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René Hochreiter

Career Highlights:

  • Raising a total of R3.34 billion equity capital since 1997 for mining resource companies including Eland Platinum, Kameni Platinum, Keaton Energy, Merafe Resources, Mvela Resources,  Metorex, Exxarro BEE participants, Rockwell Diamonds and BAC Platinum fund. Also responsible for Nedbank underwriting the R8 billion sale of Anglo American’s Kumba interest to BEE company Exxarro.

  • Doing first multi million ZAR deal within 30 days of joining Allan Hochreiter (Pty) Ltd in November 2006.

  • Assisting in the creation of several new companies in the local and international mining industry.

  • Doing R12 billion worth of deals in first two years as Nedbank Investment Banker.

  • Rated as the world’s No.1 Platinum Analyst for 10 years in a row and rated as No.1 Mining Analyst for 4 years in a row – Small and Mid Cap shares.

  • Being the most accurate platinum market demand/supply, price and platinum company financial forecaster over a 15 year period according to an Old Mutual quantitative analysis of René's forecasts.

  • Winning the London Bullion Market platinum price forecast for the second time in 2009 (previously 2007).

  • Director of a Stock broking Firm, third largest shareholder, at the age of 33.

  • First prize for 4 years during Geology degree; best dissertation prize in Mining degree.

René has worked in the mining, and mining financial, services  industries for 32 years. After graduating at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1979 (Geology) and 1982 (Mining), René joined Rustenburg Platinum where he was involved in a feasibility study and mining production over a period of 7 years. He joined Anderson Wilson & Partners, a stockbroking firm, in 1987 where he became a partner in 1990. In 1995, Anderson Wilson was bought out by Standard Bank and after 2 years with Standard Bank, René moved to stockbrokers Barnard Jacobs Mellet (BJM). In 2002 he joined BOE (later taken over by Nedbank), first in the securities division, and then, in 2005, in investment banking. As an investment banker at Nedbank, René was responsible for transactions valued at R12 billion in various mining deals. In November 2006, René joined James Allan & Associates (as it was then known) and his first deal with James was completed before Christmas of that year. Since then, the company (now known as Allan Hochreiter) has completed deals with virtually all listed platinum explorers. In addition, numerous valuations and platinum market presentations have been done. René has, arguably, the best insight into the platinum mining business and corporate activity in South Africa, and globally. He also has good insight into the iron-ore, manganese, chromite, antimony, copper, nickel, fluorspar and diamond sectors.

René is currently completing his MSc on "The Geology of Everest" after three seasons in the Himalayas and a summit attempt on Mount Everest in April 2006.

Board positions:

CEO: AllanHochreiter (Pty) Ltd.
Executive Director: TransAfrika Resources Ltd.
Director: Olivewood Resources Ltd.
Director: Partners Drilling International Ltd.
Technical Director: Sable Platinum Ltd.
Director: Roan Platinum (Pty) Ltd.
Trustee: Stephen Victor Kearney Educational Trust


1985: "Platinum in South Africa", South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Special Feature

2004 to 2011: Mining and Geology for Idiots (5 editions)

2006: Remaining Resources of the Bushveld Complex

2006 to Present: A guidebook on the Geology of Everest (in progress)

René Hochreiter

BSc(Eng) (Mining)
BSc(Eng) (Geology)

Tel: (011) 326-5630
Fax: (011) 326-5625
Cell: 083 633 6677

Web page updated: 10 September, 2014
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