General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 13, 1999

Mark Grammer – Altamira Management

MARK GRAMMER has over 14 years' investment industry experience and joined Mackenzie Financial Corporation in August 2003. His presence provides proven global expertise to the in-house Mackenzie growth team. Prior to joining Mackenzie, Mr. Grammer was VP, International Equities and co-head of the Global Equity Team at Altamira. Among his primary management responsibilities were the 5-Star Morningstar Altamira Asia Pacific Fund (December 1997); Altamira Japanese Opportunities Fund (December 1997); and Altamira Global Value Fund (since inception). The Altamira Asia Pacific Fund was first or second quartile over all calendar years of his management tenure. Mr. Grammer has progressed through more senior positions during his 15-year career in the investment industry, gaining experience first as an Analyst at Confederation Life in 1989, then moving to VP International Equities, HSBC Securities, Institutional Sales in 1991 before joining Altamira in 1997. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from University of Toronto, and an MBA in Finance from York University. He is a CFA charterholder and a licensed Professional Engineer. Profile
TWST: What is your mandate for Altamira's Japanese Opportunity Fund?

Mr. Grammer: Our mandate is to be invested in the Japanese market, we

say, 'with a bias towards medium and smaller