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Ask the Expert - Richard Hayes - March 2019

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March 26,2019

This month, we give a warm welcome to Richard Hayes, CEO of The Perth Mint. Richard emigrated to Australia from Zimbabwe in 1987 and held a number of management roles with Boral Ltd, Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd, AGR Joint Venture and AGR Matthey before joining the Corporation as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO in March 2003. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation in 2015.

In addition to his work with The Perth Mint, Richard is a member of the Board of Governors of Wesley College and serves as Chairman of the Gold Industry Group, a body established to bring together, strengthen and promote the gold industry. He also actively contributes to the Western Australian community as a Director of disability service organization Interchange Incorporated.

Richard calls on his many years of expertise to answer eight of your listener-submitted questions, including:


Will central banks continue to add gold in 2019?

How will central bank interest rate policy reversals impact gold prices?

Plus: Richard discusses sourcing, counterfeits, collecting, and much more


Find the answers to all your questions here:

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About the Author

Our Ask The Expert interviewer Craig Hemke began his career in financial services in 1990 but retired in 2008 to focus on family and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Since 2010, he has been the editor and publisher of the TF Metals Report found at TFMetalsReport.com, an online community for precious metal investors.

*The author is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Sprott Money Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in this material are those of the author or guest speaker, are subject to change and may not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprott Money Ltd. Sprott Money does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and reliability of the information or any results from its use.


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