Fact sheet: Comgest Growth America

Fund information
Fund name
Comgest Growth America Acc USD
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Christophe Nagysince 01/01/2009
  • Joshua Veitsince 01/10/2014
  • Alexandre Narbonisince 01/07/2010
Fund objective
The investment objective of the America Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in America.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.3%
1 Year rank in sector
33/207
Sector
FO Equity - USA
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.
1.61%
Fund size
£103m (£57m 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.
105
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Boost NASDAQ 100 3x LD ETP55.3%
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Hermes US SMID Equity40%
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Dodge & Cox US Stk37.4%
...more in FO Equity - USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA100%
  • Information Technology33.7%
    Health Care24.7%
    Industrials18.7%
    Consumer Discretionary15.6%
    Consumer Staples4.4%
  • US Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.7%6.6%8.3%18.3%35.5%100.7%
Sector0.3%6.7%7.2%12%23.8%82%
Rank within sector161 / 22190 / 21857 / 21333 / 20735 / 17136 / 146
Quartile3rd2nd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8.7%0.7%13.4%35.4%10.2%
Sector5.2%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector46 / 21073 / 19347 / 18038 / 164110 / 151
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st3rd
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.
4.23
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.
0.89
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.
0.82
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%.
10.82
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.
4.5
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.
0.72
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high19.27
52 week low15.88
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price19.11
Region
1USA100%
Industry sector
1Information Technology33.69%
2Health Care24.68%
3Industrials18.72%
4Consumer Discretionary15.57%
5Consumer Staples4.36%
6Materials2.98%
Asset type
1US Equities100%
Individual holdings
1BECTON DICKINSON & CO6.3%
2MICROSOFT CORP5.31%
3NIELSEN HLDGS PLC5.31%
4MEDTRONIC INC5.3%
5COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP4.68%
Management
Fund manager group
Comgest
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The investment objective of the America Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in America.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Christophe Nagy01/01/2009Christophe Nagy joined Comgest in 2009 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in US equities. He is lead Portfolio Manager of the Comgest Growth America fund and has played an instrumental role in building the US equity team and guiding their research activities. Before joining Comgest, Christophe worked firstly at Mercer Consulting from 1991, at Carmignac Gestion from 1998 where he managed global growth portfolios, and then from 2002 as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management. Christophe holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Ecole des Mines in St-Etienne in France and received an MBA from the INSEAD graduate business school near Paris in 1991.
Joshua Veit01/10/2014Joshua Veit joined Comgest in 2013 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Specialising in US equity, he works on identifying quality growth companies for the Comgest Growth America fund. Following internships at Boyar Asset Management and Lehman Brothers in New York where he worked as a research Analyst, Joshua joined Barclays Capital in London as an equity research Analyst covering the Business Services sector. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Alexandre Narboni01/07/2010Alexandre Narboni joined Comgest in 2009 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in US equity, contributing to idea generation and management of the Comgest Growth America fund. With a background in mathematics and statistics, Alexandre was also instrumental to the launch of the Comgest Growth Emerging Markets Flex fund in 2012, the firm's first investment vehicle to employ hedging techniques with the objective of reducing volatility during market drawdowns. He continues to co-manage this fund alongside the GEM team. Before joining Comgest, Alexandre worked in New York, firstly in asset-backed securities at Société Générale from 2005, then as a hedge fund Analyst at HSBC. After graduating from the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE) in Paris, he studied for one year at Columbia University in New York where he was awarded a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Sweden
Comgest Growth America Acc USD
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£50
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.61%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.11
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCT24
Comgest Growth America I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIAHB
Comgest Growth America R Acc EUR
Initial charge2%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£10
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.75
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG5GI
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