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Schroder ISF European Alpha Focus A Acc

Ranked 12 out of 1017 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

James Rutland

James Sym

James Sym joined Cazenove Capital in 2007. He is a member of the pan-European equity team with responsibility for Chemicals, Support Services, Household Goods, Personal Goods, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and Telecommunication sector coverage. James manages the Schroder European Alpha and Alpha Plus funds. He graduated from St John's College, Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences (Mineral Physics) and Management Studies and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has six years of investment experience.


To provide capital growth. The Fund will invest in European equities and equity related securities. The portfolio will normally be concentrated with up to 35 securities. They will not be restricted by size or sector.

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Europe over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017
  • Rank 12/1017 Total Return
  • Rank 555/1017 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 27/1017 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 8.1% 5.6% 5.7%
2016 8.1% -6.2% -3.4% 8.9% 9.5%
2015 -0.8% 14.0% -3.5% -10.0% 0.2%
2014 3.1% 0.5% 2.4% 1.0% -0.8%
2013 25.4% 3.9% 1.7% 10.4% 7.5%
2012 20.4% 11.6% -5.4% 9.1% 4.5%
2011 -1.9% -18.8% 9.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Koninklijke KPN NV ORD 7.06
Bayer AG ORD 5.24
Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co KGaA ORD 4.48
KBC Groep NV ORD 4.28
Lundin Petroleum AB ORD 3.78
Continental AG ORD 3.61
Novo Nordisk A/S ORD 3.50
Zurich Insurance Group AG ORD 3.32
Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios SOCIMI SA ORD 3.27

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Iceland
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Netherlands
  12. Norway
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/03/2011
  • Share Class size44Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0591897516

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment1,000


  • Initial investment5

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UK & Europe head Rory Bateman believes a serious buying opportunity has emerged as the eurozone's outlook remains unaltered despite correction.

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Schroders' head of European equities Rory Bateman explains why now is the time to increase peripheral European exposure.

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