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Gold Fund Holdings Update – November 2022 and Attribution Analysis

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – November 24, 2022) – This report details the most recent portfolio holdings for Precious Metal Managed Funds and summarizes changes in portfolio holdings.

A Copy of the Full Report is Available at the Link Below:

https://mailchi.mp/mineralfunds/portfolio-holdings-update-november-2022

Gold & Precious Metal Funds included in this report:

Domicile Fund Name Fund Fees Holdings Report
Funds Reporting Monthly
USA Fidelity Select Gold Summary Sep, 2022
USA Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USA) Summary Oct, 2022
Luxembourg Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (Lux) Summary Oct, 2022
USA VanEck International Investors Gold Fund Summary Oct, 2022
USA VanEck VIP Global Gold Fund Summary Oct, 2022
Funds Reporting Quarterly
USA American Century Global Gold Fund Summary Sep, 2022
USA USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund Summary Sep, 2022
USA US Global Investors Gold and Precious Metals Fund Summary Jun, 2022
USA US Global Investors World Precious Minerals Summary Jun, 2022
USA OCM Gold Fund Summary Aug, 2022
Funds Reporting Annually / Semi Annually
Luxembourg Konwave Gold Equity Fund Summary Jun, 2022
Luxembourg Ninety One Global Gold Fund (Lux) Summary Jun, 2022
Luxembourg Invesco Gold and Special Minerals Fund (Lux) Summary Aug, 2022
Luxembourg NESTOR Gold Fund Summary Jun, 2022
Luxembourg Konwave Sustainable Gold Equity Fund Summary Jun, 2022
Luxembourg Claresco Or et Metaux Precieux Summary Jun, 2022
UK BlackRock Gold & General Fund Summary Aug, 2022
UK Junior Gold and Silver Miners Fund Summary Aug, 2022
France Amundi Actions Or Summary Jun, 2022
Cayman Island Gold 2000 Ltd. Summary May, 2022
Cayman Island Gold 3000 Ltd. Summary Jun, 2022
Germany Earth Gold Fund UI Summary Jun, 2022
Austria Amundi Gold Stock Summary Oct, 2022

 

A portfolio holding ‘attribution analysis‘ is undertaken on the portfolios of gold funds that report asset allocations monthly, and on any fund with assets in excess of $1 Billion USD reporting during the period.

The analysis includes a list of companies which are new to a portfolio in the period ‘New Company Holdings’, and companies which have been eliminated from a portfolio during the period ‘Companies Divested’.

FUNDS REPORTING MONTHLY

Fidelity Select Gold Fund

30.Sept.2022 $1,179 M USD
New Company Holdings Companies Divested
None None
Largest Position:
Newmont Corp. (NYSE: NEM) 11.6%

 

Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USA)                          Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (Lux)

31.Oct.2022 $831 M USD 31.Oct.2022 $329 M USD
New Company Holdings Companies Divested New Company Holdings Companies Divested
De Grey Mining Ltd. Argonaut Gold Inc. De Grey Mining Ltd. Argonaut Gold Inc.
Dacian Gold Inc. Dacian Gold Inc.
Largest Position: Largest Position:
Endeavor Mining (TSX: EDV) 5.4% Endeavor Mining (TSX: EDV) 5.5%

 

VanEck International Investors Gold Fund                             VanEck VIP Global Gold Fund

31.Oct.2022 $588 M USD 31.Oct.2022 $37 M USD
New Company Holdings Companies Divested New Company Holdings Companies Divested
None Gold Fields Limited None Gold Fields Limited
Equinox Gold Corp. Equinox Gold Corp.
Nighthawk Gold Corp. Nighthawk Gold Corp.
Perpetua Resources Corp. Perpetua Resources Corp.
Pure Gold Mining Inc. Pure Gold Mining Inc.
Largest Position: Largest Position:
Agnico Eagle M. Ltd. (TSX: AEM) 9.8% Agnico Eagle M. Ltd. (TSX: AEM) 9.7%

 

FUNDS REPORTING MONTHLY          ATTRIBUTION ANALYSIS

Fidelity Select Gold Fund

AUM for Fidelity Gold Fund decreased in September from $1,186 M USD to $1,179 M USD (-0.6%).

