M&G Pan European Select A

Concentrated portfolio of European (including UK) equities.

  • 211.84p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 467.94p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 4.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.69%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 2.60%
    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 21 September 2020, fund data last updated 01 January 2002

The fund aims to deliver capital growth and income over the long term (that is, five years or more) through a concentrated portfolio of between 25 and 35 holdings from across Europe, including the UK. Stocks are selected based on their individual merits, with a focus on quality businesses where an element of change is helping to drive their value. Crucially, the fund manager will purchase shares in a company when short-term issues have provided a clear valuation opportunity, with a view to holding those shares over the long term.

Fund summary

Sector Europe Including UK
Structure OEIC
Launched September, 1989
Size £126m
Yield 2.60%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 30 Apr, 31 Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.69%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.35%
  • 16/17 -0.25%
  • 17/18 0.03%
  • 18/19 0.12%
  • 19/20 0.05%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.07%
  • 5 years -0.08%
  • Career -0.05%
  • 3 years 75.50%
  • 5 years 50.40%
  • Career 57.10%

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

John William Olsen

Prior to joining M&G in April 2014, Olsen spent 16 years with Danske Capital where he became portfolio manager for the firm’s Global StockPicking and Global Select Funds, as well as its European Select equity strategy in 2002. He joined Danske Capital from Danske Bank in 1998, working first in Danish equities and then global telecommunications and technology equities analysis.

Track record

John William Olsen has 6.2 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.05%. During the worst period of relative performance (from September 2015 - March 2018) there was a decline of 9% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 15%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -15.00% (January 2020 - March 2020)
Relative -9.00% (September 2015 - March 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

6.7% Novo-Nordisk As
6.2% Schneider Electric Se
5.7% Dsv Panalpina As
5.4% Fresenius Medical Care Ag & Co.kgaa
5.3% Nestle Sa
5% Akzo Nobel Nv
4.9% Linde Ag
4.9% Kuehne & Nagel International Ag
4.8% Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
4.7% Unilever
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 23.00%
Health Care 18.00%
Consumer Staples 15.00%
Materials 11.00%
Consumer Discretionary 10.00%
Information Technology 8.00%
Financials 6.00%
Energy 4.00%
Communications 4.00%
Money Market 1.00%

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