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Participants
Peter Grosskopf CEO
Whitney George President
Kevin Hibbert CFO
John Ciampaglia CEO, Sprott Asset Management
Gary Ho Desjardins Capital
Geoff Kwan RBC Capital Markets
Graham Ryding TD Securities
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to Sprott Inc. 2020 Annual Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded today, February 26, 2021. On behalf of the speakers that follow, listeners are cautioned that today’s presentation and the responses to questions may contain forward-looking statements within the means of the safe harbor provision of the Canadian Provincial Securities Law.

and such undue statements. risks be should involve on placed statements uncertainties, reliance and not Forward-looking materially or Certain in and differ making factors forward-looking those material or statements, actual assumptions results statements. in such implied are implied from expressed may

will factors expectations For from forward-looking -- may differ about statements, in making material factors please may cause additional that actual the results actual information and to quarter applied consult Please about and U.S. Sprott’s other materially turn the or assumptions over with call and I Grosskopf. go Grosskopf. the filings securities Canadian to regulators. for now Mr. Peter conference the MD&A Mr. ahead,

Peter Grosskopf

Good morning, everyone, today. and for us joining thanks

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Kevin Hibbert

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John Ciampaglia

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Whitney George

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Peter Grosskopf

Whitney. you, Thank

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Operator

first comes [Operator Ho Instructions] line Your question from of the Gary with Capital. Desjardins

Gary Ho

Maybe first or Peter. for John questions

will that? wanted Looking fiscal or potentially at that sustainable even that. how are the higher seeing that is the the February, Just And in that factors net flows, your lower? potentially could the spike in -- thoughts silver be on what move

Peter Grosskopf

may John John? be... Oh,

John Ciampaglia

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Peter Grosskopf

button. mute the It’s Okay.

John Ciampaglia

the It’s earlier very think present obviously to difficult silver. case outlined a for predict, I bullish I that but fundamentals

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market remains mints our I place. is somewhat with mean operating are COVID think in that as still And as by think the protocols Canadian does the I and dislocated, I work long that what and U.S. in mints favor. whatnot

of some to coins those degree, And COVID. still the the impacted, production to due of logistics, they’re bars, so and being transportation all

which capture in AUM the is there If sell demand, that coin last the beginning of market our global share ETFs, well And there share. today. flows why, share. we’re gone we’ve fact, well -- a of dealers to in give positioned weeks sense. ago, meet our you our been response saw of about think very the been has market AUM demand I terms lag out. our XX% supply at to So our fair to XX% almost whatnot from is days, a We’ve share meeting in isn’t marketplace, -- above February and And of capturing the the share fair in Xx XX a is you to our few of silver share

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to spectacular. gain a pretty X points So I almost month, is percentage think, in

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Peter Grosskopf

we’ve bottom the Gary, of to silver. be -- to lot either reflect amending that they’re their line is, And the competitors X-ball. got they our the little behind a documents A scrambling seem or

Gary Ho

Makes the AUM sense. thanks you today? on And some for the Are on stands products. Sprott’s then where give numbers color to exchange-listed total us updated able

Peter Grosskopf

Well…

John Ciampaglia

on trust, Particularly the Gary?

Gary Ho

No, on basis. a consolidated

John Ciampaglia

I’ll Okay. that. answer let Kevin

Peter Grosskopf

a Well, every plumbing we’re slowly does bit highs. quite of kind change day. It new

gold We a have in lot and of the vaults. silver

differently. And marked that day every gets so

we’re As got to our strategies, equity we’ve new inflows, highs. plumbing but

Kevin Hibbert

Yes. I’d there, Gary. echo Peter’s sentiment

Gary Ho

going in should that disclosure, item line a in that out line and yes, I could it, number a here. call range variable model sensitivity XXXX. the few I your side. in have know Is think XXXX XX% that it out from EBITDA, could how then, move called let’s compensation want quarter-to-quarter. roughly that And confirm has that I factors been I Kevin, just you move you to while on around. expense forward? compensation pre-comp looking Perfect. But I at that

Kevin Hibbert

have then you which number that due to year, exactly -- mentioned, right, pay of substantially from the was That’s it things comp acquisition, coming this two you increase did salaries up the majority rest increase as the When year yes, saw, our primarily the the at and Yes. firstly, we’ve it. over of at-risk the it better at look increase exact our was, way you to look company in variable led year. the was Gary. which That’s to

got our shareholder that creation over in have the the And I we only value led efforts to the included up about three FI were think enough years, earnings TSXXX. was last over that significant as XX%.

pre-comp exact point, that EBITDA, up, between So to would proportion as employees put of shareholders. were versus be in the the but you your terms of numbers it, our the split

it absolutely year XX% about You’re the increase it same that before. was in year, growth. right, this of the was And regardless

that on So it’s to the any of a analysts the or model I think call go-forward safer for other use as now.

