Arnaud Cosserat joined Comgest in 1996 and is today chief executive officer of the Comgest Group. Arnaud is a long-standing portfolio manager within the European equity team and holds the role of chief investment officer, responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment team and ensuring the best practices are in place to entrench the firm’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then Generali as a portfolio manager. He holds a Master’s degree in Science from the ESSEC business school in Paris, and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF).
Laurent Dobler is a managing director of Comgest S.A and a lead portfolio manager within the European equity team. As the firm’s longest serving portfolio manager, Laurent joined the firm in 1991 and has since been instrumental in forging and refining the Comgest quality growth investment philosophy. Laurent started his career in Geneva in 1986 with Banque Paribas as an analyst and portfolio manager of a German equity fund before he joined the Geneva fund management team of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild where he specialised in European and Japanese equities. With a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Law from University Paris II, Laurent also studied at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris, where he majored in Finance and Fiscal Policy.
Franz Weis is the team manager of Comgest’s Europe equity investment team, having joined the firm in 2005 as a portfolio manager and analyst. He became a member of the Comgest Global Investors Management Committee in 2014. Franz co‐leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity public funds as well as maintaining responsibility for a number of European segregated mandates. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford & Co. where he worked as a portfolio manager before joining F&C Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager and director of European Equities in 1999. He graduated from Heriot‐Watt University in Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in International Banking and Financial Studies and received the International Bankers in Scotland Prize. He is an IIMR Associate.
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.
Rank 54/188 Total Return
Rank 117/188 Standard Deviation
Rank 26/188 Max Drawdown
|52||Barclays Equity Europe Flexible C EUR Cap||GBP||
|53||M&G Pan European Select A Acc||GBP||
|54||Comgest Growth Europe Euro||GBP||
|55||Comgest Growth Europe S Euro||GBP||
|56||Julius Baer EF Europe Focus-EUR B||GBP||
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|116||JOHCM European Select Values B GBP||GBP||
|117||Comgest Growth Europe Euro||GBP||
|118||JPM Europe Strategic Value A Dis EUR||GBP||
|119||Hermes Sourcecap European Alpha F GBP Acc||GBP||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date15/05/2000
- Share Class size869Mn
- Base currencyEUR
- Min. initial investment50
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management1.50%