About the Author

Marin Katusa is one of the most well-connected deal makers and successful portfolio managers in the energy and resource exploration sectors. If there's a deal being done, chances are Marin is in the room, is familiar with everyone, and knows exactly how to play it.

The one place you're not likely to find Marin is behind a desk. He gets into the field and scrutinizes mines and energy projects firsthand (he has racked up hundreds of site tours). Marin has rubbed elbows with energy ministers, generals, oligarchs, and billionaires all over the world. He has strapped on a flak jacket to survey lucrative projects in Russia, Iraq, Ukraine, Kuwait, Mongolia, Kosovo, Colombia, and many other dangerous yet resource-rich jurisdictions that require the protection of heavily armed private security forces.

After starting out as a mathematics professor, Marin left academics to apply his models to portfolio management. His funds have been among the top-performing in the resources sector over the past five years in Canada.

Over that time, he has outperformed the comparable index, the TSX-V, by an astounding 600 percent after all costs and fees.

He is one of the most sought-after speakers and financial minds in the sector. He's a regular contributor to the Business News Network (BNN) and is interviewed around the world, appearing on CNBC, RT (formerly Russia Today), and CBC, as well as in Bloomberg and Forbes.

Marin is a founding director of Copper Mountain, one of only a few companies that ever went from private to public and built an operating mine in four years. Today, Copper Mountain is Canada's third-largest copper mine.

Since 2007, he has been serving as the chief energy investment strategist for Casey Research. Every year since, his newsletters, Casey Energy Confidential and the Casey Energy Report, have outperformed their benchmarks, including multiple 10-bagger recommendations.

He also handpicked the Casey NexTen, a top 10 list of the most successful young resource entrepreneurs of our time who have built true value for shareholders over the past decade. Marin is a large shareholder via his funds in each of the companies run by these superstars.

Marin is one of the most active financiers for early-stage, junior resource companies in Canada. He was the lead financier in the first two financings for Cuadrilla Resources, now one of the largest and most successful unconventional natural gas players in the United Kingdom.

He also structured the financing and the sale of Turkana and the world-class 10BB oil block in Kenya to Africa Oil, a Lundin-held company with a market capitalization of over CDN$2 billion.

Over the years, Marin has been involved in raising over CDN$1 billion in capital for early-stage and producing resource companies.

Marin is always on the lookout for the next big investment opportunity outside of well-traveled paths. You can read his monthly advisory services atcaseyresearch.com/.