In 2001, Frank Mersch joined Norm Lamarche and Gary Selke to form Front Street Capital. "We looked at the market and knew we could do better. We wanted more innovative, high-performing options than the industry was offering."
In 2001, we looked at the mutual fund market and wondered where to invest our own money.
We weren't satisfied with our options, which all looked similar... and like the index. We demanded innovative, high-performing and focused solutions -- and founded Front Street Capital. Today our partners have over $150 million personally invested in Front Street Capital's funds.
Our team has decades of experience in both up and down markets. We've been called:
- Fund Manager of the Year (Investment Executive, 2009),
- Best Fund Manager you’ve never heard of (Globe and Mail, December 2006)
- Top Precious Metals Equity Fund Manager (Canadian Investment Awards, 2005).
- Front Street Capital. Not the Index.
Our predecessor companies began as dedicated alternative asset management groups with initial assets of approximately $400 million. We now have approximately $2.1 billion in assets, and manage various long/short equity strategies, mutual funds, limited partnerships and trusts, all structured for maximum tax benefits and designed to meet the needs of investors.
Front Street Capital is a preferred choice for investors looking to elevate their returns with strategies and solutions structured to provide maximum tax benefits and superior performance in a variety of market conditions.
Our Philosophy: The Right Investment at the Right Time in the Right Structure
We take a disciplined approach to investment decisions. We review capital spending cycles, identify themes or trends, and select stocks that are well-positioned to benefit from those trends.
Front Street Special Opportunities Class, ranked #1 in Canada for annualized return over 15 years, for the 3rd year in a row.
Front Street Special Opportunities Canadian Fund received two awards in the Natural Resources Equity segment for its three-year and five-year performance.