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Craton Capital Global Resources Fund A

Ranked 64 out of 146 in - Natural Resources over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Markus Bachmann

Markus Bachmann is based in Johannesburg with the specialist South African firm Craton Capital, which he set up in 2003. He currently manages the Craton Capital Precious Metal fund, and is a value and long-term investor. He looks to invest in undervalued companies in special situations where there is potential for the stock price to increase. He started his career in the corporate finance department at Credit Suisse, and then went on to join the emerging markets team at SBC Brinson. In 2000 he joined Coronation Fund Managers in Cape Town, as a senior portfolio manager and global resources specialist, before leaving to set up his own company in 2003. He has a business degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland.


The objective of the Fund is long-term capital growth. It invests worldwide in companies and issuers which have direct exposure to natural resources and/or are active in the exploration, development, production, processing, transportation, distribution of natural resources. In particular, the Funds invests in: metals and mining (e. g. precious, ferrous, and industrial metals, diamonds); materials (e. g. forestry products, chemicals, steel); fossil fuels and power (e. g. coal, oil, natural gas and uranium); agricultural commodities and other raw materials, utilities and services.

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Natural Resources over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 27.3% 11.0% -5.7% 14.3% 6.4%
2016 73.8% 23.4% 26.7% 14.6% -3.1%
2015 -46.3% -8.9% 1.8% -37.3% -7.7%
2014 -20.3% 5.3% 12.0% -15.8% -19.8%
2013 -20.4% -10.0% -19.0% 15.1% -5.2%
2012 -20.7% 0.4% -24.5% 16.1% -9.9%
2011 -37.6% -5.1% -9.8% -29.5% 3.3%
2010 52.7% 9.3% -17.4% 31.4% 28.7%
2009 63.0% 4.1% 23.9% 14.5% 10.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Germany
  2. Liechtenstein
  3. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/12/2008
  • Share Class size05Mn
  • Base currency
  • ISIN LI0043890743

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.60%

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Credit markets offer clue to commodities' strength, says top manager

Top performing commodities manager Markus Bachmann of Craton Capital Funds is keeping a close eye on credit markets as an indicator of where commodity prices are heading.

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).