Kevin Mason, CFA
Kevin Mason joined ERA Forest Products Research in 1997 after starting his financial career in banking, and then co-founding a consulting practice that included corporate advisory and valuation services to diverse industries from biotech to retail. Since joining ERA, Kevin’s focus has been exclusively forest products, covering the sector’s major North American companies and providing detailed analysis of the global forest products industry to clients worldwide, including institutional investors managing over $5 trillion in assets.
After more than a decade as a forest products analyst, Kevin has built a solid reputation among his peers in the industry. He is a regular speaker at conferences hosted by industry organizations such as the Pulp and Paper Products Council, Council of Forest Industries, and the Western Wood Products Association, and is also quoted extensively in mainstream media such the Wall Street Journal and the National Post, as well as on CBC radio and television programs.
Kevin holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, has been a CFA charterholder since 2001, and is a member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts.
Claire Huxtable, RPF, CFA
After beginning her career in the woods working for Western Forest Products on BC’s Vancouver Island, Claire Huxtable moved into private equity markets, working in the U.S. as a portfolio analyst and account manager for Hancock Timber Resource Group, one of the world’s largest timberland investment management organizations. Prior to joining ERA Forest Products Research, she was a member of RBC’s top-ranked capital markets forest products research team, where she focused on North American paper and forest products companies.
Claire holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of British Columbia and Laval University, and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. She is a registered professional forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, a CFA charterholder, and a member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts.
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