A Paradigm Shift is Underway: Outlook on Precious Metals – Sprott – 12.7.21


Title: A Paradigm Shift is Underway: Outlook on Precious Metals
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Now On Demand. Whitney George, Chief Investment Officer, Sprott Asset Management, will identify the major paradigm shift we are navigating post-COVID. This new landscape is marked by “globalization in reverse”; a trapped Fed juggling rising inflation, record debt levels and negative real interest rates; a new global focus on decarbonization and ESG; and a move toward more moderate politics. Maria Smirnova, Senior Portfolio Manager, will share Sprott’s 2022 outlook on gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This webcast will address:

  • How China has Evolved from U.S. “Workshop” to True Global Partner
  • Decarbonization and Rising Energy Costs
  • Why Negative Real Yields are Here to Stay
  • Why Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium are Attractive Investment Options for 2022


Whitney George Whitney George Chief Investment Officer Sprott Asset Management

Whitney George serves as President of Sprott Inc., Chief Investment Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP and Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings, Inc. He is also a Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management USA. Mr. George joined Sprott in 2015 and previously spent 23 years in senior roles at Royce & Associates LLC (“Royce”) in New York. He was Co-Chief Investment Officer of Royce from 2009 to 2013 and played a key role in the firm’s growth and evolution into a leading U.S. small-cap manager with peak assets of more than US $40 billion. At Sprott, Mr. George is also portfolio manager of Sprott Focus Trust (FUND), a closed-end equity investment fund that seeks to provide long-term growth of capital through a focused portfolio of value stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. Prior to joining Royce, Mr. George held positions with Dominick & Dominick, Inc., WR Lazard & Laidlaw, Inc., Laidlaw, Adams & Peck and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Whitney holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College.

Maria Smirnova, MBA, CFA Maria Smirnova, MBA, CFA Senior Portfolio Manager Sprott Asset Management

Maria Smirnova has more than 20 years of investment experience. She first joined Sprott Asset Management LP in 2005 as a research associate supporting the metals and mining team. She currently serves as Lead Portfolio Manager of Ninepoint Silver Equities Class and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sprott Gold Equity Fund. Prior to joining Sprott, Maria served as a Product Development Analyst at Fidelity Investments. Ms. Smirnova holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. She has been a CFA® charterholder since 2002.

Edward Coyne Edward Coyne Senior Managing Director, Global Sales Sprott, Inc.

Ed Coyne joined Sprott in January 2016 and has more than 25 years of investment management and sales experience. Previously, he was a Principal and Investment Specialist for 18 years at Royce & Associates, a small-cap value manager located in New York City and the investment adviser to The Royce Funds. Before joining Royce, Mr. Coyne worked with Zweig Mutual Funds and Neuberger Berman as a Regional Sales Director. He began his career at Reich & Tang, a provider of deposit, liquidity, and cash management solutions for banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, institutional investors, and public entities. Mr. Coyne worked in the firm’s key account sales division servicing institutional clients. Mr. Coyne earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri. He also holds a Series 7 license, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).