Despite the decline experienced over the course of the past two months, gold is set to rise in the next 12 months, starting from the final quarter of 2018, as the dollar weakens. 

Here we take a look at the top-performing funds in the Gold and Precious Metals Funds sector according to Citywire. Results are as of 31 May 2018. 

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Despite the decline experienced over the course of the past two months, gold is set to rise in the next 12 months, starting from the final quarter of 2018, as the dollar weakens. 

Here we take a look at the top-performing funds in the Gold and Precious Metals Funds sector according to Citywire. Results are as of 31 May 2018. 

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5th: Earth Gold Fund UI

Fund manager: Georges Lequime

Total return over three years: 41.4%

Fund size: CHF 93.55 million

The Earth Gold fund is managed by Georges Lequime, who currently holds a Citywire A-rating for his risk-adjusted returns over the past three years.  

 

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4th: Quantex Strategic Precious Metal (CHF) A / Quantex Strategic Precious Metal (USD) I

Fund manager: Peter Frech

Total return over three years (CHF) A: 44.2% / Total return over three years (USD) I: 44.5%

Fund size: CHF 71.89 million

The Quantex Strategic Precious Metal fund, managed by Citywire A- rated Peter Frech, recorded returns of 44.2% over the past three years as of 31 May 2018.

The fund’s assets are mostly allocated to Australia at 29.2%, Canada at 27% and Switzerland at 23.8%.

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3rd: Konwave Gold Equity Fund B (USD)

Fund manager: GAM (Luxembourg)

Total return over three years: 51.1%

Fund size: CHF 376.3 million 

The Konwave Global Equity fund's top holdings include Yamana Gold, Goldcorp and Pan American Silver. The top country allocations are Australia at 6.4%, Canada at 79.1% and South Africa at 6.0%.

 

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2nd: Bakersteel Global Sicav Precious Metals Fund I2 EUR

Fund manager: Mark Burridge

Total return over three years: 82.3%

Fund size: CHF 189 million

The Bakersteel Global Sicav Precious Metals fund ranks second in the sector, with total returns of 82.3% over three years to 31 May 2018.

The fund’s top holdings include Kirkland Lake at 5.3%, Resolute Mining at 4.9% and Harmony Gold at 4.9%.

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1st: Precious Capital Global Mining & Metals Fd 1

Fund manager: Florian Siegfried

Total returns over three years: 100.7%

Fund size: CHF 38.7 million

The Precious Capital Global Mining & Metals fund, managed by Citywire AAA-rated Florian Siegfried, ranks first in the sector, recording returns of 100.7%.

The fund’s assets are mostly allocated in the Americas at 46%, the Asia-Pacific region at 36% and Africa at 18%.  

 

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