John Stephenson is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management, Inc., where he is responsible for a wide range of equity mandates with a particular focus on energy and resource investing. Mr. Stephenson has been recognized by Brendan Wood International (BWI) as one of Canada's 50 best portfolio managers for the past four years. He is the author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing
(John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which has been translated into five languages and Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse
(John Wiley & Sons, 2009), and writes a free bi-weekly investment newsletter, Strategic Investor
, which reaches a global audience of more than 225,000 (www.StephensonFiles.com). Mr. Stephenson is regularly quoted by Bloomberg News, Reuters, The Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal
, and the Globe and Mail
, and is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, and Canada's Business News Network (BNN), Sun TV, and the CBC. He is also frequently the keynote speaker at investment conferences throughout North America. Mr. Stephenson holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from INSEAD, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations.