III - FundFactsheet

Fund Objective: To achieve above average returns and attempt to perform a top quartile profile when measured against competing funds in the same sector.

Annual Rebate Annual rebate on
£10,000 holding
Ongoing Charges   Initial Charge /
Dealing Charge
- - 0.96% 0.00% / £10
 Star Rating Fund Risk Level   12 Month Performance
1 Medi-HighMedi-HighMedi-HighMedi-HighMedi-High 332.15 280.78
Quick Stats Purchase info
Currency: GBX Change on day 1.14% Sector UT Europe Excluding UK Min: £20.00
Bid price: 0.00 YTD return -8.73% Fund size(£m) 91.69 ISA: Yes
Mid price: 287.45 Yield 1.32% Fund type OEIC
Offer price 0.00 Type Accumulation Unit Launch date 06/12/2005
Performance - View all
Key Chart Instrument 1 mth 6 mths 1 yr 3 yrs
FP Argonaut European Alpha I Acc GBP -7.39% -6.11% -6.72% 10.55%
UT Europe Excluding UK -6.88% -3.05% -7.50% 31.78%



Sector Weighting - as at 30/09/18
Region Weighting - click here
Sector % of fund
Materials 20.44
Financials 18.66
Industrials 17.94
Energy 13.95
Information Technology 6.83
Consumer Discretionary 6.73
Utilities 4.87
Telecommunications Utilities 4.81
Cash 0.70
Region Weighting - as at 30/09/18
Sector Weighting - click here
Region % of fund
Norway 18.92
France 14.71
Finland 10.60
Germany 8.95
Spain 7.79
Netherlands 5.85
Italy 5.80
Austria 4.90
Cash 0.70

Sector/Region weightings are currently unavailable

Fund Objective

To achieve above average returns and attempt to perform a top quartile profile when measured against competing funds in the same sector.

Fund Manager

Barry Norris

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Since: 12/05/2005

Biography:Barry Norris founded Argonaut in 2005 and manages the FP Argonaut European Alpha fund using his “earnings surprise” investment process. Barry began managing money in 2002 at Neptune, having begun his career at Baillie Gifford. He was educated at Cambridge University and has an MA in History, and an MPhil in International Relations.

Alpha Manager
is an FE Alpha Manager who has maintained a consistently high alpha score over a proven track record in rising and falling markets.

Fund Manager

Greg Bennett

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Since: 02/01/2012

Biography:Greg Bennett is a CFA charter holder and graduated from the University of Natal (South Africa) in 1994 with a BSc. Agricultural Economics. He has over 10 years fund management experience, primarily in the UK equity market as well as US markets. He began his career at Neptune Investment Management in 2002, during which time he managed the US Opportunities and UK Equity funds as well as being Assistant Fund Manager on the Income and Global funds. In 2006 he joined Marlborough Fund Managers where he set up and ran their UK large Cap and UK Income funds. In 2012 he joined Argonaut. Greg runs the FP Argonaut European Income Opportunities Fund and is Co-Manager across the range of other Argonaut funds.

Quick Stats
Citi code LS55 Legal structure OEIC Fund Currency GBX
ISIN code GB00B76L7377 Fund size £91.69 M at 16/10/2018 Price date 16/10/2018
Fund Risk Level Medi-HighMedi-HighMedi-HighMedi-HighMedi-High Star rating 1 Pricing freq Daily
Sector UT Europe Excluding UK Valor code - WKN Code -
Bid price 0.00 Mid price 287.45 Offer Price 0.00
Benchmark MSCI Europe ex UK Yield 1.32% Launch date 06/12/2005
Domicile United Kingdom Type Accumulation ISA Yes
Purchase & Other Information
Min.investment £20.00
Min.top-up £20.00
Standard (Fund Manager) Initial Charge 0.00%
Interactive Investor Initial Charge 0.00%
Annual Rebate -
Ongoing Charges 0.96% at 28/02/2018
Performance Fee 0% NONE
Compliant UCITS IV Compliant,
Dividend dates Mar 01, Sep 01
For sale in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Italy, Jersey,
Performance Chart in (GBX)

Bid-to-bid with income reinvested.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Fund performance data doesn’t take into account fees and expenses which are specific to individual plans. Details are available on request.

Cumulative Performance in GBX
  3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr
Fund -7.49% -6.11% -6.72% 10.55% 32.29%
Sector -7.12% -3.05% -7.50% 31.78% 43.05%
Relative to sector -0.37% -3.06% 0.78% -21.23% -10.76%
Rank within sector 64/105 93/105 28/101 89/90 78/84
Quartile 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th
Discrete Annual Performance to Last Quarter End in GBX
  0-12m 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
Fund 4.78% 12.55% 4.88% 11.71% 10.54%
Sector 1.73% 22.17% 18.08% 3.47% 4.26%
Relative to sector 3.05% -9.62% -13.20% 8.23% 6.28%
Rank within sector 19/100 96/96 89/90 8/86 8/84
Quartile 1st 4th 4th 1st 1st
Performance by Calendar Year in GBX
  YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014
Fund -8.73% 14.92% -1.03% 16.13% 4.02%
Sector -6.79% 17.23% 16.44% 9.09% -0.66%
Relative to sector -1.94% -2.31% -17.47% 7.04% 4.68%
Rank within sector 81/104 76/97 92/93 10/87 11/84
Quartile 4th 4th 4th 1st 1st
Fund Price Movement in GBX
12 month high 332.15 (British Pence) 12 month low 280.78 (British Pence)
Risk Statistics
Volatility Alpha Beta Sharpe Tracking Error Information Ratio R2
Fund 10.66 -4.37 0.91 0.36 6.31 -0.88 0.65
Asset Weightings as at August 31, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Norwegian Equities 21.69%
2 Riser French Equities 13.58%
3 Riser Finnish Equities 9.07%
4 Faller German Equities 8.26%
5 Faller Spanish Equities 7.93%
6 Riser Italian Equities 5.71%
7 Riser Dutch Equities 5.34%
8 Faller UK Equities 5.16%
9 Riser Cash 1.33%
10 nochange Others 21.93%
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Region Weightings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Norway 18.92%
2 NoChange France 14.71%
3 NoChange Finland 10.60%
4 NoChange Germany 8.95%
5 NoChange Spain 7.79%
6 Riser Netherlands 5.85%
7 Faller Italy 5.80%
8 Riser Austria 4.90%
9 NoChange Cash 0.70%
10 nochange Others 21.78%
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Sector Weightings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Materials 20.44%
2 NoChange Financials 18.66%
3 NoChange Industrials 17.94%
4 NoChange Energy 13.95%
5 Riser Information Technology 6.83%
6 Faller Consumer Discretionary 6.73%
7 Riser Utilities 4.87%
8 NewEntry Telecommunications Utilities 4.81%
9 NoChange Cash 0.70%
10 nochange Others 5.07%
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Top Holdings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 Riser TGS NOPEC GEOPHYSICAL CO ASA 6.11%
2 NewEntry STORA ENSO OYJ 5.54%
3 Faller VALMET CORP 5.06%
4 Faller ELKEM ASA 4.97%
5 NewEntry EDENRED 4.93%
Total 26.61%
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