Managing Director, Head of Sales and Product Development
Robert Anton is a Managing Director, founding partner and Head of Sales and Product Development for Next Edge Capital. Prior to the formation of Next Edge Capital via a management spin-out of the business, Mr. Anton was the Executive Vice President, Sales for Man Investments Canada, responsible for the distribution of the firm’s hedge fund products through various channels and joint venture relationships in Canada. Robert began employment with Man in March of 2006 to aid in the set-up of the Canadian office. Robert was also active as a member of the Man Canada charity board in addition to sitting on outside charity committees.
Prior to joining Man, he held the position of Executive Vice President, National Sales Manager of BluMont Capital, a Toronto-based hedge fund company. Having joined the company in 2001 as a start-up operation, the company saw significant asset growth until his departure in 2006.
In 1993, Mr. Anton entered the financial business joining Richardson Greenshields and shortly thereafter became an Investment Advisor. He continued his Investment Advisor role at RBC Dominion Securities and Goepel McDermid Securities. In 1991 Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. He also holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, has been an instructor for the Canadian Securities Institute and taught the Due Diligence on Hedge Funds course from 2007 to 2009. Robert continues to be an active member of both CAASA (Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets) and AIMA Canada (Alternative Investment Management Association), organizations dedicated to the promotion, advocacy and education of alternative investments in Canada.