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Alken Fund - European Opportunities - R

Ranked 8 out of 1025 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Nicolas Walewski

Nicolas Walewski was born in 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He attended Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Ecole National De La Statistique Et De L’Administration Economique where he gained a Masters in Engineering. He joined Credit Lyonnais in 1993, and was a currency options portfolio manager. He moved to Frankfurt and became an index options portfolio manager and a buy-side analyst specialising in media and information and was responsible for the European equity portfolios. In 1998, he joined Banque Syz and became fund manager of the Oyster European Opportunities fund. He founded Alken Asset Management in 2006 and manages the Alken European Opportunities fund. Nicolas lists tennis, music and walking among his interests outside of fund management.


To provide capital growth and to enable investors to benefit from growth in the European equity market, primarily through dynamic investment in a growth/value style biased portfolio of equity securities of undervalued European companies with a high growth potential. This Sub-Fund is a relative return fund implying a medium tolerance to risk, with the objective to realise a relative performance over the STOXX 600 EUR (Return) Index.

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Europe over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 8/1025 Total Return
  • Rank 1000/1025 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 271/1025 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 26.0% 9.8% 3.1% 9.2% 1.9%
2016 -3.8% -10.2% -11.2% 12.2% 7.6%
2015 4.1% 11.9% -2.3% -7.4% 2.8%
2014 10.2% 7.9% 0.9% -1.4% 2.7%
2013 33.7% 10.3% 4.8% 7.8% 7.2%
2012 27.8% 16.6% -7.6% 12.8% 5.2%
2011 -11.9% 1.1% 2.6% -23.4% 10.9%
2010 17.3% 5.3% -3.3% 6.6% 8.1%
2009 41.2% -4.9% 22.7% 21.3% -0.2%
2008 -47.6% -12.9% -9.5% -16.2% -20.7%
2007 10.7% 9.4% 10.4% -1.7% -6.9%
2006 -4.8% 4.6% 9.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Netherlands
  9. Portugal
  10. Spain
  11. Sweden
  12. Switzerland
  13. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/01/2006
  • Share Class size1,181Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0235308482

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0


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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).