Natural Resources – Precious Metals

Fund Portrait

The Precious Metals Champions Fund aims to generate long-term capital growth by primarily investing in equities from companies offering exposure to the precious metals market. The Fund is actively managed and has a balanced portfolio of 25 companies based on a standardized process.

ICG uses a quantitative multi-factor model that identifies sector champions. Focus is on cash flows, asset quality, valuation, balance sheet, dividends, behavioral finance and sustainability. Precious Metal companies are entering a phase of improving margins and the valuation is very low on a relative basis compared to the global equity markets. The precious metals industry is currently more profitable than at any point in recent history. Therefore, the market starts to look to these companies as good business, rather than just leveraged ways to invest in gold. The Precious Metals Champions Fund consists of a unique combination of investments in the best precious metals companies but has a minimum gold investment strategy to protect the equity downside (dynamic active gold allocation strategy).

 

 

INVESTMENT MANAGER Independent Capital Group AG
LINKEDIN COMPANY PAGE Independent Capital Group AG
FUND Precious Metals Champions Fund
TYPE STRUCTURE UCITS / OGAW Fund
DOMICILE Liechtenstein
LAUNCH DATE June 2, 2020
DISTRIBUTOR SWITZERLAND OpenFunds Investment Services AG (Switzerland)
AUDITOR PriceWaterhouseCoopers AG
CUSTODIAN Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG
REGULATOR Finanzmarktaufsicht Liechtenstein (FMA)
PAYING AGENT SWISS Helvetische Bank AG
GEOGRAPHY World
SECTOR Precious Metals
SHARE CLASSES Class D
CURRENCY CHF
INITIAL CHARGES 0-3%
MINIMUM SUBSCRIPTION 1 share
LIQUIDITY Daily
MANAGEMENT FEE Retail 1.5% p.a.
PERFORMANCE FEE 0%
FUND SIZE USD 6 m
MANAGER TRACK RECORD ICG as company has 20y+ experience in managing commodity related investments
ISIN Class USD: LI1121337961
BLOOMBERG CODE Class USD: PRCMCFA LE
SFDR CLASSIFICATION Art. 8

ICG's approach to ESG and sustainability integrates responsible practices into their investment processes.
 

Key elements include:

  1. ESG Integration: Evaluating investments for environmental, social, and governance factors alongside financial performance.
  2. Sustainability Commitment: Investing in areas like renewable energy and technologies that reduce carbon emissions.
  3. Active Ownership: Engaging with portfolio companies to enhance their ESG practices.
  4. Transparency: Regular reporting on ESG activities and performance.
  5. ESG Culture: Training employees and embedding ESG values in the firm's mission.
  6. Industry Collaboration: Working with groups to promote and stay updated on ESG standards.

This approach aims to manage risks, create long-term value, enhance reputation, and ensure regulatory compliance, contributing to sustainable development.

 

ICG Precious Metals adheres to SFDR Article 8.

 

Go to ICG's webpage

 

 

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