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Leadership

Peter Schiff, Member

  • CEO, Investment Committee Chairman
  • B.S., Business Administration with concentration in Finance, UC Berkeley
Peter began his investment career as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1987. A financial professional for over twenty years, he joined Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. (EPC) in 1996 and has served as its President since January 2000. Peter Schiff is a widely recognized economic and financial analyst and has appeared frequently on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, and other financial and political news outlets. He achieved national notoriety in 2008 as being one of the few economists to have accurately forecast the financial crisis well in advance. Between 2004 and 2006 he had made numerous high profile statements predicting the bursting of the real estate bubble, significant declines in national real estate prices, the collapse of the mortgage market and the banking sector, the bankruptcy and bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Peter has authored several best-selling books including Crash Proof, Crash Proof 2.0, How and Economy Grows and Why it Crashes, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, and The Real Crash.

Jim Nelson, CFA, Managing Member

  • Portfolio Manager — International Equity Strategies, Domestic Equity Strategies, International Fixed Income Strategies
  • B.S. Management, United States Air Force Academy
  • M.B.A., CSU Long Beach
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
Jim has served as Managing Member of Euro Pacific Asset Management since the firm was founded in 2009. Prior to Euro Pacific Asset Management, Jim created Euro Pacific Capital’s Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) division. Prior to joining EPC, Jim was a research analyst at Roth Capital Partners, where he gained extensive experience in analyzing the market opportunities of both domestic and foreign companies. Prior to Roth, Jim served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force, where he gained extensive experience as a Financial Controller, having directed finance and accounting activities for a number of acquisition programs, as well as Air Force installations.


Investment Team

Patrick Rien, CFA

  • Portfolio Manager — International Equity Strategies, Domestic Equity Strategies
  • B.A. International Relations and Spanish, University of California, Davis
  • M.B.A. / M.A. International Business and Economic Policy, American University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
Patrick joined Euro Pacific Asset Management as Senior Research Analyst in 2010 and was named Portfolio Manager in 2012. From 2004 through 2009, Patrick was employed by Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital where he was Vice President in the equity research department, covering the U.S. telecommunications sector.

Steve Kleckner, CAIA

  • Portfolio Manager — International Fixed Income Strategies, International Equity Strategies
  • B.A. Economics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Steve joined Euro Pacific Asset Management in 2010, focusing his efforts on the International Bond Fund, as well as equity analysis for the International Equity Strategies. Prior to Euro Pacific, Steve was a trader at Westwood Management, a firm that manages separate accounts for institutional clients, and the investment adviser for the Westwood family of mutual funds. Upon joining Westwood in 2008, he developed an extensive knowledge of global credit and money markets, while providing critical insight to the firm’s analysts and portfolio managers. Before Westwood, he worked at APS Capital in Austin, TX in a trading capacity, sourcing and facilitating trades of distressed private debt instruments across international markets for the firm’s Hedge Fund and Investment Bank clients.

Luke Allen, CFA

  • Portfolio Manager — International Equity Strategies, Domestic Equity Strategies
  • B.S. Management, United States Air Force Academy
  • M.S. Accounting, University of Dallas
Luke Allen is the Co-Portfolio Manager of the EuroPac International Value Fund, and a Senior Research Analyst. Luke joined Euro Pacific Asset Management in 2010 as a Senior Associate. Prior to Euro Pacific, Luke was an analyst for a private equity and commercial real estate firm, where he gained extensive underwriting and financial modeling experience. Luke began his career as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force, where he acted as a financial Controller and directed the finance and accounting office of the Comptroller at McChord Air Force Base, WA.

Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

Russell Hoss, CFA, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

  • Senior Associate Portfolio Manager 
  • B.S. Behavior Science, United States Air Force Academy
  • M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University
Rusty has more than 13 years of investment management experience. He is a portfolio manager on the firm's emerging markets investment team. Prior to joining Champlain in the summer of 2015, Rusty was a founder and managing partner at New Sheridan Advisors, LLC, a boutique emerging and frontier markets investment specialist. Rusty also previously held positions as a research analyst at Alder Capital, a San Diego based hedge fund, and as a senior research analyst & director of equity research at Roth Capital Partners.

Richard Hoss, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

  • Senior Associate Analyst
  • B.S. Social Sciences, United States Air Force Academy
  • M.B.A., University of Maryland
Rick has more than 9 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining Champlain in the summer of 2015, Rick was a managing partner at New Sheridan Advisors, LLC, a boutique emerging and frontier markets investment specialist. Prior to New Sheridan Advisors, Rick was a senior research analyst at Roth Capital Partners, where he led research coverage on the Industrials sector.

Jonathan Prigoff, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

  • Senior Associate
  • B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Williams College
Jon has more than 7 years of investment management experience. He is an analyst on the firm's emerging markets investment team. Prior to joining Champlain in 2016, Jon was an investment analyst at Equinox Partners, LP, a value oriented hedge fund manager, where he focused on emerging markets and the financial and technology industries. Previously, Jon held internships at Citigroup Smith barney and Regulatory DataCorp, LLC.

Jing Z. Wang, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

  • Associate Analyst
  • B.A. Economics, Dartmouth College
  • M.B.A., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jing joined Champlain in 2016 as an analyst on the firm’s emerging markets investment team. Prior to joining the firm, Jing was a consumer equity analyst focusing on the Asia Pacific region for Waypointe Partners in Hong Kong. Jing’s prior experience includes regional planning and analysis manager for Burberry Asia as well as time spent in merchandise planning, product development, and merchandising for Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Jing graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned her MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Compliance/Operations

Michael Quain

  • Chief Compliance Officer
Quain Compliance Consulting, LLC

Fund Services

UMB Fund Services, Inc.

Compliance Consultant

Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.


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