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BGF Continental European Flexible A4RF GBP

Ranked 33 out of 108 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

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.

Performance

Europe Excluding UK over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -3.0% 6.0% -5.8% -3.2% 0.5%
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 0.0% -1.4% 1.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date24/11/1986
  • Share Class size48Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0071969892

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,221
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • 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).