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Hong Kong can work for resource finance

Lionsgate Capital managing director Rod Nichol went out on a limb during a period of global financial turmoil to move from London, a mining financial hub, to Hong Kong in a bid to start up his own firm. Five years on and the financial world is still in a mess, arguably a bigger one than when Nichol left, but Lionsgate Capital has found its feet in Hong Kong and is busy building up its global network from its Asian base and raising money for a mining industry at the bottom of the commodities cycle. Nichol took some time away from this daily challenge to speak to Mining Journal in the lead in to Mines and Money Asia about why he made the move east and what the broader mining industry needs to understand about this fledgling mining finance centre.

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Rod Nichol and Lionsgate Capital have found a home in Hong Kong

Mining Journal: How did you end up financing mining projects?

Rod Nichol: I have a financial background – I did a Bachelor of Commerce and a MBA – but I got into resource finance through the industry.

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