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WINS, LOSSES, AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM A PROLIFIC EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST w. CRAIG PARRY EP. 158


Craig Parry at The Insider's Guide to Finance
Craig Parry shares insights about the world of mining and resource investment: market predictions, mentorship and strategic decision making.


In this episode, we chat with Inventa Capital's Co-Founder and Partner, Craig Parry, a luminary in the mining and resource industry. With a prolific career spanning across companies such as Vizsla Resources, IsoEnergy Ltd. and NexGen Energy Ltd., Craig unveils his strategic insights on value creation, investment decisions, and the art of learning from industry leaders. 


“The thing that really gets me out of bed is the exploration process and discovery. There’s nothing quite like making a discovery. It’s better than sex.” — Craig Parry [0:48:59]

Join us for an exploration of Craig’s journey to success, including fascinating anecdotes such as his dinner with Vladimir Putin in Russia and buying his first McLaren. We learn about the risks he took for exploration and discovery, how to best navigate the capital markets as a geologist, and put a spotlight on the important role of mentorship. 


“As a geologist, you don’t get trained in capital markets, so it helps to have people around you with great experience and a track record of success.” — Craig Parry [0:39:06]

Craig shares his “straw hat in winter” approach to anticipating market movements and reveals key predictions for the mining industry’s future with advice on how best to prepare and respond. Join us for an enlightening discussion on success, market dynamics, and the future of mining.


Key Points From This Episode:


  • An introduction about Inventa Capital's Co-Founder and Partner, Craig Parry.

  • An overview of his career history leading up to his current position.

  • Craig’s partnership with Inventa Co-Founder, Michael Konnert. 

  • How he identifies a path to value and which materials are most attractive to him. 

  • We dissect what has led to Craig’s successful choices compared to competitors.

  • His early experiences at Tigers Realm Coal Ltd.. 

  • Why Craig loves McLaren. 

  • The story of how he ended up at the dinner table with Vladimir Putin. 

  • His experiences of trading in Russia.

  • Navigating the capital markets as a geologist.

  • Craig’s perspective on pricing deals, finding support, and building banking relationships.

  • Why it is beneficial to be involved in a cyclical business.

  • Anticipating market movements and Craig’s ‘straw hat in winter’ approach.

  • The role of mentorship in helping Craig to build his expertise.

  • What drives him: the exploration process.

  • Examples of what Craig reads. 

  • Final advice and predictions for the industry. 



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Please note that the information contained in this interview is not financial advice but for entertainment purposes. I am not a financial advisor and make no warranties or representations concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in this interview. I recommend that any and all investment decisions be made with the advice of registered investment advisors.








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