Mr. Wisniewski has more than 30 years of investment industry experience in fixed income. Prior to joining Sprott, he was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Davis Rea. Prior to that Mark was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, where he managed $1.3 billion across several fixed income credit strategies. His previous roles include serving as Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Fairlane Asset Management; Vice Chair and Head of Global Fixed Income at TD Securities; Executive Vice President and Manager of the Canadian Fixed Income Division of Goldman Sachs Inc.; and Managing Director, Head Trader and Manager of Fixed Income Trading and Sales at BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. Wisniewski received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Reik has dedicated the past thirteen years to comprehensive analysis of publicly traded gold-mining companies, developing significant perspective on their intrinsic values under a wide range of market conditions. Additionally, Mr. Reik is a renowned commentator on gold markets and monetary policy, including policies and actions of global central banks, global conditions for money and credit, and factors affecting supply/demand conditions for gold bullion.
Mr. Reik joined Sprott USA this past March as lead portfolio manager of the Sprott Institutional Gold & Precious Metal Strategy. The Sprott Institutional strategy is composed of separately managed accounts and involves transparent investment in publicly-traded equities with no lock-up provisions of any kind. Sprott Institutional portfolios hold no illiquid or hard-to-value securities, no private placements and no derivatives or options of any sort.
For the six years prior to joining Sprott, Mr. Reik served as Managing Member of Bristol Investment Partners LLC, a registered investment advisor managing separate accounts composed exclusively of gold equities. Mr. Reik served as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager to all Bristol customer accounts. From January 2006 through November 2008, Mr. Reik served as Strategist to Apogee Gold Fund, LLC and Apogee International Gold Fund, Ltd. Before joining Apogee, Mr. Reik was Founder and Portfolio Manager of Clapboard Hill Partners, L.P., a long/short equity partnership focused primarily on precious metal equities and financials. Clapboard Hill Partners launched during February of 2002 and merged into Apogee Gold Fund during the first quarter of 2006.
Mr. Reik served as Senior Managing Director of Carret Securities, LLC (2000-2006) and held investment positions at Prudential Securities (1996-2000), Smith Barney, Inc. (1993-1996), William D. Witter, Inc. (1991-1993), Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, Inc. (1984-1991), and Security Pacific National Bank (1982-1984).
Mr. Reik has 33 years of investment experience. Mr. Reik graduated from Pomona College in 1982 with a B.A. in Economics.
Jason Mayer joined Sprott Asset Management LP in November 2012. Jason has more than 15-plus years of investment industry experience and joined Sprott from Middlefield Capital Corporation, where he acted as lead portfolio manager on a number of investment funds with a focus on growth-oriented resource equities.
Mr. Mayer is an MBA graduate of the Schulich School of Business (York University) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Ed joined Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. in January of 2016 with over 23 years of investment management and sales experience. Previously, he was a Principal and Investment Specialist at Royce & Associates, LLC for over 18 years. Prior to that, Ed worked with Zweig Mutual Funds and Neuberger Berman as a Regional Sales Director.
Ed began his career at Reich & Tang where he worked on the key account sales side of the institutional money market firm.
Ed earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri.
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Michael has always been passionate about numbers so it’s no wonder he loves sports and all the stats that go along with them. It’s also no wonder that he chose to pursue an engineering degree and then a career in the financial industry.
Prior to recently joining the Sprott Wealth team, Michael was living in San Diego where he worked alongside Rick Rule since 2000. At Sprott, he leads the investment advisory initiative for resource equities. His approach is based on the model and intellectual capital used at Sprott Global Resource Investments. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. He is also a registered representative in both Canada and the United States. As a Mining Engineer with extensive experience in resource investing, Michael is able to provide keen insights and knowledge. This is critical in helping clients select and understand their investments. He applies a strategic approach to investing, supported by thorough research and analysis. This practice has proven to be a winning strategy in negotiating turbulent markets.
Louis James’ background in physics, economics, and technical writing prepared him well for his role as managing editor of the International Speculator and Casey Investment Alert. Like Doug Casey, Louis constantly travels the world, visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists, and interviewing natives in a variety of languages to find out what they really think (he’s fluent in French and Spanish, and speaks a little German and Russian).
