Natural Resources

Top-down commodity analysis fused with bottom-up, fundamental research



  • Utilizing top-down analysis fused with bottom-up, fundamental research to uncover companies that can organically grow both reserves and production, control costs, and provide the needed technology and infrastructure used in the search for reserves and the final production process
  • We believe focusing on a long-term secular opportunities, rather than short-term tactical considerations can generate excess returns over the long-term



Composite Inception: 8/31/91
Strategy AUM: $0.4 Billion as of 3/31/20
Benchmark: Global Natural Resources Custom Index
No. of Holdings: Typically 60 – 80
Market Cap: All-Cap
Turnover: 20 - 35% under normal market conditions
Available Vehicles:
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Mutual Fund
  • Managed Account (SMA)


Neil P. Brown, CFA

Neil P. Brown, CFA

Managing Director

Neil P. Brown, CFA

Managing Director

Jay Saunders

Jay Saunders

Managing Director

Jay Saunders

Managing Director


Our Natural Resources team is comprised of two portfolio manager/analysts and one dedicated analyst. Additionally, the team is supported by the sharing of intellectual capital and close interaction across Jennison’s energy value chain research approach, which consists of specialized analysts that focus on those specific sectors/industries within the upstream, midstream, and downstream energy infrastructure space.

The close interaction of portfolio managers and analysts provides a forum in which investment ideas and conviction in specific securities are born. The extensive knowledge and experience investing within these specialized industries contributes to our deep understanding across the entire energy value chain and we believe can provide us a competitive advantage in constructing specialty sector-oriented portfolios on behalf of our clients.

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As of March 31, 2020Qtr1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Inception
Global Natural Resources Equity Composite - Gross-43.1-42.6-18.9-12.3-7.37.0
Global Natural Resources Equity Composite - Net-43.2-43.0-19.4-12.8-7.76.4
Global Natural Resources Custom Index-38.9-39.4-16.9-10.0-5.7-

Source: Jennison/Lipper. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance results are calculated in US dollars and reflect reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Inception of the Global Natural Resources Equity Composite: 8/31/91. Inception of Global Natural Resources Custom Index 1/1/92. Periods greater than one year are annualized. Please refer to the GIPS presentation for additional details, important performance information and disclosures.


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