Fact sheet: Comgest Gth Mid Caps Eur

Fund information
Fund name
Comgest Growth Mid Caps Europe Acc EUR
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Alistair Wittetsince 01/01/2015
  • Rebecca Kaddoumsince 30/09/2012
  • Eva Fornadisince 29/06/2012
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Mid-Caps 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 whose capitalisation or floating capitalisation (upon purchase) normally ranges from €300 million to €6 billion (hereinafter referred to as mid-cap companies).
Benchmark
  • MSCI EUROPE MID CAP
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-7.9%
1 Year rank in sector
99/227
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.
1.61%
Fund size
£131m (£107m 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.
98
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK30.1%
    France18.4%
    Germany16.8%
    Denmark13.8%
    Switzerland11.9%
  • Information Technology37%
    Health Care33.7%
    Consumer Discretionary21%
    Materials5.6%
    Industrials2.6%
  • UK Equities30.1%
    French Equities18.4%
    German Equities16.8%
    Danish Equities13.8%
    Swiss Equities11.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.7%-4.8%-3.3%-7.9%32.1%122%
Sector0.1%-1%-1.9%-8.3%10.8%57.7%
Rank within sector202 / 233206 / 234174 / 23299 / 22710 / 2003 / 175
Quartile4th4th3rd2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-6.4%31%7.4%23.5%33.9%
Sector-5.2%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector146 / 2282 / 21358 / 20070 / 1881 / 177
Quartile3rd1st2nd2nd1st
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.
6.76
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.
0.92
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.
0.53
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%.
13.19
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.
6.83
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.
0.91
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.
0.73
Price movement
52 week high24.15
52 week low19.66
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price21.96
Region
1UK30.11%
2France18.35%
3Germany16.82%
4Denmark13.77%
5Switzerland11.88%
6Hong Kong3.12%
7Italy2.2%
8USA1.91%
9Netherlands1.83%
Industry sector
1Information Technology37.04%
2Health Care33.71%
3Consumer Discretionary21.04%
4Materials5.63%
5Industrials2.58%
Asset type
1UK Equities30.11%
2French Equities18.35%
3German Equities16.82%
4Danish Equities13.77%
5Swiss Equities11.88%
6Hong Kong Equities3.12%
7Italian Equities2.2%
8US Equities1.91%
9Dutch Equities1.83%
Individual holdings
1SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH7.32%
2TEMENOS GROUP AG6.67%
3WIRE CARD AG5.71%
4CHR HANSEN HLDGS A/S5.36%
5SIMCORP5.35%
Management
Fund manager group
Comgest
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Mid-Caps 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 whose capitalisation or floating capitalisation (upon purchase) normally ranges from €300 million to €6 billion (hereinafter referred to as mid-cap companies).
Benchmark
  • MSCI EUROPE MID CAP
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alistair Wittet01/01/2015Alistair Wittet joined Comgest in 2012 and is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in European equities. Alistair co-leads Comgest’s Europe ex UK and Pan-European Mid-Caps strategies. Alistair started his career in 2006 as an Analyst at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh. He went on to join Citigroup’s London office in 2009, specialising in the pan-European food retail sector as an Equity Analyst. A Scottish and French national, Alistair is a Geography graduate from Durham University and a CFA® charterholder.
Rebecca Kaddoum30/09/2012Rebecca Kaddoum joined Comgest in 2010 and is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in European equities. Rebecca contributes strongly to idea generation and co-leads the Pan-European Mid-Caps, Greater Europe Opportunities and Europe ex Switzerland strategies. Prior to joining Comgest, Rebecca spent five years at Citigroup in the M&A teams in Paris and in London. She graduated with High Distinction from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the HEC business school in Paris.
Eva Fornadi29/06/2012Eva Fornadi joined Comgest in 2005 and is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in European small and mid-cap companies. She co-leads the Pan-European Mid-Caps and Greater Europe Opportunities strategies. Eva graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Studies issued by the Oxford Brookes University and a Hungarian BA in Business Studies at the International Business School in Budapest.
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 Mid Caps Europe Acc EUR
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)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.96
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCH36
Comgest Growth Mid Caps Europe I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.58
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK64N
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