Whether it’s days of back-to-back meetings with mining company executives in Vancouver, pounding on rocks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, examining drill core in Argentina, or eating food with names he can’t pronounce with local miners in China, Louis is constantly looking for the next double-your-money winner.
He evaluates dozens of companies every month, conducts due diligence of only the best, and then compares notes with Doug in order to bring only those most likely to provide rapid high returns to our subscribers’ attention. Louis also reads all the press releases, financial statements, and an enormous quantity of related information to keep track of all of our mineral companies and has become something of a walking database on same.
Each month E.B. works directly with Doug Casey. Together, they find the best ways to profit, focusing on ways to benefit in the midst of financial crises.
E.B.’s been profiting from crisis for years. In early 2009, he realized that the US housing bust would create a generation of renters. He raised money and bought a large portfolio of single-family rental houses. Because of depressed prices, he paid as low as 10 cents on the dollar. Best of all he now makes a substantial, debt-free recurring annual rental income.
E.B. was also a founding partner and managing director of KSIR Capital Management. It’s an investment firm focused on gold and silver equities. He knows the gold and silver business inside and out, having visited mines in many countries.
Prior to joining The Casey Report, E.B. was co-editor of Stansberry International and a research analyst for Porter Stansberry’s Investment Advisory.
Karim Rahemtulla is Co-Founder of Beyond the Dollar LLC, Editor of the monthly newsletter Beyond the Dollar and Contributing Editor to The Non-Dollar Report. He is also the author of the best-selling book Where in the World Should I Invest?
Karim has covered international markets and the global movements of money for over 20 years. With expertise in emerging markets, options trading and energy, he’s regarded as one of the country’s foremost resource and developing world analysts. His focus is on finding opportunities “beyond the dollar” for investors looking to diversify their assets and lifestyles to include borderless investing.
Karim is also regarded as one of the country’s foremost innovators in options trading, with strategies ranging from income to aggressive speculation. On such merits, he travels the world regularly, seeking out the best investment opportunities, and is a featured speaker at more than a dozen frontline conferences annually.
Educated in England, Canada and the United States, Karim is fluent in several languages. His undergraduate studies were completed in economics and foreign languages, and his graduate coursework was completed in finance.
Over the course of his career, Peter has established a track record of successfully building and growing businesses with more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. In addition to his role at Sprott, he also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Lending Corp. and President of Sprott Consulting.
Prior to joining Sprott, he was President of Cormark Securities Inc. and one of the co-founders of Newcrest Capital Inc., which was acquired by the TD Bank Financial Group.
Peter has extensive experience as an advisor and underwriter to companies in a wide variety of sectors.
Ross Beaty is a geologist and resource entrepreneur with over 45 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. A graduate of the University of British Columbia in Geology and Law, and Imperial College in Geology, Mr. Beaty is an internationally recognized leader in both non-renewable and renewable resource development.
He has founded and divested a number of companies and remains the Founder and Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world’s leading silver producers. He is also Founder and Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a mid-sized renewable energy company with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power operations in British Columbia, Ontario, Nevada, and Iceland.
Mr. Beaty is a well-known environmental philanthropist, primarily through The Sitka Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, is a Director of The Pacific Salmon Foundation, a Director of Panthera, and a patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of British Columbia.
Robert A. Quartermain has a 40-year career in the resource industry, successfully profiting in precious metals exploration and development.
Dr. Quartermain was the president of Silver Standard Resource Inc. from 1985 to 2010. During this time, he grew the small exploration company with a market capitalization of $2 million, to a powerhouse mining, development, and exploration company with a market cap of over $2 billion.
Growing a company over 99,000% in a 25 year timeframe is an impressive feat, and we are lucky to have his extensive knowledge, experience, and profit-boosting instincts at our disposal this summer.
Dr. Quartermain is currently the Chairman and CEO of Pretium Resources, and is developing the low-cost, high-grade Brucejack property in northern British Columbia.
Mr. Roosen is Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Gold Royalties since June 2014. He grew this company from the depths of the global bear market in gold—and amassed an impressive 15 million ounces of gold for investors in just a few months.
