Clean Tech Disruption—Transforming The Grid

Senior Portfolio Manager Bill Page of the Essex GEOS Strategy, recently had an article featuring ideas on disrupting the aging electrical grid published in FA Magazine’s Private Wealth section. “We frequently describe clean tech as being transformative or disruptive because it generally saves money, while improving the quality of life with enhanced environmental benefits. By offering cheaper, more efficient solutions, clean tech is also often disruptive and a threat to incumbent industries.”

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As of 3/31/19, the Fund's top ten holdings are Kornit Digital Ltd (5.42%), TPI Composites Inc. (4.07%), Sunrun Inc. (4.03%), Trimble Inc. (4.00%), Xylem Inc. (3.82%), Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (3.74%), Lindsay Corp. (3.46%), Keyence Corp. (3.44%), Cognex Corp. (3.34%) and Raven Industries Inc. (3.11%).

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