Gary Ho

my maybe helpful. Peter last John. That’s for question Okay. just And then or

thoughts hear can here? space. bitcoin products want on to would clients Any your Just the helpful. you asked be Are from interest such have expand you to Anything to getting product? share

Peter Grosskopf

one. take I’ll maybe that Well,

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And two together some investors have portfolio. been mixing their the in

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Gary Ho

questions. Thanks are thoughts. Those my for your

Operator

Thank you.

RBC Your comes Kwan of the Markets. next question from line Geoff with Capital

Geoff Kwan

the Tocqueville and sales. a on monthly I talked little morning. strategies you good positive a Hi, net know having bit

pipeline more. there’s increase Just of provide thoughts that sales in to on the you potential momentum of terms additional color can if wondering the

Peter Grosskopf

Whitney? Sure.

Whitney George

Sure. Thanks.

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Geoff Kwan

Trust. other Okay. it’s And just from to lot question others. it’s whether going benefited investors just Obviously, Silver focus, or increased my was a back Physical from the retail not or

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John Ciampaglia

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ETF. traditional a open-ended than experience we stickier So AUM

Peter Grosskopf

on say, if you’re historically sticky quantitative like are I had our not those and limb especially or you’re trader, we silver clients, trust, large Yes, out have machine think I’ll for a outflows. through go enough you’re do or a a some and sticky in the mission, and our so. they’re have the you’re they now -- in clients, generally although are But doing big that. we trusts out for markets, to quick believe pretty Sprott, that And not

Geoff Kwan

previously? net say by And of in from different be past that would had set types over not the getting you seen like that investors? sales Are you of couple you investors the have would we’ve net months might those creations the

Peter Grosskopf

could John, comment mean, Look probably at I the you that media. better I can.

John Ciampaglia

Yes.

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Operator

next Your Ryding question TD the comes from line Securities. with of Graham

Graham Ryding

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John Ciampaglia

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Graham Ryding

That’s Okay. helpful.

other. as AUM that market label you So in context there what some bucket drove us strong performance market was quarter? the positive in that you Can give performance on

Kevin Hibbert

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Peter Grosskopf

to that? do Kevin, want you Yes. take

Kevin Hibbert

Yes.

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Peter Grosskopf

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Graham Ryding

Yes.

Okay.

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Peter Grosskopf

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Graham Ryding

then question, international my distribution. And Okay. last just

or you And people markets? partnerships? what like? look expand to actually want you what just hiring would Would doing that mentioned actually that You be

Peter Grosskopf

that we sales now. Well, a and are on directly in couple people and have hiring are negotiated we’ve bringing

area because, important that that’s unique. light is And secondly, quite touch been in area. So generally, we’ve each

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Graham Ryding

And throw enough. one Fair Okay. if I could in more.

the the performance pretty Or were funds on broad-based? Just they’re driving which pretty they many how -- fees, performance? were mandates or

Peter Grosskopf

could Kevin or about Whitney talk those.

Kevin Hibbert

it. Whitney, speak Yes. let you I’ll to

some add color great around can You it.

Whitney George

All right.

question. Sorry, I missed the

Peter Grosskopf

fees... Performance

Kevin Hibbert

fees the had that source the we Just of the year. this year performance for

Whitney George

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Peter Grosskopf

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Graham Ryding

how that I on And payouts, the own X-point proprietary and sub-adviser of performance that sort than it. net of some sort and should… carried interest then the think, higher and your Got back of fee under revenue performance the payout fee a that would I half. being came Is that Okay. was, strategies? reflection Is just be of

Kevin Hibbert

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Operator

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Peter Grosskopf

Well, and all you, reporting next to Look I operator, concludes call. your our quarter. think forward I appreciate you good weekend. of that Thank interest. to have a

Operator

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