He also backed the Horne gold project in Quebec, what he calls the most “overlooked, misunderstood and one of the best gold properties in Canada.”
In fact, his royalty company has amassed so many profit producing deals he says “It’s like drinking from a fire hydrant most days.”
Prior to this, he co-founded Old Osisko, where he helped grow the junior exploration company to a leading gold producer.
As part of this, he secured financing and developed the $1 billion Canadian Malartic Mine.
He also sits on the Board of Directors of the some of the best resource companies in the world: Astur Gold Corporation, Bowmore Exploration Ltd., Condor Petroleum Inc., Dalradian Resources Inc., Falco Resources Ltd. and Oban Mining Corporation.
Rob McEwen is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. and the founder, former Chairman and CEO of GoldCorp Inc., the world’s largest gold producer, by market capitalization. During the last thirteen years as CEO, GoldCorp’s share price grew at a compound annual rate of 31%.
Rob and his wife have donated in excess of $50 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education. Their donations have funded the establishment of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the McEwen Leadership Program at St. Andrew’s College.
Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws and MBA from York University. Other awards include Mining Man of the Year and Most Innovative CEO.
Rob is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business; X Prize Foundation: Board of Trustees; International Society of Stem Cell Research; Global Advisory Counsel; CEO, WPO.
John Embry joined Sprott Asset Management Inc. as chief investment strategist in March 2003 with focus on the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund and the Sprott Strategic Offshore Gold Fund Ltd. He played an instrumental role in the corporate and investment policy of the firm. Embry is an expert in the precious metals industry, having researched the gold sector for more than 30 years, and has been managing investment portfolios since the late 60’s.
John, who was born in Washington D.C. at the outset of the Second World War migrated to Canada at a young age. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Embry began his investment career as a stock selection analyst and portfolio manager at Great West Life. He then became vice president of pension investments for the entire firm. After 23 years with the company, Embry became a partner with United Bond and Share, the investment counseling firm acquired by Royal Bank in 1987. Embry was vice president equities and portfolio manager at RBC Global Investment Management, a $33 billion organization where he oversaw $5 billion in assets, including the flagship $2.9 billion Royal Canadian Equity Fund and the $250 million Royal Precious Metals Fund. For 15 years, The Royal Precious Metals Fund was No. 1-ranked fund in North America for its 2002 net performance of 153 percent.
He is currently serving as a senior advisor at Sprott Inc., focusing on global economics and precious metals.
James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, and editor of the newly launched Rickards’ Gold Speculator, both newsletters from Agora Financial. Plus, he’s written three national bestsellers, Currency Wars (2011), The Death of Money (2014), and his latest, The New Case for Gold (2016).
He wrote Op-Eds to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times, and Washington Post. Jim has also appeared on BBC, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal.
Besides writing, Jim is a portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist. He also has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates.
Mr. Rickards lectured at the Johns Hopkins University and the Kellogg School at Northwestern. He’s delivered papers on risk at Singularity University and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
His career, which spans over 35 years, has been nothing less than extraordinary.
In fact, he helped negotiate the release of the American hostages in Iran back in 1981.
And in 1998 the Wall Street firm Long-Term Capital Management was about to cause a market collapse. The Federal Reserve consulted with him to avoid a recession.
He also helped the CIA investigate stock market activity before 9/11. Signs showed anomalous activity that appears to have predicted the attack.
He even consulted with the Pentagon a few years ago at a top secret “Area 51” type of facility. There, they conducted the first “financial war game.”
Today, he still advises the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This organization oversees 14 U.S. intelligence services. These include the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the NSA.
Marin Katusa is the President of Katusa Research. Over the last decade, he has worked directly with and financed many companies of well-known individuals in the resource industry and has become one of the most trusted and well-connected dealmakers in the junior resource sector.
During this time, he has also become one of the most successful portfolio managers in the resource sector, such as his 2009 Fund Partnership (KC50 Fund, LLC) which has outperformed the comparable index, the TSX-V by over 600%.
Due to the current opportunities in the beaten down resource sector, Marin has decided to focus on maximizing the investment opportunities he sees available in the current resource sector.
Marin is also the author of a New York Times Bestseller, The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp.
