Michael White is President and CEO of IBK Capital Corp., a private boutique investment bank located in Toronto, Canada. Over the last 24 years, he has raised funds and personally invested in private placement financings totalling over $500 million. He has also been active in financial advisory assignments and mining industry developments pertaining to the nickel deposits at Voisey’s Bay in Labrador; the nickel and chromite deposits in the ‘Ring of Fire’ area of northern Ontario; the Mesquite gold mine in south-eastern California; and, the Detour gold camp of north-eastern Ontario to name a few. Mr. White has a BA in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Catharine Shaw is the Mining Client Program Manager at Golder Associates (Golder), a global organization providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy. Since joining Golder in 2002, she has applied her marketing skills, business acumen, and client service approach to advance her career through a series of promotions. In 2008, she received the President’s Award in the categories of Excellence in Client Service and New Client and Business Development. In her current position, Shaw provides leadership services to Golder’s mining business focusing on growing relationships and opportunities with mining key accounts, key clients, and industry.
She is an active volunteer in a number of activities that support the mining industry. Shaw is a founding member of the not for profit organization Women in Mining Canada, fulfilling diverse executive and director roles and serving two consecutive terms as President. Additionally, she is a strong advocate for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and in 2010 was instrumental in establishing the Greater Toronto Area CIM Branch. In 2014, Shaw received the CIM President’s Role Model Medal in recognition of her leadership and lasting contributions to CIM. Currently, she serves on the Board of the Canadian Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) as Vice President and Chair of the Personnel Committee.
Marin Katusa, an accomplished investment analyst, is the senior editor of Casey Energy Opportunities, Casey Energy Confidential, and Casey’s Energy Report. He left a successful teaching career to pursue analyzing and investing in junior resource companies. In addition, he is a member of the Vancouver Angel Forum where he and his colleagues evaluate early seed investment opportunities. Marin also manages a portfolio of international real estate projects. Using advanced mathematical skills, he has created a diagnostic resource market tool that analyzes and compares hundreds of investment variables. Through his own investments, Marin has established a network of relationships with many of the key players in the junior resource sector in Vancouver. Marin has the connections, the mathematical and analytical acumen to bring the best investment ideas and most promising private placement offerings to Casey Research subscribers.
Mr. Rule 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 Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management.
Mr. Rule is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. He is frequently quoted and referred by prominent natural resource oriented newsletters and advisories. Mr. Rule and his team have long experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water.
Robert has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and joined Dynamic in 1998 as a member of the global equities team. Robert is the lead Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Precious Metals Fund and Dynamic Strategic Gold Class. He is also comanager of the Dynamic Strategic Resource Class, Dynamic Resource Fund and DMP Resource Class. With a degree in Mining & Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1992), Robert has worked as a Mineral Process Engineer at both copper and gold mines across Canada, Chile and Australia for companies including Lac Minerals, BHP, and Aurex Resources. Robert also completed a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 1998 and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003.
Vice President and Portfolio Manager of AGF Investments
Ani Markova is a member of the AGF Resources team and a lead portfolio manager of AGF Precious Metals Fund in Canada and Smith & Williamson Global Gold and Resources Fund in the UK. She combines a top-down approach to asset and sector allocation with a bottom-up approach to individual stock selection, focusing on companies that possess quality assets, strong management and can deliver shareholder value in the mining sector. She has been twice the recipient of the Mining Journal’s Portfolio Manager of the Year award in addition to Lipper awards for 3 and 5 year performance.
Ani Markova has more than 17 years of investment industry experience. Before joining AGF in 2003, Ani conducted research for Canadian brokerages covering the merchandising and consumer products sectors. The analytical and modelling skills acquired during that period have been instrumental in her qualitative and quantitative valuation work at AGF. Ani has a BA in Management and Marketing from Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C. She earned her MBA in International Business and Finance from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and has her Licensed International Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Management designations. Ani is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Angelina is an Investment Manager with The Sentient Group, a private equity fund focused on natural resources. She holds a degree in Mining Engineering and an MBA from McGill University in Montreal. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Pershimco Resources, a publicly listed company focused on a gold project in Panama, and a member of the advisory board of McGill University’s mining engineering program. She is a founding member of Women in Mining (WIM) Montreal, and recently joined the WIM Canada Board. Angelina gained both mine site technical and corporate office financial experience with Rio Tinto’s subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada. She worked in financial roles with BMO Financial Group in Toronto, and Lafarge and CN Railway in Montreal. She is also a member of CIM, and a professional engineer registered in Quebec.
