Peter Hodson, CFA, is the owner and editor of Canadian MoneySaver magazine, an independent financial publication offering financial advice to Canadians since 1981 (www.canadianmoneysaver.ca). He is also CEO of 5i Research Inc., an independent research network providing conflict-free advice to individual investors (www.5iresearch.ca). Prior to Mr. Hodson's switch into research and publishing, he was chairman of Sprott Asset Management LP, a director of Sprott, Inc., and lead portfolio manager for the Sprott Growth Fund. He has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Mr. Hodson began his career as a managing director with Dominion Bond Rating Service and later became associate director of equities at Mutual Asset Management where he managed over $1-billion in assets in its small-cap fund. He later joined Synergy Mutual Funds in 1997 and moved to CI Investments when it acquired Synergy in 2003. At CI, Mr. Hodson was responsible for overseeing the management of various funds as vice president portfolio management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has a BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario.