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Ontario Teachers' Appoints Head Of Infrastructure And Natural Resources

TORONTO - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers') today announced the appointment of Dale Burgess to the position of Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources (INR), effective immediately. Based in Toronto, Mr. Burgess will be responsible for overseeing our infrastructure acquisitions and asset management globally, along with our investments in agriculture, oil and gas, timberland and minerals. He has been serving as interim head of INR since mid-February.
Read by 56% of LPs May 30, 2017

Plan To Restart Bloom Lake Mine Gets $40M Boost + Offtake

By analyst By Andrew Topf The Bloom Lake Mine’s new owner earlier this month announced new cash for upgrades to the shuttered operation and an offtake agreement with a Japanese trading company to receive iron ore for steelmaking if the mine gets back into commercial production. In December 2015 Champion Iron Ore (TSX:CIA), an iron ore explorer with offices in Canada and Australia, said it will buy the Bloom Lake operation along with its rail assets. The mine’s former owner, Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), shuttered production in late 2014 as part of a greater plan to exit its money-losing Canadian...
Read by 53% of LPs May 08, 2017

A Goldman Sachs Associate Quit And Set Up His Own Private Equity Fund

<p>Remember when Blackstone founder&nbsp;Steven Schwarzman&nbsp;cautioned Harvard MBAs against thinking they could go it alone after a few years working for someone else? One Goldman associate didn&rsquo;t get that message.</p> <p>Stuart Smith, an associate covering natural resources in Goldman&rsquo;s Houston-based investment banking division, has just left to set up &ldquo;Southern Creek Capital.&rdquo; He worked for Goldman for precisely 22 months.</p>
Read by 58% of LPs May 05, 2017

Sydney Hedge Fund Calls For BHP Board Renewal

Sydney-based hedge fund Tribeca Global Natural Resources has called for an overhaul of the BHP Billiton board, which it claims has wasted $US30 billion ($40 billion) of capital, a figure that could have been $US50 billion ($67 billion) higher if not for deals it failed to get done. Tribeca, the world&#39;s top performing hedge fund of 2016, said the miner had &quot;a critical opportunity to reset the culture&quot; with the retirement of long-serving chairman Jac Nasser and said that improvements can only be made with &quot;significant turnover&quot; of the board. Tribeca outlined its concerns in an eight-page letter titled &quot;Making...
Read by 35% of LPs April 19, 2017

Commodity Hedge Fund Blenheim Opens Up Ownership For First Time

Willem Kooyker, a pioneer of investing in commodities, broadened the ownership of his $1.5 billion hedge fund for the first time since it was created almost three decades ago. One of the most powerful and enigmatic traders in the natural resources industry, Kooyker said Thomas Kopczynski, James Wohlmacher, Gus Rossi, and his son Terence Kooyker will join him as owners of Blenheim Capital Management LLC. Blenheim invests in everything from oil to metals and agriculture, and at its height in 2011, was the world&rsquo;s largest commodities-focused hedge fund. The ownership shakeup is the first since 74-year-old Kooyker, who retains a...
Read by 55% of LPs April 11, 2017

The Oil Giant Hidden In The World's Biggest Mining Outfit

The usual suspects have planted their flags along the dusty byways of the Permian Basin, declaring where they&rsquo;ve staked claims. There are names like Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Pioneer Natural Resources Co. And, on signs fronting a barbed-wire fence, BHP Billiton Ltd. For the world&rsquo;s largest mining company, the heart of the U.S. shale boom in West Texas might seem to be strange territory, a very long way from the iron-ore deposits of Australia or the copper mines of Chile&rsquo;s Atacama desert. But BHP actually has been in the oil business for years, with operations stretching from...
Read by 34% of LPs March 27, 2017

4 Surprising Facts About Resource Private Equity Now

<p>Big week in natural resource private equity. With PE specialists Preqin releasing their &ldquo;2017 Natural Resources Report&rdquo;.</p> <p>The volume is perhaps the world&rsquo;s&nbsp;most detailed assessment&nbsp;of private resource investment globally. Breaking down statistics both on overall worldwide trends, as well as sector- and geographic-specific happenings for&nbsp;energy, mining and agriculture.</p>
Read by 38% of LPs March 21, 2017

$5.5B Private Capital Ready To Invest In Mining

According to a new report by private capital tracker Preqin, overall fundraising for natural resources investment actually declined declined by a fifth in 2016 to the lowest since 2012. Coming off a record 2015, 74 funds raised a total of $60bn in 2016 for investment in natural resources, which includes metals and mining, water, timberland and energy. Private providers of capital include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices and others. One of the funds to watch &ndash; Electrum Strategic Opportunities &ndash; last year invested in two junior mining companies based in the Yukon...
Read by 72% of LPs March 03, 2017

Marijuana Helped The World's Top Hedge Fund Gain 145%

Bets on marijuana companies helped an Australian manager soar 145 percent last year to become the world&rsquo;s best-performing hedge fund. Stock and credit investments in North American marijuana producers contributed to 22 percentage points of last year&rsquo;s gain for the $200 million Tribeca Global Natural Resources Fund, said Sydney-based Ben Cleary, who co-manages the pool with Craig Evans. The fund has advanced 4 percent this year through February, Cleary said. The wagers helped the hedge fund rise to the very top among more than 10,000 rivals tracked by data provider Preqin and stand out in a lackluster year for the...
Read by 78% of LPs February 10, 2017

Montreux Natural Resources Fund Is World's Second Best-performing Hedge Fund

The Montreux Natural Resources fund is the world&#39;s second-best performing hedge fund in 2016, according to international analyst firm Preqin Research.
Read by 36% of LPs