Gold CEO Lashes Out against His Industry


–Fund managers should become activists, shun proxies: Bristow

–Paulson investor coalition not best solution for industry: CEO

A gold industry obsessed with containing costs and minimizing risks will find itself at the edge of a cliff by 2020 as supply tightens, according to one of the most profitable producers.

Despite prices recovering from 2015 lows, the industry has been slow to reinvest in exploration or sustaining capital, Randgold Resources Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said. Half of the gold coming out of the ground isn’t profitable to mine based on the true extraction costs, he said.

“The one thing this industry does very well is mine gold at a loss,” Bristow told analysts at a breakfast meeting in Toronto on Friday.

Click HERE to continue reading this article

Comments are closed.

Free newsletter for stock pics, interview transcripts & investing ideas