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Contact details

M&G Group, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH
0800 328 3196 (Dealing)
20 7626 4588 (Enquiries)
0870 043 4200 (Fax Number)
0800 328 3191 (IFA Support)
0800 390 390 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Charles Anniss21-Jan-2011 to Present
* Greg Aldridge»21-Jan-2011 to Present
Tim Short»01-Aug-2010 to 24-Jan-2011
Michael Stiasny»01-Jun-2007 to 31-Jul-2010
Giles Worthington»01-Jun-2007 to 30-Nov-2007
Cesar Perez»01-Dec-2002 to 31-May-2007
Susan Smith»01-Jul-1999 to 30-Nov-2002
David Walton»01-Jan-1998 to 01-Aug-1999

Investment objectives

The Fund’s prime objective is long term capital growth. It invests wholly or predominantly in a diversified portfolio of European (excluding United Kingdom) issuers. When not wholly invested as above, it may also invest in companies which are listed or registered outside Europe but trade within it. Income is of secondary importance when investments are selected.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 85 / 101 74 / 96
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

SilverS&P Rating
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 11.62 17.10
Alpha -5.03 -1.60
Beta 0.89 1.01
Sharpe 0.62 0.18
Info Ratio -2.12 -0.46
R2 0.94 0.96
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe Excluding UK»

FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
M&G European 11.6
Europe Excluding UK 18.6
Cash n/a
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performance chart
ACC +11.6+18.7+60.8+23.9-14.2+7.7+25.8
  EUROPE EXCLUDING UK   +18.6+24.8+86.6+26.2-16.6+11.3+34.4
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G EUROPEAN I ACC GBP ACC 1394.14 (p) 24-Apr-2014 1.31 0.94% 0ZD7 B7L2746
pdf M&G EUROPEAN I INC GBP INC 1373.14 (p) 24-Apr-2014 1.39 0.94% 0ZD8 B76N7B1
pdf M&G EUROPEAN R ACC GBP ACC 138.87 (p) 24-Apr-2014 1.13 1.18% 0ZD9 B7GWVY9
pdf M&G EUROPEAN R INC GBP INC 137.18 (p) 24-Apr-2014 1.13 1.20% 0ZDA B5WM2M4
pdf M&G EUROPEAN C ACC EUR ACC 14.14 (EUR) 24-Apr-2014 1.31 0.94% MM47 3092907
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G EUROPEAN A ACC GBP ACC 2184.92 (p) 24-Apr-2014 0.70 1.69% MG10 3092877
pdf M&G EUROPEAN A INC GBP INC 1506.91 (p) 24-Apr-2014 0.71 1.69% MG40 3092822
pdf M&G EUROPEAN A ACC EUR ACC 12.85 (EUR) 24-Apr-2014 0.95 1.70% MM45 3092899
pdf M&G EUROPEAN X INC GBP INC 1492.39 (p) 24-Apr-2014 0.71 1.69% MW62 3195033
pdf M&G EUROPEAN X ACC GBP ACC 2161.91 (p) 24-Apr-2014 0.70 1.69% MW63 3195044

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£174.7m / $293.0m (31-Jan-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch27-Jun-1977
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policySep 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Ex UK Equity Mixed Europe Excluding UK
Largest holdings, 28-Feb-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Nestle 5.16 1 - -
Novartis 5.13 2 - -
Roche 4.57 3 - -
Bayer 3.36 4 - -
Zurich Financial 3.29 5 - -
Societe Generale 3.20 6 - -
Unilever 2.95 7 - *
Total 2.86 8 - *
Publicis 2.54 9 - -
BMW 2.43 10 - -
Regional weightings, 28-Feb-2014
Germany23.931 23.93% Germany
Switzerland23.692 23.69% Switzerland
France15.913 15.91% France
Other9.924 9.92% Other
Sweden6.515 6.51% Sweden
Spain6.496 6.49% Spain
Netherlands4.397 4.39% Netherlands
Norway3.968 3.96% Norway
Denmark3.599 3.59% Denmark
Cash and near cash1.6110 1.61% Cash and near cash
Sector weightings, 28-Feb-2014
Consumer goods23.111 23.11% Consumer goods
Financials16.392 16.39% Financials
Healthcare14.623 14.62% Healthcare
Industrials14.314 14.31% Industrials
Oil & gas9.215 9.21% Oil & gas
Technology8.086 8.08% Technology
Basic materials7.227 7.22% Basic materials
Consumer services5.458 5.45% Consumer services
Cash and near cash1.619 1.61% Cash and near 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

German Equities, 23.93%
23.9300% ofGerman Equities
Swiss Equities, 23.69%
23.6900% ofSwiss Equities
French Equities, 15.91%
15.9100% ofFrench Equities
International Equities, 9.92%
9.9200% ofInternational Equities
Swedish Equities, 6.51%
6.5100% ofSwedish Equities
Spanish Equities, 6.49%
6.4900% ofSpanish Equities
Dutch Equities, 4.39%
4.3900% ofDutch Equities
Norwegian Equities, 3.96%
3.9600% ofNorwegian Equities
Danish Equities, 3.59%
3.5900% ofDanish Equities
Money Market, 1.61%
1.6100% ofMoney Market

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