The Fund did not take on any new positions, nor fully divest from any positions during the month. The Fund’s largest position remained Newmont Corp. (NYSE: NEM) with the weighting increasing very slightly on the month from 11.3% of the portfolio to 11.6% of the portfolio.

Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USA)

AUM for Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USA) decreased in October from $839 M USD to $831 M USD (-1.0%).

The Fund took up a new position in Australian listed De Grey Mining Ltd. (ASX: DEG). De Grey is expanding the Hemi discovery in Australia’s Pilbara region. Hemi is an intrusion-related gold deposit type considered new to the Pilbara region and is showing gold mineralisation scale potential not previously encountered in the Mallina Basin.

During the month of October, the Fund divested of a holding in Australian listed Dacian Gold Inc. (ASX: DEG) after shares doubled in price pursuant to a takeover offer from Genesis Minerals Ltd. (ASX: GMD). The Fund also divested from its holding of Argonaut Gold Ltd. (TSX: AR).

Franklin Gold & Precious Metals Fund (Lux)

AUM for Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund (Lux) decreased in October from $334 M USD to $329 M USD (-1.5%).

VanEck International Investors Gold Fund

AUM for VanEck International Investors Gold Fund decreased in October from $611 M USD to $588 M USD (-3.8%).

During October the Fund divested fully from: Gold Fields Ltd. (JSE: GFI), Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX), Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX: NHK), Perpetua Resources Corp. (TSX: PPTA) and Pure Gold Mining Inc. (CVE: PGM.H).

After a difficult year for Pure Gold Mining Inc. (CVE: PGM.H) in which new senior management were recruited, and new credit facilities were secured and extended, on October 24th the company announced suspension of operations and closure of the PureGold Mine. The Fund liquidated its position in Pure Gold Mining Inc. during the month of October.

VanEck VIP Global Gold Fund

AUM for VanEck VIP Gold Gold Fund decreased in October from $39 M USD to $37 M USD (-5.1%).

The Fund’s largest holding remains Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: AEM), the world’s third largest publicly listed gold producer, representing 9.7% of the portfolio.

FUNDS AUM > $1 BILLION USD

BlackRock Gold & General Fund

Fund Comparison: February 28th, 2022 / August 31st, 2022

31.Aug.2022 £874.75 M GBP
New Company Holdings Companies Divested
Predictive Discovery Great Bear Resources
Rupert Resources Pretium Resources
Yamana Gold
Largest Position:
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX: ABX) 7.4%

 

FUNDS AUM > $1 BILLION USD ATTRIBUTION ANALYSIS

BlackRock Gold & General Fund

AUM for BlackRock Gold and General Fund decreased over the period from: £1,173.58 M GBP on 28th February 2022 to £874.75 M GBP on 31st August 2022 (-25.5%). On August 31st the Fund’s largest holding was Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX: ABX) representing 7.4% of the portfolio.

Two of the Fund’s company investments were acquired during the period. Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX: PVG) was acquired by Newcrest Mining Ltd. (ASX: NCM) and Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GBR) was acquired by Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX: K).

During the period, the Fund took new positions in: Predictive Discovery Ltd. (ASX: PDI), Rupert Resources Ltd. (CVE: RUP) and Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX: YRI).

Predictive Discovery Ltd. (ASX: PDI) is focused on developing the Tier-1 Bankan Gold Discovery in Guinea, West Africa, and Rupert Resources Ltd. (CVE: RUP) is advancing the new Ikkari gold discovery in Lapland, Northern Finland. The Predictive Discovery Ltd. Bankan Gold Discovery is billed as the largest gold discovery in West Africa in the past decade.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX: YRI) is a Canadian company that owns and operates gold, silver and copper mines in Canada, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Yamana Gold Inc. is currently the subject of a bidding competition between Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: AEM) and Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAAS) on the one side and Gold Fields Ltd. (JSE: GFI) on the other.

‘Increasing Shareholding’ and ‘Decreasing Shareholding’ fields identify companies to which a fund is either increasing or, alternatively, decreasing exposure. This portfolio analysis information is available to Substack subscribers only.

