Mackenzie Resource Team

Resource investing with a future focus

Strategies under management

Global Resource

The transition to a sustainable world will be resource intensive. We have the relationships, experience and expertise to find global opportunities, while encouraging companies to be more responsible.

Future-facing investments

A sustainable future requires resources. We seek opportunities across traditional, evolving and future-facing resource companies, allowing investors to support positive change while building wealth. 

Rock solid experience

Building on Mackenzie's long legacy of resource investing, our understanding of resource companies is informed by team members’ advanced degrees and hands-on industry experience.

A win-win approach

We strive to influence companies toward adopting more sustainable practices and encourage greater cooperation with critical stakeholders, such as communities, employees and host countries. 

Meet our team

Benoit Gervais, MSc, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team
Mackenzie Resource Team

Benoit Gervais, Senior Vice President, Investment Management, is Portfolio Manager and Head of the Mackenzie Resource Team. Benoit has expertise in the diversified resource sector.

Benoit’s career in the investment industry began in 2001, when he joined Mackenzie Investments as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, Benoit gained valuable experience working for various organizations in the mining sector.

Benoit has a BEng from the École Polytechnique and McGill University, as well as an MSc (Mineral Economics) from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Onno Rutten, MSc, MBA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Mackenzie Resource Team

Onno Rutten, Vice President, Investment Management, is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Resource Team.

Onno’s career in the investment industry began in 2003. He joined Mackenzie Investments in 2011. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, Onno was a precious and base metals Equity Research Analyst and Executive Director at a large global financial services firm in Toronto. During those years, Onno developed a reputation for his detailed modeling and market judgment in commodities and equities. From 1996 to 2001, he was a Senior Process Engineer in hydrometallurgy and minerals processing for a leading global engineering consulting firm, and designed and audited mines in Africa, Australia and Canada.

Onno holds an MSc (Mining and Petroleum Engineering) from Delft University (the Netherlands), as well as an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Our insights


Inflation infographic

An investor-friendly visual exploring current inflation, its impact on portfolios and the most inflation-resilient asset classes.


An honest plan to reduce emissions

Tackling climate change will require a major mobilization of capital, innovation and resources.


Quarterly Commentaries – Mackenzie Resource Team

Read the latest Mackenzie Resource Team commentaries to learn about their analysis of key market risks and opportunities. For select funds, quarterly reviews of performance and market conditions are also available.


Our approach towards responsible investing

The Mackenzie Resource Team believes that future returns are driven by the sustainable free cash flows a company can generate. Responsible management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is key to the sustainability of future cash flow, and ESG analysis is therefore an integral part of the team’s work.


The sustainable movement: Resource opportunities in the shift from oil to lithium

Mackenzie Resource Team says the shift to renewable energy should generate opportunities for resource investors.

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