Sector Expert: Killian Charles

Laurentian Bank Securities

Killian Charles, formerly of Industrial Alliance Securities, joined Laurentian Bank in 2015. He covers small- and mid-cap exploration and producing companies. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in earth and planetary sciences. His technical training is an asset in the evaluation of companies in a sector that is changing rapidly. He previously worked with FNX Mining and QuadraFNX.



Recent Interviews

Gold Idol: Killian Charles' Search for the Next Mining Superstar (2/10/14)

Miner gearKillian Charles, a mining analyst with Industrial Alliance Securities in Montreal, was tired of hearing how gold companies were doomed to failure because of the listless gold price. So he started "auditioning" companies for Gold Idol. In this interview with The Gold Report, Charles talks about what attributes got companies through to the next round and what got them sent home.

How Low Can They Go?—Gold Breaking Points: Killian Charles (4/22/13)

Gold and GraphKillian Charles, an analyst with Industrial Alliance in Montreal, isn't too concerned if the gold price hits $1,300 an ounce or even $1,000. He's more concerned with the gold breaking point. How low can the gold price go without breaking a project? Investors will be surprised to know that a wealth of junior miners are lean and mean enough to survive a pint-sized gold price. Charles talks with The Gold Report about which companies have resized and redesigned their projects to make it in this unforgiving market.

Recent Quotes

"We expect substantial changes in an updated ICG resource estimate in Q4/15."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (7/15/15)
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"ICG hopes to leverage the public to analyze the Sigma-Lamaque data."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (6/24/15)
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"ICG has outlined potential for new exploration targets at Lamaque."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (6/18/15)
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"ICG is upping its drill program at Triangle, providing more catalysts throughout the year."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (5/7/15)
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"ICG's drilling at the Triangle zone shows potential for improvement from the PEA."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (3/24/15)
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"We view Jacques Simoneau's hire as a key endorsement for ICG."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (3/20/15)
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"ICG's updated resource estimate boosts confidence."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (2/11/15)
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"We are initiating coverage on ICG with a Speculative Buy rating."

— Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities (1/28/15)
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"The new mill allows ICG to decrease capex and opex from its PEA."

— Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities (10/10/14)
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"Triangle zone drill results are signs that ICG can expand the resource."

— Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities (9/11/14)
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"The real value of ICG's Sigma mill acquisition lies in the permits."

— Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities (9/5/14)
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"The NPV of CFO's Duparquet project could increase by about $75–100M."

— Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities (4/11/14)
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"ICG's PEA outlines the potential for an impressive mine in the Val d'Or region."

— Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities (3/17/14)
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"GUY stands out. It has almost all it needs to enter into construction."

The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles (2/10/14)
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"SUE has a positive NPV at $1,000/oz gold."

The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles (2/10/14)
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"CFO's management team does a top-notch job and doesn't overpromise."

The Gold Report with Killian Charles (2/10/14)
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"ICG has lots of potential."

The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles (2/10/14)
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