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  • Fund

    A way for individual investors to pool their money together, allowing them to invest in assets that would otherwise be unobtainable

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  • Asset allocation

    The process of deciding which asset classes to invest in. Successful asset allocation is often more important than selecting individual assets (for example deciding whether to invest mainly in shares, rather than which shares to invest in). Since most fund managers are tied to their sector rules, you need to either do your own asset allocation or buy a managed fund.

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    A measure of how different areas of the markets are performing, against which funds can be compared. For example, a fund in the UK All Companies sector might be compared against the FTSE All-Share index of every company traded on the London Stock Exchange. A good fund manager will be able to beat the benchmark most of the time, but very few can.

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  • Shares

    A share in a company represents part ownership of its assets (e.g. its buildings, intellectual property and so on) and its future income (paid out as dividends). The value of a share depends largely on other investors' expectations of the company's future growth and income.

  • Bonds

    Companies can issue bonds as a way of raising money. When you buy a bond, the company is agreeing to pay you a fixed income (hence the alternative name 'fixed income securities') for a certain time period, after which your money is repaid. If investors suspect a company may be unable to repay, they will demand a higher income or 'yield' - hence 'high yield bonds'.

  • Risk

    In investing, 'risk' can refer to different things, but essentially means the possibility that your objectives won't be met. In this context, risk is a calculation of the 'standard deviation' of returns each month – in otherwords, a measure of how rocky the returns are. The higher the rank, the less risk the fund takes with your money.

  • Sharpe Ratio

    This is a way of calculating 'risk adjusted returns' – i.e. how much value the fund is adding above the risk it takes to generate its returns. The higher the number the better.

  • Return

    A measure of how your investments have performed, relative to your initial investment. For example if you invest £1,000 in a fund, and a year later your investment is worth £1,100, you've made a 10% return.

  • Maximum loss

    Comparing the maximum loss for different managers (or between a manager and their benchmarks, as on these factsheets) over a given period is a good way of seeing who's doing the best job of safeguarding investors' money. Otherwise known as maximum 'drawdown', this is a measure of how much you would lose if you bought an investment at its most expensive and sold at its cheapest. For example if a fund was worth £1 a unit at one point but then fell to 50p – regardless of what happened in the meantime – the fund's loss would be 50%.

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Jupiter European

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Ranked 30/100 in Equity - Europe Excluding UK over 3 years

TOTAL RETURN over 1 month to 16/04/2014

Key:

 Jupiter European  Benchmark

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Jupiter

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Sectors: What is this fund investing in? Updated 31-01-2014

Top 10 holdings Updated 31-01-2014

News about: Jupiter European

  • Fund information

    • Launch Date 03 Aug 1987
    • Share Class size £2522.1m
    • Base Currency GBP
    • ISIN GB0006664683
  • Purchase Info

    • Minimum initial investment £50000
    • Minimum additional investment N/A
  • Charges

    • Annual management charge1.5%
    • Initial charge5%

Jupiter European

Citywire Selection verdict: Vincent Devlin is an individual Citywire has followed for many years. He has invested during the Eurozone crisis by holding a core portfolio of large European companies that he believes can do well because they sell all over the world.

But as his confidence in a European recovery has increased he has recently been selectively adding to banks. Devlin is among the most consistent managers in his area over more than 10 years.
 

For more details view the latest factsheet .

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