Academy & Finance is a Swiss based conference organiser established in Geneva since March 2000. Academy & Finance is specialised in the organisation of conferences for the wealth management industry: tax and estate planning, anti-money laundering, private banking, asset management, junior mining, oil & gas. The company organised more than 500 events mainly in Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Monaco, Vaduz, Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Academy & Finance opened offices in Hong Kong in 2011 and in Dubai in 2013.
FROM COMMODITIES INVESTING TO JUNIOR MINING INVESTING
In 2004 and 2005 Academy & Finance organised two seminal conferences on “Commodities Investing” in Geneva and New York with keynote speakers Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund and John C. Hathaway, Senior Partner, Portfolio Manager, Tocqueville Asset Management LP, New York.
THE FIRST STEPS IN 2006: GENEVA
In March 2006 in Geneva, Academy & Finance organised its first conference on mining investments: “Uranium Investing”. Then, in May 2006 in Geneva, Academy & Finance organised its first Gold Investing conference featuring Doug Casey, Frank Veneroso, Paul van Eeden, Jeff Christian, John C. Hathaway and Ross Beaty. The companies included NovaGold, Endeavour Silver, Panamerican Silver, Red Back Mining…
THE FIRST STEPS IN 2006: ZURICH
In November 2006 Academy & Finance organised its first Gold Investing conference in Zurich with speakers David Baker, Bob Bishop, James Grant, John C. Hathaway, Paul van Eeden, Frank Veneroso. Companies included Osisko, Aurelian, Goldquest, Romarco, MAG Silver, Helio Resource, Canarc Resource Corp. ….
2007-2008: 5 ANNUAL BACK TO BACK CONFERENCES IN GENEVA AND ZURICH
In 2007 to 2008 included Academy & Finance organised 5 annual back to back conferences in Geneva and Zurich on Uranium Investing, Gold Investing (spring), Base Metals Investing, Oil & Gas investing, Gold investing (fall).
SINCE 2009: THE GLOBAL RESOURCES INVESTING CONFERENCES
Since 2009, the conferences are renamed “Global Resources Investing” to include companies active in precious metals, base metals, uranium, rare earth, diamond, oil...
2009: ALBERTA ECONOMIC FORUM
In May 2009 in Geneva, Academy & Finance co-organised the Alberta Economic Forum with the Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta
2009: EXPANDING TO SINGAPORE
In October 2009, Academy & Finance had the opportunity to organise its first “Global Resources Investing” conference in Singapore. This was the first of a series of Asian conferences.
2010-2011: EXPANDING TO HONG KONG, SHANGHAI AND TAIPEH
It took us 6 months to prepare the first conferences in Hong Kong and Shanghai in June 2010. Shanghai was especially challenging because of the programme, the slide presentations had to be translated in Mandarin; presentations were simultaneously translated in mandarin; every sponsor and speaker had his personal translator. Then we organised:
- Hong Kong and Singapore in October 2010
- Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore in October 2011
- Hong Kong and Singapore in June 2012
- Hong Kong and Singapore in October 2012
2011: AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES INVESTING
Academy & Finance and its Australian partner Vertical Events co-organised two Australian Resources Investing conferences in Geneva and Zurich in November 2011 and November 2012
2012: EXPANDING TO THE MIDDLE EAST
In February 2012 and February 2013 Academy & Finance organised its first “Global Resources Investing” conferences in Abu Dhabi
2013: A NEW CONCEPT: RESOURCE INVESTING WITH JOHN KAISER
8 of John Kaiser’s best stock picks yet to be discovered by the current market. Resource junior expert John Kaiser analyzes the geopolitical, macroeconomic and commodity price trends relevant to companies whose potential is not yet recognized by the market and offers his own insights about these possible winners of tomorrow
2014: A NEW CONCEPT: THE EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN ROAD SHOW
In addition to the Global Resources Investing forums, we organise a 4 cities road show. In 4 days we present 6 companies to select groups of institutional investors in 4 European cities (Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Munich). The exclusive road shows are designed for fast paced companies looking to access the European investor base on a more intimate setting in four different financial cities within four business days
Academy & Finance had the honour to host exclusive dinners for outstanding companies and speakers such as GoldFields (2007), Martin Murenbeeld (2010), Agnico Eagle (2012)
Regular sponsors include Timmins Gold Corp, MAG Silver, GoldFields, Romarco, Goldquest
Regular speakers include: John Kaiser, Jeffrey Christian, Lawrence Roulston, Jay Taylor, David Coffin, Brent Cook, Paul Burton, Ned Naylor Leyland, Brien Lundin
Academy & Finance invites only institutional investors:
- Asset managers
- Investment fund managers
- Private bankers
- Family offices
- Independent Wealth Managers
Since 2006 Academy & Finance has hosted 75 conferences on the mining sector in Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Abu Dhabi