Steven Palmer is a founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management, a Toronto-based Investment Management firm. Steven has been the manager of the firm's flagship fund, the AlphaNorth Partners Fund, since inception in 2007. The AlphaNorth Partners Fund has been recognized as one of the top funds in Canada for performance, and has won the Canadian Hedge Fund Award for top performing fund over the prior three year period twice; in 2011 and 2012. For a period of 9 years, prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Steven was employed at one of the world’s largest financial institutions as Vice President – Canadian Equities where he managed the Canadian equity assets of approximately $350 million. Steven managed a pooled fund which focused on Canadian small capitalization companies; from its inception until August 2007, the fund achieved returns that were ranked #1 in performance by a major fund ranking service in their small cap pooled fund category (35.8% over 9 years as compared to 10.0% for the S&P/TSX Composite and 13.0% for the BMO Weighted Small Cap Total Return Index over the same period). He also managed a large cap fund which ranked in the first quartile of performance among other Canadian equity pooled funds for the following time periods: 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, 5 year and 10 year.
Steven is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.