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Adrian Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas. He is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in this country. A native of London, after graduating with honors from the London School of Economics, Mr. Day spent many years as a financial investment writer, where he gained a large following for his expertise in searching out unusual investment opportunities around the world.
Day is sub-adviser to the EuroPacific Gold Fund. He has also authored three books on the subject of global investing: International Investment Opportunities: How and Where to Invest Overseas Successfully and Investing Without Borders. His latest book, widely praised by readers, is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley, 2010).
He is frequently interviewed by the press, domestically and abroad. He is a popular speaker and frequently invited to lecture at financial conferences and seminars around the world. His pleasures include fine dining, reading (especially history), and the opera.
Chris Gaffney is President of EverBank World Markets®, a division of EverBank. His involvement with the World Markets team began in 1987. Previously, he served as Vice President of the International Markets Division at Mark Twain Banks.
Chris holds series 7 & 63 licenses and received a BSBA from Washington University with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Frank has served as an Executive Vice President of EverBank Financial Corp since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of EverBank since 2002. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of EverBank Global Markets, EverBank’s family of investing alternatives and was a founding partner of everbank.com, a national branchless bank that was acquired by the current EverBank in 2002.
Mr. Trotter previously served as President of EverBank Direct, EverBank’s consumer direct distribution channel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Mercantile Bank Capital Markets and Director of the International Markets Division at Mark Twain Banks, where he created the WorldCurrency® family of deposits. Mr. Trotter has over 35 years’ experience in the banking industry and received a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. from Washington University.
Much to his chagrin, Grant Williams has reached 30 years in finance.
Over that period, he has held senior positions at a number of investment banks and brokers including Robert Fleming, UBS, Banc of America and Credit Suisse in locations as diverse as London, Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore.
From humble beginnings in 2009, Grant’s letter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… has grown to become one of the most popular and widely-read financial publications in the world.
Grant is portfolio and strategy advisor to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore and also one of the founders of Real Vision Television — an online, on-demand finance channel which features in-depth interviews with the brightest minds in finance.
A regular speaker at investment conferences across the globe, Grant blends history and humor with keen financial insight to produce unique presentations which have been enthusiastically received by audiences wherever he has traveled.
Keith Schaefer is editor and publisher of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin, which finds, researches and profiles growing oil and gas companies that Schaefer buys himself, so Bulletin subscribers know he has his own money on the line.
He identifies oil and gas companies that have high or potentially high growth rates and which are covered by several research analysts. He has a degree in journalism and has worked for several Canadian dailies but has spent over 15 years assisting public resource companies in raising exploration and expansion capital.
John Kaiser is the founder of Kaiser Research Online, an information portal covering the Canadian publicly listed resource sector and the publisher of his Spec Value Hunter recommendations. His analysis focuses on the four key narratives that drive the resource sector.
John is also an independent analyst based in the San Francisco area who has covered the junior resource sector since 1983. After a decade working as a research director in Vancouver he left the brokerage industry in 1994 to launch Kaiser Research Online and create the “rational speculation model” as a tool to evaluate the speculative value of exploration projects. Kaiser Research Online is a subscription service that publishes his analysis, provides searchable information on over 1700 Canadian listed mining and exploration companies, and tracks trends within the junior sector and their relationship to macro trends.
Brent Cook is an economic geologist and mining analyst who has been involved in the minerals exploration and mining business for 34 years. During this time he has evaluated and valued grassroots through feasibility stage projects involving nearly all deposit types in over 60 countries.
In 1997 he got tired of promoters making all the money on questionable properties while he was left standing soaking wet in the jungle and joined Rick Rule at Global Resource Investments (now Sprott-Global). He was principal mining analyst at Global until going independent again in 2003.
Since 2002 he has been an independent analyst and advisor to several investment funds and high net worth individuals. He is also author of the investment letter Exploration Insights which covers the mining sector, focusing on what he is buying, selling and avoiding with his own money.
Eric J. Fry is Co-Founder of Free Market Café and Co-Editor of its flagship publication, The Daily Grind. Throughout the 1990s, Eric was a professional hedge fund manager, specializing in long/short equity strategies. Following his successes in professional money management, Eric joined the Wall Street-based publishing operations of James Grant, editor of the prestigious Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. While at Grant’s, Eric directed the team of investment analysts that produced Grant’s International and Apogee Research – institutional research products dedicated to international investment opportunities and short selling.
