Sightline Conversations: An Update on Gold & Silver Equities with Sprott Asset Management


For this episode of our Sightline Manager Conversations Part II series, Sightline Wealth Management’s Warren Gerow speaks with Maria Smirnova and Shree Kargutkar, co-senior portfolio managers of the Sprott Asset Management LP’s Gold Team, which is the subadvisor to the Ninepoint Gold and Precious Minerals Fund and the Ninepoint Silver Equity Fund. During our first conversation with the subadvisor team last year, we learned about the ways gold and silver equities can provide long-term capital growth. Now, Smirnova and Kargutkar join Gerow to explain why their long-term views towards gold and silver equities have not changed despite their recent performance and other market watchers saying otherwise.

Specifically, Gerow, Smirnova and Kargutkar discuss:

  • Gold and silver’s relationship with inflation
  • Current long-term views on gold and silver
  • The factors needed to push gold and silver prices higher in the future
  • Which precious metal they are the most bullish about and the reasons why
  • The number of names in the gold and precious metals portfolio
  • Why the precious minerals fund has a bias toward small and mid-cap companies
  • The precious minerals fund’s current AUM and changes in levels of inflow
  • Why there is a big emphasis on exploration companies within the silver fund
  • The number of names in the silver fund
  • Why both funds have traditionally outperformed the index
  • Why gold and silver are undervalued instead of overvalued

You can listen to Gerow, Smirnova and Kargutkar’s entire conversation here. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at (416) 945-6228 with any questions.



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