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POSTED ON March 19, 2015 BY Turdis

Legendary investor, Warren Buffett says “if a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” It is on this theme that mining executive Peter Breese has built his career. This career which has encompassed over three decades includes the $6.8 billion and $1 billion sales of LionOre Mining and Mantra Resources, respectively. The Zimbabwe native got… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 28, 2015 BY Turdis

Over the past five years zinc bulls have gone nowhere. However, the metal, used primarily for galvanizing steel in the construction industry, is setting up for a substantial supply deficit as early as next year which could see the spot price pop. Investors interested in the zinc space have very few investable options. The majority… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 11, 2014 BY Turdis

“Anybody who says that the super-cycle is over is an idiot, it’s just been deferred for a little bit”, mining tycoon Robert Friedland told a packed audience in London last week. I was there for the 12th annual Mines and Money show. And if you’re in the mining business and haven’t been to London lately, the Mines… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 01, 2014 BY Turdis

There has been a lot of talk about private equity ‘circling’ the mining space, however little has come to fruition. Today we meet a dynamic young financier who has already begun to deploy $375 million in the sector. Michael Scherb is the 32-year-old founder of Appian Capital Advisory LLP, a mining-focused private equity investment firm established in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 17, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

SIGN UP FOR CEO.CA’S FREE LIST  |  MORE PHOTOS  |  DISCLAIMER The reality distortion field, made famous by Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, is a personal intensity and vision so powerful it bends people to your will, convincing them of a project’s higher purpose. Isaacson describes this capacity for influence as a notorious trait of Steve Jobs,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 13, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

I joined CNBC Africa during the Mining Indaba convention last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Interviewer Svetlana Doneva and I discussed Canada’s leading role in mineral and energy exploration and development on that continent, which I credited to our intellectual property and technology, as well as the Canadian style of entrepreneurship, which lends itself… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 02, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

“One drill hole changes the game. It’s very hard to decide who gets to make it and who doesn’t. It’s a big gate, and yet very few make it through. But you have to let them try.” — Lukas Lundin “Did you know you were getting the better end of that deal with Kinross?” I… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 26, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Copper and silver tycoon and environmentalist Ross Beaty sees stagnant global growth, but strong fundamentals for gold. Here he shares his views, and a few memorable moments in his career — on both sides of the industry. “Comfortable with ambiguity,” says the sign on Pan American Silver chairman Ross Beaty’s office door. It’s a fitting… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 02, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

“We were almost killed several times,” Frank Giustra tells me. He’s recalling his first trip to Colombia in 1994 with his friend Serafino Iacono. FARC guerrillas and cocaine traffickers had made the country the most dangerous in the Americas, but it seemed like nothing could stop the two young natural resource promoters’ quest for the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 11, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

With special thanks to Odgers Berndston, global leaders in executive search, for supporting these interviews. Meet Brent Cook: seasoned geologist and the mind behind Exploration Insights, one of the most credible and influential gold stock newsletters in the world today. We recently caught up with Brent in Vancouver, and asked him to share some of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 16, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

With special thanks to Odgers Berndston, global leaders in executive search, for supporting this production. Click here to launch the video in Youtube, or scroll to the bottom of this article. The Atascosa Ranch is walking distance from the US/Mexico border, just outside of Nogales, Arizona. It’s owned by Dave Lowell, an affable 84-year-old man… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 18, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

We had the opportunity to sit down with one of the youngest and most successful CEO’s in the mining business today, Nolan Watson, of the Sandstorm companies. Chosen as a Canadian “Top 40 Under 40”, Nolan has created billions in shareholder wealth beginning as a 26 year old CFO at Silver Wheaton. He currently appears… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 03, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

We had the opportunity to sit down with Frank Giustra last week, the lion behind Lionsgate Films, and an early architect of countless resource companies—most notably Wheaton River Minerals (now known as the $33B Goldcorp, which spun out the $12B Silver Wheaton), Petro Rubiales (now the $7B Pacific Rubiales), and Urasia Energy. By all accounts… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

Originally published on TommyHumphreys.com, CEO.CA’s predecessor site, and republished by WSJ, Business Insider, among others. I had wanted to interview Kevin O’Leary ever since I attended a small presentation on his O’Leary family of mutual funds that he gave to money managers in Vancouver last spring. Before those financial gatekeepers, O’Leary was his usual fast… Continue Reading

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