Niche Jungle’s Projects are Equity Funds which invest in “Market Niches”.
These are themes which are not covered by any other mutual fund or ETFs.
Niche Jungle’s mission is to provide investors with vehicles which give them unique exposure to assets that are not available via other Fund Managers.
Niche Jungle Projects are highly liquid: they can be at least 90% liquidated within 2 weeks and at least 99% liquidated within 30 days.
Investors can redeem investments into cash on any business day, receiving the cash proceeds within 3 days.
Assets under management of Niche Jungle Projects could be capped and Projects closed to new investors in order to ensure liquidity.
Niche Jungle Projects are transparent.
Detailed research for each Project – with risks and opportunities – is provided at launch and then updated regularly.
Niche Jungle provides detailed bi-weekly reports, which include performance and risk analyses as well as full disclosure of holdings and trades executed during the period.
Niche Jungle’s Project portfolios are highly diversified, thus protecting investors from risk concentration.
Depending on the Project, portfolios have a minimum number of equity holdings ranging between 80 and 150.
Diversification allows investors to fully play the Project niche, without being overly exposed to idiosyncratic risks.
Niche Jungle’s Project Managers don’t rely on top-down forecasts on GDP, inflation, interest rates or any other macroeconomic variable to build portfolios.
Portfolios are exclusively based on bottom-up and fundamental analyses.
Project Managers analyse company financials and delve into industry, peer and ESG-analyses as well as directly engaging with company managers.
All Niche Jungle’s Projects follow a deep-value approach.
Project Managers assess value based on what is visible at the moment of the investment in terms of earnings and assets.
They scout global markets in search of niches which offer value today, not value tomorrow.
Future earnings growth is of course more than welcome as long as investors do not have to pay for it.
Niche Jungle Projects could have pre-defined, maximum levels of AuM , with the goals of:
1.maximizing investment opportunities and hence returns – nimble and relatively small funds can invest in niches where big ones cannot without unreasonably impacting market prices
2.always guaranteeing liquidity – all Niche Jungle Projects could be at least 90% liquidated within 2 weeks and at least 99% liquidated within 30 days.
Once the targeted AuM size is reached, Niche Jungle Projects are closed to new investors
Niche Jungle’s Projects have pre-set specific valuation targets: when reached, Projects are unwound, holdings are sold at market and cash-proceeds returned to investors.
Valuation targets are based on prudential and transparent metrics set at the launch of the Projects.
The fundamental aim? Allowing investors to benefit from the first and most likely phase of a niche re-rating. The remaining up-legs, if they ever happen, are to be captured by others, such as growth & momentum investors.
Each and all of the companies held in Niche Jungle portfolios must be functional to the achievement of at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Sectors such as Fossil fuels, Weapons, Pornography, Tobacco and Gambling are excluded from Niche Jungle’s portfolios.
The Projects’ Investment Teams engage with companies to try and improve their sustainable profile and minimize their negative impact.
Each Project is categorized as Article 8, 90% sustainable, SFDR. All Niche Jungle’s Projects are Engagement funds, which require a significant (and well-documented) interaction with companies.