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Comgest Growth Europe EUR Acc

Ranked 59 out of 223 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Arnaud Cosserat

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

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

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.

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Europe over : 31/05/2017 - 31/05/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -5.0%
2017 17.3% 8.0% 5.2% 1.1% 2.1%
2016 12.8% -0.3% 7.4% 7.0% -1.6%
2015 10.4% 8.5% -5.8% 0.8% 7.1%
2014 1.4% -0.3% -0.1% -1.6% 3.4%
2013 18.2% 14.8% -1.8% 2.7% 2.0%
2012 25.2% 12.7% -1.1% 5.1% 6.8%
2011 -0.4% 2.7% 7.5% -13.0% 3.9%
2010 11.3% 7.1% -8.7% 9.3% 4.1%
2009 11.3% -10.2% 1.8% 19.8% 1.5%
2008 -6.9% -2.6% -8.6% -1.7% 6.4%
2007 12.1% 5.1% 0.6% 4.4% 1.5%
2006 15.3% 8.0% -2.5% 4.2% 5.1%
2005 18.9% 0.8% 3.3% 8.9% 4.8%
2004 5.9% -1.4% 1.8% -1.3% 6.7%
2003 13.9% -6.3% 11.6% 5.6% 3.1%
2002 -27.5% 2.7% -9.0% -24.9% 3.4%
2001 -11.8% -5.1% 3.4% -10.1% -0.1%
2000 0.3% 8.0%

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/05/2000
  • Share Class size777Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN IE0004766675

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment4

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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).