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BGF European Special Situations A2 EUR

Ranked 50 out of 192 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Michael Constantis

Michael Constantis was born in London in 1980. He studied at University College London where he gained a degree in economics. He also holds the CFA qualification. He has been working in the investment industry since 2001, starting out at Deutsche Asset Management in before joining BlackRock in 2005 where he currently works. Outside of fund management Michael is an avid football fan and Tottenham supporter. He also enjoys squash, and is quite a handy backgammon player having been crowned BlackRock Backgammon Champion in 2008.

Objective

The fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activities in, Europe. The Fund places particular emphasis on special situations companies that, in the opinion of the Investment Adviser, are companies with potential for improvement that the market has failed to appreciate. Such companies generally take the form of small, mid or large capitalisation companies that are undervalued and exhibit growth investment characteristics.

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Performance

Europe over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -3.5% 4.8%
2017 17.2% 7.9% 3.3% 4.5% 0.6%
2016 -7.1% -8.3% -3.1% 4.3% 0.2%
2015 25.8% 19.6% 1.8% -5.4% 9.2%
2014 6.8% 2.9% -0.9% -0.3% 5.0%
2013 20.3% 8.2% -1.6% 5.4% 7.3%
2012 24.1% 11.5% -1.5% 7.9% 4.7%
2011 -6.8% -1.0% 1.6% -16.8% 11.3%
2010 26.2% 6.4% -2.3% 10.9% 9.4%
2009 37.5% -5.7% 18.0% 15.2% 7.3%
2008 -42.5% -14.9% 2.1% -19.2% -18.1%
2007 5.6% 0.7% 6.7% 1.2% -2.8%
2006 21.7% 11.5% -6.4% 6.7% 9.3%
2005 30.1% 4.9% 7.4% 10.1% 4.9%
2004 7.0% 2.8% 2.1% -4.3% 6.6%
2003 17.8% -11.2% 19.0% 2.8% 8.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/07/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
ASML Holding NV ORD 3.07%
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 3.02%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE ORD 2.94%
Novo Nordisk A/S ORD 2.90%
SAP SE ORD 2.88%
Lonza Group AG ORD 2.57%
Safran SA ORD 2.43%
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ORD 2.40%
Siemens AG ORD 2.26%
Danske Bank A/S ORD 2.20%
31/07/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Brunei Darussalam
  4. Chile
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Greece
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Hungary
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Korea
  16. Luxembourg
  17. Macau
  18. Netherlands
  19. Norway
  20. Poland
  21. Portugal
  22. Singapore
  23. Spain
  24. Sweden
  25. Switzerland
  26. Taiwan
  27. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/10/2002
  • Share Class size564Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0154234636

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • 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).