The report includes a market outlook detailing the likely trends according to various experts within the finance and investment sectors, and a review of where capital is likely to flow from in 2018.
It presents a comparative performance of the most relevant stock markets; a review of the alternative financing sector; and a comprehensive survey of the retail and institutional investor communities.
Author and head of Aspermont Research & Intelligence Chris Cann said interestingly, investors showed a clear preference for developing assets.
"The attitude toward mining, having been in a bad way for more than half-a-decade, looks to have shifted, according to our investor survey results, though there are signs the industry is already repeating past sins," he said.
SRK Consulting also provides technical considerations for financiers in the report, given the growing number of environmental and social inputs needed to operate a mine today.