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RWC Continental European Equity Class R - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:11,277.89p Buy:11,277.89p Change: 128.60p (1.15%)
Prices as at 2 July 2020
Sell:11,277.89p
Buy:11,277.89p
Change: 128.60p (1.15%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 2 July 2020
Sell:11,277.89p
Buy:11,277.89p
Change: 128.60p (1.15%)
Prices as at 2 July 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

Our view on the sector

Europe has been blighted by political issues in recent years. And some European economies are struggling with high levels of debt and unemployment. But it's important to disconnect a region's economic prospects from its stock market prospects. Europe is home to lots of successful businesses that make money across the globe - from the US to high-growth areas like Asia and emerging markets. That means their prospects aren't heavily reliant on Europe's economy. Some investors have overlooked the region in recent years. But we think Europe is a great place to invest for the long term and there are plenty of high quality fund managers to choose from.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

03/07/15 to 03/07/16 03/07/16 to 03/07/17 03/07/17 to 03/07/18 03/07/18 to 03/07/19 03/07/19 to 03/07/20
Annual return n/a n/a n/a 1.07% 9.49%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

Manager Name: Russell Champion
Manager start date: 4 January 2018
Manager located in: London

Russell joined RWC from Pensato where he was a partner and assistant portfolio manager with a particular focus on small cap, technology & media stocks. Technology is a sector in which Pensato funds made positive returns in each of its 9 years. Russell started work as an equity analyst at Fidelity International from 2005 to 2008, where he worked with Graham Clapp covering pan-European technology stocks. After Graham left in 2006, he was made assistant portfolio manager to the UK team after a successful stint in the small cap team under Colin Stone. Russell left Fidelity to join Pensato when it was originally set up by Graham - making partner in 2012. Before joining Fidelity and while still at school, Russell co-founded Dedipower Managed Hosting Ltd in 1997. Dedipower was a cloud hosting business that was successfully sold to Bridgepoint in 2011 and is now part of Pulsant. Russell has since become involved in a number of successful technology start-ups as an investor and also mentors Fintech participants at Level 39.

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Manager Name: Graham Clapp
Manager start date: 4 January 2018
Manager located in: London

In September 2017 Graham completed a deal to join RWC Partners, along with his investment team, from Pensato, which he founded in 2008. At RWC Graham is focussed on using his extensive research capacity to manage both long-only and long-short European equity funds. Before establishing Pensato, Graham worked at Fidelity Investments for 22 years, leading its European Institutional Group from 1991 to 2004. When Graham started work at Fidelity in London in 1984, the company was a mid-ranked firm in the UK asset management industry with approximately EUR10bn of assets under management and a European investment team of less than 10 people. In the late 1980s, Graham spent some time at Fidelity in Boston, working with Peter Lynch. Graham brought back to London significant experience from Boston and has implemented the same approach to fundamental investment ever since. Having delivered strong investment returns while running the European Institutional Group, Graham was asked in 2002 to take over Fidelity International's flagship European fund - the Fidelity European Growth Fund. The fund had previously been managed by Anthony Bolton. Between 2002 and 2006, Graham grew assets in the European Growth Fund from approximately EUR 9bn to EUR 25bn becoming the largest mutual fund in Europe. Fidelity European Growth delivered outperformance of 6.7% p.a. versus the FTSE World Europe from Dec 2002 - Dec 2006. During his time at Fidelity, Graham was highly instrumental in the growth of the London investment business. By 2006, Fidelity had established a market leading position in London with assets of approximately EUR 350billion and an investment team of nearly 50. However, in 2006 Graham wanted a new challenge and he founded Pensato Capital to manage European long/short equity funds. Pensato has now been successful for over 10 years and won the Eurohedge European Equity Hedge Fund (Sub $500m) award in 2015.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account