The fund invests primarily in equities of international companies that are directly or indirectly involved in the agriculture or food value chain. The operations are independently of a benchmark and can reduce the investment level to as low as 51% in difficult periods. With the global population rising rapidly and the demand for food increasing as a result, the shares of agricultural and food companies are expected to perform well in the longer term, in spite of the sometimes significant price fluctuations of agricultural commodities. For ethical reasons does neither buy any physical commodities nor any derivatives who gain of its price increase.
Responsible manager since inception
|Category:||Global Themed Funds - General|
|VG/KVG:||DJE Investment S.A.|
|Fund Manager:||DJE Kapital AG|
|This sub-fund/fund promotes ESG features in accordance with Article 8 of the Disclosure Regulation (EU Nr. 2019/2088).|
|Type of Share:||distribution|
|Financial Year:||01.01. - 31.12.|
|Fund Size (07/12/2023):||33,41 Mio EUR|
|TER p.a. (30/12/2022):||2,01%|
|Management Fee p.a.:||1,650%|
|Custodian Fee p.a.:||0,100%|
Performance Fee p.a.:
10% of the [Hurdle: exceeding 6% p.a.] unit value performance, provided the unit value at the end of the settlement period is higher than the highest unit value at the end of the previous settlement periods of the last 5 years [High Water Mark Principle]. The settlement period begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December of a calendar year. Payment is made at the end of the accounting period. For further details, see the sales prospectus.
Ratings & Awards (07/12/2023)
All ESG information presented here relates to the fund portfolio shown and is sourced from MSCI ESG Research, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance analysis and ratings.
|MSCI ESG RATING (AAA-CCC):||AA|
|Environment Rating (0-10):||5,182|
|Social Rating (0-10):||5,483|
|ESG rating in comparison group (0% lowest, 100% highest value):||87,880%|
Equity Theme - Agribusiness
|Coverage rate ESG rating:||97,841%|
|Weighted average CO₂ intensity (tons of CO₂ per 1 million US dollars in sales):||233,575|
Portfolio allocation according to ESG rating of individual securities
Report date: 30/11/2023
Performance in Percent
Risk metrics (07/12/2023)
|Standard Deviation (2 years):||10,60%|
|Tracking Error (1 years):||-|
|Value at Risk (99% / 20 days):||-7,05%|
|Maximum Drawdown (1 year):||-9,06%|
|Sharpe Ratio (2 years):||-0,65|
|Correlation (1 years):||-|
|Beta (1 years):||-|
|Treynor Ratio (1 years):||-|
Top Country Allocation (30/11/2023)
Asset Allocation (30/11/2023)
In addition to steady population growth, the increasing demand for protein-rich foods resulting from rising living standards in developing countries is among the main drivers of agricultural prices. Moreover increasing urbanisation is likely to cause a shortage of farmland and thus make it difficult to close the supply gap in the agricultural sector (see chart below). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), droughts and floods could reduce worldwide crop yields by another 20 to 40% in future. In order to at least alleviate this looming food shortage, the demand for modern farm machinery and irrigation equipment, efficient seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, aquaculture and suitable animal feed is likely to increase significantly. In this environment, DJE - Agrar & Ernährung invests in shares of selected companies that benefit from the above mentioned trends. But also in the case of falling commodity prices the fund is able to take advantage by specific investments in the food industry. In order to reduce risk the fund seeks to diversify the portfolio both thematically and regionally.
- Active portfolio management constantly monitors the industry
- Risk spreading via the professional selection of securities
- Attractive growth prospects in the agriculture and food sector
- Issuer country and credit risks
- Increased risk of price fluctuations resulting from focus on specific sectors
- Equity prices may exhibit relatively strong fluctuations depending on market conditions
- Price risks for bonds, particularly when interest rates on the capital markets rise
Despite the crisis in the "Middle East", there were no significant price rises on the agricultural markets in October. However, this is likely to change very quickly if the military conflict escalates. Fertiliser prices in particular are likely to react extremely sensitively to a further escalation of the conflict. For example, around 7% of the world's potash fertiliser supply comes from Israel, which could no longer be shipped in a worst-case scenario. On the other hand, the "Middle East" region is an important supplier of gas and nitrogen fertiliser. In the event of a blockade of the Strait of Hormuz, for example, important supplies from Iran would be cancelled in the short term. Accordingly, the portfolio weightings in this segment were maintained despite the usual phase of seasonal weakness. In the food sector, on the other hand, there has recently been a lively discussion about the future influence of the so-called "weight loss injections" on consumer behaviour. In view of the costs of this medication, however, the horror scenarios regarding the sales development of various foods appear exaggerated. In fact, consumers are likely to focus even more on healthy and sustainably produced food in this context. As a result, the topic of "sugar reduction" remains particularly interesting from an investor's perspective.
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