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With nearly 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator, Boris Goldstein delivers favorable returns for investors in the Pacific Venture Fund. A member of the fund’s team since 1999, he now serves as the Director of the organization. The role requires him to evaluate established companies with growth potential and ascertain their capacity for added production and profitability. Weighing the prospects for cash flow generation, Boris Goldstein determines investment criteria for various ventures to ensure a suitable mix of yield and risk.
Building on models of success developed over his long tenure in business and finance, Boris Goldstein provides venture capital for companies with the capacity for global and sector expansion, scalable business practices, and proficient management teams. He also prefers to work with organizations that have existing listings on United States, Canadian, United Kingdom, Russian, or German stock exchanges. Pacific Venture Fund focuses on firms that are active in the fields of mining and energy, alternative energy, life sciences, and technology.
Many of the organizations capitalized by the Pacific Venture Fund benefit from Boris Goldstein’s proven track record in software development. He recommends, where appropriate, implementation of new communications and software technology as a cost-effective means of increasing productivity and market outreach.
In addition to identifying potential investments, Boris Goldstein builds and maintains client relationships with investors and serves as a resource for agents and brokers who represent the Pacific Venture Fund. His efforts facilitate reliable deal flow and successful capitalization. His expertise also gives him particular insight into buy-and-sell opportunities, exit strategies, and other factors necessary to safeguard the overall health of the fund.
As defined by IUPAC, rare earth elements ("REEs") or rare earth metals are a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides plus scandium and yttrium. Scandium and yttrium are considered rare earth elements since they tend to occur in the same ore deposits as the lanthanides and exhibit similar chemical properties.
Despite their name, rare earth elements (with the exception of the radioactive promethium) are relatively plentiful in the Earth's crust, with cerium being the 25th most abundant element at 68 parts per million (similar to copper). However, because of their geochemical properties, rare earth elements are typically dispersed and not often found concentrated as rare earth minerals in economically exploitable ore deposits. It was the very scarcity of these minerals (previously called "earths") that led to the term "rare earth". The first such mineral discovered was gadolinite, a compound of cerium, yttrium, iron, silicon and other elements. This mineral was extracted from a mine in the village of Ytterby in Sweden; several of the rare earth elements bear names derived from this location.
Over the past quarter century, an emerging class of metals has grown exponentially in demand as a byproduct of the Technological Revolution. That group, known as the Rare Earths Elements (and variously referred to as Specialty or Technology Metals), has become the backbone of innovation in the fields of clean energy, consumer electronics, computer applications, health care technologies and much more. Today, a great deal of what we refer to as the modern technology would be all but impossible without the Rare Earths Elements and their associated oxides and concentrates.
Rare Earths include the unique elemental suite known as the Rare Earths Elements (REE’s) and a select group of specialty metals produced primarily for technology applications. At Ucore, our focus is on Heavy REE’s (a class of REE’s known for their high value relative to other REE’s) and collateral metals often found in concert with REE deposits. Collectively, this group represents a resource sub-sector experiencing unprecedented growth in global demand, combined with critical issues of near term supply and a correspondingly high potential for return on investment.