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OYSTER European Opportunities R GBP2

Ranked 4 out of 83 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Eric Bendahan

Eric Bendahan joined Banque Syz & Co in November 2005, and has been advisor on the OYSTER European Opportunities Fund since December of the same year. Prior to joining Banque Syz & Co, he was European equities manager for six years with AXA Investment Managers. He has over ten years of experience in managing active and non-indexed European equity portfolios. Bendahan has a pure, bottom-up, fundamental stock picking approach to pan-European equity markets. His style is opportunistic, across all market caps, with no specific bias. He focuses on companies having sound historic results, good visible earnings prospects and a good-quality management with clear strategic vision, operating in a sector with high barriers to entry. Direct corporate contact is the predominant part of his analysis process. He is assisted by a team of senior analysts consisting of nine financial analysts and three quantitative-macro analysts. Bendahan is a graduate of ESSEC and a holder of the CFA.


The objective of this sub-fund is to provide its investors with capital growth, principally by investing in equities and other similar instruments of European issuers. At least 75% of the sub-fund's assets are invested at all times in equities or similar instruments issued by companies based in a member state of the European Union, in Norway or Iceland. The sub-fund may also invest in Russian equities.


Europe over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014
  • Rank 4/83 Total Return
  • Rank 25/83 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 7/83 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Return
2 BGF European Equity Income D5GRF GBP Hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


3 Nemesis European Value - GBP Adviser Dist


4 OYSTER European Opportunities R GBP2


5 Carmignac Pfl Grande Europe F GBP acc Hdg

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


6 New Capital Dynamic European Eq GBP Dis


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 4.0% 2.8% 0.1% 1.1%
2013 21.9% 6.2% -2.7% 8.0% 9.2%
2012 24.0% 13.3% -4.3% 8.9% 5.1%
2011 -16.3% -2.3% -0.2% -19.4% 6.5%
2010 7.9% 7.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date02/11/2010
  • Share Class size02Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0507009768

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management1.8%

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