Tar Heel Capital
Global Innovation

Absolute return fund with focus on innovation and high-quality small and medium companies operating in fast growing markets.

All investment decisions are driven by in-depth research and based on rigorous analyses. Fund management team members are significant investors.

I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.

- Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla

Machines could take over 80 million American and 15 million British jobs over the next 10 to 20 years. That’s roughly 50% of the workforce in each country.

- Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England

There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it.

- Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO Google

Never before our sector was more exciting and full of possibilies than today. Digitization gives new chances of growth and reduces barriers for another billion players.

- Andrew Wilson, CEO Electronic Arts

I do believe this is bigger than the first wave of the Internet. 50 billion devices will be connected online by 2020.

- Chuck Robins, CEO Cisco

Investment Philosophy

Long-term shareholder of carefully selected companies.

Sector and geography diversification.

Exposure to innovators able to disrupt the whole industries.

Long-biased to maximize return but hedged to reduce downside in a bear market.

Strategy

Focus on liquid assets

If needed, the fund can free up cash by offloading
assets into the market without any significant drawdown.
We can adjust exposure to current market situation.

Active management

We are looking for outstanding companies. We do not follow
indices, sectors or other funds. Our long-term exposure to selected
companies is based on above-average potential driven
by strong business fundamentals.

Minimising significant allocation to cash

We work hard to find long exposure to specific stocks through
a rigorous analytical process. Sitting on cash, bonds or passive
investments is not in our DNA.

Healthy fee structure

Flat management fee capped at 2,5% p.a. and success fee
of 20% profits earned, if they exceed WIBOR 1Y
with high-water mark.

Stock selection is based on individual, company-specific factors - no ‘shooting from the hip’, no top-down investments.

Semiconductors

Internet of Things

Industrials

Automotive supply chain

Luxury goods and consumer

Software

Internet and e-commerce

Entertainment and video games

Geography

Fundamentally sound and innovative companies are listed in every country but developed markets are the most important region.

Access to business models not available to investors with mandates limited only to specific countries or regions.

Experience


20+ years of experience

We have a track record of 20+ years.
Our credo is containing to invest our own money in the funds that we manage.
As a result, our interests and motivations are aligned with that of our investors and partners.

Experience


Strong team

Rafał Dobrowolski is Lead Portfolio Manager of Tar Heel Capital Global Innovation. For his whole career strong believer in picking well researched companies globally. For the last 5 years Rafał was managing PKO Technology and Innovation Global and PKO Innovative Companies Global funds with assets under management in 2016 exceeding 200 million EUR.

For 2 years Rafał gained experience as equity analyst focused on Technology, Media, Telecom and small and medium companies, both domestic and foreign. Rafał is a CFA and CAIA charterholder and has a Polish Investment Advisor Licence.

Experience


Strong team

Tar Heel Capital Partners Grzegorz Bielowicki and Andrzej Różycki are supervising investment process and supporting strategy with their extensive knowledge and business development skills.

Our team has a proven track record and combines experience in public investments with outstanding entepreneurial knowledge.

Legal structure

Tar Heel Capital Global Innovation is a Closed-End Investment Fund with limited distribution.
Fund is regulated by Polish Act on Investment Funds. Minimum investment 40 000 EUR.
Fund is administered by AgioFunds TFI S.A. (polish fund management company), mBank S.A. (Commerzbank group) is a fund depositary.

Fund administrator

AgioFunds TFI S.A.

+48 22 531 54 54
agiofunds@agiofunds.pl

Pl. Dąbrowskiego 1
00-057 Warszawa, Polska

Fund depositary

mBank S.A.

+ 48 22 829 00 00
kontakt@mbank.pl

ul. Senatorska 18
00-950 Warszawa, Polska

Auditor

HLB M2

+48 883 343 717
warszawa@hlbm2.pl

ul. Rakowiecka 41/27
02-521 Warszawa, Polska

Accountancy

ProService

+48 22 58 81 900
office@psat.pl

ul. Puławska 436,
02-801 Warszawa, Polska