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Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies EUR Acc

Ranked 194 out of 284 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Juliette Alves

Juliette Alves joined Comgest in 2010 and is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in Global Emerging Markets equities, notably the Latin America region. Juliette co‐leads the management of the Comgest Growth Latin America and Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies funds as well as a number of Global Emerging Markets segregated mandates. Juliette started her career in 2005 at Credit Agricole CIB’s representative office in Mexico before joining the company’s Latin America team in New York in 2007 where she worked as a credit analyst. In 2009 she transferred to Crédit Agricole CIB’s Paris office. A Portuguese and French national, Juliette graduated from the NEOMA Business School in France with a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance and is a CFA charterholder.

Galina Besedina

Galina Besedina joined Comgest in 2008 and is an analyst and portfolio manager specialising in Global Emerging Markets equities, particularly the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. She co‐leads management of the Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies fund ‐ a small and mid‐cap portfolio dedicated to investing in early growth stage emerging market franchises. She started her career in Russia in 2005, working on the strategic development project for Sheremetyevo Airport before becoming a financial analyst of the project management division at NPO Lavotchkin (Russian Space Agency). After moving to France she worked as a Russian equity research Analyst at AXA Investment Managers. Galina holds a Bachelor’s degree in World Economics from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics and a Master’s degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France.

Caroline Maes

Caroline Maes joined Comgest’s Singapore office in 2012 before moving to Paris in 2015 where she is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in global emerging markets and Asian equities. Caroline has over ten years of investment experience and co-leads the management of the Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies and Comgest Growth Asia funds. She started her career in 2003 as a research associate at Alliance Bernstein in New York before moving to the IPO department of UOB Kay Hian in Singapore in 2006. Caroline then joined CLSA in Singapore where she held the role of equity research analyst for more than five years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the USA.

Wojciech Stanislawski

Wojciech Stanislawski joined Comgest in 1999 as a member of the Global Emerging Markets team. In 2000 he was named as co‐lead portfolio manager of the flagship Global Emerging Markets fund, Magellan, and today co‐leads a number of other public funds including Comgest Growth Emerging Markets, Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies, Comgest Growth India, and Comgest Growth Latin America. In 2013 Wojciech was named team manager of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets equity investment team, responsible for the daily supervision and management of the portfolio managers and analysts. He also maintains responsibility for a number of Global Emerging Markets segregated mandates. Wojciech graduated from the Panthéon‐Assas University in Paris with a joint Master’s Degree in Business and Financial Management.


The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital appreciation by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting primarily of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth promising companies based or operating in Global Emerging Markets. Promising companies usually have shorter track records and higher capital requirements than more mature and established companies. As a result, promising companies normally have a higher risk profile. The Investment Manager shall endeavour to reduce this higher risk profile through diversification and a greater number of holdings.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 31/03/2017 - 31/03/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -4.7%
2017 21.2% 9.0% 1.5% 4.2% 5.1%
2016 24.0% 3.9% 12.9% 8.6% -2.7%
2015 -3.5% 3.6% -3.3% -10.7% 7.9%
2014 5.2% -1.3% 4.8% 0.7% 1.0%
2013 5.9% 7.1% -5.9% 1.1% 3.9%
2012 5.5% 4.4% -9.9% 8.6% 3.4%
2011 -18.9% -3.3% -1.4% -16.3% 1.6%
2010 35.6% 14.9% -0.1% 10.5% 6.9%
2009 70.7% -0.2% 26.6% 23.1% 9.7%
2008 -41.0% -6.0% -2.2% -25.2% -14.3%
2007 2.8% 6.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/04/2007
  • Share Class size74Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN IE00B1VC7227

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.75%

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