JPM Emerging Europe Equity A

Specialist fund investing in Central and Eastern European countries with a large exposure to Russia

  • 40.56p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 198.50p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 4.25% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.68%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 5.20%
    Yield

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Prices as at 28 October 2020, fund data last updated 27 July 2010

This European emerging market fund is run by Oleg Biryulyov from Moscow. The aim is long term capital growth and to achieve this the manager invests primarily in companies operating or investing in central and eastern Europe, with a significant proportion typically held in Russia.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure OEIC
Launched November, 1997
Size £61m
Yield 5.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Apr

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.25%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.68%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 0.27%
  • 16/17 -0.25%
  • 17/18 -1.27%
  • 18/19 0.09%
  • 19/20 0.98%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.07%
  • 5 years -0.04%
  • Career 0.07%
  • 3 years 52.00%
  • 5 years 57.90%
  • Career 82.60%

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

Oleg Biryulyov

Biryulyov is an investment manager responsible for Eastern and Emerging European and Russian equities in the Global Emerging Markets Group based in Moscow. An employee since 1994, he was previously a portfolio manager for Flemings Urals Regional Venture Fund and prior to that was an investment analyst. Before joining the firm, he was an investment analyst at Energomash Corporation, Russia. Biryulyov has a degree in economics from Moscow State University, Lomonosov and is a holder of the CFA designation.

Track record

Oleg Biryulyov has 15.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.07%. During the worst period of relative performance (from October 2010 - December 2018) there was a decline of 30% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 69%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 83%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -69.00% (May 2008 - February 2009)
Relative -30.00% (October 2010 - December 2018)

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

8.4% Lukoil Pjsc
7.6% Cd Projekt Red Sa
6.1% Sberbank Of Russia
5.8% Tatnefteprom
5% Gazprom Pjsc
4.4% Polyus Pjsc
4.4% Epam Systems Inc
4.4% Mmc Norilsk Nickel Pjsc
4.1% Yandex Nv
3.9% Polymetal Intl Plc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Energy 26.00%
Materials 19.00%
Communications 18.00%
Financials 11.00%
Consumer Staples 11.00%
Information Technology 6.00%
Consumer Discretionary 5.00%
Money Market 2.00%
Others 1.00%
Real Estate 1.00%

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