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10 Queens Terrace, AB10 1YG
0800 592 487 (Broker Line)
0800 833 580 (Dealing)
0845 300 2890 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Pan-European Equity Team19-Oct-1990 to Present

Investment objectives

To grow your capital by investing mostly in European smaller companies. These companies are generally those valued at less than €5 billion at the time of investment.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 11 / 14 14 / 14
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 9.03 11.31
Alpha -2.62 -2.22
Beta 0.90 0.80
Sharpe -0.01 0.30
Info Ratio -0.60 -0.88
R2 0.83 0.85
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA European Smaller Companies»
performance chart
ACC -2.0+43.2+52.1+18.3+23.5-8.9+16.6
  IMA EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES   +0.8+64.1+64.6+33.3+22.1-13.4+15.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES EQUITY Z ACC ACC 1160.26 (p) 27-Nov-2014 2.00 0.14% KZ81 B0XWN69
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES EQUITY A ACC ACC 1003.34 (p) 27-Nov-2014 0.40 1.64% KZ80 B0XWN47

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£99.4m / $156.9m (26-Nov-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch19-Oct-1990
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing times12 Noon on Trade Date
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: 0.00%;
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyAug 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Equity Mixed IMA European Smaller Companies
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Prev Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Sage 3.80 1 (3) - *
Croda Intl 3.80 2 (4) - *
Kongsberg Gruppen 3.70 3 (1) - -
MTU Aero Engines 3.60 4 (2) - -
Vienna Insurance Group 3.60 5 (6) - -
Euromoney Institutional Investor 3.50 6 (5) - *
Symrise 3.30 7 (7) - -
Spirax-Sarco Engineering 3.20 8 (8) - -
Viscofan 3.00 9 (9) - -
Fuchs Petrolub 2.70 10 (-) - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
United Kingdom 37.301(1) 37.30% United Kingdom
Germany 19.702(2) 19.70% Germany
Cash13.003(10) 13.00% Cash
Switzerland 8.304(3) 8.30% Switzerland
Spain 4.205(6) 4.20% Spain
Norway 3.706(5) 3.70% Norway
Austria 3.607(8) 3.60% Austria
Sweden 3.508(7) 3.50% Sweden
Netherlands 3.409(4) 3.40% Netherlands
France 3.3010(9) 3.30% France
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Industrials 31.501(1) 31.50% Industrials
Consumer Goods 15.302(2) 15.30% Consumer Goods
Basic Materials 14.503(3) 14.50% Basic Materials
Cash13.004(9) 13.00% Cash
Financial 7.605(4) 7.60% Financial
Consumer Services 7.206(5) 7.20% Consumer Services
Technology 6.107(6) 6.10% Technology
Telecommunications 2.608(8) 2.60% Telecommunications
Oil & Gas 2.209(7) 2.20% Oil & Gas

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

UK Equities, 37.30%
37.3000% ofUK Equities
German Equities, 19.70%
19.7000% ofGerman Equities
Money Market, 13.00%
13.0000% ofMoney Market
Swiss Equities, 8.30%
8.3000% ofSwiss Equities
Spanish Equities, 4.20%
4.2000% ofSpanish Equities
Norwegian Equities, 3.70%
3.7000% ofNorwegian Equities
Austrian Equities, 3.60%
3.6000% ofAustrian Equities
Swedish Equities, 3.50%
3.5000% ofSwedish Equities
Dutch Equities, 3.40%
3.4000% ofDutch Equities
French Equities, 3.30%
3.3000% ofFrench Equities

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