of the mining strategy at hedge fund Polygon Global Partners in London UK. During this time, he also co-founded mining private equity group Hawke’s Point Mining Finance. Peter moved to Toronto in 2018 to join National Bank Financial, initially providing due diligence for mine lending before becoming an investment banker in the mining group. Peter has a BSc in Geology from Western University, MSc in Mineral Exploration from Queens University, Graduate Certificate in Finance from The University of Denver and is registered as a Professional Geologist.

Michael Gray-headshot Michael Gray Partner & Co-Founder
Agentis Capital Mining Partners
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Michael Gray

Partner & Co-Founder, Agentis Capital Mining Partners

Michael has been a top-ranked mining equity analyst for the past 19 years covering mining companies at all stages of development. Michael co-founded Agentis Capital Mining Partners in 2019 and had a previous nine-year career with Macquarie Capital Markets, where he was Managing Director and Team Head, Mining Equity Research, Canada. Prior to that, Michael co-founded Rubicon Minerals as a new explorer (1996 – 2005) which he helped build into a top-ranked mineral exploration company. Michael’s previous experience also includes roles with various senior mining companies including Lac Minerals, Minnova, Falconbridge, and Cominco.

Michael has a B.Sc.(Geology) from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc.(Economic Geology) from Laurentian University. He is a past president of the 5,000+ member Associate for Mineral Exploration (AME).