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Global Hard Assets UCITS

  • Fund Summary & Key Points

    The Global Hard Assets UCITS (“Sub-Fund”) seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in shares of companies active in the exploration, development, production or distribution of "hard assets". Hard assets companies, directly or indirectly, derive at least 50% of revenues from exploration, development, production, distribution relating to energy, precious metals, non-precious metals and forestry products. The Sub-Fund’s benchmarks are the S&P North American Natural Resource Index and the S&P® 500 Index.

    The Global Hard Assets UCITS is expertly managed by an extensive investment team that is among the industry’s largest, and includes trained geologist and engineers as well as senior analysts with deep sector experience. In selecting the individual stocks, the investment team is guided by its own fundamental assessment of companies, which often includes on-site visits.

     

  • Global Hard Assets UCITS Details 
    as of 31/03/14

    • Net Assets (All Classes)
      $268.9M
    • Number of Holdings
      54
    • Liquidity
      Daily
    • Countries Registered
      Austria, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
    • Distribution Policy
      Accumulation
    • Cut Off Time
      15h00 Luxembourg (T-1)
    • Close of Financial Year
      30 September
    • Benchmark Indices2
      S&P North American Natural Resource Index (SPGINRTR)
      S&P® 500 Index

  • Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns (%)  

    1MO13MO1YTD11YR3YR5YR10YRLIFE
    Global Hard Assets UCITS Fund
    USD R1 Acc (Inception 24/01/13) -0.721.441.448.27------5.61
    USD I1 Acc (Inception 24/01/13) -0.651.671.679.24------6.57
    USD I2 Acc (Inception 01/08/13) -0.641.701.70--------8.94
    USD I3 Acc (Inception 28/03/13) -0.631.721.729.46------9.38
    SPGINRTR2 - USD1.802.702.7011.63--------
    SPGINRTR2 - SGD1.062.372.3713.27--------
    S&P® 500 Index20.841.811.8121.86--------
    1MO13MO1YTD11YR3YR5YR10YRLIFE
    Global Hard Assets UCITS Fund
    USD R1 Acc (Inception 24/01/13) -0.721.441.448.27------5.61
    USD I1 Acc (Inception 24/01/13) -0.651.671.679.24------6.57
    USD I2 Acc (Inception 01/08/13) -0.641.701.70--------8.94
    USD I3 Acc (Inception 28/03/13) -0.631.721.729.46------9.38
    SPGINRTR2 - USD1.802.702.7011.63--------
    SPGINRTR2 - SGD1.062.372.3713.27--------
    S&P® 500 Index20.841.811.8121.86--------

      

    1Returns less than one year are not annualized

     2The S&P® North American Natural Resources Sector Index (SPGINRTR) includes mining, energy, paper and forest products, and plantation-owning companies. The S&P® 500 Index consists of 500 widely held common stocks covering industrial, utility, financial and transportation sectors. The S&P® 500 Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, consists of 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. 

    Past performance of the sub-fund is no guarantee for future performance. Any performance presented herein is for illustrative purposes only. Historical information is not indicative of future results; current data may differ from data quoted. Performance information does not take into account the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. Performance information is presented net of fees.

     

  • Share Class Details

    SHARE CLASS ISIN CUSIP BloombergReutersWKNSEDOLSIX TELEKURS
    USD R1 AccLU0839271789L9629A 106VANUSR168190263A1J722B89FSP219995613
    USD I1 AccLU0839271862L9629A 114VANUSI168190264A1J721B7WGJQ319995301
    USD I2 AccLU0844060748L9629A 122VANUSI268190265A1KBKZBCV7SJ820351343
    USD I3 AccLU0844060821L9629A 130VANUSI368190266A1KBK0B82CBF120351345
  • Management Company & Agents

     
    Investment Manager (by delegation of the Management Company) Van Eck Associates Corporation
    Management Company RBS (Luxembourg) S.A.
    Central Administration (by delegation of the Management Company), Custodian and Depositary State Street Bank Luxembourg S.A.
    Global Distributor (by delegation of the Management Company) Van Eck Switzerland AG
    Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers S.à r.l.
  • Important Disclosure 

    This website is for informational/advertisement purposes only and does not constitute any legal or investment advice. This web site should not be regarded as an offer for the purchase and the sale of the fund’s shares.

    Investors should consult the prospectus and key investor information before subscribing. The prospectus, the key investor information documents and the financial reports can be obtained free of charge from this web site and upon request from the SICAV’s registered office and the offices of all local information agents. The documents, except for key investor information, are only available in English. Past performance of the sub-fund is no guarantee for future performance.

    You can lose money by investing in the Sub-Fund. Any investment in the Sub-Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. Global Hard Assets UCITS is subject to the risks associated with extraction of natural resources, such as the risks of mining and oil drilling, and the risks of the hazards associated with natural resources, including but not limited to fire, drought and increased regulatory and environmental costs. Overall portfolio may decline in value due to developments specific to the hard asset industry.

    The Sub-Fund is an open-ended investment companies established in Luxembourg, which is available for sale in certain jurisdictions only. The Sub-Fund is not available for sale in the U.S. or to U.S. persons. Van Eck Switzerland AG is the global distributor of the Sub-Funds.