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EI Sturdza Strat European Smaller Companies EUR

Ranked 77 out of 86 in - European Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Bertrand Faure

Bertrand Faure is the Portfolio Manager of the EI Sturdza Strategic European Smaller Companies Fund and has been Managing Director of the Investment Adviser, Pascal Investment Advisers SA since its inception in 2002. Prior to joining Pascal Investment Advisers he worked for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in London between 1999 and 2001 as a hedge fund manager focusing on merger arbitrage and event-driven investments. Before joining Och-Ziff he worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs International in London between 1997 and 1999 and was involved mostly in French related mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance projects. Bertrand is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.


The Fund aims to outperform small and medium capitalisation firms operating in European equity markets. Investment will normally be concentrated in a portfolio of 20-30 individual securities and will emphasise investment in companies that have a market capitalization below EUR 3 billion but may invest in companies that have a market capitalization up to EUR 5 billion. Investment in emerging markets will be limited to 20% of assets. The Fund may also invest in corporate bonds if these assets are considered favourable compared to that companys equity securities.

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

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 6.9%
2018 -24.0% -6.7% -1.5% -2.6% -15.2%
2017 27.7% 10.8% 9.2% 3.9% 1.5%
2016 31.5% 4.4% 4.8% 14.7% 4.7%
2015 -2.7% 8.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Albioma SA ORD 7.11%
Barco NV ORD 4.67%
Valmet Oyj ORD 4.66%
Ipsos SA ORD 4.59%
Spie SA ORD 4.42%
Akwel SA ORD 4.09%
Elis SA ORD 4.04%
Freni Brembo SpA ORD 3.87%
Granges AB ORD 3.78%
Somfy SA ORD 3.72%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Italy
  6. Switzerland
  7. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date05/05/2015
  • Share Class size73Mn
  • Base currencyEUR

Purchase Info

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


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