May 16-20 2019
Jekyll Island, GA
benefits-1 All Inclusive
(Food, Drinks, & Accommodations)
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benefits-1 Airport Transfer Included

Our Speakers

Michael Alkin

Michael Alkin is a hedge fund veteran with decades of hands-on market experience. For 20 years, Mike worked for multi-billion-dollar hedge funds in various roles, including analyst, portfolio manager, and partner. Today, he edits Moneyflow Trader, an investment newsletter that focuses on low-risk, long-term trades in markets headed for a downfall (but few people see coming). Mike’s a contrarian and a deep believer in meticulous research. Readers benefit from his thorough–and sometimes unconventional–field investigations.

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Michael Alkin

Michael Alkin is a hedge fund veteran with decades of hands-on market experience. For 20 years, Mike worked for multi-billion-dollar hedge funds in various roles, including analyst, portfolio manager, and partner.

Today, he edits Moneyflow Trader, an investment newsletter that focuses on low-risk, long-term trades in markets headed for a downfall (but few people see coming).

Mike’s a contrarian and a deep believer in meticulous research. Readers benefit from his thorough–and sometimes unconventional–field investigations. More often than not, he’s on the road conducting “boots-on-the-ground” interviews with company insiders. His research has no geographic borders; Mike has traveled across the globe in search of mispriced industries and stocks.

When he’s not scouring financial reports or doing field visits, Mike can be found in the village of Garden City, N.Y., either in the audience at his daughter’s dance recitals, on the sidelines of his son’s lacrosse and football games, or taking direction from his wife on how not to overcook the steaks again.

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal, and in 2011 he was named a U.S. Metals and Mining “TopGun” by Brendan Wood International. In 2016, Mr. Holmes and portfolio manager Ralph

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Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal, and in 2011 he was named a U.S. Metals and Mining “TopGun” by Brendan Wood International.

In 2016, Mr. Holmes and portfolio manager Ralph Aldis received the award for Best Americas Based Fund Manager from the Mining Journal. He is also the co-author of The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing. More than 30,000 subscribers follow his weekly commentary in the award-winning Investor Alert newsletter which is read in over 180 countries.

Under his guidance, the company’s mutual funds have received recognition from Lipper and Morningstar, two trusted independent financial authorities. In 2015, Mr. Holmes led the company into the exchange-traded fund (ETF) business with the launch of the U.S. Global Jets ETF, which invests in the global airline sector. In 2017, U.S. Global Investors made a strategic investment in HIVE Blockchain Technologies, listed in Toronto, and Mr. Holmes was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Holmes was awarded the Huron Medal of Distinction from Huron University College in 2013, his alma mater for the class of 1978. This award recognizes individuals whose life achievements set an example of excellence and reflect Huron’s arts and social sciences missions.

Mr. Holmes is a native of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a former president and chairman of the Toronto Society of the Investment Dealers Association.

Mr. Holmes is a much-sought-after keynote speaker at national and international investment conferences. He has spoken at the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference, the Denver Gold Group’s European Gold Forum and numerous Money Show events, sat on panels with prominent industry leaders including the editor of Barron’s and continues to be invited as a keynote speaker at conferences throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas.

Mr. Holmes is a regular commentator on the financial television networks CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN and Fox Business, and has been profiled by Fortune as well as The Financial Times. His thoughts on gold are captured each week on a program called Gold Game Film in collaboration with Kitco News and TheStreet.com. Mr. Holmes was also the feature spread in Barron’s during the commodity rally at the start of 2004. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, Seeking Alpha and Wall Street Journal’s Experts Corner.

Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Colder War. Over the last decade, Marin Katusa has been involved in raising over $1 Billion in financing for resource companies. He has become one of the most successful resource venture capital fund managers, such as his 2009 Fund Partnership (KC50 Fund, LLC) which has outperformed the comparable index, the TSX-V by over 500% post fees. He has visited over 400 resource

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Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Colder War. Over the last decade, Marin Katusa has been involved in raising over $1 Billion in financing for resource companies. He has become one of the most successful resource venture capital fund managers, such as his 2009 Fund Partnership (KC50 Fund, LLC) which has outperformed the comparable index, the TSX-V by over 500% post fees. He has visited over 400 resource projects in over 100 countries. Katusa Research is one of the largest independent resource publishers and their research can be found at www.katusaresearch.com

Mr. Paul Frank Matysek

Paul Matysek is a serial entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004 as CEO or Chairman, Mr. Matysek has primarily focused on the exploration, development and sale of five publicly listed companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion.  Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp. which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited (“Nextview”) for $265 million in

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Mr. Paul Frank Matysek

Paul Matysek is a serial entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004 as CEO or Chairman, Mr. Matysek has primarily focused on the exploration, development and sale of five publicly listed companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion.  Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp. which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited (“Nextview”) for $265 million in cash.

