Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
Dennis da Silva has been the lead manager for
Middlefield's MRF Flow-Through Funds for over 15 years and covers the metals,
mining and agriculture sectors with over 20 years of experience in the natural
resource market. He has developed strong relationships with a vast number of
Canadian energy companies and is regularly interviewed by the media for his
outlook on the markets or perspective on individual issuers. He is an MBA
graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Dennis da Silva is a frequent guest on BNN.
Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Robert F. Lauzon is Managing Director,
Western Canada and has been employed by Middlefield Capital Corporation since
2002, bringing his discipline and acumen to numerous successful Middlefield
products. Rob is Middlefield's Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Senior
Portfolio Manager on a number of investment funds. He moved to Calgary in 2009
as President and Director of Middlefield Limited to build the firm's Western
operations and lead the firm's energy investment team. He specializes in energy
securities with a focus on both growth and income paying entities. He has been
managing equity income portfolios since 2003 across Middlefield's Closed-End
Funds and Mutual Funds. Rob manages the Income Plus Class mutual fund which won
Lipper Awards in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Groppe Tactical Energy Fund which
won a Lipper Award in 2012.
Rob is a
frequent guest on BNN and is often interviewed for his energy thoughts for
Canada's national newspapers.