Variant Impact Fund (IMPCX)

Yielding a difference

For use with accredited investors only

The Fund intends to invest in a wide range of opportunities across three core impact objectives.  

Financial
Inclusion

To increase access to financial services for underserved markets and beneficiaries.
— Financial Inclusion
— Gender Lens
— Racial Equity
 

Equitable
Growth

To enhance quality and equity of essential services that enable economic growth in underserved communities.
— Access to Quality Education
— Affordable Quality Housing
— Green Buildings
— Quality Jobs

Responsible
Consumption

To minimize environmental impact and promote more sustainable resource consumption.
— Clean Energy
— Climate Change Mitigation
— Energy Efficiency
— Sustainable Agriculture
— Waste Management

As of January 31, 2024

Inception date = November 1, 2021

Past performance is not indicative of future results

Year to date
return  

0.82%

1-year
return  

13.16%

Since
inception  

12.31%

1-year distribution rate  

6.90%

Overview

The Variant Impact Fund offers investors efficient access to a diversified portfolio of unconventional income-generating assets that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDGs”). The Fund invests in niche market opportunities with strong cash flow characteristics and low correlations to public equity and bond markets. The Fund’s primary objective is to provide a high level of current income. Capital appreciation will be considered a secondary objective. The Fund will also seek to generate positive social and environmental impact by targeting investment opportunities that are both aligned with the UN SDGs and consistent with the Fund’s impact investing framework. The Fund intends to invest in a wide range of opportunities across three core impact objectives: (i) financial inclusion; (ii) equitable growth; and (iii) responsible consumption. Interval funds provide investors such features as daily pricing, 1099 tax reporting, and quarterly liquidity with a fund-level gate of 5-25% of NAV. The interval fund structure allows accredited investors the opportunity to access less liquid, potentially higher yielding alternative investments.

Portfolio

Portfolio composition (excluding cash) by IRIS+ Impact Themes  

Performance

As of January 31, 2024

Inception date = November 1, 2021

Growth of $1,000,000  

Since inception return  
Net performance  
1 yrSI
Variant | IMPCX13.16%12.31%
IG bonds | BBG Agg2.10%-3.83%
High yield | BBG HY9.28%0.73%
Equity | S&P 50020.79%3.92%
Monthly returns  
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYTD
20210.560.701.27
20220.760.670.830.752.870.680.420.881.490.490.601.4912.59
20230.640.410.970.710.820.781.591.460.751.440.642.0512.96
20240.820.82
Year to date returns  
IMPCXBBG AggBBG HYS&P 500
20211.270.040.883.75
202212.59-13.01-11.19-18.13
202312.965.5313.4526.26
20240.82-0.270.001.68

The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Returns assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

Fund Highlights  

As of January 31, 2024
Fund structureInterval closed-end fund
Fund assets$64.1 million
QualificationsAccredited Investor  
Subscriptions / NAVDaily
RedemptionsQtrly 5% of Fund NAV  
Management fee1.25%  
Share classInstitutional
Ticker / CUSIPIMPCX / 922210109
Fund launchNovember 1, 2021
Min. investment$1,000,000
Gross expense ratio5.20%
Net expense ratio1.96%  
AdministratorUMB Fund Services
CounselFaegre Drinker
AuditorCohen & Company
DistributorUMB Distribution Services, LLC
DistributionsQuarterly  
Tax reporting1099  

Impact Partners

Principles for Responsible Investing is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. Variant became a signatory on January 27, 2022.  

The Global Impact Investing Network (Variant became a member of the GIIN in May 2021) is the global champion of impact investing, dedicated to increasing its scale and effectiveness around the world. Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Variant engaged Tideline, a leading consultant in impact investing, to advise on the design & operationalization of its impact management strategy. Tideline is a specialist, women-owned consulting firm that works with asset managers and allocators to design and implement best-in-class impact management systems.

Documents

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2023 Annual Impact Report

Account Application

IRA Account Application

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Fact Sheet

Distribution History

Prospectus

2024 Redemption Dates

Statement of Additional Information

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Semi-Annual Report October 31, 2023

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Annual Report April 30, 2023

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.