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Contact details

31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA
0800 718 788 (Dealing)
020 7658 6965 (Fax Number)
0800 718 777 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* James Sym14-Jun-2013 to Present
Chris Rice»02-May-2012 to 13-Jun-2013
James Sym»01-Oct-2012 to 13-Jun-2013

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide capital growth and income. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of large and medium-sized European companies, excluding the UK. The fund will typically hold fewer than 50 companies with no bias to any particular industry. The fund follows an investment approach based around the business cycle, where the managers attempt to identify turning points in the cycle and then focus on the types of companies they believe will benefit from it. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 5 / 101 -
Quartile 1 -

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 0 FE Crown Rating
(Short History)


  1y 3y
Volatility 14.14 n/a
Alpha 8.21 n/a
Beta 1.24 n/a
Sharpe 1.11 n/a
Info Ratio 1.79 n/a
R2 0.88 n/a
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe Excluding UK»
performance chart
ACC +12.9n/an/a+38.2n/an/an/a
  EUROPE EXCLUDING UK   +5.7+56.4+42.6+28.2+15.4-9.4+0.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME Z INC INC 160.60 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.40 0.95% 11LX B7FHV23
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME Z ACC ACC 172.80 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.30 0.95% 11LY B6S00Y7
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME Z HEDGED INC INC 176.80 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.19 0.95% I7TD B9DLYT9
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME L INC INC 56.48 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.73 0.88% J6IQ B94WQJ5
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME L ACC ACC 57.25 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.64 0.88% J6IR B9GTQ50
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME C INC INC 159.70 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.40 1.20% 11LT B6QR3M9
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME C ACC ACC 170.50 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.31 1.20% 11LU B75ZTX4
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME A INC INC 157.80 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.42 1.70% 11LV B7CM2R3
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME A ACC ACC 169.80 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.32 1.70% 11LW B79FC31
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN ALPHA INCOME C HEDGED INC INC 176.00 (p) 22-Sep-2014 3.18 1.20% I7TC B8VX2T6

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£309.9m / $505.4m (19-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch02-May-2012
Pricing times12:00 Dealing frequencyn/a
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarJ.P. Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
Dividend policyJan 01 (Final), Apr 01, Jul 01, Oct 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Ex UK Equity Mixed Europe Excluding UK
Largest holdings, 29-Aug-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Abengoa 4.93 1 - -
Pandora 4.82 2 - -
Renault 4.82 3 - -
Delta Lloyd 4.69 4 - -
Valeo 4.56 5 - -
Wienerberger 4.43 6 - -
AXA 3.86 7 - -
Eni 3.66 8 - -
ING Groep 3.14 9 - -
Rexel 2.91 10 - -
Regional weightings, 29-Aug-2014
France32.911 32.91% France
Italy11.782 11.78% Italy
Spain11.543 11.54% Spain
Switzerland10.684 10.68% Switzerland
Netherlands8.975 8.97% Netherlands
Austria6.376 6.37% Austria
Denmark4.827 4.82% Denmark
Belgium4.338 4.33% Belgium
Norway3.639 3.63% Norway
Finland2.2210 2.22% Finland
Portugal1.3111 1.31% Portugal
Sweden0.9312 0.93% Sweden
Germany0.3613 0.36% Germany
Cash0.1514 0.15% Cash
Sector weightings, 29-Aug-2014
Financials31.161 31.16% Financials
Industrials25.572 25.57% Industrials
Consumer Goods14.203 14.20% Consumer Goods
Oil & Gas10.434 10.43% Oil & Gas
Technology5.645 5.64% Technology
Utilities3.806 3.80% Utilities
Telecommunications3.027 3.02% Telecommunications
Consumer Services2.488 2.48% Consumer Services
Health Care2.399 2.39% Health Care
Basic Materials1.1610 1.16% Basic Materials
Cash0.1511 0.15% Cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

French Equities, 32.91%
32.9100% ofFrench Equities
Italian Equities, 11.78%
11.7800% ofItalian Equities
Spanish Equities, 11.54%
11.5400% ofSpanish Equities
Swiss Equities, 10.68%
10.6800% ofSwiss Equities
Dutch Equities, 8.97%
8.9700% ofDutch Equities
Austrian Equities, 6.37%
6.3700% ofAustrian Equities
Danish Equities, 4.82%
4.8200% ofDanish Equities
Belgian Equities, 4.33%
4.3300% ofBelgian Equities
Norwegian Equities, 3.63%
3.6300% ofNorwegian Equities
Finnish Equities, 2.22%
2.2200% ofFinnish Equities
Portuguese Equities, 1.31%
1.3100% ofPortuguese Equities
Swedish Equities, 0.93%
0.9300% ofSwedish Equities
German Equities, 0.36%
0.3600% ofGerman Equities
Money Market, 0.15%
0.1500% ofMoney Market

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