Sector Expert: Tim Alch
Tim Alch is a vice president and senior minerals business analyst at Behre Dolbear & Co. (USA) Inc. Alch is an international business, investment analyst and consultant with 25+ years of experience working within business units analyzing prospective, operating, management, strategy, technical, technology, valuation, transactions and investment issues for industrial and financial clients. He was a senior vice president of Anderson & Schwab Inc. and equity analyst at Dean Witter Reynolds, Prudential Securities, Paine Webber and senior consultant and industry analyst at World Steel Dynamics, Resource Strategies, Inc., CRU Inc. (London), covering global precious, base and industrial metals and minerals, mining, steel, coal, energy and related sectors. He is an honors graduate of Amherst College in geology and studied the economic and political impact of the Industrial Revolution and modern economy on the global mineral and energy resource Sectors. He continued his studies in the Master of Science mineral and energy economics program at Penn State. Alch has been on the Executive Committee of the New York Section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) since 2008.
Money: Mining companies need it and investors want to know that companies will use that money to make them money. An innovative conference sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), called "Current Trends in Mining Finance—An Executive's Guide: What Are Lenders, Investors Looking For?", brought together about 145 experts who were actively funding and running companies—and looking for answers. In this interview with The Gold Report, SME Executive Director David Kanagy and Conference Co-Chair Tim Alch share some insights about alternative funding that could help more companies survive the year.