Davy Discovery Equity A Acc

Ranked 8 out of 35 in - Global Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Chantal Brennan

Chantal Brennan is the Research Director of Davy Asset Management and Fund Manager for Davy’s growth orientated strategies. She has over 20 years' investment experience. Chantal held the role of Chief Investment Officer, establishing the firm’s investment philosophy, process and continuing its development. Previously, she was the Managing Director of PineBridge Investment’s Global Small and Mid-Capitalisation Equities businesses (formerly AIG). She began her investment career with Standard Life. She has received a Master of Science in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University College Dublin and is a Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and the CFA Institute.

Jeremy Humphries

Jeremy Humphries is a Fund Manager for Davy Asset Management's growth orientated strategies. He has 10 years' investment experience. Jeremy is responsible for developing the quantitative models used in the investment process. Previously, he worked at Schroders within the portfolio management and research team of Quantitative Equity Products (QEP). He began his career at Pioneer Investments as a member of the Global Quantitative Research and Management team. Jeremy holds a Masters in Science in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin.


The investment objective of the Fund is to provide long term capital growth primarily through investment in equity securities with geographical and sector diversification. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund intends to achieve its investment objective by primarily investing in a basket of 50-70 equity securities issued by medium sized companies listed or quoted throughout the world. The Investment Manager will seek to acquire an interest in companies that have established profitability early in their life cycle with the intention of retaining such holdings as each company grows its earnings (i.e. holding investment as companies grow profitability). The Fund will generally invest in companies with a market capitalisation of greater than 200 million and it may invest in smaller companies.

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Global Small & Medium Companies over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 15.3%
2018 -9.7% -3.0% 8.9% 3.5% -17.4%
2017 18.8% 7.9% 2.1% 2.9% 4.8%
2016 27.4% 5.9% 5.9% 11.2% 2.1%
2015 7.8% 9.2% -2.4% -5.1% 6.5%
2014 7.0% -0.9% 0.1% -0.5% 8.4%
2013 24.0% 13.3% -0.9% 5.7% 4.5%
2012 9.4% 7.5% -4.0% 3.5% 2.4%
2011 0.9% -11.0% 7.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Moncler SpA ORD 2.71%
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd ORD 2.67%
EUR Cash 2.66%
Rational AG ORD 2.57%
MSCI Inc ORD 2.54%
Cadence Design Systems Inc ORD 2.54%
ANSYS Inc ORD 2.53%
ANTA Sports Products Ltd ORD 2.51%
CoStar Group Inc ORD 2.51%
Cognex Corp ORD 2.49%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Ireland
  3. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date12/12/2014
  • Share Class size06Mn
  • Base currencyEUR

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.68%
  • Initial investment0.68%

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