During Eric’s three-decade career on and around Wall Street, he gained the insights and instincts of an insider, while still clinging passionately to his “home-grown” outsider perspective.
Eric brought this perspective to Agora Inc., where he worked alongside Bill Bonner, Agora’s founder, for more than a decade as Executive Editor of The Daily Reckoning. Early in his days with The Daily Reckoning, Eric cultivated and delivered his unique style of financial insight and socioeconomic observation.
His views and investment insights have appeared in numerous publications including Time, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Money. He has also appeared on numerous financial news channels like CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Russian TV.
Sean Brodrick is Co-Founder and Editor of Oxford Resource Explorer as well as the Editor of The $10 Trigger Alert and Resources to Riches Alliance, an educational course. He also writes for InvestmentU.com and FreeMarketCafe.com (now The Non-Dollar Report).
Sean is considered the “Indiana Jones” of natural resources. He’s a sharp analyst with intense boots-on-the-ground experience. He’s traveled from diamond fields north of the Arctic Circle to an ancient city of silver (and mummies) in Mexico to a gold project on the frigid southern tip of Argentina – and just about everywhere in between. As an experienced technical analyst, Sean has gathered accolades from investors and even top industry insiders for his expertise at spotting unique chart patterns. And Sean’s best-selling book, The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis, helps readers prepare for all sorts of physical and economic crises.
Byron King began writing for Agora Financial in 2002. In May of this year, he helped launch a new, gold-themed newsletter called Jim Rickards’ Gold Speculator With Byron King (of course…), focusing on small-cap mining ideas in the new gold-silver monetary cycle.
Previously, Byron edited a large-cap energy and mining newsletter called Outstanding Investments, rated by the independent Hulbert Group as the “number one” publication for total return over the period 2001 to 2011. Byron also edited a small, specialist newsletter called Energy & Scarcity Investor, as well as a highly successful newsletter called Military Technology Alert.
Earlier at Agora Financial, Byron edited another successful newsletter called Whiskey & Gunpowder. Byron holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied geology, as well as the U.S. Naval War College and University of Pittsburgh. Over the course of his career, Byron has worked in energy and extractive industries, and practiced law. He also served on active duty and as a reservist in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is a former stockbroker, has been a Vice President of a global mutual fund, operated his own hedge fund, and holds a doctorate in finance. Over his career, Steve has addressed dozen of financial conferences in the U.S. and around the world, including at the New York Stock Exchange. Steve is the co-author of Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, a best-selling book on investment strategies. Steve’s True Wealth and True Wealth Systems are read by over 50,000 paid subscribers each month. Steve’s DailyWealth e-letter is distributed to over 500,000 readers each day. Steve also hosts a weekly podcast called Inside True Wealth.
Dan Ferris is the editor of Extreme Value, published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research.
Dan joined Stansberry & Associates in 2000 and became editor of Extreme Value in 2002. His strategy of finding safe, cheap, and profitable stocks has earned him a loyal following as well as one of the most impressive track records in the industry.
Dan’s Extreme Value counts over 20 major financial firms and well-known fund managers as subscribers. Dan is regularly featured in Barron’s, Fox Business, and USA Today.
Mr. Smallwood holds a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and is one of the founding members of Silver Wheaton. In 2007, he joined Silver Wheaton full time as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, primarily focusing on growing the company through the evaluation and acquisition of silver stream opportunities. In January 2010 he was appointed President, and in April 2011 he was appointed Silver Wheaton’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smallwood originally started as an exploration geologist with Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., and in 2001 was promoted to Director of Project Development, his role through its 2005 merger with Goldcorp. Before joining the original Wheaton River group in 1993, Mr. Smallwood also worked with Homestake Mining Company, Teck Corp. and Westmin Resources. Mr. Smallwood was an instrumental part of the team that built Wheaton River / Goldcorp into one of the largest, and more importantly most profitable gold companies in the world, and is now focused on continuing to add to the impressive growth profile of Silver Wheaton.
