Portfolio Manager

Andrew Cook, CPA, CA, CFA
President, Portfolio Manager, Palette Investment Management Inc.


Career Highlights

  • Andrew Cook is President and Portfolio Manager of Palette Investment Management Inc., which has been retained by Maple Leaf to act as the Portfolio Manager of Maple Leaf Short Duration Flow-Through limited partnerships and Maple Leaf Corporate Funds Ltd. mutual funds.
  • Andrew has 34 years of experience in the financial services sector, the past 26 engaged in managing funds for several investment organizations as well as private clients. His focus has been primarily on growth companies with substantial experience in the small and midcap parts of the market and he has spent a significant amount of time in the resource sector.

  • Mr. Cook has had a distinguished career as an analyst and portfolio manager with the Royal Bank of Canada, Midland Walwyn, Strategic Nova, Marquest Asset Management, and Matrix Asset Management Inc.

  • Over the course of his career Mr. Cook has managed small cap, large cap, balanced and dividend growth funds. Mr. Cook co-managed the Marquest Resource Fund from October 2003 to July 2010.  

  • With over 26 years of relevant experience, Andrew Cook has earned a stellar track record and excellent reputation in the resource, brokerage and banking sectors.

  • Through interviews in various newspapers and investment publications as well as appearances on BNN (Business News Network) including Market Call, Mr. Cook has developed a media profile. He has been featured in Pat Foran’s books: The Smart Canadian’s Guide to Building Wealth, and The Smart Canadian’s Guide to Saving Money.


Industry Advisor

Craig Porter, CFA, BA
President, Backer Wealth Management Inc.


Career Highlights

  • Backer Wealth Management Inc. has been retained by the Manager as the Industry Advisor to provide strategic advice and analysis of the Canadian resource sector to the Portfolio Manager.

  • Craig Porter, the founder and principal of Backer Wealth Management Inc., has extensive experience in managing hedge funds, mutual funds and flow through funds, including all prior Maple Leaf flow-through funds from the Maple Leaf Short Duration 2017-II Flow-Through Limited Partnership to the Maple Leaf Critical Minerals 2023 Enhanced Flow-Through Limited Partnership.

  • Mr. Porter has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian investment industry with a particular focus on resource stocks. From 1992 to 2005 he was with Altamira Management Limited (and its successor company Natcan Investment Management).


Palette Investment Management

Based in Toronto Ontario, the Palette Investment Management mandate is to provide first-class investment management services with skill, professionalism and the highest ethical standard.