Strategy highlights

  • Aims to generate attractive returns with a relatively low level of risk
  • Invests primarily in stocks of companies with large market capitalisation and businesses that have demonstrated stable earnings and good earnings potential
  • Stock selection driven by bottom-up proprietary research which incorporates consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, issues and opportunities

Our philosophy and process

  • Material and relevant ESG risks, issues and opportunities are considered as part of the investment process.

Investment team

Our Pan-European Equity strategy is managed by a team with a wide range of backgrounds and varied experience. Our investment team of research analysts and portfolio managers works together across regions and sectors, helping to ensure that our investment process is highly flexible. Guided by our global investment themes, the team works together to identify opportunities and risks through research and debate.

18
years’ average investment experience
11
years’ average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

The strategy seeks to outperform the performance benchmark by more than 2% per annum over rolling 5-year periods by achieving long-term capital growth from a portfolio comprised predominantly of securities from European markets including the UK.

Performance benchmark

FTSE Eurofirst 300 or MSCI Europe

Typical number of equity holdings<br/>

40 to 60

Strategy inception

Composite inception: 1 April 1999

Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG considerations. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG considerations when making investment decisions. The way that ESG considerations are assessed may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. The research team performs ESG quality reviews on equity securities prior to their addition to Newton’s research recommended list (RRL). ESG quality reviews are not performed for all fixed income securities. The portfolio managers may purchase equity securities that are not included on the RRL and which do not have ESG quality reviews. Not all securities held by Newton’s strategies have an ESG quality review completed prior to investment, although since 2020 it has been a requirement for all (single name) equity securities to have an ESG quality review before they are purchased for the first time.

Key investment risks

  • Objective/performance risk: There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency risk: This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • Geographic concentration risk: The strategy primarily invests in a single market which may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy.
  • Derivatives risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset from which their value is derived. A small movement in the value of the underlying asset can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. This can increase the sizes of losses and gains, causing the value of your investment to fluctuate. When using derivatives, the strategy can lose significantly more than the amount it has invested in derivatives.
  • Emerging markets risk: Emerging Markets have additional risks due to less-developed market practices.
  • Concentration risk: A fall in the value of a single investment may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy because it typically invests in a limited number of investments.
  • Counterparty risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the strategy to financial loss..