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Steve Palmer

AlphaNorth Asset Management

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Steve Palmer is a founding partner, president and chief investment officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management and currently manages the award-winning AlphaNorth Partners Fund, AlphaNorth Growth Fund and AlphaNorth Resource Fund. Prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Palmer was employed as vice president at one of the world's largest financial institutions, where he managed equity assets of approximately CA$350M. Palmer managed a pooled fund, which focused on Canadian small-capitalization companies, from its inception to August 2007, achieving returns of 35.8% annuallized over a nine-year period, which ranked it No. 1 in performance by a major fund ranking service in its small-cap, pooled-fund category. Palmer earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.




Recent Interviews

Contrarian Steve Palmer's Balancing Act Stretches from Western Canada to the East China Sea (3/5/15) Building a small-cap energy portfolio that maintains balance in turbulence requires the ability to spot junior firms with solid backbones. Steve Palmer of AlphaNorth Asset Management has made a career of spotting companies loaded with value, and he tells The Energy Report not only what he looks for, but also where he has found it.

Are You Ready for the January Effect? (1/6/15) As far back as 1942, economists have noted that small-cap companies in particular tend to surge at the beginning of the year in a cycle known as the January Effect. After the year we have seen in the natural resources space, The Mining Report checked in with sector experts to find out whether they are expecting this traditional gift, how they are preparing for it and what companies could benefit.

Steve Palmer Buys the Summer Sleepers (7/24/14) Steve Palmer, founder of AlphaNorth Asset Management, has a "buy cheap, sell dear" investment strategy that wins, as the outperforming return on one of his investment funds demonstrates. In this interview with The Energy Report, Palmer unveils a handful of resource stocks that are slumbering through the summer doldrums, gathering strength for the Fall Revival, when undervalued stocks soar.

Recent Quotes

"BBI has just finished drilling two high-impact wells; its odds of success are quite high." (3/5/15) Blackbird Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"CNL owns a very high-grade gold mine." (7/24/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"MMT is a good mid-cap name that pays a dividend." (7/24/14) Mart Resources Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"LLG has a very sizable resource." (7/24/14) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"I look for companies with growth potential, such as MMT, which is getting very significant results at the wellhead." (11/12/13) Mart Resources Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"LLG is run by a very experienced team that has been getting good drill results at its project in Quebec." (11/12/13) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"URE has secured contracts significantly above current spot prices and above long-term prices." (4/11/13) Ur-Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"UAX is one of the better small caps and could find an economic deposit in Canada." (7/24/12) Atom Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >



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