You don't have to be a billionaire to invest like one. 
The world's top mining investors, entrepreneurs and CEOs compete to pick the best performing mining stocks of 2020.
You don't have to be a billionaire to invest like one. 
The world's top mining investors, entrepreneurs and CEOs compete to pick the best performing mining stocks of 2020.
Sign up now. See the picks, learn from the best, and build your 2020 mining portfolio.
The RI Challenge is an annual competition where the top professionals in the mining industry compete to achieve the best investment returns of 2020.

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  • A portfolio of mining stock picks chosen by industry insiders
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  • Content to help you become a better resource investor
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The Contestants
Ross Beaty

Ross Beaty is Chairman of Pan American Silver, Chairman of Equinox Gold and Founder of the Lumina Group of companies. He has built and sold over a dozen public companies and created many billions of dollars for shareholders (and himself). Ross has had success in both discovery and building operating mining companies. He’s also a dedicated environmentalist and philanthropist.

Stephen de Jong

Steve de Jong is the CEO & Co-Founder of VRIFY technology Inc. and Chairman of Integra Resources. Steve has 10 years of experience in the mining industry and most recently served as President and CEO of Integra Gold, from 2012 until its sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation in July 2017 for C$590 million. Steve is set on transforming the mining industry using high-tech and highly-connected methods, and co-led the efforts behind the 2016 Integra Gold Rush Challenge and the 2017 #DisruptMining initiatives.

Otavio (“Tavi”) Costa

Otavio Costa is portfolio manager at Crescat Capital. Tavi built Crescat’s macro model that identifies the current stage of the US economic cycle through a combination of 16 factors. His research has been featured in financial publications such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, Real Vision, and Reuters.

Dan Earle

Dan Earle is CEO of Solaris Resources. Previously, he served as VP and Director at TD Securities, where he covered companies in the precious and base metals sectors as an equity research analyst, establishing himself as one of the leading authorities on exploration and development stage mining projects. Dan has also been a senior executive with a number of Canadian and U.S. public mineral exploration and mining companies.

Marcel de Groot

Marcel de Groot is co-founder and President of Pathway Capital, which has helped fund some of the most successful ventures in the mining space in the past two decades. Examples include Peru Copper (acquired by Chinalco), and Sandstorm Gold. Marcel is currently Director of Equinox Gold and Asanko Gold Inc, and is Chairman of Eclipse Gold.

Warren Irwin

Warren Irwin is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Rosseau Asset Management, a money management firm primarily focused on the metals, mining and energy industries. For the last 20 years, Rosseau has been outperforming the sector and was ranked the top performing hedge fund in the world in 2016.

Tolga Kumova

Tolga Kumova is a resource industry entrepreneur and corporate finance specialist with over 15 years experience in stockbroking, IPOs and corporate restructuring. Throughout his career, he has raised over $500 million for ASX-listed mining ventures ranging from early-stage exploration through to development and operations. Mr. Kumova was previously Managing Director and founding shareholder of Syrah Resources Limited (ASX: SYR).

Willem Middelkoop

Willem Middelkoop is a successful entrepreneur and publicist from The Netherlands. He is a former market commentator for Dutch National TV, founder of Amsterdamgold.com, a web shop for gold and silver bullion that was sold in 2011, and Founder of the Commodity Discovery Fund, where he is currently the principal.

Mark O’Dea

Dr. Mark O'Dea is a mining industry entrepreneur. He founded Oxygen Capital Corp. and is currently chairman of Liberty Gold, director of Pure Gold Mining, Discovery Metals, and Sun Metals. A seasoned geologist and deal maker, Dr. O’Dea has built and financed mining companies from Canada to Africa, taking them from exploration and discovery to development and operations. Most recently, Dr. O’Dea co-founded and served as executive chairman of True Gold Mining.

Nolan Watson

Nolan Watson is a Canadian businessman, humanitarian, and philanthropist. He is known for his contribution to finance innovation in the mining industry. Since co-founding Sandstorm Gold in 2008, Nolan Watson has led the company’s transformation from a small startup into a diversified royalty company with a billion-dollar market capitalization.

Adam Lundin

Adam Lundin has significant leadership experience in capital markets and public company management across the natural resources sector. His background includes oil & gas and mining technology, investment advisory, international finance and executive management. Adam began his career working for several Lundin Group mining companies around the world before moving  into finance where he specialised in institutional equity sales, ultimately becoming co-head of the London office for an international securities firm. In addition to serving as CEO and a Director of Filo Mining, Mr. Lundin is President, CEO and a Director of Josemaria Resources Inc. and a Director of NGEx Minerals Ltd. and Africa Energy Corp.

Contest Rules

Contestants choose their top 3 mining stock picks for 2020.

Contestants are encouraged to pick: a producer, a development stage company (post-resource) and an exploration play (pre-resource). But the choice is theirs.

Stock can be listed on any exchange.
Picks can be private but must list in 2020 or be disqualified.
The winner will be announced at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference in January 2021.
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Sign up now to get the personal stock picks of some of the industry's sharpest minds, exclusive commentary and analysis on the companies they've chosen, and your chance to rub shoulders with them at next year's VRIC.
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