Asset Management chief investment strategist John Embry, Scotiabank
economist Patricia Mohr, CPM Group founder Jeffrey Christian, Idaho College
of Mines Dean Emeritus Earl Bennett and newsletter writers David Morgan,
Jason Hommel and Richard Daughty
will headline Silver Summit 2006,
a two-day conference focusing on silver’s
opportunities Sept. 21-22 at the Coeur d’Alene Inn in scenic Coeur
more than 40 silver mining and exploration companies from the Americas, China
and Europe will present information about
their companies and about coming opportunities in the always volatile silver
markets. Workshops will cover a variety of topics from the medicinal to industrial
to monetary aspects of silver.
Now in its
fourth year, the annual Silver Summit is expected to attract upwards of 700
registrants from every continent.
joined Sprott Asset Management as Chief Investment
Strategist in March 2003 with a focus on the Sprott
Gold and Precious Minerals Fund and the Sprott
Strategic Offshore Gold Fund, Ltd. He plays an instrumental role in the
corporate and investment policy of the firm. Mr. Embry, an industry expert in
precious metals, has researched the gold sector for over thirty years and has
accumulated industry experience as a portfolio management specialist since
1963. He began his investment career as a stock selection analyst and
portfolio manager at Great West Life. He then became Vice President of
Pension Investments for the entire firm. After 23 years with the company,
John became partner with United Bond and Share, the investment counseling firm acquired by Royal Bank in 1987. Since
then, John was Vice-President, Equities and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global
Investment Management, a $33 billion organization where he oversaw $5 billion
in assets, including the flagship $2.9 billion Royal Canadian Equity Fund and
the $250 million Royal Precious Metals Fund, the #1 ranked fund across the
country for its 2002 net performance of 153 percent.
is Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist at Scotiabank's Executive Offices in Toronto. She is responsible for industry
and commodity market research in Scotia Economics and works closely with
Scotia Capital's Corporate and Investment Banking groups, and with Global
Risk Management. Ms. Mohr developed the Scotiabank
Commodity Price Index, which measures price trends for Canadian commodities
in export markets. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ms.
Mohr spent a number of years with Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. (now EnCana) and
with Canadian Pacific in Montreal and later in
London, England as Corporate Economist. Patricia
began her career with Natural Resources Canada.
CPM Group was
founded in 1986 by Jeffrey M. Christian, who was the head of commodities
research at J. Aron & Company, which was
acquired by Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Christian formed CPM group
through a management buy-out of the commodities research group of Goldman,
Sachs & Co. at that time, with his partners to provide independent market
leading research on the commodities markets to a variety of customers ranging
from governments to investment funds worldwide.
Bennett holds a B.A. in Geology from and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Idaho. After finishing high school, he
joined the US Air Force for four years. He worked as a U.I. research
associate for a few years before being hired by the Idaho Bureau of Mines and
Geology at U.I. in 1973, becoming Associate Director of the Bureau in 1986
and State Geologist in 1989.
In 1997 he was appointed Dean of the U.I. College
of Mines and Earth Resources and Director of the State Survey. He retired in
2003 at Dean of the new College
of Science at U.I.
Richard Daughty, who describes
himself as "the angriest guy in economics,” is writer/publisher of
the Mogambo Guru economic newsletter
and a general partner and COO for Smith Consultant Group, serving the
financial and medical communities. Prior to joining Smith, Daughty was a financial adviser to American Express
Financial Advisers in Clearwater,
Florida. He holds an MBA in
operations research from the University
of South Florida and is
a strong advocate for sound fiscal and monetary policy. His comments appear
frequently in such fine publications as goldseek.com, silverminers.com, the
Daily Reckoning and Barron’s.
editor of the Silver Investor, started investing in the stock market well
before turning 18 years of age. Seven years ago, Mr. Morgan put his life long
study of free-market economics to work researching the economy, stock market behavior, precious metals, especially silver. Mr. Morgan
believed that silver needed more exposure and would be utilized increasingly
as technology continued to demand more and more of the metal. Mr. Morgan's
interest in silver led him to publish the "The Morgan Report", a
research report that has grown in popularity and is today seen as one of the
pre-eminent reports on Free Market economics in the financial industry. Mr.
Morgan has benefited from the bull market in commodities and metals: An
overwhelming number of the companies outlined in his model portfolio is higher than the original recommendation.
Jason Hommel publishes SilverStockReport.com, with a subscriber
list of over 10,000. A
former alpine ski racer, Hommel was graduated in
1994 from the University of Colorado at Boulder
with a psychology degree, and took up his interest in silver in 1999. In 2002, his
investment picks in silver stocks rose 153 percent in value, and he began
sharing his portfolio strategy with on-line readers. In addition to his own
websites, Hommel publishes regularly on
gold-eagle.com, goldseek.com, silverseek.com, minersmanual.com, freebuck.com,
mineralstox.com, bibleinvestments.com, financialsense.com, and
A complete agenda,
including events occurring in Wallace, Idaho the weekend
following the formal Silver Summit, and registration information, may be
found at www.thesilversummit.com. Official sponsors of The
Silver Summit include Peter Spina of GoldSeek.com and SilverSeek.com, and the Silver Valley Mining Association.
By : David Bond
Editor : The Silver Valley Mining Journal