OVERVIEW

Nanuk Asset Management was established in 2009 to develop world-leading expertise in the investment opportunities and risks associated with environmental sustainability and resource use efficiency.

Our focus is global and we invest in listed companies associated with the broad themes of clean energy, energy efficiency, industrial efficiency, waste management, pollution control, food & agriculture, advanced & sustainable materials, water and healthcare technology.

We are active, fundamental investors with a valuation based and research driven investment approach. Our portfolios are sustainably-themed and we incorporate positive and negative screening, ESG factors and values-based norms into our decision-making process.

Nanuk is an independent firm, privately owned by its founders and staff located in Sydney, London and New York.  We are committed to investing sustainably and managing responsibly on behalf of our clients.  

 

BELIEFS

Nanuk believes that resource constraints and environmental challenges like climate change, pollution and water scarcity necessitate significant changes to business practices globally and that these changes will present significant long-term investment opportunities and risks.  Large parts of the global economy are already undergoing such transitions in industries such as clean energy, energy efficiency, industrial efficiency, water and waste management.

Nanuk believes that specialist active focus can be applied to investing successfully in these industries, which are often influenced by the complex interaction of government policy, new technology and changing industry structure, and which generally demonstrate higher volatility and inefficiency when compared with the broader equity market.

Nanuk acknowledges that “winning” products and technologies do not necessarily translate into successful businesses, nor indeed into good investments.  Our research is thus directed towards developing a deep understanding of individual companies and industry dynamics.  We combine this with robust valuation frameworks to identify good quality businesses that are both benefiting from evolving industry trends and have attractive return potential.

 

VALUES

Nanuk’s commitment to managing responsibly is grounded in the firm’s Statement of Values which emphasizes the cultural and business principles by which the firm stands.

Trust and Integrity are the foundation of all of our actions.

Responsibility is first and foremost to our clients who have entrusted us with their capital, and also in positively contributing towards a more sustainable world for future generations.

Transparency and Clarity are central to our relationships with our clients and the way we work within our firm.

Open-mindedness and Independence of thought, combined with analytical rigor, are critical in developing and applying our investment insights.

Respect for others and Diversity of opinion allows us to challenge and sharpen our perspective, helping us to make the best decisions and achieve the best outcomes.

Collaboration and Teamwork are central to how our investment ideas are formed and translated into investment actions.

Our Passion for investing and our pursuit of Excellence compels us towards the achievement of long-term investment success for our clients.



PEOPLE

Investment Risk & Oversight Group

  • Paul Chadwick

    Paul Chadwick

    Paul co-founded Nanuk in 2009 and is the firm’s managing director with over 30 years’ professional investment industry experience.
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  • Tim Ryan

    Tim Ryan

    Tim co-founded Nanuk in 2009 and is a director of the firm with over 35 years’ professional investment industry experience.
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  • Ivan Wheen

    Ivan Wheen

    Ivan co-founded Nanuk in 2009 and is a director of the firm with nearly 40 years’ professional investment industry experience.
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Investment Team

  • Tom King

    Thomas King OAM

    Tom joined Nanuk in 2009 and is the firm’s chief investment officer and one of the firm’s portfolio managers with approximately 20 years’ investment industry experience in equity funds management, investment banking and private equity.
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  • Binya Even

    Binya Even

    Binya joined Nanuk in 2012 and is one of the firm’s portfolio managers with over 10 years’ investment industry experience.
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  • Tristan Patience

    Tristan Patience

    Tristan joined Nanuk in 2015 and is one of the firm’s portfolio managers with over 15 years’ equity investment management experience.
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  • Jane Henderson

    Jane Henderson

    Jane joined Nanuk in 2018 and is one of the firm’s portfolio managers with 30 years’ experience as an investment analyst and portfolio manager in global and Australian equity markets.
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  • Xander Wheen

    Xander Wheen

    Xander joined Nanuk in 2016 and is an investment analyst with 9 years’ experience in professional investment management.
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Distribution & Business Management Team

  • Dan Powell

    Dan Powell

    Dan joined Nanuk in 2017 and is the firm’s head of distribution with over 30 years’ investment industry experience.
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  • Greg Johnson

    Greg Johnson

    Greg joined Nanuk in 2019 and is the firm’s head of institutional sales with over 30 years’ experience in financial services client service and institutional sales roles.
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  • Melanie De Cressac

    Melanie De Cressac

    Melanie joined Nanuk in 2009 and is the firm’s chief operating officer with approximately 30 years’ investment industry business and operational management experience.
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  • Nicole Hough

    Nicole Hough

    Nicole joined Nanuk in 2015 and is the firm’s operations manager with over 30 years’ operations management experience in both investment management and stockbroking businesses.
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