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Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Overview

The Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund offers investors a true and efficient exposure to industries with a focus on ecological debts that offer above-average growth prospects (clean environment, efficient use of limited natural resources). This megatrend investment theme is driven by population growth, urbanization and the emerging middle class. 

 

The Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund is an an open-end fund incorporated in Liechtenstein. The Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund seeks to outperform the MSCI World by actively investing in a global universe of sustainable companies. The companies are grouped in five resource efficiency sectors: energy, water, waste, materials and emissions. The stock selection is based on systematic, unemotional processes. 

Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Investment Case

As incomes rise, demand for resources increases and with it also its waste or related emissions. This provides a strong market potential for innovative companies providing resource efficiency products and services. Within the next 10 years up to 3 billion more middle-class consumers are expected by 2030 compared to 1.8bn today.

Markets for resource efficient technologies which help people and companies to save energy and water, to reduce waste and keep the air clean is growing at a high rate of 8-12% p.a. Governments globally, and particularly in emerging economies are investing trillions in resource efficient technologies to fight pollution and maintain healthy living standards in fast-growing cities.

Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Investment Process

The Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund seeks to outperform the MSCI World by actively investing in 30 stocks out of a universe consisting of sustainable companies. The companies are grouped in five resource efficiency sectors: energy, water, waste, materials and emissions. The stock selection is based on systematic, unemotional processes. All five resource efficiency sectors get the same portfolio weight and consist of 6 equally-weighted single stock positions. 

The fund rests on three investment beliefs:

  • Resource efficiency is an important megatrend for the future
  • Sustainable companies perform better in the longer term
  • Better risk-return-characteristics by ICG’s proprietary stock selection models

Systematic Stock Selection Process

Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Performance

Monthly Performances

wdt_ID Fund/Index Jan Feb Mar Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez YTD
1 REL - I -0.38% -4.21% -21.42% -25.01%
2 MSCI World NR 0.65% -4.23% -18.1% -21.05%

Yearly Performances

wdt_ID Fund/Index 2019 2020 p.a.
1 REL - I 12.06% -25.01% n.a.
2 MSCI World NR 10.97% -21.05% n.a.

Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund

Fund Facts

wdt_ID Facts REL
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2 Fund name ICG Umbrella Fund - Resource Efficiency Leaders Fund (REL)
3 Investment Manager Independent Capital Group AG
4 Legal status Liechtensteiner UCITS contractual Fund
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wdt_ID Facts REL
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2 Base currency USD
3 Launch date September 2019
4 Benchmark MSCI World TR Net (NDDUWI Index)
5 Custodian LGT Bank AG, Liechtenstein
6 Administrator Accuro Fund Solutions AG
7 Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
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wdt_ID Share classes R- Retail USD Class I - Institutional USD Class
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2 Bloomberg ticker REEFFLR LE Equity REFFLI LE Equity
3 ISIN LI0492927822 LI0492927756
4 Management fee 1.20% p.a. 0.80% p.a.
5 Min. subscription 1 share CHF 250'000
6 Trading frequency Daily, no lock-up, no redemption fees Daily, no lock-up, no redemption fees
7 Initial NAV CHF 150 CHF 150
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