Fact sheet: BL European Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
BL European Smaller Companies B
Fund manager company
Banque de Luxembourg
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Ivan Bouillotsince 20/11/2012
Fund objective
Seeking a long-term capital gain.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-8.4%
1 Year rank in sector
111/227
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc UK
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.47%
Fund size
£176m (£194m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
92
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
SPL Parallel Private Equity IC27%
IVI European22.4%
GS Eur CORE Eq Portfolio17.5%
Mirabaud Eqts PanEur SmllMid16.2%
JOHCM European Sel Val13.7%
...more in FO Equity - Europe inc UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.6%-5.3%-3.1%-8.4%19.6%-
Sector0.1%-1%-1.9%-8.3%10.8%57.7%
Rank within sector183 / 233215 / 234170 / 232111 / 22754 / 200-
Quartile4th4th3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-6.6%13.3%6.9%17.6%-
Sector-5.2%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector148 / 22879 / 21371 / 200150 / 188-
Quartile3rd2nd2nd4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
3.43
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.96
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.28
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
13.31
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
6.35
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.48
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high144.68
52 week low119.76
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price132.87
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1International Equities97.61%
2Money Market2.39%
Individual holdings
1ONTEX GRP NV4.83%
2LOOMIS AB4.79%
3NORMA GROUP SE4.61%
4GERRESHEIMER GROUP3.93%
5BRITVIC3.85%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
Banque de Luxembourg
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Seeking a long-term capital gain.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Ivan Bouillot20/11/2012Following two years as portfolio manager and investment advisor at Banque Degroof Luxembourg, Ivan joined Banque de Luxembourg in 2000 as a financial analyst. Since 2004, he has been in charge of European equity investments for the Bank's funds range. Ivan has a degree in Business and Finance from the ICHEC University in Brussels. In 2000, he obtained his CEFA (Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst) diploma and he has been a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charter holder since 2006.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
BL European Smaller Companies A
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.46%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price130.29
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF40U
BL European Smaller Companies B
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.47%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price132.87
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF40V
BL European Smaller Companies B Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.46%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price85.72
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWEE
BL European Smaller Companies B Hedged USD EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.46%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price80.82
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWEF
BL European Smaller Companies C EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price83.14
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/10/2015
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFGLF
BL European Smaller Companies C USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price93.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/10/2015
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFGLG
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