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Threadneedle Investment Services Limited, 60 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8JQ
0800 328 4540 (Fax Number)
0800 068 4000 (Main Number)

questions@service.threadneedle.co.uk

Fund managers

* Philip Dicken21-Nov-2005 to Present
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Investment objectives

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe and the UK or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 300 companies in the FTSE World Europe Index. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 9 / 11 5 / 11
Quartile 4 2

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
n/aS&P Rating
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 10.99 13.77
Alpha -6.88 2.46
Beta 0.88 0.82
Sharpe 0.86 0.59
Info Ratio -2.89 0.17
R2 0.93 0.94
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. European Smaller Companies»
performance chart
chart
    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC +12.6+35.0+153.8+22.0-1.7+24.0+51.6
  EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES   +23.7+32.8+139.2+19.3-10.0+15.6+55.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES Z ACC EUR ACC 1.38 (EUR) 17-Apr-2014 1.50 0.88% I8CY B84NTW5
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES Z ACC GBP ACC 113.27 (p) 17-Apr-2014 1.50 0.88% I8CZ B992G23
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES INST ACC EUR ACC 1.94 (EUR) 17-Apr-2014 1.30 1.06% T001 B0PHJR5
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES INST GBP ACC 159.93 (p) 17-Apr-2014 1.30 1.06% T003 B0PQBK9
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES RET ACC EUR ACC 1.84 (EUR) 17-Apr-2014 0.70 1.68% T002 B0PHJS6
pdf THREADNEEDLE PAN EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES RET GBP ACC 151.61 (p) 17-Apr-2014 0.70 1.68% T004 B0PQ4K0

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£1,537.8m / $2,581.1m (31-Mar-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch21-Nov-2005
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 2,000
Minimum additional£ 1,000
Initial charge3.75%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarThreadneedle Investments
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyMar 10 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Equity Mixed European Smaller Companies
Largest holdings, 31-Mar-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
ILIAD SA 2.50 1 - -
PANDORA AS 2.30 2 - -
ST JAMES`S PLACE 2.20 3 - *
PARTNERS GROUP HOLDING 2.20 4 - -
SIKA AG 2.10 5 - -
INGENICO 1.90 6 - -
BRENNTAG AG 1.80 7 - -
SHAFTESBURY PLC 1.80 8 - -
GERRESHEIMER GROUP 1.80 9 - -
ABENGOA SA 1.70 10 - -
Total20.30 
Regional weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Region(%)Rank 
UK33.601 33.60% UK
France15.402 15.40% France
Germany13.003 13.00% Germany
Denmark5.704 5.70% Denmark
Switzerland5.305 5.30% Switzerland
Ireland4.606 4.60% Ireland
Italy4.607 4.60% Italy
Others4.508 4.50% Others
Sweden3.909 3.90% Sweden
Spain3.7010 3.70% Spain
Belgium3.0011 3.00% Belgium
Money Market2.7012 2.70% Money Market
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Industrials27.201 27.20% Industrials
Financials19.202 19.20% Financials
Consumer Goods13.103 13.10% Consumer Goods
Health Care9.704 9.70% Health Care
Consumer Services8.905 8.90% Consumer Services
Basic Materials8.806 8.80% Basic Materials
Technology5.807 5.80% Technology
Oil & Gas3.308 3.30% Oil & Gas
Money Market2.709 2.70% Money Market
Unclassified & Others1.3010 1.30% Unclassified & Others
Total100.00 

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, 33.60%
33.6000% ofUK Equities
French Equities, 15.40%
15.4000% ofFrench Equities
German Equities, 13.00%
13.0000% ofGerman Equities
Danish Equities, 5.70%
5.7000% ofDanish Equities
Swiss Equities, 5.30%
5.3000% ofSwiss Equities
Irish Equities, 4.60%
4.6000% ofIrish Equities
Italian Equities, 4.60%
4.6000% ofItalian Equities
International Equities, 4.50%
4.5000% ofInternational Equities
Swedish Equities, 3.90%
3.9000% ofSwedish Equities
Spanish Equities, 3.70%
3.7000% ofSpanish Equities
Belgian Equities, 3.00%
3.0000% ofBelgian Equities
Money Market, 2.70%
2.7000% ofMoney Market

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