Barclays Europe (ex-UK) Alpha A

Large cap fund investing in both value and growth stocks.

  • 263.40p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 321.80p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 4.50% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.80%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.80%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 02 December 2020, fund data last updated 30 September 2003

The Fund seeks superior long-term capital growth primarily through investment in companies of European countries, excluding the UK. The Fund invests across a range of industries and may make an allocation to securities issued by companies domiciled and/or listed or traded in the UK.

Fund summary

Sector Europe Excluding UK
Structure OEIC
Launched February, 2000
Size £38m
Yield 0.80%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 15 Jul

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.50%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.80%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.86%
  • 16/17 -0.16%
  • 17/18 -0.16%
  • 18/19 0.10%
  • 19/20 -0.80%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.28%
  • 5 years -0.38%
  • Career -0.06%
  • 3 years 27.10%
  • 5 years 12.70%
  • Career 66.70%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Barclays Wealth Management

Track record

Barclays Wealth Management has 14.6 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.06%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2009 - April 2020) there was a decline of 24% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 34%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -34.00% (May 2007 - March 2009)
Relative -24.00% (February 2009 - April 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

6.3% Sika Ag
5.9% Sap Se
5.7% Lonza Group Ag
5.4% Lvmh Moet Hennessy Vuitton Se
5.4% Novo Nordisk A/S
5.3% Asml Holding Nv
5.1% Royal Unibrew A/S
4.6% Dsv Panalpina As
3.6% Safran Sa
3.6% Relx Plc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Technology 22.00%
Health Care 18.00%
Industrials 16.00%
Cyclical Consumer Goods 15.00%
Basic Materials 11.00%
Consumer Staples 5.00%
Financial Services 5.00%
Communications 4.00%
Energy 2.00%

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