APIR Code: ARG3633AU
Inception Date: 21 Jan 2020
Type of Fund: Wholesale Trust
Mandate: ASX Resources
Benchmark: S&P ASX 300 RES
Style: High Conviction
Portfolio Stocks: 10-25
Max. Cash: 30%
Min Initial Invest.: $50,000
Man. Fee: 1%+GST
Perf. Fee: 20% of returns in excess of the benchmark
Fund Pricing: Monthly
Unit Price: $1.7048
The Argonaut Natural Resources Fund is a high conviction investor in the Australian resources market. The portfolio holds between 10 and 25 stocks with individual weightings typically between 4% and 12%. Cash weighting will be adjusted depending on the assessment of market risk with a maximum exposure of 30%.
The investment manager adopts a three step investment process which includes an evaluation of market conditions (MARKET), an assessment of the macro environment and geopolitical conditions (MACRO) and an assessment of specific companies based on our 5 Bricks evaluation process which analyses companies according to valuation, management strength, business strength, financial strength and responsible investing (MICRO).
More specifically, we blend a “top down” approach to identify favoured commodities with a “bottom up” approach to select good quality / good value companies exposed to favoured commodities. A favoured commodity may be one that is in favour now, such as Gold, or a commodity that is out of favour and represents a compelling countercyclical opportunity – such as battery metals.
We seek to allocate approximately 40%-60% of the portfolio to key long term themes with the remainder of the capital allocated more opportunistically. We are patient investors and adopt a three year investment horizon. We recognise that high conviction investment may lead to periods of underperformance but believe that over the long term we will outperform passive resource sector investing and our benchmark index.
The Performance chart assumes that an investor invested $1000 at the inception of the Fund (21st January).