Sesame Corporate - Sesame Financial

An innovative range
of thematic portfolios

An innovative
range of thematic
portfolios

We provide our clients with solutions that aim to leverage new, non-cyclical economic drivers that are transforming the world and addressing future challenges.

These issues and trends are mainly demographic, environmental, technological and social. In addition to their growth prospects, these thematic investments make possible exposure to different sectors and geographic areas, depending on the theme’s value chain, with the added objective of resilience and diversification

Our range of thematic AMCs now occupies a prominent place in our clients’ portfolios, thanks to its relevance, the fact that it meets our clients’ expectations and its performance.

Themes identified by
our in-house research team

Sesame Financial Group’s proprietary research adopts a top-down approach:

  • Identification of strong and precise structural themes likely to deliver the most alpha over the medium to long term
  • In-depth quantitative and qualitative screening and analysis
  • Final selection of 10 to 40 stocks (depending on the universe)

Our in-house research team aims to identify the companies that are best placed to take advantage of these underlying trends. This forward-looking approach to investment also makes it possible to identify companies whose potential has not yet been fully recognised by the market.

Our selections are completely transparent and an in-depth investment rationale is systematically provided in our research notes.

The research team issues numerous comprehensive analytical documents – market reviews, two-pagers, insights – that our clients can personalise. Accessible and passionate, our team is always available to discuss new themes or to provide support to our clients.

CURRENT BEST PICKS BY
SESAME ACTIVE EQUITY

CURRENT BEST
PICKS BY SESAME
ACTIVE EQUITY

THE AGRITECH REVOLUTION

Arable land per capita has decreased by a half since 1961, due to rapid population growth, a trend that is set to persist. The Green Revolution helped drive up cereal yields in the 1960s, but its effects are now fading. Precision agriculture, as a fully connected ecosystem, is driving major changes in the industry and may be the solution. Our proposal is therefore to build up comprehensive and dynamic exposure to modern agriculture techniques.

INNOVATORS & DISRUPTORS

Global data digitalisation is creating new business opportunities: online advertising, the big-data revolution in IT, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, artificial intelligence & machine learning, the digitalisation of healthcare, etc. We believe that several key players in these fields are already well positioned to become the leaders of tomorrow.

US. INFRASTRUCTURE
NEW DEAL

Investing in infrastructure (e.g. roads, airports, water, energy utilities, electric vehicles, broadband and renewables) is a good way to further promote growth in the US. The existing infrastructure has been in constant decay over the last decades. We believe that the time has come for a spectacular modernisation project. Moreover, there is a strong bipartisan support around infrastructure spending in the US.

European Green Deal

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges and drive a sweeping economic transformation of the bloc, the European Union has laid out a massive “Green Deal”, mobilizing at least €1 trillion over the next decade. The final purpose is to build a resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

A 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget of €1,074bn has been voted as well as a specific Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery fund of €750bn. Both are the key EU instruments for the recovery in Europe after the pandemic, and are composed of grants, subsidies, loans, guarantees and direct spending. For a green recovery, addressing climate change must be mainstreamed in the NGEU and the MFF and given a target of 30% of all expenditure.

PHYSICAL & DIGITAL SECURITY

The lowest levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs are made up of the most basic needs, while the most complex needs are at the top. As we move up to the second level, the needs for security & safety become salient. In today’s world, we can define them as financial security, heath & wellness, protection against cyber threats, safety against accidents, injury…

A direct consequence is the astounding rise of cybersecurity solutions. The market is in real flux and is poised to rise to $248.6 bn in 2023 from $152.7 bn in 2019 (CAGR 10.2%). There is a multiplicity of factors behind this outstanding rise, beyond the critical nature of cyber protection (new & complex threats, work-from-home policies, regulation especially GDPR/CCPA, a shortage of skilled IT workers…). Not surprisingly, 76% of organizations reported planning net security budget increases in 2020 in response to the current threats & needs.