A complete list of Precious Metal Managed Funds and their respective portfolio holdings can be found at:

https://mineralfunds.com/gold-funds/

Reported by: Khadijah Samnani, Analyst Supported By: Christopher Berlet BSc, CFA

For further information please contact:
(416) 525 – 6869
[email protected]

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/145661

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NOVASPARKS EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

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NovaSparks™, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clément Pelletier as the new sales and marketing director, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Pelletier will report to Dr. Luc Burgun, CEO and president, beginning on December 1st, 2023.

“Clément possesses a wealth of experience that makes him unique in the industry,” said Luc Burgun, NovaSparks’ chief executive officer and president. “His thorough understanding of the sales process, particularly in the field of trading tools which he acquired over 20 years in Asia, makes him ideally suited to drive our sales and marketing initiatives in APAC. We are pleased to welcome Clément and look forward to his leadership in expanding our operations in Asia.”

Pelletier brings to NovaSparks solid experience in sales and marketing in Asia. Most recently, he served as sales director for the APAC office of Horizon Software, a global leader in electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology. Prior to Horizon Software, he served as CEO of CPIT, an IT services and consulting, specialized in the Fintech industry, based in Hong Kong. Pelletier holds a Master of Engineering from INSA Lyon.

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Global Fintech leader Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) announced today that its cloud-based solution, Sentry, has been implemented at global investment firm Carlyle in support of its private credit and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) portfolio management. The Sentry private credit and CLO portfolio management technology will enable Carlyle to more efficiently manage its deal pipeline, trade compliance and loan operations on a single platform, and scale operations as the platform grows.

“With increased demand in credit products and ongoing growth of our product offerings, we wanted the right technology that would enable us to scale up and achieve a platform approach,” said Jim Keogh, Carlyle’s Managing Director and Head of Operations for Global Credit. “Sentry has smoothly integrated with our technology stack and provides functionality that will improve our capabilities as we grow.”

“Working closely with Carlyle, we customized Sentry to specifically suit their portfolio management requirements, which emphasized the need to help manage all aspects of private credit and CLO administration,” said Mike Sleightholme, Broadridge’s president of international and head of asset management solutions. “This implementation really showcases the value of the flexibility and scalability our solution offers and how it helps position firms for growth.”

Broadridge’s Sentry PM is a scalable web-based solution that provides front-to-back-office functionality to both the private debt and syndicated loan markets to increase overall efficiency, including research and pipeline management, pre- and post-trade compliance, analysis of hypothetical trade scenarios, dynamic waterfall projections, loan administration, and data aggregation across strategies, portfolios and assets.

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Nuvei enters global payments partnership with Microsoft

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Nuvei Corporation (“Nuvei” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI), the Canadian fintech company, announces today that it has partnered with Microsoft to deliver leading payment experiences for customers of its products, solutions, and services across many of its key markets.

Microsoft will start using Nuvei’s customizable and agile payments technology in the Middle East and the Africa region, while benefiting from Nuvei’s deep knowledge of local markets to optimize its payments for recurring billing and individual transactions across both its Office and Xbox product ranges.

Other benefits of Nuvei’s global payments capabilities Microsoft is harnessing include optimized authorization rates through local acquisition and superior risk management that minimize false declines, as well as Nuvei’s ability to offer all of the relevant local alternative payment methods (APMs) to each market through a single integration. Philip Fayer, Nuvei Chair and CEO said: “Enabling Microsoft to connect to its customers across a wide range of products is testament to our technology and dedication to world-class customer service. We’re excited to optimize payments for such a universal brand that is trusted and relied upon by so many people.”

“We’re pleased to extend our payment solutions to the Middle East and African region,” added Ajith Thekadath, Vice President Global Payments at Microsoft. “Whether it is a one-off purchase, software subscription, or in-game purchasing, payments are critical to our overall customer experience.  Partnering with Nuvei enables our customers to pay wherever they are and whenever they want to.”

Extending the partnership across geographies and use cases

Nuvei and Microsoft are committed to extending this partnership across additional markets, as well as exploring new use cases to enhance the overall Microsoft experience. This includes Microsoft Dynamics 365, its business applications technology suite that drives operational efficiency and improved enterprise resource management.

Fayer commented: “As two innovative, technology-led businesses that provide solutions to many of the leading international brands across the globe, it makes sense to explore how we can work more cooperatively as we grow our commercial relationship.”

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