John J. Ashburne is the founder and lead principal of Black Horse Advisors. He has more than 25 years’ experience in mining finance and has raised more than $17 billion in capital for projects and companies in North and South America, Europe and Asia. His track record includes a “Top Ten Most Creative Deal of the Year” in Latin America project finance. Mr. Ashburne earned an MBA in Finance from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, from Northeastern University. Primer día: Martes, Agosto 31, 11:20-11:40 The Current Market for Mining Finance in 2010 and the Outlook for 2011 The financial crisis of 2008-2009 has passed and the markets have improved for small and middle sized mining companies to raise capital to develop and expand mining projects.  Credit is becoming more available and interest rates are lower than last year.  John Ashburne reviews current market conditions for debt and equity capital and discusses developing trends in alternative financing tools that mining companies may use to finance the development and expansion of mining projects.