Fact sheet: M&G European Select

Fund information

Fund name
M&G European Select I Acc GBP
Fund company manager
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager(s)
Sam Ford
since 01/07/2017
Phil Cliff
since 01/07/2017
Fund objective
The fund is at least 80% invested in the shares of European companies, excluding the UK, with the aim of growing capital over the long term (three years or more). The fund manager selects stocks based on in-depth analysis of individual companies, seeking to invest in businesses with sustainable competitive advantages, which have the opportunity to reinvest their capital at high rates of return. A company’s strategy around the allocation of capital is central to the investment process, with the manager focusing on those that recognise the importance of growing dividends, which he believes will drive long-term capital growth. The fund usually holds shares in fewer than 50 companies.
Benchmark
FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Quick stats

1 Year return

18.52 %

1 Year rank in sector

47/96

Sector

UT Europe Excluding UK

Yield

1.0727

Fund size

£ 144.8 m

FE Risk score

109

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany
    22.8%
  • Switzerland
    17.41%
  • Netherlands
    10.72%
  • Sweden
    9.63%
  • Ireland
    9.44%
  • Industrials
    29.35%
  • Consumer Goods
    21.1%
  • Financials
    17.85%
  • Health Care
    11.24%
  • Consumer Services
    5.64%
  • German Equities
    22.8%
  • Swiss Equities
    17.41%
  • Dutch Equities
    10.72%
  • International Equities
    9.96%
  • Swedish Equities
    9.63%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund3.78 %14.48 %18.52 %67.59 %93.77 %
Sector3.17 %12.04 %18.51 %65.8 %98.25 %
Rank within sector24 / 10018 / 9847 / 9636 / 8646 / 77
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund19.79 %16.18 %9.92 %-1.56 %21.91 %
Sector18.12 %16.44 %9.09 %-0.66 %27.26 %
Rank within sector26 / 9755 / 9342 / 8757 / 8468 / 77
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Risk statistics

Alpha0.55
Beta0.99
Sharpe1.05
Volatility10.77
Tracking error2.17
Information ratio0.18
R-Squared0.96

Price movement

52 week high2089.05
52 week low1577.94
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price2055.08

Holdings by region

  • 22.8% Germany
  • 17.41% Switzerland
  • 10.72% Netherlands
  • 9.63% Sweden
  • 9.44% Ireland
  • 6.22% France
  • 6.16% Finland
  • 5.51% Denmark
  • 3.23% Austria
  • 2.48% Italy

Holdings by sector

  • 29.35% Industrials
  • 21.1% Consumer Goods
  • 17.85% Financials
  • 11.24% Health Care
  • 5.64% Consumer Services
  • 5.57% Basic Materials
  • 5.08% Technology
  • 2.15% Money Market
  • 2.04% Oil & Gas

Holdings by asset type

  • 22.8% German Equities
  • 17.41% Swiss Equities
  • 10.72% Dutch Equities
  • 9.96% International Equities
  • 9.63% Swedish Equities
  • 9.44% Irish Equities
  • 6.22% French Equities
  • 6.16% Finnish Equities
  • 5.51% Danish Equities
  • 2.15% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 4.57% ROCHE HLDG AG
  • 3.99% NOVARTIS AG
  • 3.97% SIEMENS AG
  • 3.9% UNILEVER
  • 3.78% ING GROEP N.V.
  • 3.74% ALFA LAVAL AB
  • 3.5% NESTLE SA
  • 3.45% CRH
  • 3.3% BUREAU VERITAS
  • 3.27% DSV