DSAM Kauthar Funds are Shariah compliant, uniquely transparent commodity-linked single-strategy alternative investment funds. Through the Al Safi Trust – a platform built by Shariah Capital that provides comprehensive Shariah financial advice, administration, and trustee oversight – investor assets are directed into separately-managed accounts at Barclays Capital New York, where they are managed by world-class investment management firms. For Shariah compliance purposes, fund assets are never co-mingled with other manager assets and always remain under the custody of Barclays. Their NAV’s are calculated and reported by an independent administrator, Citco Fund Services (Ireland), Ltd.
Managed by 40-year Wall Street veteran John Hathaway of Tocqueville Asset Management, the DSAM Kauthar Gold Fund invests principally in the shares of global gold mining companies. The DSAM Kauthar Gold Fund won the MENA Fund Manager Award for Outstanding Performance & Innovation for two consecutive years in 2009 and in 2010. It has consistently been ranked among the Top 10 Metals & Mining Funds tracked by top research organisation, Barclay Hedge.
Managed by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm with over US $3.3 trillion assets under management, DSAM Kauthar Global Resources & Mining Fund looks for the shares of under-valued companies that explore, develop, and produce energy, energy sources, metals, and other resources. Fund manager Dan Rice, was named “U.S. Fund Manager of the Decade,” (2000-2009).