Traditional sources of capital for the mining sector are being disrupted- in some markets in.2018 new equity issuance by mining companies was at its lowest level in 20 years. The lack of capital for the sector has opened the door for alternative capital providers to provide the source of funding still needed by a capital intensive industry. Increasingly Private Equity and Streaming companies are filling the gap and providing needed capital to mining companies as well as generating attractive returns for their investors. Streaming financing has been at the forefront of alternative capital for the mining sector with companies like Wheaton Precious Metals leading the way. The Asia Mining Club is pleased to present Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals, discussing the future of mining finance and how streaming companies are providing capital for the next generation of mining projects.
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Date - 03 Apr 2019 (Wednesday)
Time - 07:00pm Reception, 07:30pm to 9:30pm Dinner
Venue - Chatham Room, 7th Floor,
Conrad Hotel, Admiralty
Price - HK$800 per person; HK$10,000 per branded table
Dress code - Business Attire
Mr. Smallwood holds a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Smallwood was involved in the founding of Wheaton Precious Metals and in 2007, he joined 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 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 he is now focused on continuing to add to the impressive growth profile of Wheaton.
Mr. Smallwood has served on the board of Defiance Silver Corp. (formerly ValOro Resources Inc. and Geologix Explorations Inc.) since 2005. Mr. Smallwood formerly served on the board of Ventana Gold from 2008 to 2011, Castle Peak Resources from 2010 to 2012, and Tigray Resources Inc. from 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Smallwood is also the chairman of the board for Special Olympics BC, and a member of the boards of the BC Cancer Foundation, Minerals Ed BC, and Mining 4 Life. In 2015, Mr. Smallwood received the British Columbia Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award.