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Renaissance Europe C

Ranked 366 out of 1025 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Arnaud Cosserat

Arnaud Cosserat joined Comgest in 1996 and is today chief executive officer of the Comgest Group. Arnaud is a long-standing portfolio manager within the European equity team and holds the role of chief investment officer, responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment team and ensuring the best practices are in place to entrench the firm’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then Generali as a portfolio manager. He holds a Master’s degree in Science from the ESSEC business school in Paris, and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF).

Laurent Dobler

Laurent Dobler is a managing director of Comgest S.A and a lead portfolio manager within the European equity team. As the firm’s longest serving portfolio manager, Laurent joined the firm in 1991 and has since been instrumental in forging and refining the Comgest quality growth investment philosophy. Laurent started his career in Geneva in 1986 with Banque Paribas as an analyst and portfolio manager of a German equity fund before he joined the Geneva fund management team of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild where he specialised in European and Japanese equities. With a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Law from University Paris II, Laurent also studied at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris, where he majored in Finance and Fiscal Policy.

Franz Weis

Franz Weis is the team manager of Comgest’s Europe equity investment team, having joined the firm in 2005 as a portfolio manager and analyst. He became a member of the Comgest Global Investors Management Committee in 2014. Franz co‐leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity public funds as well as maintaining responsibility for a number of European segregated mandates. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford & Co. where he worked as a portfolio manager before joining F&C Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager and director of European Equities in 1999. He graduated from Heriot‐Watt University in Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in International Banking and Financial Studies and received the International Bankers in Scotland Prize. He is an IIMR Associate.


The objective of the Fund is to seek for performance over the medium / long-term, without reference to an index, through a stock picking method by being exposed to European equity markets. Due to the funds eligibility to the Savings Plan PEA the portfolio is permanently invested by at least 75% in equity markets of the countries of the European Union or another state that takes part in the Agreement on the European Economic Area which has concluded with France a tax treaty that contains an administrative assistance clause in the fight against fraud and tax evasion.

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Europe over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 366/1025 Total Return
  • Rank 753/1025 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 563/1025 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 12.5% 7.7% 2.4% 0.7% 1.3%
2016 -3.2% -7.4% 2.3% 2.7% -0.4%
2015 15.5% 16.2% -3.9% -3.1% 6.7%
2014 8.2% 0.2% 3.0% 1.1% 3.7%
2013 14.8% 10.0% -3.1% 5.3% 2.3%
2012 29.2% 13.2% 2.0% 6.6% 4.9%
2011 2.0% -0.8% 5.4% -9.1% 7.3%
2010 15.7% 6.8% -0.3% 3.6% 5.0%
2009 20.9% -6.8% 11.2% 11.9% 4.2%
2008 -29.1% -10.4% -7.6% -1.1% -13.5%
2007 3.8% 4.5% 1.9% 1.0% -3.5%
2006 18.4% 6.9% -2.0% 6.5% 6.3%
2005 24.2% 5.4% 5.2% 7.9% 3.9%
2004 7.8% 5.0% 2.1% -4.2% 5.0%
2003 3.3% -11.6% 10.3% 3.4% 2.4%
2002 -27.9% 2.0% -12.1% -19.6% 0.1%
2001 -7.7% -4.7% 7.0% -11.6% 2.3%
2000 10.3% -4.0% 6.5% 6.8% 1.0%
1999 7.6% -3.5% -1.2% -4.2% 17.7%
1998 32.7% 20.1% 5.1% -10.6% 17.6%
1997 25.1% 3.4% 14.4% 0.7% 5.0%
1996 41.5% 17.1% 8.0% 3.6% 8.0%
1995 4.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. France

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/02/1991
  • Share Class size1,405Mn
  • Base currency
  • ISIN FR0000295230

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1
  • Min. regular additional investment1


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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).