Arnaud Cosserat is Managing Director of Comgest Global Investors and Chief Investment Officer for the Comgest Group. Arnaud joined the firm in 1996 as a European Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager and has co-led the Renaissance Europe and Comgest Growth Europe funds since 2009, the Comgest Growth Europe ex-UK fund since its launch in 2014, the Comgest Growth EAFE fund since 2013 and the Comgest Growth World fund since 2014. He also chairs the firm’s Investment Executive Committee. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an Analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then the insurance company Athena (later part of Generali) as a Portfolio Manager. He holds a Master’s in Science from the ESSEC business school in Paris, and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF).
Laurent Dobler was born in France in 1959 and attended the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris where he gained a Masters degree in Law and Economics. He started his career in 1986 with Banque Paribas in Geneva, Switzerland as an analust/ portfolio manager specialising in the German stock market. In 1989 he joined Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild (Geneva) as a strategist before moving to Comgest SA in 1991 as managing director and fund manager. Laurent has been managing funds for over 22 years and uses the GARP (growth at a reasonable price) investment process. Outside of fund management, he lists trout fishing and cooking as his main interests.
Franz Weis has been in the investment business for just under two decades. Hailing from Passau in Germany, he studied at the Universities of Passau and Birmingham, studying international banking and finance. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford where he worked as an analyst and portfolio manager. In 1996 he joined F&C Asset Management where he held the position of senior fund manager. He currently works as a fund manager at Comgest SA, where he is the lead manager on the Spaengler European Growth Trust. Outside of fund management, Weis enjoys the arts.
The investment objective of the Europe Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in Europe.
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