Coffee with Samso Episode 34 with Rick Rule, CEO, Senior Managing Director, Sprott Inc.; President & CEO, Sprott U.S. Holdings
This was a highly-anticipated session - I was eager to sit down with renowned industry commentator Rick Rule to sound him out on gold, equities and gold exploration. Unfortunately, circumstances meant we couldn’t meet, but I’m very grateful to Rick for allowing us to talk over Zoom.
I was interested to know his views on Australian gold exploration projects and what part small-cap companies play in Sprott Management Investment strategies.
Rick has dedicated his long and focused career to many aspects of natural resources securities investing and leads a highly-skilled team of earth science and finance professionals with a worldwide reputation for resources investment management.
Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. is a holding company made up of three separate and distinct companies: Sprott Global Resource Investment; Sprott Asset Management USA Inc.; and Resource Capital Investment Corporation, that make up the U.S. Subsidiaries of Sprott Inc.
They’re active in securities brokerage, segregated account money management and investment partnership management involving both equity and debt instruments, across the entire spectrum of the natural resources industry, with expertise in sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water.
Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences; often interviewed for radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resources investment and industry topics; and frequently quoted by prominent natural resources-oriented newsletters and advisories.
He’s also particularly active in private placement markets, having originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public and public companies.
Rick’s insights included:
We absolutely love green fields projects, it’s really a question of who the people are
My experience has been that small mines have all the risks of big mines, but small mines could never make you big money
What I like about uranium is that it’s still essential and has to go up if there’s going to be electricity in the developed world
Making money in renewable energy involves a very cynical sense of public perception
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