Heptagon European Focus Equity Fund

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21 October 2021
ISIN
IE00BPT34575
Currency
EUR
SFDR classification
Article 8
Benchmark
MSCI Europe NR EUR
Category
Europe Large-Cap Growth Equity
Investment Style
Large Core
Fund Size
EUR89m

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES

The Fund aims to deliver long-term capital appreciation by investing in European equities.

 

The Fund employs a high conviction, bottom-up, low turnover, research driven strategy with a focus on companies that exhibit sustainable long-term growth. Rigorous fundamental analysis is utilised to identify companies believed to have intrinsic value greater than market valuations.

 

ESG considerations are essential to the investment process, the Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. The Fund also avoids commodity or energy stocks and does not generally invest in purely financial sectors as these are deemed to be closely integrated with a slow-growing economy. The Fund favours large-capitalised stocks with adequate free-float liquidity and more concentrated business models over those widely diversified. Fund Manager, Christian Diebitsch, joined Heptagon in 2014 and has been managing European Equity funds with the same investment style since 2007.

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Investment Team Location

London, UK

Active/Passive

Active with reference to a benchmark

Benchmark

MSCI Europe NR EUR

Fund Size

EUR89m

Fund Launch

26 August 2014

Fund Status

Open to all investors

Share Class Launch

26 August 2014

Share Class Status

Open to all investors

Fund Currency

EUR

Share Class CCY

EUR

Management Fee

0.9%

Min. Investment

EUR1,000,000

Fund Type

UCITS

Domicile

Ireland

Administrator

BBH Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Ltd

Depositary

BBH Trustee Services (Ireland) Ltd

Auditor

Grant Thornton

Dealing Frequency

Daily

Subscriptions

T+3

Redemptions

T+5

Risk Management

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Heptagon European Focus Equity Fund Q3 2021 Webcast

Top Ten Holdings

As of 30 September 2021
NameSectorCountryWeight %
1ASML Holding NVInformation TechnologyNetherlands7.6
2Tomra Systems ASAIndustrialsNorway6.4
3Novo Nordisk A/S Class BHealth CareDenmark6.1
4Zalando SEConsumer DiscretionaryGermany5.7
5Eurofins Scientific SEHealth CareFrance5.4
6Hermes International SAConsumer DiscretionaryFrance4.8
7Givaudan SAMaterialsSwitzerland4.8
8Atlas Copco AB AIndustrialsSweden4.8
9EssilorluxotticaConsumer DiscretionaryFrance4.7
10Lonza Group LtdHealth CareSwitzerland4.6

Exposure Breakdowns

As of 30 September 2021
TypeFund %Benchmark %
Communication Services0.03.8
Consumer Discretionary19.711.7
Consumer Staples19.312.5
Energy0.04.8
Financials0.015.8
Health Care20.514.4
Industrials18.514.9
Information Technology11.98.6
Materials4.87.8
Real Estate0.01.3
Utilities0.04.1
Cash5.40.0

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Fund Manager

Monthly Commentary September 2021

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Heptagon Future Trends Equity Fund

The Fund aims to deliver consistent and sustainable long-term returns by investing in a concentrated portfolio of global equities. The Fund seeks to invest in a diverse range of businesses offering exposure to the key trends which we believe will help shape the future. These trends naturally align with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and are trends which we believe will grow in importance regardless of the economy and regulation. The Fund is highly concentrated with low levels of turnover, and is sector, size, and geography agnostic. Portfolio construction is conducted bottom-up, with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative factors as well as ESG considerations. The Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. Fund Manager, Alex Gunz, has worked in finance since 1997 and prior to joining Heptagon in 2011 was a top-ranked analyst at firms including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.

Long/Short Equity - Global

Heptagon Future Trends Hedged Fund

The Fund aims to deliver consistent and sustainable long-term returns by investing in a concentrated portfolio of global equities. The Fund also has the ability to invest in financial derivative instruments for investment purposes and to hedge against market risk. The Fund seeks to invest in a diverse range of businesses offering exposure to the key trends which we believe will help shape the future. These trends naturally align with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and are trends which we believe will grow in importance regardless of the economy and regulation. The Fund is highly concentrated with low levels of turnover, and is sector, size, and geography agnostic. Portfolio construction is conducted bottom-up, with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative factors as well as ESG considerations. The Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. Fund Manager, Alex Gunz, has worked in finance since 1997 and prior to joining Heptagon in 2011 was a top-ranked analyst at firms including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. 

Other Equity

Heptagon Listed Private Assets Fund

The Fund aims to produce high single digit returns, from a combination of capital appreciation and income, with a targeted annual yield of 4-5%. The investment philosophy of the Fund is founded on the premise that exposure to private assets should earn a premium over listed equities and bonds over time. The manager believes that the growth in listed investment companies focusing on private assets provides an opportunity to emulate an endowment-style investment policy with enhanced liquidity. The Fund comprises a diversified portfolio of 20-30 positions in listed investment companies. It invests a minimum of 80% in private asset strategies including Infrastructure, Private Debt, Private Equity, Real Estate and other specialist managers. The investment manager, Heptagon Capital, has strong expertise within private assets and sourcing specialist managers. The Fund is managed by Heptagon’s CIO, Arnaud Gandon, who has over 20 years’ investment experience.

Disclaimers

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Heptagon Capital LLP, acting as Distributor, is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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The results given herein are based solely upon historical fund performance as gathered and supplied by Morningstar. That past performance has not been independently verified by either Heptagon Capital Limited or Heptagon Capital LLP. It is not intended to predict or depict the future performance of any investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future returns.

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