Author Archives: Fiona Perrott-Humphrey

About Fiona Perrott-Humphrey

Director of Aim Mining Research.

What a difference a year can make in junior mining!

Last year, in the desert of funding interest from both larger companies under cash flow pressures and investors worried about weak commodity prices and oversupply, one of the main topics of discussion at the Junior Indaba was whether we would see a new generation of junior miners emerge.

One year on, after a sharp recovery in prices and some hopes of more exciting global GDP growth, the debate is very different. Major miners are under pressure to show where their new incubator projects will come from, and junior miners are gaining interest and funding.

Yet, this is not a consistent picture.
Will funding favour one commodity over another and certain jurisdictions over others?

This is one of the burning questions that will be hotly debated at the 2017 Junior Indaba, taking place on the 7th & 8th June in Johannesburg. Reserve your place here


5 & 6 Oct 2016: Johannesburg Mining Indaba

Joburg Mining Indaba is a gathering that draws captains of industry together with government and investors who have found it an important platform to put forward their thoughts on the industry and engage in strategic conversations that are open, honest, bold, fresh and to the point.

Dr. Fiona Perrott-Humphrey is delighted to be on the panel on day two of the conference.

Session details:
Face to face with Investment Analysts: What is the sell side’s view on optimal capital allocation for mining companies in terms of the current investment cycle and other stakeholder demands?

What are you advising CEOS to do in terms of capital allocation and balancing the needs of various stakeholders? What are the consequences?
What is an adequate return for funders? How do we allocate appropriate risk/reward?

To register for the conference click here

Presentations at Junior Indaba 2016


It was a very successful Junior Indaba. It was enjoyed by all who attended and our panel discussion went very well indeed. As you can see from the photo, a fantastic visual summary of the session was created.

If you would like to access any of the speaker contributions, you can do so through the following link

The link to the media coverage is