Schroder European Z

Mainstream, mainly large cap continental European equity fund.

  • 125.30p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 142.20p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.91%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.30%
    Yield

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Prices as at 27 January 2022, fund commentary last updated 04 January 2017

The fund targets capital growth through investment in mainly large cap European (ex UK) equities. Manager Martin Skanberg pursues a flexible approach, investing in both growth and value stocks with the aim of performing regardless of the market backdrop. His process is primarily bottom-up, with Skanberg feeding off the ideas of Schroders’ European sector analysts. They look for stocks that have been mis-priced relative to their prospects, and where there is a catalyst for change in the business such as new management.

Fund summary

Sector Europe Excluding UK
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched November, 2011
Size £766m
Yield 1.30%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Mar

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 0.91%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.09%
  • 18/19 -0.21%
  • 19/20 -0.33%
  • 20/21 0.07%
  • 21/22 0.05%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.07%
  • 5 years -0.07%
  • Career 0.09%
  • 3 years 51.60%
  • 5 years 53.20%
  • Career 98.80%

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

Martin Skanberg

Skanberg joined Schroders in 2004 and started managing portfolios in 2006. He now manages the Schroder European and ISF EURO Equity funds. His investment career started in 1994 when he joined SEB Asset Management as an investment analyst for Nordic Industrials and Basic Materials, later becoming Head of European Research. He has also worked for American Express Asset Management as a senior investment analyst responsible for Industrials and Telecoms. Skanberg holds a Masters in Financial Economics.

Track record

Martin Skanberg has 15.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.09%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2018 - May 2019) there was a decline of 11% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 39%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -39.00% (December 2007 - February 2009)
Relative -11.00% (February 2018 - May 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 30 November 2021

4.85% Compagnie Financiere Richemont Sa
4.2% Merck Kgaa
3.54% Asm International Nv
3.54% Be Semiconductor Industries Nv
3.19% Qiagen Nv
3.14% Societe Generale Sa
2.95% Porsche Automobil Hldg Se Non Vtg Prf Npv
2.89% Novozymes A/S
2.85% Danone
2.82% Ucb S.a.
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Health Care 25.00%
Financials 13.00%
Technology 12.00%
Basic Materials 12.00%
Consumer Discretionary 11.00%
Industrials 11.00%
Consumer Staples 8.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Energy 3.00%
Telecommunications 1.00%

Portfolio

50-60 stocks.

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