Mr. Matysek was President and CEO of Goldrock Mines Corp., which sold to Fortuna Silver Mines in July, 2016. He was previously CEO of Lithium One, which merged with Galaxy Resources of Australia to create a multi-billion integrated lithium company. He served as CEO of Potash One, which was acquired by K+S Ag for $434-million cash in a friendly takeover in 2011. Mr. Matysek was also the co-founder and CEO of Energy Metals Corp., a uranium company that grew from a market capitalization of $10 million to approximately $1.8 billion when sold in 2007. He was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Mining & Resources in September 2018.

Jaime Carrasco

As a leading edge Canadian investment professional with 25 years of experience providing wealth management and investment counsel to affluent families, businesses and institutions both in Canada and Latin America, Jaime Carrasco has garnered a reputation for questioning and challenging the status quo, and exploring the most innovative investment strategies.  As a frequent contributor to the mainstream media, Jaime offers a fresh perspective on the global, financial and geo-political landscape helping investors adapt to

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Jaime Carrasco

As a leading edge Canadian investment professional with 25 years of experience providing wealth management and investment counsel to affluent families, businesses and institutions both in Canada and Latin America, Jaime Carrasco has garnered a reputation for questioning and challenging the status quo, and exploring the most innovative investment strategies. 

As a frequent contributor to the mainstream media, Jaime offers a fresh perspective on the global, financial and geo-political landscape helping investors adapt to hidden opportunities and risks, and best position client portfolios to thrive EARLY from volatility in the global system. 

Jaime is someone who understands the implications of a paradigm shift. Born in Chile, he grew up in a household where differing economic ideologies were hotly debated as the country transitioned through a deepening economic and political crisis. Jaime and his immediate family moved to Canada a year after the military coup by Agusto Pinochet in 1973. While Pinochet imposed a highly disputed reign of terror, his other reforms included an overhaul of Chile’s debt based economic system which allowed it to become one of the best performing economies in the world. It was one of Jaime’s earliest experiences of how a challenging economic period can lead to a prosperous economy. 

Jaime, whose mother tongue is Spanish, also speaks Italian and French, and completed a BA in political science and economics at the University of Toronto in 1988. While a student, he worked for CS Yacht, a company that built luxury sail boats, thus spending his summers as a skipper for members of the Canadian establishment. Jaime credits this experience, and having survived sailing through Hurricane Bob in 1991, for learning lessons that have become a metaphor for his financial investment strategies;

“Like one’s financial wealth, sailing is not about controlling the wind, but rather about adjusting the sails.” 

Matt Geiger

Matt Geiger is Managing Partner at MJG Capital, a limited partnership specializing in long-term natural resource investments. The partnership adheres to bottom-up security analysis and maintain a long-only portfolio of resource equities. Holdings include explorers, developers, and producers of energy metals, industrial metals, precious metals, and agricultural minerals. Mr. Geiger is also co-founder of a venture-backed technology business recently valued at $100m.

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Matt Geiger

Matt Geiger is Managing Partner at MJG Capital, a limited partnership specializing in long-term natural resource investments. The partnership adheres to bottom-up security analysis and maintain a long-only portfolio of resource equities. Holdings include explorers, developers, and producers of energy metals, industrial metals, precious metals, and agricultural minerals. Mr. Geiger is also co-founder of a venture-backed technology business recently valued at $100m.

Gregor Gregersen

Gregor Gregersen is the founder and CEO of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd and its subsidiary, the Safe House SG Pte Ltd. Originally from Germany and having lived all over Europe and US, Gregor understood how dependent the Western world has become on money printing to fund otherwise unsustainable debts. It led him to seek permanent refuge in Singapore and found Silver Bullion. As CEO of Silver Bullion, Gregor leads the team to ensure that

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Gregor Gregersen

Gregor Gregersen is the founder and CEO of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd and its subsidiary, the Safe House SG Pte Ltd. Originally from Germany and having lived all over Europe and US, Gregor understood how dependent the Western world has become on money printing to fund otherwise unsustainable debts. It led him to seek permanent refuge in Singapore and found Silver Bullion. As CEO of Silver Bullion, Gregor leads the team to ensure that all legal, jurisdictional, counterparty, insurance, authentication and physical security issues are addressed so as to provide bullion owners the worldwide safest place to store silver and gold. In 2018, Silver Bullion clients are also able to buy and store cobalt and nickel with the company in Singapore.

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Join us on an Adventure back in Time…

Today, Jekyll Island is a beautiful resort town, replete with beaches, golfing, and summer fun. To most unwitting visitors, the island’s shady past and its spot in history is the stuff of undreamed-of folklore. For precious metals investors, the shadowy characters and events that took place that week provide the perfect backdrop for our next exclusive event!

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