John brings together a detailed knowledge of the mining industry, market strategy and economics through his city career. He is known for funding and analysis of smaller mining companies and for guiding these businesses through the market to greater capitalisation. John has been ranked No.1 UK small cap metals and mining analyst eight times through his career and was ranked Extel No. 1 analyst for all UK smaller companies in 2006. John has worked for a number of leading securities house through his career building mining teams at three firms. John has also previously worked at Goldman Sachs, SocGen and Montagu Mining Finance, a specialist mining project finance group.