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  • NAV: 41.69 EUR
  • NAV DATE: 21-Jan-2022
  • YTD PERF: 35.4%
  • YTD PERF. DATE: 31-Dec-2021

Investment Objective

A Sub-Fund of Comgest Growth plc.
The investment objective of the Sub-Fund ("the Fund") is to create a portfolio consisting of high quality long-term growth companies headquartered or carrying out their predominant activities in Europe.
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) 5,348.62 EUR
Number of holdings 39
Weight of top 10 stocks 43.9%


Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.

Performance figures are calculated net of investment management fees, administrative fees and all other fees with the exception of sales charges. If taken into account, sales charges would have a negative impact on performance.

  • Monthly Report
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  • Semi-annual Report
  • Annual Report
  • Prospectus
  • Key Investor Information Document
  • 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 B5WN346
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 1.06%
Maximum entry fee 0.00%


RISKS AND REWARD Typically lower rewards
Higher Risk Typically higher rewards
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This indicator represents the risk and reward profile presented in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID). See additional risk information in KIID. It is not guaranteed and may change during the month. The fund is aimed at investors with a long-term investment horizon.


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.



Arnaud Cosserat joined Comgest in 1996 and is now Chief Executive Officer of the Comgest Group. As CEO, he sits on the Group's Board of Partners and chairs the Executive and Investment Committees.

A long-standing Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities, Arnaud also holds the role of Chief Investment Officer. The Group's Investment Committee oversees the firm’s investment teams and the application of Comgest’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. He 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 of Science degree from the ESSEC business school (France) and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF, Société Française des Analystes Financiers).

Laurent Dobler joined Comgest in 1991 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities as well as a non-executive member of the Board of Partners and Deputy Managing Director of Comgest S.A.

As Comgest's longest serving investment team member, Laurent is a lead Portfolio Manager within the European equity team and has been instrumental in forging and refining Comgest's quality growth investment philosophy. He 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 de Paris (France), where he majored in Finance and Fiscal Policy.

Franz Weis joined Comgest in 2005 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities as well as a Managing Director of the Comgest Group and member of the Group's Executive and Investment Committees.

Franz leads the firm's European research efforts and co-leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity strategies. 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 (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.

Alistair co-leads Comgest’s Pan Europe, Europe ex UK and Europe Smaller Companies 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.

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: 521

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Before making any final investment decisions, you must read the latest prospectus and the KIID 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 KIIDs 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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