Why Invest?

Access a proven strategy that invests in high-quality, growth companies unique to emerging markets with a strong focus on ESG and downside protection. Managed by Northcape Capital, one of Warakirri’s specialist equities investment partners.

A hand-picked emerging markets portfolio

Northcape is one of Warakirri’s boutique asset managers with a long history of managing equities for Australian institutional investors. Investors can now access Northcape’s expertise exclusively via the Warakirri Global Emerging Markets Fund.

Proven performance track record

Northcape invests in resilient businesses with clear opportunities for growth and has delivered sustained investment outperformance over the long term1.              

Integration of ESG mitigates risk

ESG leading companies have historically outperformed, especially in emerging markets2. Northcape sets the bar high for companies to pass its ESG screen before being considered for addition to the portfolio.

Why Emerging Markets Now?

Watch the video series below with Ross Cameron, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equities at Northcape Capital, manager of the Warakirri Global Emerging Markets Fund, to learn more about the asset class, the outlook for the sector and why specialist active management plays a crucial role in generating superior investment returns.

The Proof is in the Process

Resilient and Sustained Long-Term Portfolio Outperformance^

Northcape’s highly disciplined, index unaware, “Best of the Best” ideas strategy has yielded strong, resilient returns.  In fact, their investment approach has experienced only two calendar years of underperformance since the strategy’s inception in 2008.

Managing downside risk is critical for successful investing in Emerging Markets.  Northcape’s strong risk management approach which starts with the critically important identification of sovereign risk and their quest for ESG excellence – only investing in companies that adhere to sound environmental, social and corporate governance practice – ensures a focus on the protection of investor’s capital.


^ Source: Northcape Capital: Past performance of the Northcape Capital Global Emerging Markets Strategy is not representative of the performance of the Warakirri Global Emerging Markets Fund. Read More.

Zenith Investment Partners noted that the fund is “well-managed by an experienced investment team adopting a differentiated investment approach”. “Historically, Northcape’s investment approach has resulted in solid participation in rising markets whilst offering strong downside protection. Zenith considers the Fund’s performance profile to be a key attraction.

Lonsec highlights a strength of the fund as the “highly detailed research approach which places a high degree of emphasis on downside protection with notable integration of ESG considerations.” “The process incorporates a sovereign risk framework into decision making which have historically been important drivers of emerging markets risk.”

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