Finding the sweet spot in European equities

Bertrand Faure, portfolio manager of EI Sturdza’s Strategic European Smaller Companies fund, features in Citywire Selector, discussing current opportunities in Europe’s small-cap markets and how he identifies ‘gems off the beaten track’.

24 Nov 2017

Bertrand Faure, portfolio manager of EI Sturdza’s Strategic European Smaller Companies fund, features in Citywire Selector, discussing current opportunities in Europe’s small-cap markets and how he identifies ‘gems off the beaten track’.

Bertrand highlights the importance of meeting companies face-to-face before investing, particularly in Europe’s small-cap sector, where many have reduced the frequency of financial reporting. He then goes on to outline the fund’s investment strategy, one which targets companies with defendable market share and pricing power, significant free cash flow and strong management.

In light of strong growth in assets under management, the fund, which has returned 23% YTD ( 31 October 2017) will soft close to new investors when the assets under management reach EUR 230 million and hard close to all additional investments at EUR 250 million.

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