European Select Fund

ISIN
GB0030928997

Price (16.09.2019)
16.63

% Price Change
0.10

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income, net of the Ongoing Charge Figure, that is higher than the FTSE World Europe ex UK Index over any five-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investment: At least 80% of the fund is invested directly in the shares of companies that are based, or do most of their business, in Europe (excluding the UK), across any sector and of any size. The fund usually holds shares in fewer than 50 companies.

Other investments: The fund may also invest in other funds (including funds managed by M&G), cash or assets that can be turned into cash quickly.

Derivatives: The fund may use derivatives with the aim of reducing risks and costs or managing the fund more efficiently.

Strategy in brief: The fund employs a disciplined approach to analyse and select each company. The strategy invests in companies with sustainable competitive advantages that have the opportunity to reinvest their capital in projects that can deliver the highest rates of return. The fund manager seeks to identify companies that generate rising cashflows, and primarily allocate them to grow their businesses and dividends.

Risks associated with the fund

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The fund holds a small number of investments, and therefore a fall in the value of a single investment may have a greater impact than if it held a larger number of investments.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

In exceptional circumstances where assets cannot be fairly valued, or have to be sold at a large discount to raise cash, we may temporarily suspend the fund in the best interest of all investors.

The fund could lose money if a counterparty with which it does business becomes unwilling or unable to repay money owed to the fund.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

Other information

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash. 

Performance

Fund Team

Richard Halle

Richard Halle - Fund manager

Richard Halle has been the fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch and was the fund manager on the equivalent UK-authorised OEIC from 2008 to 2018. Richard was appointed fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund and co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. He has been deputy manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch. Richard initially joined M&G in 1999 as a sector analyst focusing on insurance and has been managing various institutional mandates on a European value strategy since 2002. Prior to M&G, Richard worked as a security analyst for the Sedgwick Group. He graduated from the University of Natal in South Africa with a bachelor of commerce and is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography
Daniel White

Daniel White - Deputy Manager

Daniel White has been fund manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch, and became co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. On the same date, Daniel became deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund. He has been deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch. Daniel initially joined M&G in 2005 as a sector analyst and has worked closely with Richard Halle since 2008. Daniel previously worked at Deloitte & Touche as an accountant after graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc in oceanography in 2001. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005 and is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography
Kotaro Miyata

Kotaro Miyata - Investment specialist

Kotaro Miyata is the investment specialist providing support for M&G's equity income fund range which includes the M&G Global Dividend Fund, as well as the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund and the M&G (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure Fund, which were launched in October 2017. Prior to joining M&G in 2006, he was a fund manager at Invesco Asset Management, where he was responsible for European and UK equities within the Global Equities team. Kotaro holds the Securities Institute Diploma and graduated from Oxford University in 1994 with a degree in classics.

 Team member biography

Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

2 Star Rating

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