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Comgest Growth Emerging Markets USD Acc

Ranked 126 out of 296 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Charles Biderman

Charles Biderman joined Comgest in 2006 and is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in emerging market equities, particularly in the Latin America region. He has co-led the management of the firm’s Latin American equity strategy since the product’s inception in 2009. He also manages a number of global emerging market segregated mandates. Biderman completed a master’s degree in engineering at the Institut National des Télécommunications in France where he majored in finance.

David Raper

David Raper joined Comgest in 2002 as an analyst and portfolio manager and is today managing director of Comgest Far East Limited. He is a lead portfolio manager of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy and team manager of the firm’s Asia ex Japan equity investment team, responsible for the management of the portfolio managers and analysts covering the region. Prior to joining Comgest, Raper worked in Hong Kong for ING Barings covering Asian equities between 1999 and 2001. Raper is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) with a Bachelor's degree in economics and a second major in marketing.

Wojciech Stanislawski

Wojciech Stanislawski joined Comgest in 1999 as a member of Comgest’s Global Emerging Markets team and is today also a member of the Group’s Investment Executive and Management Committees. In 2000 he was named co-lead portfolio manager of Comgest’s flagship Global Emerging Markets fund and also co-leads a number of other strategies. In 2013 Stanislawski was named team manager of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets equity investment team, responsible for the management of the portfolio managers and analysts. He also maintains responsibility for a number of emerging market segregated mandates. Stanislawski graduated from the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris with a joint master’s degree in business and financial management.

Emil Wolter

Emil Wolter joined Comgest in 2012 as an analyst and portfolio manager covering Asian and Global Emerging Market equities. Initially working with Comgest’s Singapore team before moving to the firm’s Paris office, Emil has co‐led the firm’s flagship Global Emerging Markets, Asia ex Japan and Asia Pacific ex Japan funds since 2014. Emil started his career in 1995, specialising in Asian and emerging markets equities since 1997, initially with Pictet Asset Management in London. He went on to head the emerging markets team at Polar Capital Partners in both London and Singapore. Based in Singapore, he was a managing director responsible for regional equity strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland and later held the same role at Macquarie Securities. He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics.


The investment objective of the Emerging Markets Fund is to achieve capital appreciation by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies based or operating in Emerging Markets. Emerging Markets are defined as countries, predominantly located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern and Southern Europe, which have strong economic growth compared to the average for the large industrialised countries.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 30/04/2018 - 30/04/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 6.8%
2018 -14.9% -6.8% -4.1% 0.6% -5.2%
2017 25.3% 10.4% 2.7% 3.2% 7.2%
2016 25.4% 4.3% 9.5% 10.6% -0.7%
2015 -5.6% 6.5% -2.3% -14.0% 5.5%
2014 9.3% -2.9% 5.5% 2.4% 4.1%
2013 5.5% 5.7% -4.1% 2.2% 1.8%
2012 8.3% 8.5% -6.5% 6.4% 0.3%
2011 -19.7% -4.9% -2.0% -15.6% 2.1%
2010 22.6% 6.1% -4.9% 12.8% 7.7%
2009 44.7% -0.4% 13.4% 20.2% 6.6%
2008 -25.4% -6.5% -5.1% -9.5% -7.1%
2007 33.8% 3.2% 8.6% 8.3% 10.3%
2006 24.1% 12.7% -10.0% 6.1% 15.3%
2005 40.6% -1.6% 13.0% 16.9% 8.2%
2004 20.4% 2.2% -5.9% 10.4% 13.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd ORD 5.53%
USD Cash 4.93%
Sanlam Ltd ORD 4.08%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 3.89%
BB Seguridade Participacoes SA ORD 3.53%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ORD 3.49%
Baidu Inc DR 3.42%
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd ORD 3.36%
Naspers Ltd ORD 3.02%
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd ORD 3.01%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Ireland
  7. Italy
  8. Liechtenstein
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Portugal
  12. Singapore
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/11/2003
  • Share Class size2,312Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0033535182

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.50%

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