Legal & General European Trust I

A primarily large-cap European equity fund targeting capital growth.

  • 631.90p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 729.40p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.81%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 30 July 2021

The objective of this fund is to provide growth. The fund will typically invest between 90% and 100% in company shares. The fund will invest in a broad range of company shares from all economic sectors. The company shares that the fund invests in will be exclusively from Europe (excluding the UK). These shares will be issued by leading industrial and commercial companies as well as newly emerging companies.

Fund summary

Sector Europe Excluding UK
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched August, 2012
Size £154m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 28 Sep

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 0.81%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.09%
  • 17/18 0.45%
  • 18/19 -1.39%
  • 19/20 1.51%
  • 20/21 0.49%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.20%
  • 5 years 0.19%
  • Career 0.15%
  • 3 years 69.20%
  • 5 years 77.60%
  • Career 88.90%

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

Gavin Launder

Launder joined Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in 2007 and is a Fund Manager within the High Alpha team for Europe ex-UK portfolios. He joined LGIM from BlueBay Asset Management where he was a Global Equities Analyst. He spent the majority of his buy-side career as a Portfolio Manager with UBS O’Connor. Prior to this, he was a top-rated, sell-side analyst covering the Autos, Capital Goods and conglomerates sectors at investment banks including SG Warburg (now part of UBS) and Goldman Sachs. Launder holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from University College, London.

Track record

Gavin Launder has 10.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.15%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2018 - September 2019) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 26%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 89%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -26.00% (June 2011 - September 2011)
Relative -18.00% (May 2018 - September 2019)

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

3.7% Teleperformance
3.6% Teamviewer Ag
3.4% Campari.
3.4% Adyen
3.4% Vestas Wind Systems
3.3% Varta Ag
3.2% Infineon Technologies Ag
3.2% Nestle Sa
3.1% Cellnex Telecom Sa
3.1% Asml Holding Nv
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Others 24.00%
Consumer Goods 20.00%
Technology 15.00%
Health Care 14.00%
Industrials 7.00%
Oil & Gas 6.00%
Consumer Services 6.00%
Telecommunications 3.00%
Basic Materials 3.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.00%

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