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Comgest Growth Europe Euro

Ranked 926 out of 1055 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR

Managed by

Franz Weis

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.

Laurent Dobler

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.

Arnaud Cosserat

Arnaud Cosserat is currently a fund manager and director at Comgest which he joined in 1996. Arnaud graduated from ESSEC Business School. He started his career at Banque Paribas as an analyst in 1989. In 1992, he moved to Oddo & Cie as an analyst. One year later, he joined Athena Finance where he started his career as a fund manager. He is currently a fund manager at Comgest SA.

Objective

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.

Performance

Europe over : 31/07/2013 - 31/07/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/07/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 1.9% 0.3% 3.2% -1.6%
2013 15.2% 10.1% -3.1% 5.3% 2.5%
2012 28.9% 13.0% 1.9% 6.8% 4.9%
2011 2.2% -0.6% 5.3% -8.8% 7.1%
2010 15.4% 6.7% -0.5% 3.3% 5.3%
2009 21.1% -6.3% 10.8% 11.7% 4.4%
2008 -29.3% -10.3% -8.0% -1.2% -13.3%
2007 2.8% 4.4% 1.4% 0.7% -3.6%
2006 17.6% 6.3% -1.6% 6.3% 5.8%
2005 22.5% 3.7% 5.2% 8.0% 4.0%
2004 5.4% 3.9% 1.5% -3.5% 3.5%
2003 5.3% -11.6% 10.7% 4.9% 2.6%
2002 -31.9% 2.5% -14.0% -22.6% -0.3%
2001 -9.4% -4.0% 6.8% -12.7% 1.2%
2000 10.5% 1.3% 6.4% 2.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Ireland
  6. Italy
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Netherlands
  9. Singapore
  10. Sweden
  11. Switzerland
  12. United Kingdom

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