Fact sheet: Sunares Sust Natural Resources

Fund information
Fund name
Sunares Sustainable Natural Resources
Fund manager company
VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AGsince 01/08/2015
Fund objective
SUNARES is an actively managed fund which offers an important alternative to the majority of equity and index funds. The fund advisors divide the investment universe into two distinct halves according to the Chinese natural philosophy known as Yin and Yang representing the flow and duality inherent in all things. SUNARES has been founded on the belief that the natural balance that normally exists between the four elements of earth, water, fire and air has become distorted and temporarily lost, with the yang sectors (industries associated with fire and air) dominating. Therefore, SUNARES does not invest in companies associated with the financial or derivatives sector (yang) and instead concentrates on the themes of earth and water (yin). It is our opinion that the sectors associated with these elements are at the beginning of a longer structural uptrend as they seek to redress the current imbalances. Water, agriculture, energy, food and beverages, forestry, raw materials and precious metals are our favoured areas.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.1%
1 Year rank in sector
33/102
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
Yield
-
Fund size
£17m
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
145
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Canada27.7%
    UK17.3%
    USA16.3%
    Australia11.5%
    Norway6.9%
  • Gold20.5%
    Precious Metals & Stones17.1%
    Other Metals16.5%
    Oil & Gas9.5%
    Food, Beverages and Tobacco6.8%
  • Commodity & Energy100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%-5.2%-3%12.1%13.6%-30.5%
Sector-0.2%-4.1%1.3%8.5%-15.4%-20.1%
Rank within sector41 / 10161 / 10278 / 10233 / 10217 / 9442 / 75
Quartile2nd3rd4th2nd1st3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.6%25.5%-3.8%2.5%-38%
Sector-0%23.1%-19.8%-9%-6.6%
Rank within sector42 / 10240 / 10119 / 9924 / 9176 / 86
Quartile2nd2nd1st2nd4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
10.48
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.02
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.06
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
18.84
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
12.39
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.78
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.57
Price movement
52 week high68.79
52 week low55.63
Current bid price62.8
Current offer price65.94
Current mid price-
Region
1Canada27.7%
2UK17.3%
3USA16.3%
4Australia11.5%
5Norway6.9%
6Austria3.5%
7Others3.3%
8Netherlands2.9%
9Finland2.7%
Industry sector
1Gold20.5%
2Precious Metals & Stones17.13%
3Other Metals16.46%
4Oil & Gas9.49%
5Food, Beverages and Tobacco6.75%
6Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry5.97%
7Forest Products5.46%
8Iron & Steel Products5.06%
9Industrials4.78%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy100%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
SUNARES is an actively managed fund which offers an important alternative to the majority of equity and index funds. The fund advisors divide the investment universe into two distinct halves according to the Chinese natural philosophy known as Yin and Yang representing the flow and duality inherent in all things. SUNARES has been founded on the belief that the natural balance that normally exists between the four elements of earth, water, fire and air has become distorted and temporarily lost, with the yang sectors (industries associated with fire and air) dominating. Therefore, SUNARES does not invest in companies associated with the financial or derivatives sector (yang) and instead concentrates on the themes of earth and water (yin). It is our opinion that the sectors associated with these elements are at the beginning of a longer structural uptrend as they seek to redress the current imbalances. Water, agriculture, energy, food and beverages, forestry, raw materials and precious metals are our favoured areas.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AG01/08/2015
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Offshore
Sunares Sustainable Natural Resources
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.85%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.61%
Bid price62.8
Offer price65.94
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeD2D4
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