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  • NAV: 48.83 EUR
  • NAV DATE: 21-Feb-2024
  • YTD PERF: 3.1%
  • YTD PERF. DATE: 31-Jan-2024

Investment Policy

A Sub-Fund of Comgest Growth plc.
The objective of the Sub-Fund ("the Fund") is to increase the value of the Fund (capital appreciation) over the long term. The Fund intends to achieve this objective through investment in a portfolio of high-quality, long-term growth companies. The Fund will invest at least two-thirds of its assets in securities issued by companies that have their headquarters in, or principally carry out their activities in Europe or which are guaranteed by European governments.
The Fund is actively managed. The index is provided for comparative purposes only.
The Fund is aimed at investors with a long-term investment horizon (typically 5 years or more).

Holdings exclude cash and cash equivalents.
Total Net Assets (all classes, m) 5,889.1 EUR
Number of holdings 35
Weight of top 10 stocks 49.1%



Cumulative returns shown are monthly returns calculated on the last business day of each month.

Index: MSCI Europe - Net Return. The index is used for comparative purposes only and the fund does not seek to replicate the index.
Please note that performance is rebased to 100.
For additional information on the index and the fund’s inception date, please refer to the monthly report below.

Calendar Past Performance

This chart shows the fund’s performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 10 years compared to the index.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to the index. For the avoidance of doubt, the fund is actively managed. The index performance is provided for comparative and information purposes only.


Performance is shown after the deduction of ongoing charges. Any applicable entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation. This share class came into existence in 2012. Past performance has been calculated in EUR.


  • Monthly Report
  • Quarterly Report
  • Semi-annual Report
  • Annual Report
  • Prospectus
  • PRIIPS Key Information Document
  • Integration of Sustainability Risks
  • Shareholder Notification
  • PAI Statement
  • Remuneration Policy
  • Sustainability Related Disclosures
  • Complaints Handling


Investment Manager Comgest Asset Management International Limited
Sub Investment Manager Comgest S.A.
Management company None / Comgest Growth plc is self-managed
ISIN Code IE00B5WN3467
Bloomberg Code COMEEIA ID
Sedol Code Null
Share Class Currency EUR
Fund Base Currency EUR
Share Class Distribution Policy Accumulation
Hedged No
Share Class Inception Date 04-Jan-2012
Fund Domicile IRELAND
Investment Management Fee 1.00%
Ongoing charges 1.05%
Maximum entry fee 0.00%


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This indicator represents the Fund’s risk level set out in the Key Information Document. It is not guaranteed and may change during the month.


This fund has the following core inherent risks (non-exhaustive list):

• Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal,

• The value of all investments and the income derived therefrom can decrease as well as increase,

• There is no assurance that the investment objective of the fund will be achieved,

• When a Share Class is denominated in a currency that is different from yours, changes in exchange rates can negatively impact both the value of your investment and the level of income received.

A more detailed description of the risk factors that apply to the fund is set out in the Prospectus.



Franz Weis joined Comgest in 2005 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities. In addition to being the Group’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO), he is Managing Director of Comgest Global Investors as well as a member of the Group’s Board of Partners and Executive Committee.

Franz leads the firm's European research efforts and co-leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity strategies. In his role as CIO, Franz oversees the firm’s investment teams and chairs the Investment Committee, which is responsible for applying Comgest’s philosophy on successful long-term investing. 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 1996.

Franz graduated from Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) with a Master’s degree in International Banking and Financial Studies and received the International Bankers in Scotland Prize in 1990.

Alistair Wittet joined Comgest in 2012 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities. He is also a member of the Comgest Group's Investment Committee.

Alistair co-leads Comgest’s Pan Europe and Europe ex UK strategies. He started his career in 2006 as an Analyst at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh. He went on to join Citigroup’s London office in 2009, specialising in the pan‐European food retail sector as an Equity Analyst.

A British and French national, Alistair is a Geography graduate from Durham University and a CFA® charterholder.

Pierre Lamelin joined Comgest in 2012 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities. He is also a member of the Comgest Group’s Sustainability Committee.

He co-leads the management of several Pan European strategies and contributes widely to the European team’s research coverage for a diverse selection of quality growth stocks across multiple sectors. Pierre started his career in 2004 as an Equity Analyst at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux where he spent seven years covering the European luxury goods and cosmetics sectors.

He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris and is a CIIA holder (Certified International Investment Analyst).

Investment Team listed above may include advisors from affiliates within the Comgest group.

Morningstar Rating


Morningstar Category: EAA Fund Europe Large-Cap Growth Equity

Number of Funds in Category: 458

The Morningstar Rating™ is an objective, quantitative measure of a fund's historical risk-adjusted performance relative to other funds in its category. The overall rating is a weighted combination of the three-, five- and ten-year ratings. The top 10% of funds will receive a 5-star rating and the next 22.5% receive a 4-star rating.

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All rights reserved. Ratings and awards mentioned in this document can change at any time and do not constitute a buy recommendation.


Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating™ is a forward-looking measure derived through research of three key pillars, People, Process, and Parent. It is expressed on a five-tier scale running from Gold to Negative. The Medalist Rating is not a statement of fact, nor is it a credit or risk rating, and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. It is not intended to be nor is a guarantee of future performance.


This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the fund prospectus and to the PRIIPs KID before making any final investment decisions. UK investors should refer to the UCITS KIID. These documents are available at our offices free of charge and on our website at The Comgest Growth plc prospectus is available in English, French and German. The KIDs are available in a language approved by the EU/EEA country of distribution. 

Tax applicable to an investment depends on individual circumstances. Depending on where you live, the fund may not be available to you for subscription. Consult your financial or professional adviser for more information on investing and taxation. The information provided does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such.

Comgest Growth funds are UCITS compliant sub-funds of Comgest Growth plc, an open-ended umbrella-type investment company with variable capital and segregated liability between sub-funds incorporated in Ireland and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and managed by Comgest Asset Management International Limited.

Comgest Growth plc may decide to terminate at any time the arrangements made for the marketing of its UCITS.

Comgest Asset Management International Limited’s complaints handling policy (which contains a summary of investor rights and information on redress mechanisms in the event of litigation) is available in English, French, German, Dutch and Italian on our website at in the regulatory information section.



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