Fact sheet: GAM Cont Grw & Val

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Continental Growth & Value X Acc
Fund manager company
GAM Unit Trust Management Comp
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Mark Evanssince 01/01/1998
  • Robert Smithsonsince 01/01/2004
  • Ali Miremadisince 01/02/2007
  • Xavier Van Hovesince 01/06/2010
  • Cato Stonexsince 01/01/1997
Fund objective
The investment objective of the CGV Fund is to produce long term capital growth through holding a diversified portfolio of quoted or traded equity investments primarily in companies which are incorporated, quoted or traded on any stock exchange or over-the-counter market in continental Europe (excluding the UK) or in companies incorporated, quoted or traded on any stock exchange or over-the-counter market elsewhere, the majority of whose revenues and/or profits are derived from activities in continental Europe (excluding the UK).
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe Ex. UK Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
24.4%
1 Year rank in sector
67/98
Sector
UT Europe Excluding 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.
1.63%
Fund size
£11m (£9m 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.
117
Mid price
142.33
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Neptune European Opps48.4%
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap45.9%
CF Miton Eu Opp36.7%
Baillie Gifford European34.8%
Liontrust European Growth34.4%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France23.2%
    Spain17.3%
    Italy14.1%
    Germany11.6%
    Netherlands10.7%
  • Financials23.3%
    Money Market20.5%
    Industrials17.4%
    Consumer Discretionary15.6%
    Real Estate14.6%
  • French Equities23.2%
    Spanish Equities17.3%
    Italian Equities14.1%
    German Equities11.6%
    Dutch Equities10.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.4%5.2%7.9%24.4%--
Sector2.3%6.7%9%25.9%34%95%
Rank within sector48 / 10184 / 10167 / 10067 / 98--
Quartile2nd4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.2%17.5%8.9%--
Sector8%16.4%9.1%-0.7%27.3%
Rank within sector88 / 10144 / 9751 / 90--
Quartile4th2nd3rd
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high142.83
52 week low107.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price142.33
Region
1France23.2%
2Spain17.29%
3Italy14.12%
4Germany11.57%
5Netherlands10.67%
6Norway7.94%
7Money Market6.1%
8Belgium4.39%
9Switzerland3.66%
Industry sector
1Financials23.34%
2Money Market20.47%
3Industrials17.44%
4Consumer Discretionary15.62%
5Real Estate14.63%
6Health Care6.19%
7Consumer Staples6.12%
8Information Technology5.34%
9Telecommunications Utilities3.52%
Asset type
1French Equities23.2%
2Spanish Equities17.29%
3Italian Equities14.12%
4German Equities11.57%
5Dutch Equities10.67%
6Norwegian Equities7.94%
7Money Market6.1%
8Belgian Equities4.39%
9Swiss Equities3.66%
Individual holdings
1UNICREDIT SPA6.42%
2BNP PARIBAS5.07%
3TAG IMMOBILIEN AG4.52%
4SACYR SA4.35%
5BENI STABILI SPA SIIQ4.17%
6UNILEVER NV3.83%
7FRAPORT AG3.79%
8ING GROEP N.V.3.53%
9ORANGE SA3.52%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
GAM Unit Trust Management Comp
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the CGV Fund is to produce long term capital growth through holding a diversified portfolio of quoted or traded equity investments primarily in companies which are incorporated, quoted or traded on any stock exchange or over-the-counter market in continental Europe (excluding the UK) or in companies incorporated, quoted or traded on any stock exchange or over-the-counter market elsewhere, the majority of whose revenues and/or profits are derived from activities in continental Europe (excluding the UK).
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe Ex. UK Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Mark Evans01/01/1998Mark graduated from Bristol University in 1985 and joined Morgan Grenfell. In 1989, he moved to ING to work in the emerging market debt department and eventually headed it. Mark then left for Montpelier Asset Management in 1995 as a director and shareholder. Mark joined THS in 1998.
Robert Smithson01/01/2004Robert graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. He joined the equity research department of Goldman Sachs the following year, covering European technology companies. In 2000, he left to start an independent equity research boutique, Arete Research, as finance director and head of the software team. Robert moved to THS in 2004.
Ali Miremadi01/02/2007Ali Miremadi graduated from Wadham College, Oxford with a First Class degree in English Literature in 1994. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1996, after two years as a research analyst at Baring Securities. He spent eight years selling first Japanese then European equities. Ali gained the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification in 1999. He worked as a proprietary trader at Goldman, investing in both equities and corporate bonds, from 2004-07. He joined THS in February 2007.
Xavier Van Hove01/06/2010Xavier Van Hove graduated in Physics from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in 1997. He joined SBC Warburg, which soon became UBS, where he worked for the next thirteen years. He started in FX derivatives and subsequently moved to Fixed Income in 2001. There he built up and headed the global hybrids trading desk, working closely with the corporate finance arm of UBS to provide clients with capital. Xavier joined THS in June 2010.
Cato Stonex01/01/1997After graduating in 1986 from the London School of Economics, of which he is now a governor, Cato joined Morgan Grenfell and became assistant director in the European government bond trading division. He left in 1989 for J. Rothschild Investment Management, which is where he began his association with Nils Taube and John Hodson.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
GAM Continental Growth & Value A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price139.88
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM21Z
GAM Continental Growth & Value S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price145.23
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKTTC
GAM Continental Growth & Value X Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price142.33
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKTTD
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