Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Vivien first became involved with the stock market in 2006, when she started working for RBC Dominion Securities, the Royal Bank of Canada’s full-service brokerage firm. It was at RBC DS that Vivien gained an understanding of commodity investing and became intrigued with how the markets move in direct correlation with the economy.
In 2007, Vivien graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature. She later enrolled in the Writing and Communications program at Simon Fraser University. Vivien volunteered with the Investing News Network in the spring of 2010, and interned for Momentum Magazine in Vancouver. In the fall of 2010, Vivien began working for the Investing News Network in an official capacity as an assistant editor, where she is constantly learning more about the commodity markets. In the summer of 2011, Vivien was awarded a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.
Hot on the heels of the Sandstorm/Franco-Nevada streaming deal for True Gold Mining’s Karma project, Gold Investing News spoke with Nolan Watson for the inside scoop on changes with streaming and royalty companies.
Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV, NYSE:FNV) has entered into a $500 million bought deal financing agreement with a syndicate of underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC and BMO Capital Markets.
Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) reported that, effective in 2014, its financial year-end will be changed from October 31st to December 31st to align the company’s financial reporting calendar with other public mining companies and to facilitate the investment community’s ability to compare its financial performance.
Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSEMKT: SAND, TSX:SSL) announced a partnership with Franco-Nevada Corporation that will see both companies entering into a US$120 million gold stream agreement with True Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV: TGM) with respect to its Karma Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa.