Category: Investment Banking
13 Posts
POSTED ON December 03, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Skiddy von Stade of financial recruitment portal has a fascinating interview series that occasionally features Wall Street tycoons in their offices talking about their lives and their values. In this week’s episode, Stade talks to Peter J. Solomon, founder of private investment bank Peter J Solomon Company, the man Financial Times calls, “The psychiatrist of finance.” Here’s… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 31, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Amid the doom and gloom of the resource markets, two small cap focused boutique investment firms have decided to combine their shops in an attempt to gain size and weather the storm. This morning, Toronto-based Mackie Research announced it would be acquiring the oil and gas boutique, Jennings Capital. Jennings was founded in Calgary by Rob… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 14, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The former CFO of Energy Fuels (EFR:TSX), Graham Moylan has decided to go back to the sell-side by accepting a position as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald.  Prior to Energy Fuels, Moylan spend seven years at Dundee Capital Markets in investment banking.  He will join Rob Chang, one the foremost experts in the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 29, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

“It doesn’t relieve you from the pressure of trying to get it right right out of the dorm room and they’ll be stories of people that do but its very unlikely that you will and not highly consequential if you don’t get it right right away.”

POSTED ON October 23, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

With gold set for its first annual decline since the year 2000, Goldman Sachs, the outspoken pessimist of the gold markets, put out a report summarizing their expectations for third quarter earnings.  The focus of the piece was Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) gold miners and was titled “3Q earnings previews: Lower gold price… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

“There was no firm like it.  And there probably won’t be another one like it.  It was  tough to get into and tough to get out. Hotel California.” I’ve heard the name, Gordon Capital, a few times in my career.  I find when talking about Gordon Capital, it is often complimented with a fond smirk… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 13, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

If history repeats itself (which it has a habit of doing), then yes the bank is preparing to load up on gold.  This morning, Jeffrey Currie, the global head of commodities research for the bank said: “While we agree with the mid-cycle price somewhere around $1,200, we believe that at least near term it can overshoot… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 13, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

A spectacular account of the ‘100-year financial crisis’ as told by the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson.  The interview was done for the new Bloomberg documentary which will be on Netflix on Monday called ‘Hank: Five Years from the Brink’. Hank on the Unpopularity of TARP: “The way I read the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 29, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Barclays is strengthening its metals and mining team by adding two new co-heads. Paul Knight will join as vice chairman and co-head of the metals team based out of Toronto. Mr. Knight brings 18 years of experience at UBS. Michael Rawlinson will be based in London, UK and comes from Liberum, the boutique investment bank… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Pretium Resources (PVG:TSX) released more stellar high-grade results from its Brucejack project  located 65km north of Stewart, BC.  The results come from the resource zone known as the Valley of the Kings which hosts the company’s world-class 6.6 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 13.6g/t gold.  The Company is currently performing an… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 26, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Many analysts are claiming that new platinum ETF and trust products such as Sprott’s physical products have begun to wreak havoc on an already beat up and battered South African platinum industry.  Just as the gold ETFs did in the gold run over the last decade, these new platinum products could rip billions of investment… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 26, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

The all-star tech incubator, Difference Capital (see Tommy’s article), announced the closing of a $45-million financing which brings the total funds raised in the previous two financings to $101-million and a total of $185-million since May 2012.  You don’t see many junior miners able to raise that kind of money, especially in this market.  So,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 25, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Bloomberg reports on the current mining market meltdown’s devastating impact on Canada’s investment community. Mark Morabito, chairman of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (ADV), was quoted. “I’m now dealing with the top guys, the global heads of mining, because the guys in between are all gone… Toronto is just a dead zone.” Read: Toronto Bankers Feel Pain From Mining… Continue Reading

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