The Global Financial Crisis in 2008 has given us powerful lessons that asset management and portfolio allocation decisions are governed by significant geopolitical and economic forces. Typical market analysis failed to predict the Financial Crisis and we have developed new financial models to navigate our current market landscape.
Our outside-the-box approach to market risk analysis, and our deep insights and intuitions about valuation, sentiment and geopolitical dynamics, informs our forecasting of interest rates, oil, commodities and the dollar.
We have created unique insights into business cycle dynamics, and other great forces that move markets. These are insights for action translating directly into ideas for capitalizing on strategic opportunities, ideas that work for asset allocation and quantitative risk management.
Sophisticated financial models drive decision-making and are an essential part of our robust quantitative asset management framework for portfolio allocation. Analyzing and assessing the degree of systemic risk that portfolios are exposed to require high levels of modeling experience and expertise, and the comprehensive means to prove out the model's potential and actual capabilities.
Brian Ecker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Headstream Capital Partners. Brian Ecker is a leader of Portfolio asset and investment management. Brian’s many years of managing one of the largest private agriculture portfolios in the United States he has acquired decades of knowledge in private portfolio asset succession. Brian has spent many years working closely with generational mining families building Headstream Capital Partners portfolio. With Brian’s knowledge and experience he has established Headstream Capital Partners with one of the largest Mining asset portfolios in the world including assets with some of the purist quality of precious metals and rare earth elements in the world.
Brian’s goal is to drive the company’s development and guide it towards long- term success.
Warren Durham has more than 15 years’ combined experience in international/global real estate consulting and operations for Fortune 500 clients. He specializes in risk analysis, business process assessments and re-engineering, organizational design, project management, occupancy cost reduction, outsourcing, and procurement analysis. Successful track record with process (Plan-Do-Check-Act) utilizing creative problem-solving skills to deliver technical large-scale projects on-time and on-budget. Proven ability in cultivating effective win-win client relationships within a wide range of industries. He holds both the Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification of the Project Management Institute and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) with expertise in design and construction phases of green buildings.
Warren has extensive expertise as a Developer around the US and has performed numerous consulting assignments including planned land use, entitlements, cost estimating/reduction, risk management, contracting for and managing professional consultants, construction contractors, accounting, forecasting, financial analysis, reporting, and project management.
Warren has a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. His undergraduate degree in science and math is from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Summary (Mining) Resumé
Cambridge University, UK: B.A. & M.A. (Natural Sciences – Geology & Mineralogy)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada: M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Economic Geology)
Also P. Eng, (Province of Ontario Canada)
Anglo American/De Beers, Johannesburg, South Africa:
Placer diamond mining exploration, Namibia Hydroelectric dam site investigations, Kafue R., Zambia Kimberlite & Placer diamond exploration, Botswana
Quebec Dept. of Mines, Canada:
Geological mapping & exploration, Quebec Province
Johns-Manville Corp., Quebec:
Asbestos exploration, Newfoundland
Diamond Corporation/DeBeers, London:
Managing diamond exploration programs, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa
INCO (International Nickel Company), Sudbury, Canada:
Research Geologist & Manager, Geological Research, Sudbury nickel-copper- platinum metals deposit,
INCO, Toronto, Canada:
Managing Geological Research, Toronto Managing mining exploration programs, US & Mexico Supervising/investigating nickel & other properties (Canada, West Africa, New Caledonia...)
United Nations, New York, USA
Technical Advisor: Managing the design and implementation of technical assistance programs in the mining sector for developing countries in Africa, Asia & the Middle East
Noranda: Precious & base metals in India Phelps Dodge: Nickel in New Caledonia, India & elsewhere Other: Placer & bedrock gold deposits in Sierra County, California