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Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies Euro

Ranked 20 out of 242 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

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.

Wojciech Stanislawski

Wojciech Stanislawski joined Comgest in 1999 as a member of Comgest’s 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.

Vincent Strauss

Vincent Strauss joined Comgest in 1994 and is today CEO of the firm and chairman of Comgest Global Investors. Vincent is one of the lead portfolio managers of Comgest’s Global Emerging Markets public funds and he also participates actively in the firm’s Global Equity strategy. Vincent started his career at Crédit Commercial de France where he was instrumental in expanding the bank’s provision of corporate finance services. In 1982, he joined Banque Indosuez in Paris where he became lead portfolio manager of the bank’s Asian equities portfolios. He was then a director at Batif before moving to Multifinance International and then to Comgest. Vincent graduated from the HEC School of Management in Lausanne and completed a PhD in Economics at Université Paris 2 Pantheon‐Assas.


The investment objective of GEM Promising Companies 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. The Investment Manager intends investing in shares or equity linked securities including preferred stock, convertible bonds and debentures which are convertible into equity securities issued by companies located in Global Emerging Markets quoted or traded on Regulated Markets including Asia, Latin America, Eastern and Southern Europe.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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 size78Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN IE00B1VC7227

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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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).