Gallica

French Equities Multicaps

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Portfolio managers comments
July 2018


H2 2018 got off to a good start for French equities except the small and mid-cap segment (CAC 40 NR / SBF120 NR 3% vs. CAC Mid&Small NR / CAC Small NR < 0%). From a macro-economic perspective, the figures reported in July were reassuring and suggest a temporary air pocket for H1 2018 in the eurozone. Decisions made by the US president continue to steer the markets with recently a possible easing in trade tension between the US and Europe. So far, the earnings publication season seems respectable in Europe, especially for activity volumes, whereas operating leverage is less buoyant. Various bottlenecks took a toll on company margins during the first half, such as wage tensions, commodities prices and forex effects. Overall, earnings on the Stoxx 600 were robust but provided fewer positive surprises than in the past (<50% positive surprises vs. 54% on average over the past four years and >85% in the US).

Gallica showed a YTD performance of -5.44% vs. +5.46% for the SBF 120 dividends reinvested. During July, the fund gained 0.62%, underperforming by 260bp. The main contributors to the fund’s monthly performance were Carrefour, Total, Kaufman&Broad, Société Générale and M6. In contrast, Gallica suffered from its exposure to Maison du Monde, Coface,Econocom, Publicis and Cap Gemini. During the month, exposure to IT services stocks...< 0%). From a macro-economic perspective, the figures reported in July were reassuring and suggest a temporary air pocket for H1 2018 in the eurozone. Decisions made by the US president continue to steer the markets with recently a possible easing in trade tension between the US and Europe. So far, the earnings publication season seems respectable in Europe, especially for activity volumes, whereas operating leverage is less buoyant. Various bottlenecks took a toll on company margins during the first half, such as wage tensions, commodities prices and forex effects. Overall, earnings on the Stoxx 600 were robust but provided fewer positive surprises than in the past (

Igor de Maack - Romain Avice - Olivier HabaultText completed on August 01, 2018

At 2018-08-16

NAV

275.35€

Risk indicator

Year-to-date performance

-7,61%

5-year
annualized performance

+10,86%
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Performance 

2017

+14,3%

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Volatility over 1 year

10,48%

Recommended minimum investment horizon

5 Years

Net assets
(At 2018-07-31)

143M€

Inception date

2003-11-07
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

Igor de Maack

Igor de Maack graduated from HEC Paris School of Management and is a qualified member of the French financial analysts' association (SFAF) and also holds a postgraduate specialist diploma in International Taxation.

He began his career at Deloitte & Touche. In 1998, he joined the Project Financing department at BNP Paribas. In 2002, he moved to IXIS where he headed the group’s participation in the financing project for the A 28 motorway, then joined the equity research team at Ixis Securities and became senior Vice President of primary equity markets at Lazard-lxis.

He joined DNCA Finance in 2007 as an infrastructures portfolio manager.

Romain Avice

Romain Avice is a graduate of EDC and holds a master's degree in Finance.

In July 2008, he joined DNCA Finance as an assistant management before becoming manager - analyst on Gallica in December 2012 and on DNCA PME in December 2014.

Olivier Habault

Olivier Habault graduated from HEC Paris School of Management.

He began his career at Exane BNPP as a sell-side analyst on the banking sector. He joined DNCA Finance in January 2018, working on both convertible bonds and European equities.

Performances

Fund evolution
Annualised performances
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YTD

Gallica-7,61%
SBF 120 NR+2.81%
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(1) The inception date of the Fund is 2003-11-07

Briefly

This fund, which is eligible for PEA personal equity plans, is managed opportunistically. The fund’s strategy is based on discretionary investment management, through stock-picking, which does not aim to replicate the benchmark index. Investment criteria primarily include relative valuation to the market, the financial structure of the company, current and expected yield, management quality and the market positioning of the target companies. The fund manager shall focus investments on securities trading at levels which, in his opinion, do accurately reflect valuation and therefore incur limited downside risk.

What objective?

The fund aims to outperform equity market trends represented by the SBF 120 index calculated on a net-return basis (dividends reinvested) via investment in French equities.

What breakdown?

Mainly French equities (75 % minimum).

For what type of investor?

The fund, which is eligible for PEA personal equity plans, targets investors seeking exposure to the French equity market.

Which characteristics?

Pricing : Daily
Fund Legal Type : FCP
Country Of Domicile : FR
Min Subscription Amount : None (Share N) 100,000 € (Share I) None (Share D) None (Share ND) None (Share C)
Min Subscription Shares : 1 (Share N) None (Share I) 1 (Share D) 1 (Share ND) 1 (Share C)
Subscription Fees : 3% max
Performance fee : 20% of the positive performance net of any fees above SBF 120 NR with High Water Mark

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.