Kopernik International Fund

Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Fund Highlights

  • The Fund will invest primarily in equity securities of companies in any country, market, and sector/industry, generally across the mid to large market capitalization range.
  • The Fund may invest up to 15% of its net assets in U.S. domiciled businesses that have significant business activities outside the United States, as determined by Kopernik.
  • Philosophy and process designed to capitalize on market dislocations based on fear and greed (i.e., identifying mispriced securities due to prevailing market sentiment).
  • Intensive, original research leads to a deep understanding of portfolio holdings.
  • Risk is viewed on an absolute term and defined as permanent loss of capital/purchasing power.
  • Opportunistic portfolio which we believe will have a low correlation to other managers.

Fund Facts

ClassIInvestor Class
Fiscal Year End10/3110/31
Inception DateJune 30, 2015December 10, 2018
Expense Ratios1.04%1.29%

Expense ratios shown are reflective of the Fund’s current prospectus.

1Kopernik has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or reimburse expenses in order to keep Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and non-routine expenses) from exceeding 1.10% of the Fund’s Class I shares’ average daily net assets and 1.35% of the Fund’s Investor Class shares’ average daily net assets until February 28, 2025.

Portfolio Managers

David B. Iben, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager since inception. David (Dave) Iben is the Managing Member and Founder of Kopernik Global Investors, LLC, with 42 years of industry experience. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer, Lead Portfolio Manager of the Kopernik Global All-Cap and the Kopernik Global Unconstrained strategies, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Kopernik Global Long-Term Opportunities and International strategies.  More info

Alissa Corcoran, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager since June 2023. Alissa Corcoran is Deputy CIO, Director of Research, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Kopernik Global All-Cap strategy with 12 years of industry experience. More info


1-855-887-4KGI (4544) or funds@kopernikglobal.com


Class I Shares

 Performance Through December 31, 2023Performance Through March 31, 2024
Fund ClassTickerQ4YTD1 Year5 YearSince
 MarchYTD1 Year5 YearSince
Class I (Institutional) KGIIX5.73%13.82%13.82%9.56%7.42%3.21%-1.53%5.70%8.04%7.01%
Investor Class (NAV)KGIRX5.64%13.52%13.52%9.28%9.02%3.22%-1.54%5.46%7.78%8.26%
MSCI All Country World
ex-U.S. Index (Net)

1Class I inception date: June 30, 2015. Investor Class inception date: December 10, 2018.

2Time period begins on the Class I inception date: June 30, 2015

3Time period begins on the Investor Class inception date: December 10, 2018.

4Time period for the MSCI ACWI ex U.S. (net) begins on the Class I inception date: June 30, 2015.


Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance. Current returns and principal value of the investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost, and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For performance current to the most recent calendar month-end, please call 1-855-887-4KGI. 

Portfolio Characteristics & Allocations

Top 10 Issuers as of 03/31/2024*Fund
Newmont Corp5.5%
KT Corp4.0%
LG Uplus Corp3.7%
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd3.4%
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp3.4%
Barrick Gold Corp3.3%
NAC Kazatomprom JSC3.2%
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd2.9%
CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd2.4%
K+S AG2.2%
Total Percent in Top 10 Issuers34.1%
Sector Allocation*^FundMSCI ACWI ex USA
Communication Services9.0%5.1%
Consumer Discretionary1.4%11.8%
Consumer Staples5.8%7.4%
Health Care1.2%9.2%
Information Technology0.6%13.4%
Real Estate0.5%2.0%
Regional Allocation*^FundMSCI ACWI ex USA
Emerging Markets41.7%27.6%
Pacific ex Japan7.0%6.8%
United States7.7%0.0%
Portfolio Characteristics*FundMSCI ACWI ex USA
Total Net Assets (millions)$529.6
Number of Issuers66
Active Share99.54
Capitalization (billions)
Weighted Average$16.87$106.08
Trailing P/E**15.1028.31
Trailing P/CF**6.0018.77
Trailing P/B**0.923.72
Trailing EV/S**1.645.18

*The value of local Russian security holdings and Russian GDR/ADR holdings as of March 31, 2024, reflect fair value pricing.

^Excludes put option (approximately 0.36% of net assets).

The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on Russian companies across multiple business sectors, which may inhibit Kopernik’s ability to buy or sell certain securities. Kopernik continues to monitor the situation and will comply with all U.S. sanctions.

