Fact sheet: EP European Opportunities

Fund information
Fund name
EP European Opportunities A EUR
Fund manager company
Edinburgh Partners (IRL)
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Dale Robertsonsince 02/04/2004
  • Craig Armoursince 01/03/2011
  • Gary McAleesesince 01/11/2011
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide an attractive real long-term total return by investing in undervalued securities throughout Europe excluding the UK. The Fund is managed without reference to the composition of any stockmarket index.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
-2.4%
1 Year rank in sector
88/98
Sector
FO Equity - Europe ex UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£119m
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.
116
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France17.7%
    Germany15.8%
    Italy11.8%
    Netherlands11.6%
    Switzerland9.7%
  • Industrials19.8%
    Banks15%
    Oil & Gas13.3%
    Health Care10%
    Technology5.4%
  • French Equities17.7%
    German Equities15.8%
    Italian Equities11.8%
    Dutch Equities11.6%
    Swiss Equities9.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.7%6.7%1.3%-2.4%6.4%54.3%
Sector0%9.2%4.8%4.8%22%74.8%
Rank within sector96 / 10488 / 10383 / 10288 / 9883 / 8773 / 80
Quartile4th4th4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-9.3%2.1%6%27.1%15.5%
Sector-1.5%12.7%3.5%23.2%17.8%
Rank within sector98 / 10190 / 9323 / 9024 / 8472 / 81
Quartile4th4th2nd2nd4th
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.
-4.39
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.
1.12
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.
0.07
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%.
14.59
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.
5.02
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high2.57
52 week low1.94
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price2.2
Region
1France17.7%
2Germany15.8%
3Italy11.8%
4Netherlands11.6%
5Switzerland9.7%
6Finland8.3%
7Sweden6.9%
8Spain5.6%
9Norway4.8%
Industry sector
1Industrials19.8%
2Banks15%
3Oil & Gas13.3%
4Health Care10%
5Technology5.4%
6Automotive4.5%
7Insurance4.4%
8Telecommunications4.4%
9Chemicals3.6%
Asset type
1French Equities17.7%
2German Equities15.8%
3Italian Equities11.8%
4Dutch Equities11.6%
5Swiss Equities9.7%
6Finnish Equities8.3%
7Swedish Equities6.9%
8Spanish Equities5.6%
9Norwegian Equities4.8%
Individual holdings
1POSTNL NV5.1%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL3.9%
3TOTAL SA3.8%
4BAYER AG3.6%
5ENI3.5%
6NOKIA CORP3.4%
7NOVARTIS AG3.4%
8ROCHE HLDG AG3.4%
9SANOFI3.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Edinburgh Partners
Fund manager company
Edinburgh Partners (IRL)
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide an attractive real long-term total return by investing in undervalued securities throughout Europe excluding the UK. The Fund is managed without reference to the composition of any stockmarket index.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Dale Robertson02/04/2004Prior to joining SWIP in 2001, Dale had spent 5 years as an Investment Manager with Edinburgh Fund Managers plc. Whilst at EFM, Dale had responsibility for managing a mixture of retail and institutional funds. In addition to these responsibilities, Dale also covered the consumer and media sectors. Most of this experience was in the European markets, with the exception of one year, whilst still training, in the US equity market. Dale started his career with Arthur Andersen as a business analyst where he gained his CA qualification. Dale also lectures in Advanced Finance to students training with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He also has experience of working with entrepreneurs in Scotland, helping them with business forecasting and fund raising.
Craig Armour01/03/2011Craig is responsible for researching companies in the global Consumer sector and is responsible for managing several client portfolios. Craig joined Edinburgh Partners in 2009 from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. He spent nine years in private equity, working primarily with consumer facing businesses. Prior to this, Craig was a corporate financier with merchant bank Noble Grossart, where his main focus was advising listed companies.He is a chartered accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen and has an Honours degree in Law from Edinburgh University.
Gary McAleese01/11/2011Gary graduated from Glasgow University with a 1st class MA (Hons) degree in Political Economy. He carried on his studies to the University of Stirling where he received an MSc in Investment Analysis. Gary began his career with Edinburgh Fund Mangers in 1997 where he spent 5 years covering US Equities. He then moved to Aberdeen Asset Managers where he spent 4 years covering UK Equities before joining Resolution Asset Management in November 2006. His sector coverage includes Travel & Leisure, Industrial Transportation, Industrial Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment Sectors and General Industrial.
Compliance
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Netherlands, Offshore
EP European Opportunities A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.199
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEJ17
EP European Opportunities I EUR
Initial charge1.5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.249
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEF98
EP European Opportunities I GBP
Initial charge1.5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.931
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEH67
EP European Opportunities I USD
Initial charge1.5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.526
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEJ18
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