Sector Expert: George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance

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George Topping joined the Stifel Nicolaus Research Team in connection with Stifel's acquisition of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC in July 2010. Topping joined Thomas Weisel Partners in December 2009 as a senior mining analyst covering base metals. Topping brings 10 years of experience in the mining industry and 14 years as a sell-side analyst. Topping began his mining career in 1985 with a senior South African mining company and worked both in operations and mining strategy roles for the gold and coal sectors. In 1995, Topping became a sell-side analyst covering platinum, coal and base metals with Irish & Menell Rosenberg, a South Africa-based financial services firm. Topping moved to Canada in 1997, where he has continued as an analyst covering base metals, including a six-year tenure at Sprott Securities from 1999-2005, and most recently at Blackmont Capital since 2007. Topping earned his undergraduate degree in mining engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.



Recent Interviews

How George Topping Is Profiting from Copper Price Volatility (5/21/13)

Everything you thought you knew about copper is wrong. Is it an economic barometer? Nope. Do copper warehouses decrease volatility? Hardly. Can investors play small-cap base metals producers for profit? You bet. These are the conclusions Analyst George Topping shared with us in his interview with The Metals Report. Find out why Doctor Copper just might be stripped of its credentials and whether you should trade in your gold for platinum group metals.

Short Supply, High Demand for Platinum Group Metals: George Topping and Michael Scoon (7/11/12)

Labor problems and low prices have platinum mines closing up shop in South Africa, and the potential for acquisitions is ripening. Senior Mining Analyst and Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus in Toronto, George Topping believes that companies with shallow deposits and near-term production will be prime targets. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Topping and Associate Analyst Michael Scoon discuss how supply shortages are shaping the landscape for platinum group metals and some bulk commodities.

Recent Quotes

"ATY released drill results from eight holes from El Roble that averaged 16m at 4.3% Cu and 3 g/t Au."

— George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance, Stifel (7/3/13)
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"FOM should benefit tremendously given its 25 Mt McIlvenna resource and proximity to the Flin Flon zinc smelter."

The Metals Report Interview with George Topping (5/21/13)
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"FOM is undervalued and should either be an independent producer or possibly a takeover target."

— George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance, Stifel (3/27/13)
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"PTM's attractive loan interest rate suggests strong project economics."

— George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance, Stifel (12/6/12)
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"PTM's Waterberg could be alluring to senior mining companies."

The Gold Report Interview with George Topping (7/11/12)
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"A small cap that I really like is FOM. It's very cheap for a company that has a 22 Mt VMS deposit."

The Gold Report Interview with George Topping (7/11/12)
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"FOM is undervalued and has experienced, invested management."

— George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance, Stifel (5/3/12)
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"We are initiating coverage of FOM with a Buy rating."

— George Topping - 11-30-16 now Industrial Alliance, Stifel (3/29/12)
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