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Pennington Commodities Fund
 
 
 
 
Fund Manager Profile
   
 
  • Pennington Fund is an Asian-based industry leader in both multi and single-strategy hedge fund investments with over two billion USD in total assets under management allocated between 6 sub-funds and our managed trading platform. Operating as a self-contained entrepreneurial group for over 20 years, we maintain strong partnerships with various Asian government sovereign funds and pension systems. We employ more than 30 professionals in Asia with dedicated expertise in manager research and risk management, product development, investor services, legal services, compliance, and infrastructure support. We endeavour to deliver innovative solutions, including the development and use of proprietary technology and internal investment programmes designed to address industry challenges such as capacity constraints and alpha erosion.

    Strategy
       
     
  • The Pennington Commodities Fund is an actively managed hedge fund involved in managed futures and commodity trading. It invests directly into commodities such as precious metals and crude oil, as well as companies that cultivate these commodities, such as mining and offshore drilling companies.

     
  • The Fund recently acquired active mining operations in Kazakhstan and Mongolia containing over 3 million troy ounces of proven gold reserves. The intrinsic value of these tangible assets appeals to our conservative investment philosophy, and the ore extraction will continue to provide the Fund with steady revenue for the next 5 years.

     
     
    Statistics* (as through Q2, 2020)
    Summary Data  
    Annualised Return (%) 20.04
    Best Monthly Return (%) 7.69
    Worst Monthly Return (%) -2.44
    2018 Return (%) 16.09
    2019 Return (%) 19.99
    Rise in NAV Since Inception (%) 521.02
    Last 3 Months (%) 5.58
    One Year Rolling Return (%) 20.83
    Two Year Rolling Return (%) 43.24
    Five Year Rolling Return (%) 107.76
       
    Risk/Return  
    Sharpe Ratio (RFR = 2%) 2.91
    Volatility / Annualised Standard Deviation (%) 6.21
    Downside Deviation (%) (RFR = 2%) 1.78
    Upside Deviation (%) (RFR = 2%) 7.62
    Sortino Ratio (RFR = 2%) 10.14
    Maximum Drawdown (%) -8.09
    Percentage of Positive Months (%) 85.00
     
    Fund Index Returns
     
     
     
    Performance Tables (%)
       
     
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
    2020 2.27 2.22 1.06 1.05 1.86 2.58 11.55
    2019 0.58 1.42 1.15 2.52 2.83 1.84 1.32 1.42 2.50 0.40 1.38 1.03 19.99
    2018 3.00 2.25 -0.01 0.66 2.05 0.27 1.29 0.60 2.41 0.78 0.28 1.49 16.09
    2017 -0.38 0.33 3.33 -0.63 0.01 -0.21 -0.01 1.07 0.61 -0.70 0.35 1.44 5.27
    2016 0.16 1.40 0.52 2.88 -0.75 0.85 0.21 2.51 0.51 1.85 3.58 1.36 16.06
    2015 1.17 2.05 0.60 3.28 2.50 2.57 1.55 0.36 4.32 0.78 2.13 0.02 23.42
    2014 1.23 1.28 1.05 -1.92 3.82 0.52 0.20 2.91 0.99 2.12 3.75 2.90 20.37
    2013 -2.44 0.26 -2.30 -1.41 3.05 2.35 4.55 1.15 1.97 -0.76 3.20 5.41 15.67
    2012 2.23 0.67 1.92 0.66 -1.32 -1.45 3.98 -1.21 2.77 5.48 5.85 0.40 21.50
    2011 4.08 4.92 3.59 3.08 3.80 1.97 0.35 2.56 0.02 0.12 -0.29 1.13 28.25
    2010 - - - - - - 6.36 -0.99 0.00 4.10 7.69 3.48 22.17
     
     
    AUM Tables (US$m)
       
     
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
    2020 1,239 1,267 1,280 1,294 1,318 1,352 1,352
    2019 1,016 1,030 1,042 1,068 1,098 1,119 1,133 1,149 1,178 1,183 1,199 1,212 1,212
    2018 896 916 916 922 941 944 956 961 985 992 995 1,010 1,010
    2017 823 826 854 848 848 846 846 855 861 855 858 870 870
    2016 713 723 727 748 742 749 750 769 773 787 815 826 826
    2015 584 596 599 619 634 651 661 663 692 697 712 712 712
    2014 485 491 497 487 506 508 509 524 529 540 561 577 577
    2013 404 405 396 390 402 412 430 435 444 441 455 479 479
    2012 349 351 358 360 355 350 364 360 370 390 413 414 414
    2011 277 290 301 310 322 328 329 338 338 338 337 341 341
    2010 - - - - - - 231 229 229 239 257 266 266
     
