Our People

We have been covering Resource Stocks for more than 20 years.

We never employ analysts who have NOT had direct industry experience.

All of analysts have worked for one of the major mining groups and have had direct operational experience working as geologists, mining engineers and resource company executives. We much prefer to employ an analyst with direct industry experience and train him or her in finance than the other way around.

We employ analysts who employ software to map, model and develop mine sites to industry standards. Our research is used by companies at mine sites to train their own staff.

We have strict compliance procedures including non ownership of stock before and during the research process. Our Research Process can be viewed at the FINRA website.

John Kimber – Executive Director - Americas

John Kimber is the Executive Director in North America of Independent Investment Research. After graduating in Economics from University of Sydney John spent several years at Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC) as an accountant. He then was employed as a financial journalist and economics correspondent in South Africa and London for the Financial Times and finally with Reuters Economic Services. He then commenced work as a research analyst and later became a Member of the Sydney Futures Exchange. John was employed for many years in Sydney with Prudential Bache Securities, BT Alex Brown (Bankers Trust) and then with Ord Minnett (JP Morgan) where he specialized in offshore investments and the local subsidiaries of foreign corporations in Australia. He maintains close links with the Colorado mining industry and with the biotechnology and medical device industry in Colorado.

He is an active member of the Society for Mining and Exploration. He is an active participant with graduates from the Colorado School of Mines. John is a regular attendee at the PDAC conference in Toronto and maintains close links with the Australian Stock Exchange, Bank of New York, various brokerages and investment institutions, and the various Exchanges in the United States which provide listing facilities for Australian companies