M&G (Lux) Pan European Select Fund

ISIN
LU1670716437

Price (18.04.2019)
20.81

% Price Change
0.50

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income to deliver a return that is higher than that of the European stockmarket over any five-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investment: At least 80% of the fund is invested in the shares of companies across any sector and of any size that are domiciled, or conducting the major part of their economic activity, in Europe. The fund usually holds shares in fewer than 35 companies. Companies that are assessed to be in breach of the United Nations Global Compact principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption are excluded from the investment universe. Industries such as tobacco and controversial weapons are also excluded.

Other investment: The fund also holds cash or assets that can be turned quickly into cash.

Strategy in brief: The investment manager invests in the shares of companies with sustainable business models, where short-term issues have created attractive buying opportunities. The investment manager believes that this approach offers a powerful combination of the long-term, compounding growth that quality businesses can deliver, along with the potential boost to a company’s share price when a short-term issue has been resolved. Sustainability considerations are fully integrated into the investment process.

Performance comparator: The fund is actively managed. The MSCI Europe Index is a point of reference against which the performance of the fund may be measured.

Risks associated with the fund

The value of investments and the income from them will rise and fall. This will cause the fund price, as well as any income paid by the fund, to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its objective, and you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

This fund holds a relatively small number of investments and, as a result, may experience larger price rises and falls than a fund which holds a larger number of investments.

Changes in currency exchange rates will affect the value of your investment.

Where market conditions make it hard to sell the fund’s investments at a fair price to meet customers’ sale requests, we may temporarily suspend dealing in the fund’s shares.

Some transactions the fund makes, such as placing cash on deposit, require the use of other financial institutions (for example, banks). If one of these institutions defaults on their obligations or becomes insolvent, the fund may incur a loss.

Other information

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.

Performance

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The level of any income earned by the fund will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 

Source: Price: State Street. Performance: Morningstar. Performance figures are on a price to price basis with income reinvested. Performance figures may not reflect all relevant charges.

Please note that the Morningstar Category performance data in this tool where shown, is from the default Morningstar database, which contains all the share classes for each fund available across Europe, Asia and Africa. This can differ from the comparative sector data in M&G factsheets which is from the same database, but showing only the most appropriate share class to represent each fund, and for just those funds available in Europe. Neither Morningstar nor its Information Providers can guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of any of the Information on the Web site, including, but not limited to Information originated by Morningstar, licensed by Morningstar from Information Providers, or gathered by Morningstar from publicly available sources. There may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information.

 

Fund Team

John William Olsen

John William Olsen - Fund manager

John William Olsen, a Danish national, joined M&G in April 2014, and was appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Select Fund and M&G Pan European Select Fund in July 2014. He was later appointed deputy manager of the M&G Pan European Select Smaller Companies Fund in July 2016. John William joined M&G from Danske Capital, where from 2002 he had managed non-domestic equity portfolios, including the Global Stock Picking and Global Select equity funds, and also the European Select strategy. He joined Danske Capital in 1998 as a fund manager on the domestic Danish equities team, and in 2000 also became a global sector analyst focusing on technology and telecommunications stocks. John William gained a BA in business economics and then an MSc in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School.

 Team member biography
Mike Oliveros

Michael Oliveros - Deputy Manager

Michael Oliveros was appointed manager of the M&G Pan European Select Smaller Companies Fund in January 2016, having co-managed the fund since July 2015. He is also deputy manager of the M&G Global Select Fund, M&G (Lux) Global Select Fund, M&G Pan European Select Fund and M&G (Lux) Pan European Select Fund. Michael joined M&G in June 2011 as an analyst on the Leaders team, becoming deputy manager of the Global Leaders Fund in January 2013, a position he held until April 2016. Michael previously worked at Credit Suisse for six years, three of these as the market strategist and head of custom solutions in the HOLT group. Prior to Credit Suisse, he worked as an investment banking associate at Valuemetrics Advisors and as a management consultant at SCA Consulting. Michael graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a BS in finance, minoring in technology and management. He is a CFA charterholder.

 Team member biography

Veronique Chapplow - Investment specialist

Véronique Chapplow is Investment Specialist for M&G’s Select Franchise. Prior to joining M&G, Véronique worked as product specialist at Zadig Asset Management for two years and Deutsche Bank for six years, servicing institutional equity clients specialised in the insurance sector. Before this, she worked at GAM, initially in the capacity of equity analyst before becoming deputy fund manager of GAM’s European Equity Funds. Véronique started her career at NatWest Securities as equity analyst covering the oil and gas sector. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Management and Research, the precursor of the CFA Institute. Véronique graduated from French business school EPSCI and obtained an MBA from Heriot Watt University.

 Team member biography

Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

4 Star Rating

Rating is at a fund level

Silver Standard

Ratings as at 31/01/2019. The Morningstar Overall Rating. Copyright © 2019 Morningstar UK Limited. All Rights Reserved. The Morningstar Analyst Rating™. © 2019 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Ratings should not be taken as recommendation.

Need further information?

  • Get more help from our FAQs

  • Search for a term in our Glossary

    Glossary