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For financial professionals in the UK

European Smaller Companies Fund

ISIN
GB0007476426

NAV
GBP 4,138.00p
As of 17/06/2024

1-Day Change
GBP -20.00p (-0.48%)
As of 17/06/2024

Morningstar Rating

As of 31/05/2024

Morningstar Medalist Rating ™

 Morningstar Analyst Rating
As of 30/04/2024

Overview

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more).

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The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) of smaller companies, in any industry, in Europe (excluding UK). Companies will be incorporated, headquartered, listed on an exchange in, or deriving significant revenue from, this region. The Fund may also invest in other assets including cash. The Investment Manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently. The Fund is actively managed. The MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap Index is broadly representative of the companies in which the Fund may invest and can provide a useful comparator for assessing the Fund's performance. The Investment Manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index. As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA European Smaller Companies sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, may also provide a useful comparator.

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The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
This website is a Marketing Communication and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

RATINGS AND AWARDS

Elite Rated by FundCalibre.com
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Lipper Awards 2023 winner UK
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Lipper Fund Awards based on European Smaller Companies A Acc shares only. Availability of this share class may be limited by law in certain jurisdictions. Performance records are detailed on the specific KIID, fees and charges may vary and further information can be found in the fund’s prospectus and KIID which must be reviewed before investing. Please consult your local sales representative if you have any further queries.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Rory Stokes, CFA

Portfolio Manager | Deputy Portfolio Manager (2014) - The European Smaller Companies Trust PLC

Industry since 2001. Joined Firm in 2013.

Ollie Beckett

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1995. Joined Firm in 2005.

Julia Scheufler, CFA

Portfolio Manager | Deputy Portfolio Manager (2024) - The European Smaller Companies Trust PLC

Industry since 2009. Joined Firm in 2018.

Performance

Past performance does not predict future returns. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses and reflects the deduction of any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 31/03/2024
I Acc (Net) MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR IA European Smaller Companies
 
Quarter End
As of 31/03/2024
Mar-2023 - Mar-2024 Mar-2022 - Mar-2023 Mar-2021 - Mar-2022 Mar-2020 - Mar-2021 Mar-2019 - Mar-2020
I Acc (Net) 2.40 1.48 -3.28 91.00 -15.39
MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR 6.73 -2.48 2.83 57.05 -12.14
IA European Smaller Companies 5.76 -5.09 1.05 57.88 -14.53

Index Description

The MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap Index is a measure of the combined performance of small and medium sized companies from developed European stock markets. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 31/05/2024
I Acc (Net) MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR IA European Smaller Companies
 
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
31/01/1985
I Acc (Net) 6.44 11.96 16.10 1.21 11.45 11.72 11.99
MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR 5.97 7.28 16.55 1.47 8.65 8.86 -
IA European Smaller Companies 4.07 6.77 12.63 -0.96 6.66 7.60 10.65

Index Description

The MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap Index is a measure of the combined performance of small and medium sized companies from developed European stock markets. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
As of 31/03/2024
I Acc (Net) MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR IA European Smaller Companies
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
I Acc (Net) 5.53 -11.35 12.72 32.59 22.37
MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap TR 11.07 -15.51 15.39 18.89 20.62
IA European Smaller Companies 8.01 -21.88 19.32 18.04 20.57

Index Description

The MSCI Europe ex UK Small Cap Index is a measure of the combined performance of small and medium sized companies from developed European stock markets. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Year I Acc (Net) Index
2023 5.53 11.07
2022 -11.35 -15.51
2021 12.72 15.39
2020 32.59 18.89
2019 22.37 20.62
2018 -13.43 -12.68
2017 33.88 23.29
2016 26.78 23.31
2015 21.87 17.21
2014 -3.24 -1.88
2013 36.19 37.47
2012 18.20 16.93
2011 -22.41 -23.80
2010 27.81 17.42
2009 45.81 42.21
2008 -41.06 -33.30
2007 6.79 5.81
2006 38.41 31.19
2005 32.15 35.52
2004 29.74 25.55
2003 39.41 51.25
2002 -25.26 -16.99
2001 -29.39 -14.59
2000 13.27 -10.79
1999 76.81 22.25
1998 20.85 17.68
1997 8.42 21.37
1996 21.35 10.70
1995 10.79 5.41
1994 2.73 4.59
1993 32.10 41.08
1992 8.49 -4.04
1991 -0.63 2.90
1990 -25.49 -21.44
1989 61.32 -
1988 25.54 -
1987 -39.25 -
1986 63.86 -
1985 from 31/01/1985 30.60 -
FEE INFORMATION
Initial Charge 0.00%
Annual Charge 0.75%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/12/2023)
0.86%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 31/05/2024)
% of Fund
IPSOS 2.71
SUESS MicroTec 2.22
Fugro 2.16
Recticel 1.91
TKH Group 1.76
Van Lanschot Kempen 1.71
CTP 1.70
Criteo 1.69
AlzChem Group 1.66
Assystem 1.59

Documents

  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares/Units can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • Shares of small and mid-size companies can be more volatile than shares of larger companies, and at times it may be difficult to value or to sell shares at desired times and prices, increasing the risk of losses.
  • If a Fund has a high exposure to a particular country or geographical region it carries a higher level of risk than a Fund which is more broadly diversified.
  • The Fund may use derivatives with the aim of reducing risk or managing the portfolio more efficiently. However this introduces other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
  • If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund, or you invest in a share/unit class of a different currency to the Fund (unless hedged, i.e. mitigated by taking an offsetting position in a related security), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
  • The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
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  • Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved.
  • Summary of Investor rights