Gold Forum Europe 2023

Keynote Speakers

Managing Partner, Equity Management Associates

Lawrence Lepard

Managing Partner, Equity Management Associates
Gold Stock Selection Techniques

The inimitable Lawrence Lepard will impart his wealth of experience in selecting gold stocks that will earn returns rather than losses.

Wednesday, Apr 12 9:30 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Lawrence Lepard

Equity Management Associates, LLC (EMA) is a private investment partnership which pursues investments in gold and silver mining companies that are at all stages: production, development or drill story. Mr. Lepard has focused on this area exclusively since 2008 and has over $60 million of AUM. He has a strong interest in Private Placements and private company transactions as well as larger companies.

Managing Director, Partner and Fund Manager, Incrementum AG

Ronnie Stöferle

Managing Director, Partner and Fund Manager, Incrementum AG
Where Are We On The Gold Price Curve?

Ronni will unpack his most current research on demand and supply factors pulling and pushing on the suite of precious metals, but with a focus on gold.

Tuesday, Apr 11 9:20 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Ronnie Stöferle

Ronald, born 1980 in Vienna, Austria, is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe). During his studies in business administration and finance at the Vienna University of Economics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked for Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) in the field of Fixed Income/Credit Investments. After graduation, he participated in various courses in Austrian Economics.

In 2006, he joined Vienna-based Erste Group Bank, covering International Equities, especially Asia. In 2006, he also began writing reports on gold. His six benchmark reports called 'In GOLD we TRUST' drew international coverage on CNBC, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. He was awarded 2nd most accurate gold analyst by Bloomberg in 2011. In 2009, he began writing reports on crude oil. Ronald managed 2 gold-mining baskets as well as 1 silver-mining basket for Erste Group, which outperformed their benchmarks from their inception. In 2014 he published a book on Austrian Investing ("Österreichische Schule für Anleger – Investieren zwischen Inflation in Deflation")

Founder & CEO, The Macro Compass

Alf Peccatiello

Founder & CEO, The Macro Compass
The Art Of Macro Portfolio Construction in a Chaotic World

Alf explains his framework for building a macro portfolio that can withstand the test of time. Putin vs NATO, Fed Pivots and Soft Landings, King Dollar, Recessions, Rallies, and more!

Tuesday, Apr 11 9:50 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Alf Peccatiello

Alfonso Peccatiello is the author of The Macro Compass, the world's fastest-growing financial newsletter. The Macro Compass leverages on Alf's experience running a large pool of institutional money and offers actionable investment ideas and unique macroeconomic insights.

He was the Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management for ING Deutschland. In his role, he is responsible for the active management of more than 20 billion euros of fixed income in the HQLA portfolio of the firm's Treasury Department.

CEO, Santiago Capital

Brent Johnson

CEO, Santiago Capital
An Inconvenient Truth

Key takeaways to expect:
* How the monetary system is designed
* What this means for fiat vs hard assets
* Conviction vs Certainty

Wednesday, Apr 12 10:00 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson brings over twenty years of experience in the financial markets to his position as CEO of Santiago Capital.
Brent enjoyed more than nine years as a Managing Director at BakerAvenue, a $2.5 Billion Asset Manager and Wealth Management firm, with offices in San Francisco, Dallas and New York. He was the lead advisor for several of the firms largest clients.

Prior to joining BakerAvenue, Brent spent nine years at Credit Suisse in their private client group. He got his start as part of the training program at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in New York prior to moving to San Francisco. He joined Credit Suisse in the fall of 2000 when the bank purchased DLJ.

Earlier in his career, Brent was a financial auditor for Philip Morris Management Company in New York City where he performed audits at the company’s headquarters as well as subsidiaries in Germany, Hong Kong, and Richmond, Virginia.

Brent regularly gives interviews and speaks at conferences regarding precious metals, currencies & macroeconomic trends. His views have been quoted in numerous print, online and television outlets. He lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico with his wife Mary and son Moses.

