Kopernik Global Investors, LLC, a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, was launched by David Iben on July 1, 2013. Kopernik provides investment management services to individual and institutional investors. Kopernik is a client-centric, 100% employee-owned firm and many employees are invested in the Firmâ€™s strategies. The name â€œKopernikâ€ was inspired by Mikolaj Kopernik, better known by the Latin spelling, Nicolaus Copernicus, who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in the early 1500s. What interests us is the fact that he trusted his own observations instead of accepting what â€œeveryoneâ€ thought to be true. As independent thinkers, Kopernik Global Investors honors Mikolaj Kopernik in the contemporary investment world. We believe that accomplished investors who trust their own analysis and instincts can generate significant excess returns as a result of market inefficiencies.