Unit Trust (UK UCITS compliant)

Legal & General European Trust

Fund facts

Fund size
£148.8m
Base currency
GBP
Launch date
9 Sep 1985
Domicile
UK
Share class launch

Statistics

Historical yield
0.0%

As at 31 Oct 2021

Fund aim

The objective of the Fund is to provide growth above that of the FTSE World Europe ex UK TR Net Index, the “Benchmark Index”. The Fund aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 4% per annum. This objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods.

Benchmark

FTSE World Europe ex UK TR Net Index

Sector

IA Europe ex UK

  • What does it invest in? Invests at least 90% in shares of European companies, excluding the UK.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, with holdings in between 10 and 50 companies on average over a typical market cycle of 3-5 years, which means the fund may be concentrated at times.

Further details

Costs

Price basis
Single swing
Initial charge
0.00%
Ongoing charges figure
0.81%
Dilution adjustment
0.22%- round trip

Codes

ISIN
GB00B7J5FY33
SEDOL
B7J5FY3
Bloomberg
LGEUTIA LN
MEX
LGEUTR

Dealing information

Valuation frequencyDaily, 12pm (UK time)
Dealing frequencyDaily
Settlement periodT+4

Country registration

This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

Fund updates

Monthly commentary

As at

Equity markets kicked on during October, seemingly happy to climb the wall of worry and test all-time highs. The monetary policy backdrop has however become less supportive for risk assets, with growing realisation from central banks that perhaps not all inflationary pressures in play will be that transitory, while supply chain headwinds show little sign of abating any time soon. For corporate earnings, while it may not feel it on the ground, it’s been a decent quarter with momentum turning more positive.

Turning to equity performance, market leadership changed through October with some big differences at the sector level by region. In Europe we saw sector rotation back to some defensive and quality plays. Tech, Utilities and Consumer Discretionary led, while Industrials and Telecoms underperformed.

The European Growth Fund underperformed its benchmark by ~380bps in the period. Stock selection and sector allocation both made a negative contribution to return. The underweight in Financials (Banks) and Utilities detracted 50bps, though the biggest drag was the overweight in Consumer Discretionary. For selection we saw weakness from our Tech and Industrials exposure. Top stock contributors were SOITEC, Moncler, Infineon Technologies and Varta. Leading detractors included Teamviewer, Aluflexpack, Inpost, Bike24, Ubisoft, Friedrich Vorwerk and Fluidra. On trading we introduced a new position in Sika, while Ferrari and Nacon were both sold.

Performance

Source: Lipper

Performance (%)
Select period:
Change

    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Oct 2021

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month-0.842.97
    6 months-1.297.17
    Year to date-3.1614.35
    3 years57.1539.80
    5 years63.8655.67
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year16.3132.91
    3 years16.2511.80
    5 years10.389.25
    Since launch--

    As at 30 Sep 2021

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly-1.050.66
    Year to date-2.3411.06
    3 years39.2127.42
    5 years71.5756.90
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year13.1421.23
    3 years11.658.40
    5 years11.399.42
    Since launch--
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    12 months to 30 September 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Fund20.822.00-9.2735.6313.14
    Benchmark21.701.185.43-0.3021.23

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Fund17.9717.23-18.9220.6446.69
    Benchmark18.5616.57-10.2019.417.89

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund16.3116.2510.38-
    Benchmark32.9111.809.25-

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund13.1411.6511.39-
    Benchmark21.238.409.42-

    Performance for the C Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 28 February 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the C Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 28 February 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the E Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 31 October 2000. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the E Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 09 September 1985. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 17 August 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 17 August 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the L Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 25 April 2019. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 Oct 2021. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Sector (%)

    Unclassified22.4
    Industrials20.5
    Consumer Discretionary16.0
    Technology15.8
    Health Care13.0
    Energy6.3
    Telecommunications3.2
    Basic Materials2.7

    Market capitalisation (%)

    Large72.7
    Mid17.7
    Small8.3
    Micro-
    Cash and Equivalents1.3
    Top 10 holdings37.8
    Rest of portfolio62.3
    No. of holdings38

    Top 10 holdings (%)

    ASML5.0
    Novo Nordisk4.3
    Infineon Technologies4.2
    Adyen3.9
    Essilorluxottica3.5
    Vestas Wind Systems3.5
    Teleperformance3.4
    Soitec3.4
    Puma3.4
    Moncler3.3

    Country (%)

    Germany22.9
    Netherlands21.9
    France15.0
    Denmark7.7
    Switzerland7.6
    Belgium7.4
    Spain5.7
    Italy3.3
    Finland2.8
    Other5.7

    Top 5 stock over/underweights (%)

    FundRelative
    Infineon Technologies4.23.5
    Soitec3.43.3
    Puma3.43.2
    Teleperformance3.43.2
    Varta3.13.1
    SAP0.0-1.8
    Novartis0.0-2.0
    LVMH0.0-2.2
    Roche Hldgs (Genus)0.0-3.0
    Nestle0.0-4.2

    Fund Manager

    Gavin joined LGIM in 2007 and is a Fund Manager for the European ex UK portfolios. He has managed the European Growth Trust since January 2010. Previously, he was a Global Equities Analyst at BlueBay Asset Management. Gavin spent the majority of his buy-side career as a Portfolio Manager with UBS O’Connor. Prior, he was a top-rated, sell-side analyst covering the Autos, Capital Goods and Conglomerates sectors at investment banks including SG Warburg and Goldman Sachs. Gavin holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from University College, London.

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    Literature

    Fund updates

    Income

    Latest dividends

    The latest dividends are shown below. The historic level of income generated by this fund may go down as well up and will vary over time.

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    Dividend history

    Total dividends paid in each financial year of the fund.

    Prices

    Name
    I GBP Acc
    Price
    688.90p
    Change (%)
    0.36
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    I GBP Inc
    Price
    596.90p
    Change (%)
    0.37
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    F GBP Acc
    Price
    668.00p
    Change (%)
    0.38
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Acc
    Price
    637.70p
    Change (%)
    0.36
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Inc
    Price
    579.00p
    Change (%)
    0.36
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    C GBP Acc
    Price
    66.75p
    Change (%)
    0.36
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    C GBP Inc
    Price
    65.67p
    Change (%)
    0.35
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    L GBP Acc
    Price
    73.23p
    Change (%)
    0.37
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time

    A single swing price is displayed from 1st December 2020. Prior to this date, Bid and Offer prices are displayed for those funds that were previously dual priced.

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    Key risks

    The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    The return from this fund is dependent on relatively few individual investments. This means that a fall in the value of an individual investment can have a major impact on the overall performance of the fund.

    The fund could lose money if any institution providing services such as acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund.

    Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains.

    The fund may have underlying investments that are valued in currencies that are different from sterling (British pounds). Exchange rate fluctuations will impact the value of your investment. Currency hedging techniques may be applied to reduce this impact but may not entirely eliminate it.

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    Issuer

    Issued by Legal & General Investment Management Limited as promoter and distributor for this fund in the UK.

    Legal & General Investment Management Limited has been appointed as the discretionary investment manager for these Funds and is Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272.

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