I recorded this interview whilst the 2021 Tokyo Olympics were underway, which was fitting because Tom King won a gold medal for sailing at the Sydney Olympics and was later awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to sport. It's not uncommon to apply skills acquired in the sporting arena in the business world, and Tom talks about there being some particularly strong parallels with sailing and investment. He says that sailing at the top level becomes "a decision making game played in a very dynamic environment against a large group of competitors". So it seems he is in the perfect role as Nanuk Asset Managements' Chief Investment Officer, and one of the firm’s Portfolio Managers! He joined Nanuk in 2009 and has approximately 20 years’ investment industry experience in equity funds management, investment banking and private equity. Tom holds a first class honours degree in Engineering from the University of Melbourne.
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. Their focus is global and they 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. They are active, fundamental investors with a valuation based and research driven investment approach. Their portfolios are sustainably-themed and they incorporate positive and negative screening, ESG factors and values-based norms into their decision-making process. Nanuk is an independent firm, privately owned by its founders and with staff located in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and London. You can check out their website at: www.nanukasset.com
I hope you enjoy listening to this interview with Tom King of Nanuk Asset Management.
For more information about James Baird and JustInvest Financial Planning see: www.justinvest.net.au
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