Matt Badiali is the editor of the S&A Resource Report, a monthly advisory focused on investments in energy, metals, and other natural resources.
Matt joined Stansberry & Associates in 2005, and takes a “boots on the ground” approach to his research. His work has taken him to Papua New Guinea, Iraq, Hong Kong, Singapore, Haiti, Turkey, Switzerland, and many other locations around the world. He has built a huge Rolodex of the most important people in the industry – from private financiers, leading geologists and natural-resource analysts to billionaire hedge-fund managers.
Besides his S&A Resource Report advisory, Matt has also been also a guest editor for Stansberry Research exclusive Phase 1 Investor research service.
His most famous “call” came in 2010 with Papua New Guinea-based InterOil, one of S&A’s most controversial recommendations. Despite widespread claims from short-sellers that InterOil was a fraud, including hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson, Matt maintained his long position. Unlike the short-sellers, Matt had actually visited InterOil’s deposits in person and seen the geological evidence himself. Less than a year later, Matt was proven right when InterOil inked a multi-billion dollar deal with French major oil company Total to develop the field.
Prior to joining S&A, Matt was a geologist for a drilling company, and a consultant to an environmental company.
Matt has a B.S. in Earth Sciences from Penn State University and a Masters in Geology from Florida Atlantic University. He learned investment analysis from senior analysts Porter Stansberry, Steve Sjuggerud, and Dan Ferris.
Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968. Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil. His three books, Crisis Investing Strategic Investing, and The International Man are all best sellers and he has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows.
Doug has just released Speculator, the first in a sextet of novels reforming the reputations of some highly politically incorrect occupations. Speculator revolves around a gigantic mining fraud in the context of an African revolution.
Best known as the founder and chairman of Casey Research, Doug’s financial newsletter is one of the oldest and most respected independent research publications in the country.
For more than 20 years, international financier Robert Friedland has been a recognized figure among the leaders of the global financial sector and mineral resource industries. He is credited with key leadership roles in several world-scale mineral discoveries and mine development projects, and with having guided strategic exploration and investment decisions that have successfully contributed to significant economic growth in established and emerging markets in Asia, the Asia Pacific Region, SubSaharan Africa and the Americas.
He is Executive Chairman and a director of Ivanhoe Mines, formerly known as Ivanplats until its adoption of the Ivanhoe name in August 2013. Today, Ivanhoe Mines is continuing to advance its three major projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: 1) Mine construction at its Platreef Discovery of platinum, palladium, gold, nickel and copper in South Africa; 2) planning with joint-venture partner Zijin Mining for the development of Ivanhoe’s Kamoa high-grade copper discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and 3) the ongoing upgrading and associated exploration of the historic Kipushi copper-zinc mine, also in the D.R. Congo.
In January 2016, Mr. Friedland was inducted into the Toronto-based Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for notable company-building and exploration achievements during his career in the international mining industry. The induction citation, declaring him “a dynamic, transformative force” in world mining, capped a succession of international recognitions bestowed during the past 20 years.
Mr. Friedland is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, his family’s private company headquartered in Singapore that specializes in the provision of venture capital and project financing for international business enterprises, predominantly in the fields of minerals and advanced technology.
Brett Aitken is based in Europe and is an independent analyst for Stansberry’s Investment Advisory.
A long time S&A subscriber and Alliance member, Brett joined S&A in 2012. Originally from New Zealand, he’s also lived in Australia and currently resides in Spain. He’s travelled and done business all over the world. One of his biggest projects was co-founding a 100-person debt-recovery company. Brett’s company focused on commercial and consumer debt, insolvency, and credit assessment. Among his clients were blue-chip companies, major banks throughout Australia, and various government sectors. It’s now a very profitable and publicly traded firm.
Brett’s subsequent consultancy firm based in Europe worked with companies from the United States, France, Slovenia, U.K., Spain, Portugal, Brazil, China, and Hong Kong. He worked with industry leaders in various sectors including engineering, telecoms, industrial, information technology, and semiconductors.
Rick has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As President and CEO of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc., he leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management.
Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. He is frequently quoted and referred to by prominent natural resource-oriented newsletters and advisories. Rick and his team have experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water. He 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.