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BGF Continental European Flexible A4 GBP

Ranked 11 out of 121 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Alister Hibbert

Born in 1970, Alister Hibbert studied at Bristol University graduating in 1992 with a BSc in Economics. Having started his working career in 1994 with Ernst & Young, Alister moved to join Invesco Perpetual in 1996 where he remained through to 2004. This was followed by stints with Oechsle International and Scottish Widows where Alister held the position of Investment Director, before joining the European Equity Style Diversified team at BlackRock in 2008. In his current role Alister manages both the European Dynamic and Continental European Flexible Fund, describing the investment style of both as “flexible”.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe excluding the UK. The Fund normally invests in securities that, in the opinion of the Investment Adviser, exhibit either growth or value investment characteristics, placing an emphasis as the market outlook warrants.

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Performance

Europe Excluding UK over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 25.0% 8.6% 8.4% 5.0% 1.1%
2016 12.7% 0.6% 2.5% 7.3% 2.0%
2015 14.0% 13.0% -3.6% -2.3% 7.1%
2014 -1.6% 6.0% -5.8% -3.2% 1.9%
2013 27.1% 10.1% 2.0% 4.2% 8.6%
2012 26.1% 14.2% -6.3% 8.6% 8.5%
2011 -18.0% 1.6% 2.8% -24.8% 4.3%
2010 27.1% 6.8% -11.0% 19.4% 11.9%
2009 36.9% -15.0% 16.4% 40.7% -1.7%
2008 -19.7% -8.8% 4.1% -19.4% 4.9%
2007 13.2% 3.1% 4.6% 1.3% 3.6%
2006 21.0% 15.9% -7.8% 3.9% 9.0%
2005 31.6% 3.8% 5.1% 13.2% 6.5%
2004 6.6% -4.3% 4.8% -2.3% 8.8%
2003 33.2% -7.3% 23.0% 4.4% 11.9%
2002 -32.4% 3.0% -13.5% -29.6% 7.7%
2001 -23.5% -14.2% -2.8% -21.4% 16.6%
2000 4.3% 6.1% 6.2% -4.7% -2.8%
1999 35.3% 2.2% 5.5% -3.4% 29.8%
1998 35.3% 22.7% 7.7% -15.6% 21.4%
1997 31.0% 13.9% 8.1% 8.7% -2.1%
1996 22.7% 15.3% 7.3% 2.4% -3.2%
1995 18.0% 2.3% 11.6% 1.9% 1.5%
1994 -2.6% 2.6% -4.5% 1.6% -2.2%
1993 34.1% 6.8% 0.0% 12.2% 11.9%
1992 19.5% 9.9% -2.1% 3.0% 7.8%
1991 4.1% 7.7% 0.6% 0.3% -4.1%
1990 -23.5% 3.3% 4.7% -28.2% -1.5%
1989 42.9% 8.2% 16.7% 7.8% 5.0%
1988 22.8% 4.5% 10.1% 4.1% 2.6%
1987 -24.6% 6.9% -1.1% 13.4% -37.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Brunei Darussalam
  5. Chile
  6. Denmark
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Hungary
  14. Iceland
  15. Ireland
  16. Jersey
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Macau
  19. Malta
  20. Mauritius
  21. Netherlands
  22. Norway
  23. Poland
  24. Portugal
  25. Singapore
  26. Spain
  27. Sweden
  28. Switzerland
  29. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date24/11/1986
  • Share Class size38Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0071969892

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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