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Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) - Argonaut A GBP

Ranked 31 out of 86 in - European Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Philip Best

Geneva-based Philip Best is the founding partner and is a fund manager at Quaero Capital. Prior to establishing Quaero in 2003, Philip served in a series of roles in the financial industry including fund manager at Warburg Investment Management, European equity sales at Enskilda Securities, French Equity sales at Fauchier Magnan in Paris and European equity sales at The Europe Co Ltd (Jefferies International). He holds a degree in Modern History from University of Oxford. Away from the office, Philip enjoys shooting, skiing and the cinema and theatre.

Marc Saint John Webb

Marc Saint John Webb has 20 years’ experience of investing in European equities, starting out as a stockbroker for Warburg Securities in Paris in 1987. He subsequently worked as a research analyst for Schelcher Prince before moving on to small cap stockpicking at Oddo. In 1997, he joined CCF Elysées Bourse as Head of the Small Caps division, where he developed a new research product specifically for smaller companies. In 2001, he co-founded Ixis-Rothschild Midcaps, a joint venture specialising in corporate brokerage and research on French mid-sized companies. He joined Argos Managers in 2006 as co-manager of The Argonaut Fund and launched The Family Enterprise Fund in 2007. Born in 1965, Marc studied at Aston Business School in England, Madrid Complutense in Spain and INSEAD in France. He holds the diploma of the SFAF (French analysts’ association).

Objective

The objective of the Sub-Fund is to maximise long term capital growth by investing primarily in a portfolio of micro and small capitalisation European companies.The Sub-Fund will invest at least 75% of its net assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents, in shares of companies quoted on European stock exchanges, applying a strongly "bottom up" stock picking approach.The fund will aim to exploit valuation inefficiencies in the market using a strong value style approach. The Sub-Fund will not invest more than 10% of its net assets in UCITS and other UCIs.

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Performance

European Small & Medium Companies over : 31/01/2018 - 31/01/2019
  • Rank 31/86 Total Return
  • Rank 6/86 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 16/86 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
4 Montanaro European Income GBP Dis GBP

11.3

5 Metropole Avenir Europe W GBP

11.4

6 Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) - Argonaut A GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

11.6

7 AXA WF Framlington Europe Small Cap A C GBP

12.0

8 Montanaro European Smaller Companies GBP GBP

12.1

Fund Name Currency Loss
15 Montanaro Select EUR Dis GBP

-16.4%

16 Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) - Argonaut A GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

-16.4%

17 PARVEST Equity Europe Mid Cap C C EUR GBP

-16.5%

18 Dimensional European Small Companies USD Acc GBP

-16.5%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -13.7% -1.1% 0.8% -5.2% -8.6%
2017 20.8% 8.1% 6.5% 1.7% 3.3%
2016 19.8% -2.3% 0.3% 12.4% 8.8%
2015 25.6% 15.0% 1.3% 2.5% 5.2%
2014 1.9% 10.2% 2.7% -7.3% -2.8%
2013 41.8% 7.0% 5.0% 12.8% 11.9%
2012 11.7% 12.6% -9.0% 0.3% 8.7%
2011 -1.4% 13.1% 2.4% -16.6% 2.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Singapore
  6. Spain
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/11/2010
  • Share Class size15Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0512346346
  • Currency exposure is hedged

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment10,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%

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