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Nordic’s “Last Mile” Innovator in Effecting Climate Change Action | H.E.R.O. Issue 11, 23 November 2020

A stunning and little-known fact is that buildings are responsible for 40% of worldwide energy consumption and climate-damaging CO2 emissions. 40% of the energy used in buildings by HVAC (heating, ventilation & air-conditioner). With proper building controls systems, energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved compared to buildings without. And technical and sustainable…
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November 22, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (16 to 20 Nov 2020)

During the week ended 20 November 2020, the the Portfolio of Global Dividend-Yielding Innovators gained +1.4%, vs MSCI ACWI All World index +0.4%, S&P 500 -0.8%, Gold (physical spot in USD) -1%. Since the recent inception on 28 August 2020, the Portfolio of Global Dividend-Yielding Innovators maintained her positive absolute returns, during which MSCI ACWI All…
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November 22, 2020 0

The Quiet SaaS Innovator Enabling Japan’s Top Industrial Machinery Makers to Globalize | H.E.R.O. Issue 10, 16 November 2020

All of Japan’s top critical industrial high-tech machinery – from industrial robots, semiconductor equipment and the computer control system of the nuclear power plant, to the trajectory control system of the satellite, biotechnology and pharmaceutical inspection scientific equipment – needed one essential product and solution to befit the “Made-in-Japan” world-class quality status to sell effectively…
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November 15, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (9 to 13 Nov 2020)

During the week ended 13 November 2020, MSCI ACWI All World index +2.5%, NYSE FANG+ index -4.1%, Gold (physical spot in USD) -3.2%. Since the recent inception on 28 August 2020, MSCI ACWI All World index +3.8%, S&P 500 +2.2%, Euro Stoxx Tech index -5.8%, Shanghai Composite index -2.8%, Gold (physical spot in USD) -3.9%,…
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November 15, 2020 0

Innovating the Way from Fresh Breath to Global Pet Health Powerhouse | H.E.R.O. Issue 9, 9 November 2020

A dog in Sweden’s northernmost province Lapland had positively influenced the dental health of over 500 million pet dogs and cats around the world in giving them fresh breath and healthy gum. The most reoccurring health issue among pets for pet owners is dental hygiene, with more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats…
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November 8, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (2 to 6 Nov 2020)

The Portfolio of Dividend-Yielding Global H.E.R.O. Innovators maintained her overall outperformance against major world indexes for the 9th consecutive week since her recent inception on 28 August 2020. During the week ended 6 November 2020, MSCI ACWI All World index surged +7.4%, S&P 500 +7.3%, NASDAQ +9%, DAX +8%, Euro Stoxx +6.7%, STI +6.3%, Gold (physical…
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November 8, 2020 0

The Human Body Is Made to Move – Nordic Global Medtech Leader in Products & Solutions For People with Reduced Mobility and Age-Related Health Challenges | H.E.R.O. Issue 8, 2 November 2020

The human body is made to move. Research shows that there is a clear link between mobility and people’s physical and mental well-being. Increasing a patient’s mobility during the healthcare process helps decrease unnecessary suffering. This can include loss of muscle strength, blood clots, bedsores, and increased risk of falls, as well as anxiety and…
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November 1, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (26 to 30 Oct 2020)

The Portfolio of Dividend-Yielding Global H.E.R.O. Innovators maintained her overall outperformance against major world indexes since her recent inception on 28 August 2020. During the week ended 30 October 2020, MSCI ACWI All World index plunged -5.2%, S&P 500 -5.6%, NASDAQ -5.5%, DAX -8.6%, Euro Stoxx -5.3%, Euro Stoxx Tech index -10.4%, Singapore STI index -4.3% (DBS…
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November 1, 2020 0

Hey Doc, You’ve Got That “Netflix in Medical Imaging Visualization Software”? | H.E.R.O. Issue 7, 26 October 2020

Hey Doc, You’ve Got That “Netflix in Medical Imaging Visualization Software”? | H.E.R.O. Issue 7, 26 October 2020 “We changed the paradigm of what a diagnostic imaging (PACS) product should be by natively integrating 3D and advanced visualisation into a single platform. We believe this, combined with our proprietary streaming platform, has given us an 18…
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October 25, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (19 to 23 Oct 2020)

