Sprott Canadian Equity Fund
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager
Eric Sprott has more than 40 years of experience in the investment industry. After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Eric entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now called Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada’s largest independently owned securities firms. In 2001, Eric established Sprott Asset Management Inc.
Eric’s investment expertise is well represented in his track record in managing the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P., Sprott Hedge Fund L.P. II, Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund, Sprott Offshore Funds, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund, Sprott Silver Equities Class and Sprott Managed Accounts. His extensive list of accolades include: Canadian Investment Awards’ Opportunistic Strategy Hedge Fund Award (Sprott Hedge Fund L.P., 2004); MarHedge’s Best Canada Based Annual Performance Award (Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd., 2006); HFM Week’s Best Long/Short Hedge Fund Globally (Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd., 2008); and Winner of Absolute Return’s Hedge Fund of the Year (Sprott Capital LP, 2010). Over the years, Eric has personally been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including one of Investor Digest’s Canada’s Best Investors (2004); Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2006); Investment Executive’s Fund Manager of the Year (2007); Advisor.ca’s Top Financial Visionary (2011); Terrapinn’s Most Influential Hedge Fund Manager (2012); the 2012 Murray Pezim Award for Perseverance and Success in Financing Mineral Exploration; and the T. Patrick Boyle Award from the Fraser Institute (2013)1. In 2012, Eric was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General and in 2013, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Eric has been elected Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCA, FCPA), a designation reserved for those who demonstrate outstanding career achievements and service to the community and profession.
Over the years, Eric has also been recognized for his considerable philanthropic endeavours and community contributions. Eric and his family established the Sprott Foundation in 1988 to address urgent human need, hunger and homelessness. He has provided generous endowments to Carleton University, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Daily Bread Food Bank and United Way, among others. More recently, Eric donated $1.4 million to CanFund in support of Canadian athletes for every gold medal won at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. In April 2011, along with Sprott Inc., Eric sponsored a 24-year old Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe, getting him a seat with the prestigious Newman/Haas Racing. In June 2012, the Sprott Foundation donated $25 million in support of the Department of Surgery at the University Health Network.
|Distributions||Income and Capital Gains Distributed Annually (if any) Distributions are reinvested automatically|
SPR 001 - (A)
|Nature of Securities||Mutual Fund Trust Units|
|Type of Fund||Canadian Equity Fund|
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000 CDN|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$25 CDN|
|Minimum Investment Term||90 days (2% penalty)|
|Management Fee||2.5% annual - (A) 1.5% annual - (F)|
|Performance Fee||10% of excess over S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index|
|Eligible for Registered Plans||Yes|
|Investor Risk Tolerance||High|
Fund ObjectiveThe objective of the Fund is to outperform the broad Canadian equity market as measured by the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index, over the long term of 5+ years, providing long-term capital appreciation and value by investing primarily in small-to mid-capitalization stocks of Canadian issuers. To assist in achieving this objective, the Fund may focus its assets in specific industry sectors and asset classes based on the analysis of business cycles, industry sectors and market outlook.
The indicated rates of return for series A/class A securities of the Funds are based on the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit/share value and reinvestment of all distributions or dividends and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation to purchase securities of the Funds.