VALENT ASSET MANAGEMENT Joins the Global Rare Earth Industry Association

July 24, 2023

Press Release:


The Rare Earth Industry Association (“REIA” or the “Association”) is pleased to report that Valent Asset Management (“Valent” or the “Company”) has become a member of the Association.

Established in June 2019, Valent is a hedge fund management company headquartered in New York City.

Valent Asset Management combines a variety of elements into a strategy well positioned to benefit from the opportunities arising out of the massive shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Donna Vareha-Walsh, Head of Physical Trading at Valent Asset Management, commented “Great to be part of an association focused on such critical and strategic materials as rare earth metals. Rare earths will fuel the green transition and the work being done in the association and by its members are critical to the success of the transition.”

Dr. Badrinath Veluri, President of REIA, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Valent to the Association, as our newest member. The Company’s asset quantifying and profiting services in the renewable energy sector is a value add for the existing members and the rare earth industry. We look forward to working with them and to building a strong partnership”.

About Valent Asset Management

Valent Asset Management is a hedge fund management company headquartered in New York City. Valent was established in June 2019 by Terence Kooyker and James Tatum, former portfolio managers at Blenheim Capital Management. Valent offers asset quantifying and profiting services in the renewable energy sector.  The company’s strategy allocates a majority of its risk to industrial and precious metals, with select participation in minor metals and bulks. It utilizes rigorous fundamental analysis to identify economic disconnects with quantitative analysis to enhance trade construction and timing. Learn more at

About the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA)

The Rare Earth Industry Association is a global, Belgium-based not-for-profit organization founded in 2019. REIA’s mission is to serve, promote and advance the sustainable development of the global rare-earth-element value chain. The Association’s 75 members are drawn from across the entire REE value chain, including public and private companies, research and academic institutions, government entities, policymakers, and other stakeholders. REIA is currently developing a framework and guidelines to help standardize ESG reporting accepted by upstream, midstream, and downstream participants. The Association provides its members with a platform for networking and benchmarking; for making their voice heard by policymakers, regulators, and other key stakeholders; for finding potential partners and collaborators; for accessing and sharing data, information, and best practices; and gaining visibility and highlighting their engagement towards a more sustainable supply chain.


Dr. Nabeel Mancheri

Secretary General

Rare Earth Industry Association


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