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Comgest Growth Europe ex UK GBP I H Acc

Ranked 1 out of 128 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Arnaud Cosserat

Arnaud Cosserat joined Comgest in 1996 and is today chief executive officer of the Comgest Group. Arnaud is a long-standing portfolio manager within the European equity team and holds the role of chief investment officer, responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment team and ensuring the best practices are in place to entrench the firm’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then Generali as a portfolio manager. He holds a Master’s degree in Science from the ESSEC business school in Paris, and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF).

Franz Weis

Franz Weis joined Comgest in 2005 as a portfolio manager and analyst and is today a managing director of the Comgest Group and team manager of Comgest’s European equity investment team. Weis co-leads most of Comgest’s European equity public funds and maintains responsibility for a number of European segregated mandates. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford & Co. where he worked as a portfolio manager before joining F&C Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager and director of European equities in 1999. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh with a master’s degree in international banking and financial studies.

Alistair Wittet

Alistair Wittet joined Comgest in 2012 and is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in European equities. Wittet co-leads Comgest’s Pan Europe, Europe ex UK and Europe Smaller Companies strategies. He started his career in 2006 as an analyst at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh. He went on to join Citigroup’s London office in 2009, specialising in the pan‐European food retail sector as an equity analyst. A British and French national, Wittet is a Geography graduate from Durham University and a CFA charterholder.


The investment objective of the Europe ex UK 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 having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in any European country with the exception of the United Kingdom.

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Europe Excluding UK over : 30/04/2018 - 30/04/2019
  • Rank 1/128 Total Return
  • Rank 113/128 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 71/128 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
1 Comgest Growth Europe ex UK GBP I H Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



2 Aberdeen European Equity A Acc GBP


3 Scottish Widows European Select Growth A Acc GBP


4 AS SICAV I - European Equity (ex-UK) A Acc EUR GBP


5 LF Miton European Opportunities B Acc GBP


Fund Name Currency Risk
111 MI Chelverton European Select B Acc GBP


112 BGF Continental European Flexible A2 EUR GBP


113 Comgest Growth Europe ex UK GBP I H Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



114 Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity F GBP Acc GBP


115 LF Miton European Opportunities B Acc GBP


Fund Name Currency Loss
69 Lazard European Equity B Inc EUR GBP


69 FP CRUX European I GBP Inc GBP


71 Comgest Growth Europe ex UK GBP I H Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



72 Jupiter European Special Situations Acc GBP


73 PUTM European Acc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 16.8%
2018 -1.5% -1.6% 11.6% 5.3% -14.8%
2017 16.1% 9.4% 3.5% 1.4% 1.1%
2016 0.2% -6.0% 3.6% 4.0% -1.0%
2015 16.7% 13.0% -4.7% 0.0% 8.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Bahrain
  2. France
  3. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date18/12/2014
  • Share Class size08Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • Currency exposure is hedged

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5Mn
  • 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).