Frank L. Mersch is Chief Investment Officer and a Senior Portfolio Manager of Front Street Capital. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry, including 11 years as an investment manager with Altamira. Prior to joining Altamira in 1987, Mr. Mersch was President of Special Investment and Vice President of Guardian Capital Group and Vice President of Investments at Morgan Trust Company of Canada. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Mersch was a shareholder, director and Vice President of Altamira. During that period he was instrumental in building an organization which had over 300 employees and approximately $17 billion of assets under management. At Altamira, Mr. Mersch managed and marketed private wealth, mutual funds and pension funds and earned a reputation as one of the most highly regarded investment managers in Canada, frequently making appearances on “Wall Street Week” and other investment programs. Since June 1999, Mr. Mersch has been an officer and Senior Portfolio Manager for Front Street Capital, managing the portfolios of various investment vehicles, including Front Street Canadian Hedge (including assets of the former Casurina Limited Partnership), Front Street Tactical Equity Class (formerly Canadian Equity Fund), Front Street Canadian Opportunities Fund Ltd., the new Front Street Global Opportunities Class and various TSX-listed closed end funds, ultimately merged into mutual funds. Mr. Mersch holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.