The management team of Northern Precious Metals Funds Inc. has extensive technical as well as financial experience in the Canadian precious and base metals mining sector.
Jean-Guy Masse is a mining engineer (École Polytechnique of Montréal), holds a Master's degree in Mining Administration (Stanford University, California), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He offers 30 years of professional experience as a financial analyst, investment banker, portfolio manager and mining executive covering projects in gold base metals and industrial minerals. He was instrumental in assisting governments for the development of new financial structures in order to promote the exploration and development of mineral resources in Canada and pioneered the creation of the first mining Limited Partnership, in 1980, that offered investors the opportunity to benefit from tax incentives aimed at supporting the resource industry.
Mr. Masse is president and chief executive officer Northern Precious metals Funds Inc. and has been president of Masvil Capital Inc., an investment management firm specialized in the investment and financing of emerging natural resource companies, since 1992. From 1993 to 1998, he also served as president of Orleans Resources Inc., an industrial mineral company. From 1985 to 1992, he was president of CMP Funds Management Ltd, the General Partner fourteen limited partnerships that raised more than $1.2 billion for investment in Canadian natural resource companies. During that period, he was also executive vice-president of the parent company, Dundee Bancorp Inc., and vice-president of its mutual funds subsidiary, Dynamic Funds Ltd.
Mr. Masse is a director of Nevado Resources Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and a director of several private companies.