European Equities

2020: Unprecedented polarisation and rotation

Bertrand Faure reflects on a year dominated by macro events and considers the factors leading to a favourable environment for active investors and fundamental stock pickers in 2021.

Setting records investing in European equities

Bertrand Faure provides insight on how the renamed Strategic European Silver Stars Fund has delivered its highest monthly return since inception.

Eric Sturdza Investments announces changes to European Smaller Companies Fund

The Fund has been renamed the Strategic European Silver Stars Fund and references the Alpine Edelweiss or ‘Silver Star’ flower.

A tilt to cyclical and value stocks

Willem Vinke discusses the adjustments made to portfolio allocation in light of recent political developments and the news of a vaccine.

Hope of a vaccine triggers European market movements

Bertrand Faure reflects on market movements in light of further lockdowns across Europe, the US Presidential election and recent news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Picking quality investments during volatility

Willem Vinke continues to hold a defensive position with a preference to companies that should endure market volatility.

European staycation trend offers opportunities for investors

Bertrand Faure discusses how increased dispersion between different companies and sectors has benefitted active investors in September, taking the Fund’s performance to +3.49% in September and +8.70% YTD.

Enduring Volatility

Willem Vinke reflects on July’s performance, noting caution as he looks at current levels of economic and political risk.

Equity markets continue to rebound

Willem Vinke continues to exercise caution whilst the true economic impact of COVID-19 remains unclear.

Relative results outweigh absolute figures

Eric Sturdza discusses the positives of a post COVID-19 economy.

Investing in European ‘Quality Growth’?

Over the past 10 years, the European equity markets have offered investors a relatively compelling opportunity set, delivering continuous growth, with only momentary periods of correction.

A sense of déjà vu

Bertrand Faure provides a detailed stock-level review for the month of August.