Mr. Porter has been in the Canadian investment industry for 30 years. From 1992 to 2005 he was with Altamira Management Limited (and its successor company Natcan Investment.) While there, he rose from his role as an equity analyst to the role of portfolio manager, looking after all of the firm’s resource mandates (Altamira Precious and Strategic Metals, Altamira Resource and Altamira Energy funds) and being the sub-advisor to the Rhone 2004 and 2005 Flow-Through Limited Partnerships. In his last year at the firm, the Altamira Precious and Strategic Metals fund won the Precious Metals Equity Fund of the Year award at the Canadian Investment Awards (Morningstar).
From 2005 until 2017 he was employed as a Senior Portfolio Manager by Front Street Capital (and its successor company Logiq Asset Management), once again having a primary focus on the natural resource sector. At the peak Mr. Porter managed close to one billion dollars in mandates, including being sub-advisor to CIBC for its natural resource funds (for eight years managed CIBC Resource, CIBC Energy, CIBC Precious Metals and Renaissance Global Resource funds.) He also was the fund manager for Front Street’s Flow-Through product offerings, being directly involved in the marketing and raising of over $900 million in capital for the LPs. (See attached list for FT performance where Mr. Porter was either the lead or co-manager.)
In 2018 Mr. Porter was the founder of Backer Wealth Management Inc, where he is the President and Chief Executive Officer. Initially the company is set up to provide portfolio management services to third party funds, with a focus on the natural resource sector.
Over the years Mr. Porter has been a frequent guest on news stations such as BNN, to express his thoughts, opinions, and recommendations, on natural resource stocks and global commodities markets. He’s also been quoted in newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Toronto Star.
Mr. Porter has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commerce and Economics, from the University of Toronto, as well as holding the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.