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. Previously a staff reporter for The Northern Miner where he travelled the globe to cover mining and exploration projects, Anthony also holds the CFA designation, has an MBA in Investment Management and is a board member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Mr. Irwin founded Rosseau Asset Management Ltd. in 1998, after several successful years as VP & Director of Special Investments at Deutsche Bank Canada. The firm’s flagship event driven hedge fund, Rosseau LP, was established December 31, 1998 and has earned a reputation for solid long-term performance earning double the annual return of its benchmark index. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Jon began industry and company-specific coverage of critical materials such as lithium, cobalt, the rare earths, vanadium and tin in 2009 while with a prior firm, and started his investment industry career as a technology analyst in 2001. He was a co-founder of Stormcrow in early 2014, and has expanded this coverage since, becoming a widely recognized leader in the analysis of critical materials markets and firms. He has done work on alternative energy, energy storage and neutrinos, the latter of which doesn’t help much with respect to critical materials. Jon holds a PhD in physics and a MBA.
Ian Telfer is a Canadian mining executive with more than three decades of experience in the
international resource industry and is well-regarded for his ability to establish and lead a
number of successful and profitable mining companies.
Ian attended the University of Toronto where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political
Science. Ian then went on to receive a Masters of Business Management from the University of
Ian serves as Chairman of the Board at Goldcorp, a gold producer headquartered in Vancouver
that employs approximately 18,000 people around the globe. Before his Chairmanship, Ian
served as CEO and President for Goldcorp.
In 2009, Ian was appointed Chairman of the World Gold Council, a position he held until 2013.
Over the years, Ian has led a number of companies that have grown into multi-million dollar
businesses. These companies include TVX Gold, Wheaton River – which later merged with
Goldcorp – Silver Wheaton, Terrane Minerals and Uranium One. Ian’s leadership helped these
firms reach a collective market capitalization of more than $50 billion at their peak.
Ian is a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the National Association
of Corporate Directors, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
In 2007, Ian donated a record-setting amount to the business school at his alma mater, the
University of Ottawa. His $25 million dollar donation was the largest individual donation to a
business school in Canadian history, and in honour of this contribution, University of Ottawa’s
business school was renamed Telfer School of Management.
In 2015, Ian was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for his long-spanning career
and service in the mining sector. This year, Ian will be inducted into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame for his business accomplishment and philanthropic endeavors
Mr. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience in the international minerals industry. He founded and currently serves as Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world’s largest silver producers, and Alterra Power Corp., a wind, hydro and geothermal power producer, and has also founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies since 1985, including Northern Peru Copper and Global Copper Corp. Mr. Beaty is also President of the Sitka Foundation, one of Canada’s leading environmental foundations, patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of B.C., a member of the of the Advisory Board of The Nature Trust, B.C.’s pre-eminent land conservancy, and Director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Mr. Beaty is a past President of the Silver Institute, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and a recipient of the Institute’s Past President Memorial Medal. In 2007 Mr. Beaty received the Association of Mineral Exploration of B.C.’s Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration, in 2008 the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of B.C. and the 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young. In 2010, Mr. Beaty was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award by the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada and was selected as Mining Person of the Year for 2011 by Canada’s Northern Miner newspaper. In 2014 Mr. Beaty received the CIM’s Vale Medal for Meritorious Contribution to Mining.
Mr. Beaty was born in Vancouver, Canada and educated at the Royal School of Mines, University of London, England, M.Sc., Distinction (Mineral Exploration) 1975 and the University of British Columbia, LL.B. (Law) 1979 and B.Sc. (Honours Geology) 1974.