Allocations are a percentage of total net assets as of March 31, 2024. These positions may change over time without notice. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to purchase or sell a particular security. It should not be assumed that securities bought or sold in the future will be profitable or will equal the performance of the securities in this portfolio.

**Characteristics above are as of March 31, 2024, and are calculated using data from Bloomberg. Calculation method is a weighted average using GAAP/IFRS financials and including companies with negative metrics. Characteristics ratios are as a percentage of equity positions only, calculated at market value. Using industry standard reporting, which utilizes harmonic average (a method of calculating an average value that lessens the impact of large outliers) as of March 31, 2024, characteristics are as follows: P/E: 7.94 (INTL), 16.84 (MSCI ACWI ex US) | P/B: 0.62 (INTL), 0.76 (MSCI ACWI ex US) | P/CF: 3.81 (INTL), 10.52 (MSCI ACWI ex US) | EV/S: 1.04 (INTL), 2.47 (MSCI ACWI ex US). The MSCI All Country World Index ex U.S.A. (Net) is an unmanaged index compiled by Morgan Stanley Capital International. The MSCI indices returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in the MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. Index. MSCI ACWI data is sourced from Bloomberg Finance L.P. ©

Weighted Average Market Capitalization is the portfolio-weighted mean average capitalizations of all equity securities. Median Market Capitalization is the midpoint of market capitalization based on the equity market capitalization of all securities. Trailing P/E is the weighted average ratio of closing price to trailing 12-month market convention earnings per share as of the date of analysis. Trailing P/CF is the weighted average ratio of closing price to trailing 12-month cash flow per share as of the date of analysis. Trailing P/B is the weighted average ratio of closing price to book value per share as of the date of analysis. Trailing EV/S is the weighted average ratio of the enterprise value to trailing 12-month sales as of the date of analysis. 

Prospectus & Fund Documents

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Monthly Holdings (PDF)

Quarterly Commentary (PDF)

Quarterly Contribution Report (PDF)

Annual Report (PDF)

Semi-Annual Report (PDF)

Portfolio Holdings as of January 31, 2024 (PDF)

Portfolio Holdings as of July 31, 2023 (PDF)

Summary Prospectus (PDF)

Prospectus (PDF)

Statement of Additional Information (PDF)

2023 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2023 Tax Reporting Information (PDF)

2022 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2022 Tax Reporting Information (PDF)

2021 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2020 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2019 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2018 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

2017 Final Capital Gain Distribution and Income Dividend (PDF)

Principal Risks

To determine if this Fund is an appropriate investment for you, carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund before investing. This and other information can be found in the summary and full prospectuses, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or calling Kopernik Funds at 1-855-887-4KGI (4544). Read them carefully before investing. Check with your investment professional to determine if the Fund is available for sale within their firm. Not all funds are available for sale at all firms.

The Fund may purchase or write options, which involve the payment or receipt of a premium by the investor and the corresponding right or obligation, as the case may be, to either purchase or sell the underlying instrument for a specific price at a certain time or during a certain period. Purchasing options involves the risk that the underlying instrument will not change price in the manner expected, so that the investor loses its premium. Put and call options on indices give the holder the right to receive, upon exercise of the option, an amount of cash if the closing level of the underlying index is greater than (or less than, in the case of puts) the exercise price of the option. This amount of cash is equal to the difference between the closing price of the index and the exercise price of the option, expressed in dollars multiplied by a specified number. Thus, unlike options on individual securities, all settlements are in cash, and gain or loss depends on price movements in the particular market represented by the index generally, rather than the price movements in individual securities.

The Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund and Kopernik International Fund are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Company, One Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA, 19456, which is not affiliated with Kopernik Global Investors, LLC. Check the background of SEI Investments Distribution Co. on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

The Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (“MSCI”) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (“S&P”) and is licensed for use by Kopernik Global Investors, LLC. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such standard or classification. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

Mutual fund investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that the Portfolio will achieve its stated objectives. Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund’s prospectus. Investments in foreign securities may underperform and may be more volatile than comparable U.S. securities because of the risks involving foreign economies and markets, foreign political systems, foreign regulatory standards, foreign currencies and taxes. Investments in foreign and emerging markets present additional risks, such as increased volatility and lower trading volume.

Investors should consult the Fund’s Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund’s risks.

There is no guarantee that the Kopernik Funds will meet their stated objectives. The Kopernik International Fund is available to U.S. investors only.

The Kopernik International Fund is offered only to citizens and residents of the U.S., and the information on this Internet site is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this Internet site should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of this Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.