Celebrating 10 Years of Independent Thought


A Message from our CIO


In Conversation with Kopernik

February 2023 – In it to Win it Podcast Featuring Alissa Corcoran

Deputy CIO Alissa Corcoran sat down with Steve Barton, host of the In it to Win it podcast, to discuss value investing, inflation, emerging markets abroad and analyze the trends in commodities such as gold, platinum, and uranium.

April 2022 – Managing Geopolitical Risk in a Portfolio

A discussion on managing geopolitical risk in a global portfolio, apropos current events. It is Kopernik’s belief that today’s world almost requires that a considerable part of portfolios be allocated to emerging markets to provide refuge from the perils of significant overvaluations....

March 2021 – Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Kopernik's President Neda Yarich hosted a discussion on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) with Chief Investment Officer and Lead Portfolio Manager Dave Iben and Director of Research/Analyst Alissa Corcoran.

June 2020 – Value Invest Interview (Part 1)

Kopernik CIO Dave Iben was interviewed by Robert Hunter from Value Invest.

June 2020 – Value Invest Interview (Part 2)

Kopernik CIO Dave Iben was interviewed by Robert Hunter from Value Invest.

May 2020 – Russell Investments

Kopernik CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager Dave Iben sat down with Russell Investments to discuss the case for investing beyond the U.S. Originally presented at a Russell Investments event for institutional investors.

November 2019 – Value Investing TV

Value Investing TV interviews CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager Dave Iben in Munich, Germany, and discuss why is he investing in hydroelectric power stations, uranium & gold.

December 2017 – Investec

Investec sits down with CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager Dave Iben to discuss why the best time to buy resources is when people don’t like them.

August 2017 – Investec

Dave Iben, CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager of Kopernik was part of The Investec Wealth Forum panel: Growth and Value Investing – an investor’s perspective.

Soft Close

Watch the replay of the Q2 2023 Conference Call held on July 20.

Kopernik has soft-closed the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund to new investors effective June 1, 2023.

Kopernik Founder and CIO Dave Iben received the 2023 Fund Manager Lifetime Achievement Award from the London Value Investor Conference. 

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The Super Terrific Happy Hour Podcast - With Stephanie Pomboy and Grant Williams featuring David Iben - July 8, 2020

A Value Investor's Reflection on a Unique Decade - Kopernik CIO Dave Iben (Jan 2023)

Iben Insights: In Jacoby Transfers, CIO Dave Iben draws on the stoic philosophers' wisdom to discuss the importance of looking at things from different vantage points and how Kopernik’s research process is an example of Charlie Munger’s reminder to “Invert—always invert.” (Jul 2023) 

Iben Insights: In Proud Mary, CIO Dave Iben remarks on the course reversal of the Fed’s monetary policy following SVB's failure and showcases how scarce, necessary assets hold value in inflationary times. (Mar 2023) 


Antidote to Correlation

Value Investor Insight Interview: CIO Dave Iben and Deputy CIO Alissa Corcoran discuss the unique opportunities present in heavily discounted companies with scarce and necessary assets. (Feb 2023) 

Kopernik Profiled - Provocative, Patient, Contrary: Welling on Wall St. editor sat down with CIO Dave Iben and Deputy CIO Alissa Corcoran for a profile on Kopernik. (Feb 2023)

CFA Society Podcast Interview: Paul Olschwanger interviews Dave Iben on the progression of his career, future of value investing, and why to Kopernik, volatility is opportunity. (Nov 2022)



Our Namesake

Mikolaj Kopernik, better known by the Latin spelling, Nicolaus Copernicus, proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in the early 1500s. What interests us is that he trusted his own observations instead of accepting what “everyone” thought to be true. He faced scorn for his “novel and incomprehensible” theses. Though primarily an astronomer, Kopernik also set forth a version of the “quantity theory of money,” a principal concept in economics to the present day. He also formulated a version of Gresham’s Law, predating Gresham.

As independent thinkers, Kopernik Global Investors honors Mikolaj Kopernik in the contemporary investment world. We believe that accomplished investors who trust their own analyses and instincts can generate significant excess returns as a result of market inefficiencies driven by erroneous professional and academic theories and practices.