Sprott Inc.

Office address: Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, 200 Bay Street, Suite 2600 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1, Canada 
Website: sprott.com 
Year established: 1981 
Company type: Financial services firm 
Employees: 175 
Expertise: Asset management 
Parent company: N/A 
CEO and key people: Whitney George, CEO
Financing status: Corporation 

Sprott Inc. is a global leader in precious metals and energy transition investments. Established in 1981, the company has evolved over four decades, expanding its investment strategies while maintaining a core focus on precious metals. Sprott also serves a diverse global client base, offering unique investment opportunities in the evolving financial landscape.  

History of Sprott Inc. 

Sprott Inc. was founded by Canadian billionaire businessman Eric Sprott, who is a visionary in precious metals investing. Over the years, the company has experienced steady growth by expanding its scope and deepening its expertise in the asset management sector. The company's evolution reflects its adaptability and commitment to staying at the forefront of investment trends, particularly in precious metals and energy transition materials. 

Products and services of Sprott Inc. 

Sprott Inc. Offers a range of investment products and services focused on precious metals and energy transition, including: 

  • Physical Bullion Funds: Exchange-listed physical bullion trusts, providing investors with a flexible and tax-efficient way to own physical precious metals. 
  • Physical Commodity Funds: Physical commodities like uranium that offer unique investment opportunities. 
  • Active Equity Strategies: Active portfolio management services in precious metals and natural resources for both institutional and individual investors. 
  • Sprott ETFs: Give investors access to innovative and unique indices tailored for various sectors, including energy transition materials and mining equities. 
  • Resource Financing: Financing and advisory services to mining and natural resource companies. 

Culture at Sprott Inc. 

Sprott Inc. fosters a culture of innovation, contrarian thinking, and alignment with its partners, including shareholders, clients, employees, and communities. The company is committed to supporting and advancing its people and emphasizing partnership by being patiently persistent in its approach.  

About Sprott Inc. CEO Whitney George 

Whitney George was appointed CEO of Sprott Inc. in 2022. He also serves as senior portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management and Sprott Focus Trust Fund, a closed-end equity investment fund providing long-term growth of capital through value stocks of companies.  

George joined Sprott Inc in 2015 and has held several senior leadership roles, including as chief investment officer of Sprott Asset Management and president of Sprott. Prior to joining the company, he spent more than two decades in senior roles at New York-based investment firm Royce & Associates. 

Future at Sprott Inc. 

Sprott is well positioned to navigate the changing dynamics of the global financial landscape, particularly in the areas of precious metals and energy transition materials. The company's commitment to innovation, coupled with its strong leadership and strategic investments, sets the stage for continued growth and success in the future. 



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