Fact sheet: Comgest Growth Europe

Fund information
Fund name
Comgest Growth Europe R Acc EUR
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Laurent Doblersince 01/01/2006
  • Arnaud Cosseratsince 01/11/2009
  • Franz Weissince 01/11/2009
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Europe 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 Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-8.3%
1 Year rank in sector
194/227
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.
2.03%
Fund size
£2,088m (£2,046m 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.
97
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France25.8%
    Switzerland17.2%
    Spain14.4%
    Denmark10.9%
    Germany10%
  • Information Technology23.3%
    Health Care22.5%
    Consumer Discretionary21.8%
    Consumer Staples15.7%
    Industrials11.8%
  • French Equities25.8%
    Swiss Equities17.2%
    Spanish Equities14.4%
    Danish Equities10.9%
    German Equities10%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.1%-6.6%-3%-8.3%19%-
Sector3.3%-1.1%-0.6%-4.3%15.4%60.7%
Rank within sector198 / 233220 / 234181 / 232194 / 22788 / 200-
Quartile4th4th4th4th2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-7.4%15.6%8.3%14.6%-
Sector-3.7%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector187 / 22852 / 21347 / 200168 / 188-
Quartile4th1st1st4th
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.
2.66
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.
0.87
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.
0.17
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%.
12.32
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.
6.54
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.
0.32
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.
0.75
Price movement
52 week high20.71
52 week low17.78
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price19.07
Region
1France25.83%
2Switzerland17.19%
3Spain14.43%
4Denmark10.9%
5Germany9.95%
6Netherlands5.22%
7Sweden4.44%
8UK3.58%
9Italy2.85%
Industry sector
1Information Technology23.28%
2Health Care22.54%
3Consumer Discretionary21.75%
4Consumer Staples15.71%
5Industrials11.79%
6Materials2.57%
7Others2.36%
Asset type
1French Equities25.83%
2Swiss Equities17.19%
3Spanish Equities14.43%
4Danish Equities10.9%
5German Equities9.95%
6Dutch Equities5.22%
7Swedish Equities4.44%
8UK Equities3.58%
9Italian Equities2.85%
Individual holdings
1INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL SA7.99%
2AMADEUS IT GROUP SA6.14%
3ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL5.85%
4DASSAULT SYSTEMES SA4.82%
5L`OREAL4.69%
Management
Fund manager group
Comgest
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Europe 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 Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Laurent Dobler01/01/2006Laurent Dobler is a Managing Director of Comgest S.A and a lead Portfolio Manager within the European equity team. As the firm’s longest serving Portfolio Manager, Laurent joined the firm in 1991 and has since been instrumental in forging and refining the Comgest quality growth investment philosophy. Laurent started his career in Geneva in 1986 with Banque Paribas as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager of a German equity fund before he joined the Geneva fund management team of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild where he specialised in European and Japanese equities. With a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Law from University Paris II, Laurent also studied at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris, where he majored in Finance and Fiscal Policy.
Arnaud Cosserat01/11/2009Arnaud Cosserat joined the firm in 1996 and is today Chief Executive Officer of the Comgest Group. Arnaud is a long-standing Portfolio Manager within the European equity team and holds the role of Chief Investment Officer, responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment team and ensuring the best practices are in place to entrench the firm’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an Analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then Generali as a Portfolio Manager. He holds a Master of Science degree from the ESSEC business school in Paris, and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF).
Franz Weis01/11/2009Franz Weis joined Comgest in 2005 as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst and is today a Managing Director of the Comgest Group and Team Manager of Comgest’s European equity investment team. Franz co-leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity public funds and maintains responsibility for a number of European segregated mandates. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford & Co. where he worked as a Portfolio Manager before joining F&C Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of European Equities in 1999. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in International Banking and Financial Studies and received the International Bankers in Scotland Prize.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Comgest Growth Europe Acc EUR
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£50
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.63%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.51
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCH35
Comgest Growth Europe Dis EUR
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£50
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMH1
Comgest Growth Europe I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0OAP
Comgest Growth Europe I Dis EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM0UQ
Comgest Growth Europe I USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.54
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK64L
Comgest Growth Europe R Acc EUR
Initial charge2%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£10
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.07
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10P4
Comgest Growth Europe Z Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£10
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.15%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.55
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJWII
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