     
    Manager Details
    Management Company Pennington Managers Ltd
    Address Unit 3A-25, U0350, 3rd Floor, Labuan Times Square, Jalan Merdeka, Labuan
    Country Malaysia
    Zip 87007
    Website fund.pennington-trading.com
    Year of Incorporation 2009
    SEC Registered Firm No
    Other Country Location Hong Kong, Thailand
     
    Advisory Company Pennington Trading Ltd
    Address Kwong Loong Tai Building, No. 1016-1018, Tai Nam West Street, Kowloon
    Country Hong Kong
    Zip n/a
    Website www.pennington-trading.com
    Year of Incorporation 1998
    SEC Registered Firm No
    Other Country Location Malaysia, Thailand
     
     
    Employee Type Name Email Telephone
    Fund Manager Pennington Fund fund@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603 ext 102
    Investor Contact Robert Lewis rlewis@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603 ext 109
    Manager Contact Gregory Halligan halligan@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603 ext 124
    Chief Executive Officer Charles Pennington not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Chief Investment Officer James Wilkesford not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Chief Operating Officer John Pennington not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Chief Financial Officer Stephen Lynch slynch@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603
    Chief Compliance Officer Henry Johnson not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Chief Legal Officer Jonathan Shapiro jshapiro@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603
    Chief Administrative Officer Tammy Chong tchong@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603
    Chief Risk Officer Y S Chow not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Chief Technology Officer Peter Graham not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Director William Lee not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Head of Trading Walter Drake wdrake@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603
    Analysts James Burrows not disclosed 852 5808 0603
    Key Professional Tom Aikins tom.aikins@pennington-trading.com 852 5808 0603

    Unique Identifiers
    Vanguard ID VG-3538
    ISIN MYU8000AA000, MYU8001AA008, and MYU8002AA006
    Labuan Company Number LLP00332012
     
    Fund Details
    Investment Style Commodities / Managed Futures
    Investment Geography Global
    Fund Size(US$m)* 1,352 (as through Q2, 2020)
    Fund Capacity(US$m) No Limit
    Firm's Total Asset(US$m)* 2,922 (as through Q2, 2020)
    Predecessor Fund n/a
    Inception Date July 2010
    Domicile Labuan
    Currency USD
    Dividend Policy No
    Hurdle Rate No
    High Water Mark No
    Listed on Exchange No
    Fund Open Close Open
    Minimum Investment Size USD 25,000
    Subsequent Investment Size USD 25,000
    Leverage
    No
    Annualised Target Return 15% 
    Annualised Target Volatility 10% 
    Market Performance Report Frequency Monthly 
    NAV Valuation Frequency Daily 
    UCITS No 
    40 Act Funds No 
    HMRC Reporting Status No 
    Agree to a "Look Through" Yes 
    SEC Exemption 3c1 
    Women-Owned/Minority-Owned No 
     
    Fee and Redemption Structure
    Subscription Frequency Monthly
    Subscription Notification Period 30 days
    Redemption Frequency Quarterly
    Redemption Notification Period 30 days
    Redemption Gate No
    Redemption Penalty No
    Lock-up Yes (30 month)
    Key Man Clause No
    Management Fee (% per annum) 0
    Performance Fee (% per annum) 15
    Other Fee(s) (% per annum) 0
     
    Investment Guidelines
    Seed hedge funds? No 
    If not seeding, how long to follow and observe the fund before investing? 6 months 
    Invest in start-ups? No 
    Require segregated accounts? No 
    Require that investment is listed on exchange? No 
    Require UCITS? No 
    Require Track Record? Yes 
    Minimum Track Record Length Required 6 months 
    Require Onshore Entity? No 
    Use Consultants? No 
    If Yes, Name of Consultants n/a 
    Distributor Status? No 
    External Due Diligence? Yes 
    Minimum assets required in hedge fund (US$m) 10 
    Investment Limits per Fund 20% 
     
    Fund Allocation*
    Geographical Breakdown (%):
    Asia Pacific 35
    Emerging Markets 15
    Europe 35
    North America 15
    Strategy Breakdown (%):
    Commodities 55
    Managed Futures 45

     
    Service Providers
    Administrator Vanguard
    Primary Auditor Vanguard
    Secondary Auditor Chan & Co
    Legal Advisor (offshore) Bradford Moody & Co
    Legal Advisor (onshore) Brooks Lynn
    Custodian CIMB
    Compliance Consultant Vanguard
     
     
       

     

     
    * Data is updated quarterly.

    Statistics for each of the funds being compared are calculated based on their respective stream of returns since inception, which may not be over the same time periods.

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    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


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