New CEO, same gilded-edge strategy. Franco-Nevada has indeed been the gold standard in the precious metals industry for decades. Since going public again in 2007, the royalty and streaming company’s stock has put up 21 per cent compound annual growth rate, far outstripping the major stock indices, its peers and gold itself. We talk to new CEO Paul Brink about how he plans to keep that legacy going, opportunities, the prospects for gold and more.