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Contact details

50 Stratton street, London, United Kingdom, W1J 8LL
0800 374 810 (Broker Line)
0870 606 6408 (Dealing)
0207 499 1610 (Fax Number)
0207 588 2721 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Aaron Barnfather01-Mar-2008 to Present
* Barnaby Wilson»01-Dec-2008 to Present
* Paul Selvey Clinton»01-Aug-2014 to Present
Mark Little»01-Apr-2004 to 30-Nov-2008
Gabrielle Boyle»01-Jan-1993 to 28-Feb-2008
Marc Pollard»27-Aug-1986 to 31-Mar-2002

Investment objectives

To achieve long-term capital growth by investing in shares of continental European companies.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 32 / 99 32 / 93
Quartile 2 2

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 10.84 13.24
Alpha 1.13 -0.41
Beta 1.10 1.06
Sharpe 0.11 1.01
Info Ratio 0.78 0.19
R2 0.98 0.97
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe Excluding UK»
performance chart
INC +2.8+56.6+41.0+22.6+24.2-14.9+5.8
  EUROPE EXCLUDING UK   +1.6+54.8+41.0+23.6+23.3-16.8+9.5
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf LAZARD EUROPEAN ALPHA RET C INC INC 558.40 (p) 19-Dec-2014 n/a 0.81% GW3A B6S1MZ5
pdf LAZARD EUROPEAN ALPHA RET C ACC ACC 618.30 (p) 19-Dec-2014 n/a 0.81% GW3B B7WP658
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf LAZARD EUROPEAN ALPHA RET ACC ACC 608.50 (p) 19-Dec-2014 1.90 1.57% F8X2 B6267W8
pdf LAZARD EUROPEAN ALPHA INST INC INC 561.90 (p) 19-Dec-2014 2.30 1.07% LZ44 0846895
pdf LAZARD EUROPEAN ALPHA RET INC INC 560.30 (p) 19-Dec-2014 1.90 1.57% LZ78 0846884

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£92.0m / $143.6m (19-Dec-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch27-Aug-1986
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 200,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.00%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryState Street Trustees Limited
RegistrarBank of New York Mellon (International) Limited
Dividend policyApr 01, Oct 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Ex UK Equity Mixed Europe Excluding UK
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
NOVARTIS AG 7.30 1 - -
BAYER AG 4.90 2 - -
BNP PARIBAS 3.80 4 - -
UNILEVER NV 3.60 5 - -
ALLIANZ SE 3.10 6 - -
NOVO-NORDISK AS 2.90 7 - -
SWEDBANK AB 2.40 8 - -
AIRBUS GROUP 2.40 9 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Germany21.601 21.60% Germany
Others15.402 15.40% Others
Switzerland15.203 15.20% Switzerland
France11.404 11.40% France
Netherlands10.505 10.50% Netherlands
Belgium5.506 5.50% Belgium
Denmark5.107 5.10% Denmark
Spain5.008 5.00% Spain
Norway4.109 4.10% Norway
Sweden3.4010 3.40% Sweden
Cash2.8011 2.80% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Financials27.401 27.40% Financials
Consumer Goods18.602 18.60% Consumer Goods
Health Care14.303 14.30% Health Care
Industrials11.104 11.10% Industrials
Basic Materials6.405 6.40% Basic Materials
Consumer Services6.006 6.00% Consumer Services
Technology4.607 4.60% Technology
Telecommunications4.508 4.50% Telecommunications
Oil & Gas3.209 3.20% Oil & Gas
Cash2.8010 2.80% Cash
Utilities1.1011 1.10% Utilities

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, 21.60%
21.6000% ofGerman Equities
International Equities, 15.40%
15.4000% ofInternational Equities
Swiss Equities, 15.20%
15.2000% ofSwiss Equities
French Equities, 11.40%
11.4000% ofFrench Equities
Dutch Equities, 10.50%
10.5000% ofDutch Equities
Belgian Equities, 5.50%
5.5000% ofBelgian Equities
Danish Equities, 5.10%
5.1000% ofDanish Equities
Spanish Equities, 5.00%
5.0000% ofSpanish Equities
Norwegian Equities, 4.10%
4.1000% ofNorwegian Equities
Swedish Equities, 3.40%
3.4000% ofSwedish Equities
Money Market, 2.80%
2.8000% ofMoney Market

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