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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to some of our most common questions can be found here. If you would like any further information, please contac the Copia Client Services Team.

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  • What are the 3 key features of the TT Global Environmental Impact Fund strategy?
    We see three key differentiating elements of TT’s environmental impact strategy. Firstly, it's a pure play approach. So 80% of our invested capital needs to be in companies for whom the majority of what they do is producing an environmental solution for a product or service. And the remaining 20% still has to be invested in companies who are producing environmental solutions, although it doesn't necessarily have to be the majority of what they do. When we define an environmental solution, we have an extremely high threshold for inclusion and we're only looking for significant, as opposed to marginal, environmental gains. Secondly, this is a genuinely global approach, so approximately a quarter of our positions and a quarter of our capital is invested in emerging markets. We think that with so much of the world's environmental technology coming out of Korea, Taiwan and China, there's enormous alpha to be gained from understanding and investing in these value chains. Thirdly, we think about impact in a different way. In this strategy, we give a third of the revenues generated from our management fee to charities involved in biodiversity or climate action, producing a differentiated and genuine impact globally.
  • Why did TT launch an investment strategy focusing on environmental impact?
    There were three principal reasons why we created an environmental impact equity strategy. Firstly, when we looked at the markets back in 2019, we saw there simply weren't many environmental solutions products out there. There were lots of funds that were seeking to have low carbon and typically had high exposure to US tech, financials and consumer goods companies. There were strategies perhaps looking to invest in best in class companies, although often in sectors with very dubious environment benefits. But there weren't many strategies focusing purely on solutions on the companies which are going to provide the products and the services which enable green transition. Secondly, we felt that where there were these funds in existence, they were focused exclusively on carbon and we felt that the environmental challenges upon its facing are broader than that and they encompass many issues around biodiversity which we consider to be equally existential and intimately linked to the carbon cycle. The other reason why we created this strategy is that we believe there is an enormous alpha opportunity over the next 20-30 years, every sector in the planet is going to be remade, reconstituted and new winners are going to emerge based on their ability to adapt and enable green transition. We think that fund managers who have focused on these companies have enormous opportunities for outperformance.
  • How do you determine if a company is suitable for the portfolio?
    We have a strict and thorough bottom up process for determining whether a company reaches the environmental criteria for inclusion. Underlying it, a number of important principles. Firstly, we're only looking for companies who are creating significant environmental benefits. We're not looking for marginal gains. Secondly, if the company in question is also producing significant environmental harms above a threshold of 10%, then we will not consider it eligible for investment. Those environmental harms could be gas, oil, coal, single use plastics, the internal combustion engine, for example. Thirdly, if social governance harms are being caused by the company of a magnitude which undermines the environmental benefits created in our first step, then we'll also not consider the company appropriate for investments. Finally, we only want to be investing in solving long running environmental problems. If we feel that the company in question is investing in a a value chain which is on its way out, for example, the internal combustion engine, then we'll not consider it appropriate for investments. In this instance, we'd rather invest in the new technology, which will displace the internal combustion engine rather than try to make it marginally better. We'd rather invest in EVs then trying to find an incremental improvement to legacy technology.
  • What are the key thematics in the portfolio?
    In our strategy, we invest in seven key themes. The first three of which we can bucket under energy transition. They're clean transport, clean generation and electrification and energy efficiency. But we also invest in four incremental themes, forestry and agriculture, water recycling and circular economy, and responsible consumption. And the addition of those four themes is very important for two reasons. Firstly, because it allows us to tackle environmental issues relating to biodiversity, land use, pollution, toxicity. But secondly, it allows us to get exposure to factors which don't tend to appear in the environmental transition universe. We have exposure to commodity cycles, cyclicality as well as highly defensive visible revenue streams that you might see within recycling or water.
  • What does ESG stand for and what is ESG investing?
    ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. ESG investing is an approach that considers a company's performance in these three areas when making investment decisions. Environmental factors assess a company's impact on the environment, social factors examine its relationships with stakeholders and ethical practices, and governance factors evaluate its management and transparency. ESG investors seek to invest in companies that score well on these criteria, believing they are more likely to be sustainable and less risky in the long run, aligning investments with personal values and long-term financial goals.
  • What is environmental impact investing?
    Environmental impact investing is an investment strategy focused on directing capital towards environmentally beneficial projects and companies to generate financial returns while addressing environmental challenges. This approach includes investing in renewable energy, clean technology, sustainable agriculture, water management, green real estate, conservation, biodiversity, and carbon reduction initiatives.
  • What is the difference between environmental impact investing and ESG investing?
    While both environmental impact investing and ESG investing take environmental factors into account, they differ in their scope, focus, and approach. Environmental impact investing has a narrower focus on achieving specific environmental outcomes through investment.
  • What is the minimum amount I can invest?
    The minimum initial investment for the TT Global Environmental Impact Fund is $5,000. Once the initial investment is made, you can top up the investment with an additional investment. The minimum additional investment is $1,000.
  • How long does it take to process my application?
    Applications received before 2pm on business days will be reviewed on the same day, with applications received after 2pm reviewed the following business day. Copia reserves the right to request further information before processing your investment request.
  • Do you have an investor portal where I will be able to view and manage my investment?
    Yes. You can access our Investor Portal to view your current balance, transaction history, and to download any statements issued by Copia. Once you invest and your account opens, you will receive a letter with a registration code for the Investor Portal. If you are currently an investor and do not have a registration code, please contact the Copia Client Services Team to request a registration code.
  • What is my account/investor number?
    Your account number will be sent through on the confirmation statement you receive when you initially invest. If you cannot find this, please call or email client services and quote your account name.
  • How do I update my contact details?
    You can update your contact details by logging into the portal or by completing the Change of Contact Details Form. The Change of Contact Details Form can be found in Forms and Documents section of the relevant Fund Manager website, or by requesting a copy from the Client Services Team.
  • How do I check my balance?
    You can check your unit balance by logging into the Investor Portal and selecting “investment details”. You can also contact the Copia Client Services Team.
  • Can I transfer my holding into a different name?
    Yes. A new Application Form will be required for the transferee, along with an Australian Standard Transfer Form signed by both parties. The transferee will be required to provide supporting identity documents.
  • Where can I find my Tax, Distribution and Annual Statements?
    All statements will be sent to you by the method requested on your initial application form. If you need a copy, you can download it from the investor portal or by contacting the Copia Client Services Team.
  • Why was a Tax Statement not issued?
    If the Fund did not distribution during the financial year, no Tax Statement will be issued. If the Fund did distribute, but you redeemed before the end of the financial year, you will not receive a Tax Statement.
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