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Baring Europe Select Trust GBP Inc

Ranked 9 out of 24 in - European Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he received a BA in English Language. He joined Baring Asset Management in 2004 as divisional director. Prior to this he worked for eleven years at Singer & Friedlander where he was head of the European desk and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee. During his tenure at Singer & Friedlander, Nicholas was responsible for running over £400million of institutional and retail European funds across the capitalization range and had a consistent track record of out-performance. Nicholas is responsible for the management of the Baring Europe Select Fund.


The investment objective of the Trust is to achieve long term capital growth by investing directly (and, where appropriate, indirectly) in securities of European companies. The Manager's policy is to seek growth predominantly through investment in securities of carefully selected companies quoted on the principal European Stock Markets whilst retaining the flexibility to invest in small growth companies or "niche" opportunities should the opportunity arise.


European Small & Medium Companies over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 0.9% 4.2% -3.7% -5.7% 6.7%
2013 31.9% 12.6% 2.5% 6.1% 7.8%
2012 27.4% 15.1% -6.4% 9.1% 8.4%
2011 -19.3% 1.8% -0.1% -21.7% 1.3%
2010 25.4% 8.6% -13.3% 15.7% 15.1%
2009 37.6% -7.8% 14.1% 29.3% 1.1%
2008 -23.9% -2.2% -4.0% -17.5% -1.8%
2007 12.6% 7.3% 5.5% -0.1% -0.4%
2006 28.7% 19.7% -6.1% 3.4% 10.8%
2005 37.0% 7.1% 7.4% 15.3% 3.4%
2004 21.8% 3.5% 2.4% 0.6% 14.3%
2003 50.9% -0.9% 18.1% 13.7% 13.4%
2002 -13.7% 9.2% -3.1% -24.0% 7.2%
2001 -27.8% -12.5% -4.5% -20.9% 9.3%
2000 -1.0% 13.9% -5.4% 1.1% -9.1%
1999 39.8% -6.5% 8.1% 1.4% 36.4%
1998 9.7% 18.8% 10.1% -22.9% 8.9%
1997 18.4% 14.2% 2.1% 10.3% -7.8%
1996 33.4% 20.4% 10.5% -0.1% 0.3%
1995 6.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Northern Trust Sterling A GBP Dist 3.89
Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere d'Ingenierie Ingenico SA ORD 2.06
Partners Group Holding AG ORD 1.82
Baloise Holding AG ORD 1.81
Banca Generali SpA ORD 1.79
Wirecard AG ORD 1.77
ASM International NV ORD 1.74
OC Oerlikon Inc Pfaeffikon Corp ORD 1.67
Lonza Group AG ORD 1.66
Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles Sociedad Holding de Mercados y Sistemas Financieros ORD 1.63

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Ireland
  8. Macau
  9. Peru
  10. Singapore
  11. Sweden
  12. Switzerland
  13. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/08/1984
  • Share Class size237Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0000796242

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP).