Resource stocks made a strong recovery in 2016 after a torrid bear market, with both oil and mining companies heading the index performance tables. Few professional investors were more exposed to this rollercoaster ride than Angelos Damaskos, the manager of two specialist small cap commodity funds widely followed by private investors, Junior Oil and Junior Gold. In the latest Money Makers podcast he gives his views on the two sectors now – where he thinks commodity prices are heading and how he is positioning his funds for that environment.
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Angelos Damaskos graduated in 1985 from the University of Glasgow with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and in 1989 obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sheffield. He benefits from more than 14 years investment banking experience with major banks in the City of London concentrating on natural resources. Most recently he worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where he was responsible for some of the bank’s equity investments in Russia and the CIS. He is the manager of two specialist small cap commodity funds, Junior Oil and Junior Gold.