Eric Sprott

Chairman, Sprott Inc.

Eric is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sprott Asset Management LP and Chairman of Sprott Inc., is a renowned and respected leader in the investment community, one of the world’s premiere gold and silver investors, and an expert in the precious metals industry.

He has accumulated over 40 years of experience in the investment industry.  After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Mr. Sprott entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch and Company Inc. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now called Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada’s largest independently owned institutional brokerage firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management LP. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Mr. Sprott divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.


Dr. Alfred G. Wirth

President of HNW Management Inc.

Dr. Wirth has enjoyed a career in Canada’s financial sector and served on many Boards of Directors. His executive duties have included Vice-President, Securities Investments of SunLife of Canada; Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer of Crown Life Insurance; President of Wirth Associates Inc. and now President of HNW Management Inc.


Stephen Johnston

Fund Manager

Stephen is the co-founder of a Calgary based family of investment funds focusing on farmland, energy and private equity – Agcapita, Enercapita and Equicapita. Prior to returning to Calgary in 2003, Stephen was the head of the London based emerging markets private equity team of a large French bank. Stephen is a regular contributor to various print and television media outlets and his analysis has appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Macleans, WSJ, FT, Canadian Business, Business Week, Business News Network, and the Globe and Mail. He is the author of Cantillon’s Curse – a book discussing the macro-economic issues facing investors in the post-2008 financial crisis world. Stephen has a BSc. (1987) and a LLB from the University of Alberta (1990) and a MBA (1994) from the London Business School.


Detlev Schlichter

Author & Former Portfolio Manager

Detlev had a 19-year career as a trader and portfolio manager in international financial markets, including stints at J. P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Western Asset Management. Throughout his career he has overseen billions in assets for institutional clients from around the world. He resigned from a senior position in the City of London in 2009 to focus on his first book, Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, which was published by Wiley & Sons in 2011 and was awarded the getAbstract 2012 International Book Award. The second edition of Paper Money Collapse is due to come out in the summer of 2014. Detlev blogs at

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