Ninepoint Partners

Sub Advised by Sprott Asset Management (SAM)

Sprott Asset Management LP is an alternative asset manager and a global leader in precious metal and real asset investments. Through its subsidiaries in Canada, the US and Asia, the Corporation is dedicated to providing investors with best-in-class investment strategies that include Exchange Listed Products, Alternative Asset Management and Private Resource Investments. The Corporation also operates Merchant Banking and Brokerage businesses in both Canada and the US. Sprott is based in Toronto with offices in New York, Carlsbad and Vancouver and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX: SII). 

Maria Smirnova MBA, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management - Sub-Advisor

Maria joined Sprott Asset Management LP as a Research Associate in May 2005, and was appointed Associate Portfolio Manager in February 2010, Portfolio Manager in March 2014 and Senior Portfolio Manager in May 2017. Maria is part of the precious metals team and manages Ninepoint Silver Equities Fund and Ninepoint Gold and Precious Minerals Fund.

Maria has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry; she began her career at Excel Funds Management as Operations Manager, and subsequently worked in Product Development at Fidelity Investments.

Maria graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has been a CFA charterholder since 2002. She graduated as a Bregman Scholar from the University of Toronto’s MBA program in 2005.

Shree Kargutkar MBA, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management - Sub-Advisor

Shree has more than 10 years of investment experience. He began his career at Sprott Asset Management in May 2010. During his time at Sprott, he has run both long-only and long-short strategies. Shree specializes in precious metals and commodities investing. He also leverages his expertise in derivatives across various mandates and implements strategies for risk mitigation, income generation and improving upside capture.

Shree obtained his MBA from the University of Toronto in 2011. He holds a B.A. Hons (Psychology) from York University and is a CFA® charterholder.

Jason Mayer CFA, MBA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management - Sub-Advisor

Jason Mayer joined Sprott Asset Management LP in November 2012. Jason has more than 15 years of investment industry experience focused on structuring flow-through investment vehicles and managing portfolios of growth oriented resource equities. Mr. Mayer joined Sprott from Middlefield Capital Corporation where he acted as lead portfolio manager on a number of investment funds with a focus on resource equities.

Mr. Mayer is an MBA graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University and holds his CFA designation.