Caroline Donally is a Managing Director at Denham Capital, a global private equity firm with more than $9bn under management. She has over 20 years of experience in the Mining sector, originating, analyzing, structuring and executing investments across the globe, in a variety of commodities. Since joining Denham’s Mining team in 2011, she’s been responsible for new equity and debt investments and managing ongoing investments in various stages of their lifecycles across North and South America and Africa. She sits on the Board of Directors of Santiago Metals and Tremont (Board and Audit Committee). She was responsible for the investment in JDS Silver that was successfully sold to Coeur Mining during 2017. Prior to Denham, Caroline spent over a decade providing cross-border project finance to junior mining companies, at Investec Bank and Rand Merchant Bank. She is a Chartered Accountant and was recognized as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining͟ in 2013 and 2015.
Diego is a seasoned investment banker with over 25 years of experience in the provision of a broad array of sophisticated financial and advisory services for natural resources. Over the years, he has been involved in transactions totaling about USD 4 billion in value.
Founding partner and MD of Natural Resources SA, an investment banking boutique, where Diego leads the Mining & Natural Resources practice. Since 2012, he has strengthened his focus on mining foreign investment helping foreign investors entering or currently working in Argentina, by screening opportunities, providing local support and direct interaction with the federal and provincial governments and regulators.
Since 2016 he has started to invest in precious and energy metals, where he combines his international approach as speaker in mining investment conferences, with a deep knowledge of mining provinces.
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.