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Bio - John Embry

Chief Investment Strategist

Sprott Gold & Precious Minerals Fund

John Embry joined SAM as Chief Investment Strategist in March 2003, with a focus on the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund. He plays an instrumental role in the corporate and investment policy of the firm. Mr. Embry, an industry expert in precious metals, has researched the gold sector for over thirty years and has accumulated industry experience as a portfolio management specialist since 1963.

After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, John Embry began his investment career as a stock selection analyst and Portfolio Manager at Great West Life. He then became Vice President of Pension Investments for the entire firm. After 23 years with the company, John became partner with United Bond and Share, the investment counseling firm acquired by Royal Bank in 1987. John was named Vice-President, Equities and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management, a $33 billion organization where he oversaw $5 billion in assets, including the flagship $2.9 billion Royal Canadian Equity Fund and the $250 million Royal Precious Metals Fund, the #1 ranked fund across the country for its 2002 net performance of 153%.

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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