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Baring Eastern Europe A USD Inc

Ranked 82 out of 113 in - Emerging Markets Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Ghadir Cooper

Ghadir Abu Leil Cooper was appointed global head of equities at Barings in 2016. Prior to this, she was head of the EMEA & Global Frontiers Team and lead manager on the Barings Eastern European Fund and Baring MENA Fund. Having joined Barings as part of the Global Emerging Equity Team in 1997, she was appointed a director in 2001. Prior to joining the emerging equity team, she worked at BZW Asset Management, where she was an investment analyst focusing on the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America regions. She has a BSc and a Ph.D in theoretical physics from Durham University and is fluent in Arabic.


Objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investment in a diversified portfolio of securities of issuers located in or with a significant exposure to the emerging markets of Europe. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 70% of its total assets at any one time in equities and equity-related securities, such as convertible bonds and warrants, of companies incorporated in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan (Commonwealth of Independent States) and in other emerging European countries such as Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey.

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Emerging Markets Europe over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 6.1% 1.3% -3.6% 6.9% 1.5%
2016 33.4% 6.2% 3.5% 6.2% 14.4%
2015 1.1% 13.1% 0.1% -12.8% 2.5%
2014 -24.5% -12.8% 11.5% -7.3% -16.2%
2013 -5.9% -0.6% -7.7% 3.9% -1.3%
2012 23.2% 15.6% -7.1% 9.4% 4.8%
2011 -28.0% 2.7% -8.6% -24.3% 1.2%
2010 18.6% 11.5% -6.2% 2.7% 10.5%
2009 100.8% -0.7% 43.7% 25.3% 12.4%
2008 -67.3% -19.5% 9.1% -32.1% -45.2%
2007 21.7% 3.8% 4.3% 3.5% 8.6%
2006 34.1% 12.1% -6.4% 6.7% 19.8%
2005 68.2% 9.4% 10.5% 34.8% 3.3%
2004 31.6% 25.9% -8.5% 7.2% 6.5%
2003 29.6% -7.5% 20.7% 15.2% 0.8%
2002 5.6% 18.4% -11.2% -5.1% 5.9%
2001 12.3% -2.2% 12.2% -20.9% 29.2%
2000 -13.4% 24.7% -20.4% -2.6% -10.4%
1999 76.0% 9.7% 22.5% -14.8% 53.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Ireland
  8. Korea
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Macau
  11. Netherlands
  12. Norway
  13. Peru
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. Taiwan
  19. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/1996
  • Share Class size814Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0000805634

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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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).