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European equities offer unrivalled opportunities in terms of breadth of sector and market exposure. Europe is amongst the most outward-looking of all the major investment regions.
Europe not only offers ample opportunity to invest in strong domestic franchises, it also has a considerable number of global brands and technology leaders, and vast industrial expertise.
The team uses a top-down analysis based on its thematic ideas with a bottom-up investment process which leads to a high-conviction concentrated portfolio of 50–70 stocks.
After researching the market and sectors, we come up with thematic, macroeconomic and sector views. Then, most of our process is bottom-up, involving qualitative screening, company meetings and broker research inputs.
The fund managers will take into account the political and economic environment, but only invest if they find companies whose balance sheets match their investment criteria.
The management applies strict risk management, analysing and controlling risk at stock, sector and overall portfolio level.