French value equities

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Portfolio managers comments
April 2019

The stockmarket rally continued on the back of numerous factors. Economic indicators seem to show that the low point in economic activity is behind us, with better prospects taking shape for the eurozone in H2. Political risks eased with the postponement of the Brexit deadline and an expected outcome in US-Chinese trade negotiations. Monetary policies are expected to remain lastingly accommodating. Finally, the Q1 results delivered by European companies were reassuring and suggest good figures for the current year.

Since the start of the year, the CAC40NR has gained 18.73%, thereby...

Jean-Charles Mériaux - Damien Lanternier - Adrien Le Clainche - Emilie Brunet-ManardoText completed on May 02, 2019

At 2019-05-16



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Volatility over 1 year


Recommended minimum investment horizon

5 Years

Net assets
(At 2019-04-30)


Inception date

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance
Management fees are included in performance. The performances are calculated net of any fees by DNCA FINANCE.
This is not a capital guarantee fund

Fund Managers

Jean-Charles Mériaux

Jean-Charles Mériaux is a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management.

After starting his career at Crédit Foncier de France, he joined Oddo & Cie in 1987. In 1994, he joined LCF Edmond Rothschild Asset Management, where he became a member of the Executive Board and Head of French and European Equities Management. He launched and managed funds Tricolore Rendement and Saint-Honoré Convertibles.

He joined DNCA in October 2002 as managing partner and portfolio manager of Eurose and Centifolia. In October 2005 he became Chief Investment Officer of DNCA.

Damien Lanternier

Damien Lanternier, is a CFA charterholder and also holds a Master’s degrees from HEC.

He began his career in 2002 at BNP Paribas Corporate Finance as an M&A analyst. In 2003 Damien joined Lazard Frères Asset Management as a buy-side analyst. He then joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2004 as a European equity analyst. He became manager of Agressor, a €1.7 bn European equity portfolio, flagship of the asset management company.

In October 2017, Damien joined DNCA Finance. He will manage DNCA’s European equity portfolio, Opportunités Zone euro. He will also co-manage Centifolia with Jean-Charles Mériaux as well as the equity segment of Eurose.

Adrien Le Clainche

Adrien Le Clainche holds a master's degree in Financial Management from Paris X Nanterre University.

He began his career in 2006 with various asset management experiences in the banking groups Candriam, Credit Suisse and Rothschild & Co.

In October 2010, he joined DNCA Finance as a management assistant in the bond and diversified team. He became manager-analyst in 2014 and extended his skills to French and European equities.

Emilie Brunet-Manardo

Brunet-Manardo is set to join the Natixis Investment Managers affiliate from Bpifrance, where he has been an investment director, responsible for mid and large caps since 2010. Prior to that, she worked at Oddo BHF as an equity research analyst focusing on the food and beverage sector for more than four years. Alongside her current role, Brunet-Manardo is a member of the board of directors at several firms, including Eren, Albioma and Global Pallets Services.

Emilie joined DNCA Finance in February 2019 as an analyst/portfolio manager, to focus on French and European equities within the group’s range of funds.


Fund evolution
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CAC 40 NR+16.42%
(1) The inception date of the Fund is 2018-02-02


This fund – which is eligible for the PEA scheme – has a “value” approach applied to French equities. Security selection is oriented towards companies deemed undervalued that have good potential for rising in value. The portfolio's construction highlights defensive equities to reduce risk.

What objective?

The fund seeks to outperform the CAC 40 calculated with dividends reinvested, over the recommended investment timeframe of five years.

What breakdown?

French equities (minimum 75%)

For what type of investor?

The fund targets clients seeking to invest in the French equity market via French share savings plans (PEA) and who can hold their investment for the recommended investment timeframe.

Which characteristics?

Pricing : Daily
Fund Legal Type : FCP
Country Of Domicile : FR
Min Subscription Amount :
Nil (Share ND, Share C, Share D, Share N)
100000€ (Share I)
10€ (Share E)
Min Subscription Shares :
1 (Share ND, Share C, Share D, Share N)
None (Share I, Share E)
Subscription Fees : 2% max

What taxation?

This fund is eligible for French PEA personal equity plans. Please consult your usual financial advisor for further information.

Legal information

The above information is not a confirmation of any transaction and does not comprise investment advice. Past performances are not a reliable indicator of future performances. Management fees are included in performances. Access to products and services presented may be restricted regarding certain persons or countries. Tax treatment depends on the individual situation of each investor. For full information regarding strategies and fees, please refer to the prospectus, KIID documents and other regulatory information available on this website or free of charge on demand from the investment management company’s registered offices.