Comgest Growth EAFE Plus USD I Acc

Ranked 1 out of 5 in - Global ex US over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Vincent Houghton

Vincent Houghton joined Comgest in 2009 and is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in Global and EAFE Plus equity. Based in Singapore, he has more than 30 years of investment and banking experience, principally in Asian markets. Prior to joining Comgest, Houghton worked in Asia with Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Credit Lyonnais as an investment analyst and in a variety of institutional sales director roles dating back to 1993. He started his career in 1980 at Hong Kong Bank, serving in successive regional management roles in Bahrain, Brunei and Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and has a master’s degree in economic development.

Laure Négiar

Laure Negiar joined Comgest in 2010, initially within the firm’s US equity team as an analyst before moving to the global equity team where she is today a portfolio manager and analyst. Negiar also contributes to the EAFE Plus strategy and co-manages several global equity segregated accounts. Before joining Comgest, Negiar worked at BNP Paribas Equities & Derivatives in Paris and London, and prior to that worked for the US government. Negiar obtained a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University before graduating with an MSc in management from the HEC Paris business school in France. She is a CFA charterholder.

Zak Smerczak

Zak Smerczak joined Comgest in 2016 and is an analyst and portfolio manager in the global equity team. Smerczak started his career in 2006 at Deloitte in London, initially in Assurance & Advisory Services before moving to Transaction Services. In 2011 Zak joined Mirabaud Asset Management where he worked as an analyst covering global equities. In 2015 he moved to Polar Capital Holdings where he held the position of analyst / portfolio manager. Smerczak holds a bachelor of business science degree with honours in finance from the University of Cape Town. He is a CFA charterholder and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 2009.


The investment objective of the EAFE Plus Fund is to achieve capital appreciation by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are international and diversified growth securities. The Investment Manager intends investing on a global basis excluding the United States of America and Canada in shares or equity linked securities including preferred stock, convertible bonds and debentures which are convertible into equity securities issued by companies quoted or traded on Regulated Markets.

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Global ex US over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 8.8%
2018 -1.2% -0.7% 4.9% 3.0% -8.0%
2017 33.6% 8.3% 5.1% 3.9% 12.9%
2016 20.7% 1.4% 9.8% 6.4% 1.9%
2015 5.6% 13.8% -6.2% -6.7% 6.0%
2014 6.3% -2.3% 2.2% 2.3% 4.1%
2013 18.7% 11.0% 0.2% 1.8% 4.9%
2012 1.6% 6.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Finland
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date13/04/2012
  • Share Class size16Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE00B6T31531

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment750,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.85%
  • Initial investment0.00%

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