European Champions Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU1961133557
European Champions Fund
ISIN: LU1961133557
Share Class :

European Champions Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU1961133557
 
 
 
 
Investment Objective
Long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
Seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in European companies that the investment team believes possess a prominent and sustainable position in their field, potentially enabling superior profitability and investment returns. The investment team combines quantitative filters with rigorous qualitative analysis to create a concentrated, high-conviction portfolio.
 
 
Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. All performance data is calculated NAV to NAV, net of fees, and does not take account of commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. The sources for all performance and Index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

The investment team uses analysis tools to assess companies in their investment universe against a set of very strict criteria. This significantly reduces the number of companies; the team then conducts further in-depth analysis, finally building a portfolio of 20-30 stocks that they believe best meet their investment criteria.

As of 31-Aug-2019

As of 19-Sep-2019

As of 31-Aug-2019

As of 19-Sep-2019


     
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 17-Jul-2019
 
 
Lower Risk
High Risk
Potentially
Lower Rewards
Potentially
Higher Rewards
 
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in company shares and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced high rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in company shares and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced high rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
 
 
 
 
Composition 4 As of 31-Aug-2019
  Fund Index
EURO 45.35 50.27
Swiss Franc 22.17 15.36
British Pound 15.72 25.82
Danish Krone 12.72 --
Swedish Krona 3.81 4.03
Cash & equivalents 0.24 --
  Fund Index
Health Care 24.94 13.84
Industrials 23.53 13.54
Consumer Staples 14.84 15.59
Consumer Discretionary 14.44 9.48
Information Technology 13.38 5.81
Materials 7.85 7.15
Cash & equivalents 1.01 --
Total 100.00 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Cash & equivalents may include other assets and liabilities of the portfolio.


Geography4 As of 31-Aug-2019
  Fund Index
Switzerland 22.17 15.36
United Kingdom 20.20 25.78
Germany 18.56 13.75
Denmark 12.72 2.90
Spain 8.72 4.56
Netherlands 4.94 5.92
France 4.25 18.20
Sweden 3.81 4.03
Finland 3.62 1.58
Cash & equivalents 1.01 --
Total 100.00 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Cash & equivalents may include other assets and liabilities of the portfolio.


Holdings As of 31-Aug-2019
Fund Index
Asml Holding NV 4.94 1.13
Coloplast As 4.83 0.17
Grifols S.A. 4.79 0.11
Experian plc 4.55 0.33
Sap Se 4.52 1.40
Total 23.63 --

These securities and percentage allocations are only for illustrative purposes and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities or investments mentioned.



Portfolio Characteristics
Fund
Active share (%) 83.49
Price/cash flow 17.02
Price/book 3.94
Dividend Yield (%) 2.12
Number of holdings 26
 
 
Portfolio Managers
Matthew Leeman
Head of European Equity Team
26 years industry experience
Riccardo Bindi
Executive Director
26 years industry experience
Jonathan Day
Executive Director
23 years industry experience
Jaymeen Patel
Executive Director
17 years industry experience
Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.
 
 
 
 

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1 The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account sales loads.

The Europe/Asia and South Africa category (EAA) includes funds domiciled in European markets, major cross-border Asian markets where material numbers of European UCITS funds are available (principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan), South Africa, and selected other Asian and African markets where Morningstar believes it is of benefit to investors for the funds to be included in the EAA classification system.

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2 The MSCI Europe (Net) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure developed market equity performance in Europe. As of September 2002, the MSCI Europe Index consisted of the following 16 developed market country indices: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Entry Charge is a maximum possible figure. In some cases you might pay less, you can find this out from your financial adviser. Ongoing Charges reflect the payments and expenses incurred during the fund's operation and are deducted from the assets of the fund over the period. It includes fees paid for investment management (Management Fee), trustee/custodian, and administration charges. The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro Yen or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

4 May not sum to 100% due to rounding. For additional information regarding sector classification/definitions please visit www.msci.com/gics and the glossary page. Cash & Equivalents are defined as the value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately. These include commercial paper, open FX transactions, Treasury bills and other short-term instruments.  Such instruments are considered cash equivalents because they are deemed liquid and not subject to significant risk of changes in values.

 
 

WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.

 

WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.

 

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