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Bio - Eric Sprott, CA

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager

Sprott Canadian Equity Fund; Sprott Energy Fund; Sprott Hedge Fund LP & LP II;
Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund; Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd.; Sprott Capital Fund LP


Eric Sprott has accumulated 35 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. After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Eric divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.

Eric's investment abilities are 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 Energy Fund and Sprott Managed Accounts. In December 2004, the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P. was awarded the Opportunistic Strategy Hedge Fund Award at the Canadian Investment Awards. In addition, the Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. won the 2006 MarHedge Annual Performance Award under the Canada-Based Manager category. Furthermore, in October 2006, Eric was the recipient of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial Services) and the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario. In December 2007, Eric was named Fund Manager of the Year by Investment Executive, a widely circulated publication for Canadian financial advisors. In October 2008, the Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. won the award for the Best Long/Short Hedge Fund globally by HFM Week, a leading publication for the global hedge fund industry.

Eric is also the Owner and Chairman of Sprott Money Ltd. Sprott Money Ltd. is a leading precious metals dealer selling gold coins, silver coins and bullion bars online. As one of Canada’s largest owners of gold and silver bullion, the company’s goal is to facilitate ownership of precious metals no matter how big or small the portfolio.

Eric's predictions on the state of the North American financial markets have been captured throughout the last several years in an investment strategy article that he authors titled "Markets At A Glance”.

Our Companies

Sprott Inc. consists of three business units: Sprott Asset Management, Sprott Private Wealth and Sprott Consulting.

Sprott Asset Management is a leading independent asset management company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Sprott Asset Management manages the Sprott family of funds, discretionary managed accounts and investments of certain public companies. The company has a history of offering investment management services to high net worth individuals and institutions for more than 28 years. For more information on Sprott Asset Management, go to

Recent Sprott Asset Management Awards and Accolades

  1. 2008 Absolute Return Award Nominations: Management Firm of the Year and Top U.S. Equity for Sprott Hedge Fund L.P. (November 2008)

  2. Barron’s World’s 75 Best Hedge Funds: Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. and Sprott Opportunities Hedge Fund L.P.

  3. HFM Week Best Long/Short Hedge Fund globally: Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. (October 2008)

  4. Eric Sprott honoured as Investment Executive’s “Fund Manager of the Year” for 2007

Sprott Private Wealth was launched in June 2009 to better serve Sprott’s private clients, which total more than 2,000 investment accounts. Sprott Private Wealth provides customized investment services and products for high net worth clients. For more information on Sprott Private Wealth, go to

Sprott Consulting was created for the purpose of providing management, administrative and consulting services to other companies. Currently, Sprott Consulting provides management services to Sprott Resource Corp. Sprott Resource is a public company listed on the TSX under the symbol ‘SCP’. Sprott Resource’s strategy is to invest in the natural resource sector through early stage corporate investments. These may include direct investments in resource projects and private transactions. For more information on Sprott Resource, go to
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