The Portfolio of Dividend-Yielding Global H.E.R.O. Innovators maintained her overall absolute positive and relative outperformance against major world indexes which were negative since her recent inception on 28 August 2020. During the week ended 23 October 2020, MSCI ACWI All World index traded flat, S&P 500 -0.5%, NASDAQ -1%, NASDAQ 100 -1.4%, DAX -2%, Euro Stoxx…
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October 25, 2020 0

SaaS Up to Digital Democracy | H.E.R.O. Issue 6, 19 October 2020

“We want to play our role, helping to regain trust in Democracy through digitization. Enabling a new generation of strong, transparent, and efficient government institutions.” – Mr. K, Founder and CEO of Denmark’s #1 cloud software in process transformation for the public sector Denmark is ranked number one in the United Nations e-Government index, as…
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October 18, 2020 0

Weekly Market Commentary By H.E.R.O. (12 to 16 Oct 2020)

The Portfolio of Dividend-Yielding Global H.E.R.O. Innovators rose for the sixth consecutive week during the week ended 16 October 2020, vs MSCI ACWI All World index -0.5%, Topix -1.8%, DAX -1.1%, Euro Stoxx -0.8%, Gold (physical spot in USD) -1.6%, maintaining her overall absolute positive and relative outperformance against major world indexes since her recent…
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October 18, 2020 0

SumZero Manager Q&A Interview: Building an ESG Framework Around “Quiet Innovators”

Summary The Portfolio of dividend-yielding H.E.R.O. Innovators from our selection rose for the fifth consecutive week during the week ended 9 October 2020, maintaining her overall absolute positive and relative outperformance against major world indexes since her recent birth on 28 August 2020, during which MSCI ACWI All World index declined -0.1%, S&P 500 -0.9%,…
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October 11, 2020 0

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY BY H.E.R.O. (5 to 9 Oct 2020)

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY BY H.E.R.O. (5 to 9 Oct 2020) The Portfolio of dividend-yielding global H.E.R.O. Innovators rose for the fifth consecutive week during the week ended 9 October 2020, maintaining her overall absolute positive and relative outperformance against major world indexes since her recent birth on 28 August 2020, during which MSCI ACWI All World…
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October 11, 2020 0

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life | H.E.R.O. Issue 4, 2 October 2020

Summary Nordic and Swiss H.E.R.O. innovators were resilient winners in the Fund which rose for the fourth consecutive week during the week ended 2 October 2020, vs MSCI ACWI All World index +1.7%, Australia All Ord -2.6% in its worst weekly performance since late April 2020 and Japan Topix -1.5%, demonstrating her resilience in turbulent market conditions and…
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October 4, 2020 0

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY BY H.E.R.O. (28 Sep to 2 Oct 2020)

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY BY H.E.R.O. (28 Sep to 2 Oct 2020) Nordic and Swiss H.E.R.O. innovators were resilient winners in the Portfolio of dividend-yielding global H.E.R.O. Innovators which rose for the fourth consecutive week during the week ended 2 October 2020, vs MSCI ACWI All World index +1.7%, Australia All Ord -2.6% in its worst weekly…
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October 4, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Nordic Global #1 Technology Leader in Weather, Environmental, and Industrial Measurement]

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein Curiosity is a quiet kind of superpower that is key to a life of meaning and purpose. This illuminating insight by Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer in his book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life is distilled from his “curiosity conversations”…
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October 4, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Swiss Global #1 Technology-Based Leader in Peptide-Based Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) for the Pharma, Biotech, Diagnostics and Cosmetics Industries]

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein Curiosity is a quiet kind of superpower that is key to a life of meaning and purpose. This illuminating insight by Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer in his book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life is distilled from his “curiosity conversations”…
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October 4, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Finland’s #1 Market Leader in ERP SaaS for Construction, Building Services Engineering, and Manufacturing Companies]

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein Curiosity is a quiet kind of superpower that is key to a life of meaning and purpose. This illuminating insight by Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer in his book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life is distilled from his “curiosity conversations”…
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October 4, 2020 0

