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Eva-Jane Lark

BMO Nesbitt Burns
Vice-President and Wealth Advisor
Eva-Jane Lark is a Vice-President and Wealth Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's largest full-service investment firms. For over 25 years, she has provided expert advice to her clients on a wide variety of investment and wealth management issues.When not busy helping her clients, Eva has revived her childhood passion for seeing humanity live and thrive beyond Earth, She has researched the state of the space industry, presenting papers at space conferences starting with the “Investment Financing of Exploration”. She has been an invited judge (for several NewSpace Business Plan Competitions) and keynote speaker, a moderator, panelist and speaker discussing topics including: financing for new space companies and markets; business case issues facing Space-Based Solar Power as a future energy source, and ISRU/space mining; and for her insights as a keen observer of the emerging new space industries. She was among the contributors to the NSSO's (National Security Space Office) Space-Based Solar Power Architecture Study in 2007, with her work featured as the study's central business case analysis. She is also an active investor in publicly-traded space companies and an angel investor in the private space industry.Innovation is another major area of focus and interest. Eva has regularly observed a connection between Research and Development spending and prosperity and is starting to explore this relationship further.