President, Equinox Partners

Sean Fieler

President, Equinox Partners
Gold Miners and Capital Allocation

1. Agency issues in the space.
2. Capital Allocation principles.
3. Now is the time to improve both.

Wednesday, Apr 12 8:20 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Sean Fieler

Sean Fieler is President of Equinox Partners, L.P. and the Kuroto Fund, L.P. Over the past two decades, Sean Fieler and his partners have assembled a research team capable of analyzing businesses around the world, a capability that has enabled Equinox Partners and the Kuroto Fund to consistently purchase superior businesses at substantial discounts to their intrinsic value. Mr. Fieler serves as a member of the Dominican Foundation Board and is very active in the Catholic community. He serves as Chairman of the American Principles Project, is Chairman of the Chiaroscuro Foundation and is a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Committee for Monetary Research & Education, the Acton Institute and the Susan B. Anthony List. A graduate of Williams College with a degree in political economy, Mr. Fieler speaks and publishes on the topic of monetary reform. He has given talks on monetary policy at the annual Grant’s Conference, the Atlas Liberty Forum and has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard.

Founder & CIO, ByteTree

Charlie Morris

Founder & CIO, ByteTree
Bitcoin and Gold are Key to Surviving an Inflationary Environment

* Gold is much larger and will always be dominant through the cycles
* Bitcoin plays catch up in a process that will last for decades
* Their combination delivers superior risk-adjusted returns than either can manage alone

Tuesday, Apr 11 8:50 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About Charlie Morris

Charlie Morris is the founder of ByteTree. He has 25 years’ experience in fund management, where he has built a reputation for actively managed, multi-asset portfolios with strong risk management. He currently manages the Soda and Whisky Portfolios at ByteTree through the Mulli Asset Investor, which is popular with retail investors.

Although an expert in traditional assets, Charlie is better known for his enthusiasm for gold and Bitcoin (BOLD). ByteTree Asset Management has a BOLD ETF listed in Switzerland (BOLD SW), which combines the world’s two most liquid alternative assets on a risk-adjusted basis. Due to their natural low correlation and high dispersion, the results of this combination have been truly spectacular.

In previous roles, Charlie was the head of Multi Asset at Atlantic House Fund Management until June 2020, where he managed Total Return Fund. At the time of his departure, his fund ranked 1st out of 47 funds in the Trustnet multi-asset, absolute return sector. Before that, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Newscape (2016 to 2018) and the Head of Absolute Return at HSBC Global Asset Management (1998 to 2015) where he managed $3bn of assets.

Chief Market Strategist and Head of Research, World Gold Council

John Reade

Chief Market Strategist and Head of Research, World Gold Council
The Case for New Gold Production

John Reade is the Chief Market Strategist for EMEA and APAC at the World Gold Council. He is responsible for producing strategy and developing insights on the gold market. He has worked in the gold industry for more than three decades. Before joining the World Gold Council five years ago, he was as a partner and gold strategist with Paulson & Co for seven years. Prior to that, he worked as a precious metals strategist at UBS for more than a decade and began his career as a mining engineer for Gencor.  John can be found regularly tweeting insight on the gold industry here.

Wednesday, Apr 12 8:50 AM CEST
Ballrooms 2 & 3
About John Reade

John Reade joined the World Gold Council in February 2017 as Chief Market Strategist. John is responsible for producing strategy and developing insights on the gold market; leading our global dialogue by engaging with leading economists, academics, policy makers, fund managers and investors on gold; and leading our research team.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the gold industry and related fields, most recently as a partner and gold strategist with Paulson & Co for the past seven years. Prior to that, John worked as a precious metals strategist at UBS for 10 years; a gold equity analyst in South Africa for 5 years; and over 8 years held various positions in production and project evaluation in the gold division of Gencor, then a leading South African mining house.

John has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, a constituent of Imperial College, London.