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.
Mackenzie Resource Team
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.
Meet our team
Benoit Gervais, MSc,CFA
Investment experience since 2001
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
Investment experience since 2003
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).
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FundGrade A+® is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. The annual FundGrade A+® Awards are presented by Fundata Canada Inc. to recognize the “best of the best” among Canadian investment funds. The FundGrade A+® calculation is supplemental to the monthly FundGrade ratings and is calculated at the end of each calendar year. The FundGrade rating system evaluates funds based on their risk-adjusted performance, measured by Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, and Information Ratio. The score for each ratio is calculated individually, covering all time periods from 2 to 10 years. The scores are then weighted equally in calculating a monthly FundGrade. The top 10% of funds earn an A Grade; the next 20% of funds earn a B Grade; the next 40% of funds earn a C Grade; the next 20% of funds receive a D Grade; and the lowest 10% of funds receive an E Grade. To be eligible, a fund must have received a FundGrade rating every month in the previous year. The FundGrade A+® uses a GPA-style calculation, where each monthly FundGrade from “A” to “E” receives a score from 4 to 0, respectively. A fund’s average score for the year determines its GPA. Any fund with a GPA of 3.5 or greater is awarded a FundGrade A+® Award. For more information, see www.FundGradeAwards.com. Although Fundata makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Fundata.
Mackenzie Global Resource Fund II Series A was recognized for outstanding fund performance at the 2022 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in the Natural Resources Equity category out of a total of 71 funds. Performance for the fund for the period ended December 31, 2022 is as follows: 16.5% (1 year), 20.0 (3 years), 10.8 (5 years), 6.8% (10 years) and 5.8% (since inception- May 2002).
The LSEG Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The LSEG Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60, and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the LSEG Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although LSEG Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by LSEG Lipper. Mackenzie Global Resource Fund (Series F) was awarded the LSEG Lipper Fund Awards Canada 2023 Winner for Best Natural Resources Equity Fund Over Ten Years, out of 19 funds. Performance for the fund for the period ended September 30, 2023, is as follows. 17.41% (1 year), 29.80% (3 years), 10.85% (5 years), 4.68% (10 years), and 9.65% (since inception on December 6, 1999). LSEG Lipper Fund Awards, ©2023 LSEG. All rights reserved. Used under license.