The Mercenary Geologist Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has over 35 years of experience as an exploration geologist and mining analyst searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Mickey is high-altitude proficient and is bilingual in English and Spanish. From 2003 to 2006, he made four outcrop ore discoveries in Peru, Nevada, Chile, and British Columbia.
Mickey is well-known and highly respected throughout the mining and exploration community for his ongoing work as an analyst, writer, and speaker.
Emerging Markets & Gold Fund, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Shayne McGuire is an Emerging Markets portfolio manager focused on the Asia Ex-Japan region for Teacher Retirement System of Texas (AUM of $150bn). He also manages the Gold Fund for the Trust, which was launched in 2009. Shayne has spent 16 years at TRS starting as a senior international analyst and later as a portfolio manager for Southern Europe. Prior to TRS, Shayne was a Senior Analyst for ING Barings and Deutsche Bank in Mexico City, where he was twice recognized as being among the top Latin American analysts by Institutional Investor. He received an undergraduate degree in History and Political Economy at Fordham University, and an M.A. in History and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Shayne is author of three books on precious metals investing, including Hard Money: Taking Gold Investment to a Higher Level.
Experienced energy/resources and finance executive with 30 years’ experience in with resources companies and investment banks/advisory firms in South America, Asia/Pacific and Australia.
Considerable technical and commercial experience in Argentina, a geologist fluent in Spanish with a history of exploring/funding/developing successful projects.
Previously CEO and 2IC of mid-tier listed mineral explorers and developers, in corporate finance roles with investment banks (Citigroup) and technical or management roles with major mining companies (Rio Tinto/CRA, Western Mining). Currently managing Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE), a lithium developer focused on 4 prime located projects in Argentina