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Craton Capital Precious Metal Fund A

Ranked 72 out of 102 in - Gold & Precious Metals 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 investment objective is to outperform the FT Gold Mines (All Mines) index. To achieve this, the fund invests primarily in equity securities of companies from the gold, platinum group metals, silver, and diamonds sectors. Specifically, the aim is to generate alpha of 5-8% annually over a three-year rolling period versus the index.

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Gold & Precious Metals over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 5.7% 12.1% -5.4% 1.2% -1.4%
2016 75.7% 39.8% 48.4% 6.9% -20.8%
2015 -26.9% -8.5% 7.0% -19.6% -7.2%
2014 -6.9% 17.1% 16.2% -18.3% -16.3%
2013 -54.0% -18.6% -33.7% 10.6% -23.0%
2012 -26.0% -5.0% -27.0% 26.4% -15.5%
2011 -33.0% -4.8% -4.1% -21.7% -6.2%
2010 74.8% 4.8% 1.9% 25.3% 30.6%
2009 79.1% 14.6% 11.6% 19.7% 16.9%
2008 -47.2% -5.6% -1.9% -37.3% -9.1%
2007 15.6% 0.2% 1.7% 7.8% 5.3%
2006 49.6% 32.9% -4.9% -1.6% 20.3%
2005 28.1% 7.0% -6.2% 12.9% 12.9%
2004 2.4% -4.7% -15.5% 17.3% 8.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Germany
  3. Liechtenstein
  4. Singapore
  5. Sweden
  6. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/11/2003
  • Share Class size84Mn
  • Base currency
  • ISIN LI0016742681

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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