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About Charles Oliver
Charles Oliver joined Sprott Asset Management in January 2008. He is co-manager of the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund, Sprott All Cap Fund, Sprott Opportunities Hedge Fund L.P. & Sprott Opportunities RSP Fund.
Prior to joining Sprott Asset Management, Charles was at AGF Management Limited, where he led the team that was awarded the Canadian Investment Awards Best Precious Metals Fund in 2004, 2006, 2007, and was a finalist for the best Canadian Small Cap fund in 2007. At the 2007 Canadian Lipper Fund awards, the AGF Precious Metals Fund was awarded the best 5-year return in the Precious Metals category, and the AGF Canadian Resources Fund was awarded the best 10-year return in the Natural Resources category.
Charles began his investment career with Midland Doherty in 1987 and later joined AGF's Fund Management department in 1999. In 2002 he was named co-manager of the AGF Precious Metals Fund, the AGF Global Resources Fund and the AGF Canadian Resources Fund. In 2004 he was named Manager of the AGF Canadian Small Cap Fund. In 2006 he became co-manager of the AGF Growth Equity Fund and co-advisor on the Markland Oilsands Sector Fund. Charles also helped manage institutional funds and funds domiciled in Japan, Ireland, and the UK.
Charles combines a big picture approach and a bottom up process. Using a portfolio approach he focuses on strong management teams with a sound strategy. He looks for growth at a reasonable price (GARP) and generally buys companies with the view of holding them over the long-term.
Charles obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 and obtained his CFA designation in 1998.