UPSTREAM | H.E.R.O. Issue 3, 28 September 2020

Summary Japan and Nordic H.E.R.O. innovators were resilient winners in the Portfolio of dividend-yielding global H.E.R.O. Innovators which rose for the third consecutive week during the week ended 25 September 2020, vs MSCI ACWI All World index -1.6%, Euro Stoxx/DAX -4.5%/-4.9%, Hang Seng/China CSI 300 -5%/-3.5%, Gold -4.6%, and S&P 500 declined for the fourth…
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September 27, 2020 0

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY BY H.E.R.O. (21 Sep to 25 Sep 2020)

Japan and Nordic H.E.R.O. innovators were resilient winners in the Portfolio of dividend-yielding global H.E.R.O. Innovators which rose for the third consecutive week during the week ended 25 September 2020, vs MSCI ACWI All World index -1.6%, Euro Stoxx/DAX -4.5%/-4.9%, Hang Seng/China CSI 300 -5%/-3.5%, Gold -4.6%, and S&P 500 declined for the fourth consecutive…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [U.S. Global Leader in Simulations & Modeling Software for Drug Discovery & Development]

“What the world needs now is a quieter breed of hero, one actively fighting for a world in which rescues are no longer required.” – Dan Heath In his insightful book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen that drew on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers, Dan Heath shared that so…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Japan’s Largest B2B E-Commerce Platform in MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) Items]

“What the world needs now is a quieter breed of hero, one actively fighting for a world in which rescues are no longer required.” – Dan Heath In his insightful book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen that drew on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers, Dan Heath shared that so…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Nordic Global Leader in Animal Dental & Oral Care Premium Natural Products]

“What the world needs now is a quieter breed of hero, one actively fighting for a world in which rescues are no longer required.” – Dan Heath In his insightful book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen that drew on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers, Dan Heath shared that so…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Nordic Global #1 Leader in Sauna & Spa Tech]

Case Story: Nordic Global #1 Leader in Sauna & Spa Tech [Week (21-25 Sep): +4.4%] Another uplifting story in our portfolio companies in the Fund is Nordic global #1 leader in sauna & spa tech, which is up 5.7% since the inception of the Fund on 28 August 2020, versus MSCI ACWI World index/NASDAQ -5.1%/-6.7% over…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Japan’s #1 Shareholder Register Data Analytics & Consulting Firm]

“What the world needs now is a quieter breed of hero, one actively fighting for a world in which rescues are no longer required.” – Dan Heath In his insightful book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen that drew on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers, Dan Heath shared that so…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Japan’s #1 PACS Medical Image Management Cloud Software Leader & Leading Cybersecurity Cloud Infrastructure Company]

“What the world needs now is a quieter breed of hero, one actively fighting for a world in which rescues are no longer required.” – Dan Heath In his insightful book Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen that drew on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers, Dan Heath shared that so…
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September 27, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Japan’s #1 Tech Platform & Wholesaler of e-Books With a Dominant 80% Market Share Leadership]

Case Story: Japan’s #1 Tech Platform & Wholesaler of e-Books With a Dominant 80% Market Share Leadership Another inspiring sisu story in our portfolio companies is Japan’s #1 tech platform & wholesaler of e-books with a dominant 80% market share leadership, which is up 7.7% during the week ended 11 September 2020 and +16.2% from average…
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September 20, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Japan’s #1 Cloud Software Leader in Groupware for Mail Sharing & Expense Management]

Case Story: Japan’s #1 Cloud Software Leader in Groupware for Mail Sharing & Expense Management In Asia, another sisu story in our portfolio companies is Japan’s largest cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) company by revenue and market value, Japan’s #1 cloud software leader in groupware for mail sharing & expense management (“Japan’s Mailchimp & Coupa Software -…
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September 20, 2020 0

Do You Have a Quiet H.E.R.O. In Your Portfolio Protecting & Fighting For You? [Nordic Global Medtech Leader in Glaucoma]

Case Story: Nordic Global Medtech Leader in Glaucoma Consider the case of one of our portfolio companies in the Fund, a Nordic-listed global medtech leader in ophthalmic diagnostic, screening and treatment technologies and devices related to eye diseases, which is up 8.5% since the inception of the Fund on 28 August 2020, versus MSCI ACWI…
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September 20, 2020 0