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Contact details

155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XY
+44 (0) 845 082 2479 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Robert Smith01-Nov-2008 to Present
Gianluca Giardina» 09-Aug-2004 to 31-Oct-2008
Susannah Lloyd» 01-Jun-2004 to 11-Jan-2005
Sascha Hirsch» 01-Dec-2003 to 31-May-2004
Sarah Austin» 01-Jun-2003 to 30-Nov-2003
Jan Mantel» 01-Apr-2002 to 01-Jun-2003
Sylvia Solomon» 01-Apr-2001 to 01-Jul-2002

Investment objectives

To achieve long term capital growth through investment in German markets.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 104 / 132 11 / 108
Quartile 4 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 12.96 15.01
Alpha -5.69 8.20
Beta 1.49 1.57
Sharpe -0.01 0.88
Info Ratio -0.44 1.13
R2 0.40 0.68
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Specialist»
performance chart
ACC -3.7+62.0+58.7+29.9+29.6-19.2+21.2
  SPECIALIST   +1.0+14.0+23.0+3.5+9.1-7.4+16.5
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH I INC GBP INC 505.80 (p) 19-Dec-2014 1.40 0.82% G60C B8DDY87
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH I ACC GBP ACC 556.70 (p) 19-Dec-2014 1.30 0.82% J6JC B9M3QX4
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH INC GBP INC 507.20 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.50 1.57% B8T8 B2PSLJ8
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH INC EUR INC 6.46 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.50 1.57% B8T9 B2PSLK9
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH ACC GBP ACC 549.50 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.70 1.57% BO34 0082257
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH ACC EUR ACC 7.00 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.70 1.57% BO56 0819206
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH GBP EUR ACC 7.00 (EUR) 7.35 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 n/a 1.57% GTVH
pdf BARING GERMAN GROWTH A ACC USD ACC 8.58 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.70 1.57% JSCX BF2H6K5

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 Unit Trust
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£373.6m / $583.4m (30-Nov-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch08-May-1990
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryRoyal Bank of Scotland Plc
RegistrarBaring Fund Managers Limited
Multi-ManagerFettered Fund of Funds
Dividend policyMay 16 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Germany Equity Mixed Specialist
Largest holdings, 30-Nov-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
BAYER AG 10.00 2 - -
ALLIANZ SE 8.10 3 - -
SIEMENS AG 6.70 4 - -
BASF SE 4.20 6 - *
SAP SE 3.90 7 - -
BMW 3.90 8 - -
AIRBUS GROUP 3.90 9 - -
FREENET AG 2.30 10 - -
Regional weightings, 30-Nov-2014
Germany99.401 99.40% Germany
Cash & Equivalents0.602 0.60% Cash & Equivalents
Sector weightings, 30-Nov-2014
Consumer Discretionary24.101 24.10% Consumer Discretionary
Industrials23.902 23.90% Industrials
Materials18.003 18.00% Materials
Financials12.204 12.20% Financials
Information Technology11.805 11.80% Information Technology
Telecom Services6.806 6.80% Telecom Services
Others2.607 2.60% Others
Money Market0.608 0.60% Money Market

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

German Equities, 99.40%
99.4000% ofGerman Equities
Cash & Equivalents, 0.60%
0.6000% ofCash & Equivalents

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