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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

* Steve Cordell14-Jun-2013 to Present
Chris Rice» 18-Dec-2002 to 13-Jun-2013
Erik Fruytier» 01-Sep-2002 to 17-Dec-2002
Jean-Marc Fraysse» 28-Mar-1989 to 31-Aug-2002

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide capital growth. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of large and medium-sized European companies, excluding the UK. The fund has 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 23 / 101 21 / 94
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 11.84 15.36
Alpha 2.01 0.08
Beta 1.09 1.07
Sharpe 0.27 0.83
Info Ratio 0.92 0.35
R2 0.96 0.97
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe Excluding UK»
performance chart
ACC +6.0+57.7+35.4+31.2+13.4-12.3-2.2
  EUROPE EXCLUDING UK   +4.0+53.0+38.3+28.4+14.6-12.0+2.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES Z INC INC 570.80 (p) 01-Oct-2014 2.26 0.93% IJB8 B60BTP2
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES L INC INC 53.45 (p) 01-Oct-2014 2.28 0.86% J6IO B93RZB6
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES L ACC ACC 53.46 (p) 01-Oct-2014 2.28 0.86% J6IP B9F4HD1
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES Z ACC ACC 620.40 (p) 01-Oct-2014 2.21 0.93% KR14 0722188
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES C INC INC 582.60 (p) 01-Oct-2014 2.03 1.18% J6IY B84T4X9
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES A ACC ACC 561.30 (p) 01-Oct-2014 1.55 1.68% KA51 3109335
pdf SCHRODER EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITIES C ACC ACC 594.30 (p) 01-Oct-2014 1.99 1.18% KR02 0722177

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£769.8m / $1,247.9m (01-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch28-Mar-1989
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
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
RegistrarBNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited
Dividend policyJan 01 (Final)
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
Nestle 4.30 1 - -
Novartis 3.90 2 - -
Total 3.57 3 - *
Roche Holding 3.56 4 - -
Bayer 3.28 5 - -
Siemens 3.26 6 - *
Pandora 2.83 7 - -
Sanofi 2.78 8 - -
AXA 2.63 9 - -
Olivetti 2.32 10 - -
Regional weightings, 29-Aug-2014
France25.501 25.50% France
Switzerland19.962 19.96% Switzerland
Germany17.963 17.96% Germany
Italy8.744 8.74% Italy
Spain8.705 8.70% Spain
Netherlands5.176 5.17% Netherlands
Belgium4.237 4.23% Belgium
Denmark3.578 3.57% Denmark
Norway2.239 2.23% Norway
Sweden1.4510 1.45% Sweden
Finland1.2511 1.25% Finland
Cash1.2412 1.24% Cash
Sector weightings, 29-Aug-2014
Financials25.311 25.31% Financials
Consumer Goods17.552 17.55% Consumer Goods
Industrials13.373 13.37% Industrials
Health Care12.584 12.58% Health Care
Oil & Gas9.225 9.22% Oil & Gas
Consumer Services5.486 5.48% Consumer Services
Telecommunications4.677 4.67% Telecommunications
Utilities3.868 3.86% Utilities
Technology3.449 3.44% Technology
Basic Materials3.2810 3.28% Basic Materials
Cash1.2411 1.24% 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, 25.50%
25.5000% ofFrench Equities
Swiss Equities, 19.96%
19.9600% ofSwiss Equities
German Equities, 17.96%
17.9600% ofGerman Equities
Italian Equities, 8.74%
8.7400% ofItalian Equities
Spanish Equities, 8.70%
8.7000% ofSpanish Equities
Dutch Equities, 5.17%
5.1700% ofDutch Equities
Belgian Equities, 4.23%
4.2300% ofBelgian Equities
Danish Equities, 3.57%
3.5700% ofDanish Equities
Norwegian Equities, 2.23%
2.2300% ofNorwegian Equities
Swedish Equities, 1.45%
1.4500% ofSwedish Equities
Finnish Equities, 1.25%
1.2500% ofFinnish Equities
Money Market, 1.24%
1.2400% ofMoney Market

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