Robert wears many hats; one of his key roles is listening to our clients to understand what’s missing in the marketplace. He works with top advisors and institutions.
Mr. Anton is a Managing Director and Head of Sales and Product Development for Next Edge Capital. Robert spends a lot of his time speaking to the firm’s clients from coast to coast in addition to searching the globe for unique, underrepresented ideas to bring to Canadians. Robert is a Director and founding partner at 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. Mr. Anton was also responsible for a variety of sales management functions. 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.