Sprott Focus Trust

Sprott Focus Trust is a closed-end fund that trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FUND. Sprott Focus Trust is managed by veteran portfolio manager Whitney George, who seeks to deliver superior performance to investors by investing with a long time horizon in high-quality businesses with strong balance sheets that are trading at attractive valuations.

Why Invest in Sprott Focus Trust?

  • Investment goal of long-term growth of capital
  • Focused portfolio (generally less than 100 positions), disciplined value approach
  • Invests primarily in small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks


Average Annual Total Returns (%) as of 12/31/2017
FUND (NAV) 5.36 22.17 22.17 9.82 10.20 4.08 11.13 9.58 10.28 11/1/1996
Russell 3000 TR 6.34 21.13 21.13 11.12 15.58 8.60 10.25 7.40 8.67 11/1/1996

Important Performance and Expense Information
All performance information reflects past performance, is presented on a total return basis, net of the Fund's investment advisory fee, and reflects the reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. The market price of the Fund's shares will fluctuate, so that shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when sold. The Fund invests a significant portion of its net assets in small-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. The Fund also invests a significant portion of its assets in a limited number of stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than a more broadly diversified portfolio because a decline in the value of any one of these stocks would cause the Fund's overall value to decline to a greater degree. From time to time, the Fund may invest a significant portion of its net assets in foreign securities, which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments.

Fees and Expenses

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%) as of 12/31/2016                                                 

Management Fees 1.00
Other Expenses 0.20
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.20

Financial Reports

2017 Semi-Annual Report

2016 Annual Report
2016 Semi-Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
2015 Semi-Annual Report

Disclosure Information


Whitney George

Whitney George

Portfolio Manager of Sprott Focus Trust

Whitney George has been the portfolio manager of the Sprott Focus Trust since 2003. He also serves as Senior Managing Director of Sprott Inc. and Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings, Inc. He is also a Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Managment USA. Before joining Sprott, he was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Royce & Associates and held positions with Dominick & Dominick, Inc., WR Lazard & Laidlaw, Inc., Laidlaw, Adams & Peck, and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. George holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College.

In the Media 

December 30, 2017
Value Investor Interview with Whitney George: "Adversity to Advantage"

August 9, 2017
SmallCapPower Video Interview with Whitney George: "Top Stock Picks from Sprott's Whitney George"

March 4, 2017
MarketWatch's Interview with Whitney George: "What Apple and a Chicken Processor Have in Common for this Fund Manager"

Learn More

Contact: Deborah Smicka
Email: dsmicka@sprottusa.com

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