Jupiter Emerging European Opportunities I

A focused portfolio of Eastern European equities with a large Russian exposure.

  • 245.57p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.16%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 4.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 20 January 2021, fund data last updated 30 May 2014

This fund has a Central and Eastern European equity mandate and is targeting long-term capital growth. Stock selection is fundamentally driven although the manager will also consider the macro-economic environment. The fund is unconstrained by benchmark weightings and the manager is prepared to take aggressive bets on stocks, sectors and countries. The fund has traditionally maintained a large Russian exposure in common with the benchmark.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched September, 2011
Size £75m
Yield 4.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 1.16%

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Investment process

This fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in companies which operate or reside in Central or Eastern Europe including Russia, the Baltic States, former USSR states and Turkey. In extreme situations the manager may take positions in Emerging Europe debt to mitigate capital losses. The stock selection process emphasises companies with proven business models, healthy and sustainable financial status and dedicated management, that are likely to outperform the market throughout the business cycle. The manager does not usually invest in IPOs. Portfolio construction also incorporates a macro-economic and sector view. Langridge has been reviewing the fund’s existing process and will take a longer term view on the underlying stocks, aiming to reduce the portfolio turnover. In addition, she has reduced the fund’s illiquid stock positions and the portfolio will be tilted towards larger and medium sized companies going forward.

Further to Elena Shaftan’s departure in January 2014, the fund will now be run by the existing co-manager Colin Croft and a new manager, Kathryn Langridge who has also been managing Jupiter Global Emerging Markets Fund since 2010. Croft speaks fluent Russian and has deep knowledge and good understanding of Eastern European markets and is more fluent, compared to Langridge, with regards to stock specifics. The fund has traditionally maintained a relatively large Russian exposure in comparison with the benchmark, although the manager is prepared to have a significant underweight position in that market when appropriate. The fund has been lagging the benchmark and investors are advised to consider other alternatives.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.42%
  • 17/18 0.35%
  • 18/19 -0.75%
  • 19/20 0.05%
  • 20/21 -0.13%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.28%
  • 5 years -0.18%
  • Career -0.24%
  • 3 years 25.10%
  • 5 years 36.30%
  • Career 27.10%

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

Colin Croft

Track record

Colin Croft has 6 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.24%. During the worst period of relative performance (from January 2015 - July 2020) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 34%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -34.00% (December 2019 - October 2020)
Relative -18.00% (January 2015 - July 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

8.8523% Sberbank Of Russia
8.3988% Lukoil Pjsc
7.8138% Gazprom Pjsc
7.0215% Mmc Norilsk Nickel Pjsc
4.3757% Novatek Pao
4.0438% Tatnefteprom
3.4686% Otp Bank
3.019% Polyus Gold Plc
2.8597% Cd Projeckt Sa
2.5094% Rosneft Oil Co
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Oil & Gas 35.00%
Financials 24.00%
Basic Materials 20.00%
Consumer Services 7.00%
Consumer Goods 6.00%
Telecommunications 4.00%
Technology 3.00%
Money Market 2.00%

Portfolio

Approximately 30-40 holdings. Although the fund can technically invest in 25 countries Russia, Poland, Hungary, Turkey and the Czech Republic have tended to account for the bulk of the fund’s exposure.

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