Resource Insider Podcast Ep29 – Doug Silver

Doug Silver is a portfolio manager at Orion Resource Partners, an alternative investment management firm with $6 billion in assets under managements. Before Doug’s role at Orion, he built and sold two royalty companies. One of them, International Royalty Corporation (IRC), he sold to Royal Gold for $745 million. Doug is a member of the mining hall of fame as a result of the many successes that he has had throughout his career.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • Doug’s interesting path from zoology to geology and his family’s meteorite crater.
  • Bridging the gap from a technical background to finance.
  • What was behind Doug’s infamous geological database.
  • How IRC started, and what the royalty space looks like today.
  • What prompted the sale of IRC?
  • What role does Private Equity play in mine finance today and the challenges ahead.

It is not every day that you get to sit down with someone like Doug. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

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