Nanuk New World Fund returns 12.8% for March quarter 2019

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Fund commentary Over the March quarter of 2019 the Fund posted a 12.8% return, outperforming its benchmark index by 0.5% and outperforming the MSCI All Country World Total Return Index by 1.7%. In March the Fund rose 0.9%, slightly underperforming its benchmark (by 0.6%) and traditional global benchmarks by a lesser amount. The Fund’s exposure […]

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Nanuk New World Fund returned 4.9% in January 2019

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The Nanuk New World Fund returned 4.9% in January, outperforming traditional global equity benchmarks such as the MSCI ACWI which rose by 4.2% (all returns quoted in AUD unless specifically stated otherwise). Some points covered in the report: Which country recently announced a hugely ambitious target of 500GW of renewable generating capacity by 2030.  (Note: […]

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Nanuk Sustainability Fund receives 5 Star rating

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The Nanuk New World Fund received a 5 Star rating from Morningstar, its three-year track record placing the fund 2nd out of 193 global equity managers in the Large Cap World Equity category. This follows an “Approved” rating provided from Zenith Investment Partners at the close of 2018. Nanuk CEO Eric Siegloff said he was pleased […]

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Nanuk’s sustainability fund now on mFund platform

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Access to the sustainably themed global equities fund, Nanuk New World Fund, is now possible via the ASX mFund platform. “Funds flow has started via mFunds and we are pleased to have added this channel which is proving popular with investors who are seeking the benefits of electronic settlement and consolidated reporting,” said Eric Siegloff, […]

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Stephen O’Brien appointed to Nanuk Asset Management

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Industry veteran, Stephen O’Brien, has joined Nanuk Asset Management as Head of Institutional Sales. Mr O’Brien has had a long career in the institutional asset management market. “Nanuk is delighted to access Stephen’s extensive experience and skill in institutional sales & distribution to assist the firm’s business development. While we have made strong inroads into the platform […]

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Sustainable materials is a hot topic and now a big business

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Whether it’s plastic bag charges or the National Energy Guarantee, environmental sustainability is becoming a hot topic.  One industry that’s enjoying quiet but steady growth against this backdrop is the Sustainable Materials sector where we see manufacturers changing the way in which their products are made to achieve lower emissions, reduced waste, reduced water consumption […]

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Why is Artificial Intelligence (AI) so important?

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Nanuk Asset Management sees growing evidence that listed global companies engaged in artificial intelligence and machine learning are contributing towards more environmentally sustainable and resource efficient outcomes. The simple answer is that AI has advanced to a point where it is fundamentally changing industries by creating commercial solution efficiencies on an unprecedented scale. The application […]

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How can Artificial Intelligence be harnessed in an investment portfolio?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) describes programming computers to perform tasks that traditionally require human intelligence. The current stage of AI is known as deep learning where artificial neural networks allow sophisticated and abstract models, as opposed to human-sponsored programming, to learn.  Applications of deep learning include image, sound and pattern recognition and behaviour prediction.  To achieve […]

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Sustainable investing, fertile ground for Nanuk

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Resource constraints and environmental challenges like climate change, pollution and water scarcity are real. Global governments have been increasingly focussed on addressing these challenges, for example China with its tighter regulations around fossil fuels to crackdown on CO2 emissions and its use of subsidies to support its now dominant position in the global electric-vehicle and […]

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Macquarie Wrap adds Nanuk New World Fund

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The Nanuk New World Fund has been approved for the Macquarie Investment Manager/Consolidator and Macquarie Super Manager/Consolidator menus (25% trustee limit). “Nanuk is delighted to have the New World Fund now available on the Macquarie platform.  It rounds out the broad reach for advisers across various channels including BT Wrap, Panorama, ASGARD, Pursuit, Netwealth, Hub24, […]

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