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Contact details

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 14 / 14 13 / 14
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

n/aS&P Rating
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 8.30 14.08
Alpha -5.02 -2.62
Beta 0.71 0.85
Sharpe 0.00 0.11
Info Ratio -1.36 -0.77
R2 0.79 0.89
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA European Smaller Companies»
performance chart
ACC +0.4+41.9+76.5+21.8+16.1+3.4+20.3
  IMA EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES   +6.6+59.3+86.9+32.3+13.0+2.7+14.2
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES EQUITY Z ACC ACC 1165.63 (p) 21-Aug-2014 2.50 0.14% KZ81 B0XWN69
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES EQUITY A ACC ACC 1011.79 (p) 21-Aug-2014 1.20 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£83.1m / $137.9m (21-Aug-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, 30-Jun-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Kongsberg Gruppen 4.60 1 - -
Vienna Insurance Group 4.40 2 - -
MTU Aero Engines 4.20 3 - -
Sage 4.10 4 - *
Symrise 3.80 5 - -
Weir Group 3.70 6 - -
Euromoney Institutional Investor 3.70 7 - *
Croda Intl 3.60 8 - *
Viscofan 3.40 9 - -
Spirax-Sarco Engineering 3.20 10 - -
Regional weightings, 30-Jun-2014
United Kingdom 39.281 39.28% United Kingdom
Germany 20.292 20.29% Germany
Switzerland 11.883 11.88% Switzerland
Netherlands 5.924 5.92% Netherlands
Spain 4.715 4.71% Spain
Norway 4.566 4.56% Norway
Austria 4.407 4.40% Austria
Sweden 3.458 3.45% Sweden
France 3.429 3.42% France
Cash2.0910 2.09% Cash
Sector weightings, 30-Jun-2014
Industrials 36.571 36.57% Industrials
Consumer Goods 15.652 15.65% Consumer Goods
Basic Materials 15.333 15.33% Basic Materials
Financial 8.554 8.55% Financial
Consumer Services 7.335 7.33% Consumer Services
Technology 6.586 6.58% Technology
Oil & Gas 4.867 4.86% Oil & Gas
Telecommunications 3.048 3.04% Telecommunications
Cash2.099 2.09% 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

UK Equities, 39.28%
39.2800% ofUK Equities
German Equities, 20.29%
20.2900% ofGerman Equities
Swiss Equities, 11.88%
11.8800% ofSwiss Equities
Dutch Equities, 5.92%
5.9200% ofDutch Equities
Spanish Equities, 4.71%
4.7100% ofSpanish Equities
Norwegian Equities, 4.56%
4.5600% ofNorwegian Equities
Austrian Equities, 4.40%
4.4000% ofAustrian Equities
Swedish Equities, 3.45%
3.4500% ofSwedish Equities
French Equities, 3.42%
3.4200% ofFrench Equities
Money Market, 2.09%
2.0900% ofMoney Market

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