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Threadneedle European Smaller Cos Ret Net Acc GBX

Ranked 10 out of 24 in - European Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Mark Heslop

Mark Heslop was born in 1972 in Wendover, United Kingdom of Great Britain. He attended Harrow School and later went to Durham University where he gained degree in Chemistry. Mark is a membership of the ICAEW and holds Chartered Accountant Qualifications, ACA. He joined Threadeedle Asset Management in 2008 where he is currently a fund manager and he focuses on strength of business models and growth in his stock picks. Prior to this he was a research analyst at Citi. Between 1994 and 1999 he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and shareholder value consultant. Outside of work Mark enjoys golf, tennis, rugby and skiing.


The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.


European Small & Medium Companies over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -0.2% 3.8% -2.1% -6.5% 5.0%
2013 22.4% 13.9% -0.3% 3.3% 4.4%
2012 28.7% 14.9% -4.3% 9.9% 6.5%
2011 -11.5% 3.9% 4.1% -17.8% -0.3%
2010 32.4% 9.8% -7.3% 12.8% 15.4%
2009 26.8% -9.3% 12.5% 22.7% 1.3%
2008 -24.3% -2.1% -5.5% -13.0% -5.9%
2007 12.0% 11.3% 5.4% -4.7% 0.2%
2006 33.7% 21.8% -5.4% 2.8% 13.0%
2005 32.5% 6.1% 6.0% 15.8% 1.8%
2004 28.9% 0.2% 6.7% 4.1% 15.8%
2003 43.1% -2.9% 17.3% 12.3% 11.9%
2002 -6.9% 10.3% 0.1% -19.9% 5.3%
2001 -29.7% -14.6% -3.9% -25.1% 14.3%
2000 -0.6% 37.7% -11.3% -0.8% -17.9%
1999 73.9% -0.8% 6.7% -0.8% 65.7%
1998 29.8% 25.0% 9.9% -19.5% 17.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Other Assets 2.58
Orpea SA ORD 2.36
Burckhardt Compression Holding AG ORD 2.27
Vacon Oyj ORD 2.24
Partners Group Holding AG ORD 2.08
Brenntag AG ORD 2.07
Belimo Holding AG ORD 2.05
Elekta publ AB ORD 2.02
Grenkeleasing AG ORD 1.99
Gerresheimer AG ORD 1.99

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Chile
  4. Denmark
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Peru
  14. Portugal
  15. Singapore
  16. Spain
  17. Switzerland
  18. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/11/1997
  • Share Class size1,106Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001531424

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2,000
  • Min. additional investment500


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment3.75

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