Lupus alpha Dividend Champions C



Lupus alpha Dividend Champions offers investors the opportunity to develop an exposure to the European small- and mid-caps asset class with low volatility. The fund is therefore an interesting option for investors who are unwilling or unable to bear the full volatility risk associated with this asset class.


Fund data

Current fund data as of 04/13/2021

Currency EUR
Issue price 299.44
Redemption price 285.18
Fund volume 431,01 Mio.
Launch date 05 December 2012
Minimum investment amount 500.000
Distribution frequency 7distribution
Portfolio managers Marcus Ratz, Jonas Liegl
Performance fee 620 %
Administration fee 51 %
Subscription fee 4up to 5 %
Morningstar Rating 8 ★★★★★
Benchmark Stoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
Unit price determined daily
Unit redemption possible daily
Share class institutional
Fund price publication
  • Source: Lupus alpha; gross performance (BVI method): The gross performance considers all costs incurred at Fund level (e. g. management fee) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as sales charge and securities account costs are not included. Unless otherwise specified, all indicated performance data show the gross performance. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator the future performance.
  • Source: Lupus alpha; the net performance assumes a model calculation based on an invested amount of EUR 1,000, the maximum sales charge and a redemption charge (see master data). It does not include individual costs of the investor, such as a securities account fee. (To this effect, please refer to the price list of your securities account provider.) Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator for future performance
  • Volatility is the range of variation of a security price or index around its mean value over a fixed period of time. A security is regarded as volatile if its price fluctuates heavily. The tracking error describes the standard deviation (volatility) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the benchmark index. The higher the tracking error, the more the performance of the Fund deviates from the performance of the benchmark index. The investment ratio means the part of the Fund that is not invested in cash. Beta is a measure of a stock's risk of volatility compared to the overall market. The market's beta coefficient is 1.00. Any stock with a beta higher than 1.00 is considered more volatile than the market, and therefore riskier to hold, whereas a stock with a beta lower than 1.00 is expected to rise or fall more slowly than the market. The maximum drawdown is the largest percentage drop in value in a given period of time. It measures the amount the fund falls from its highest point to its lowest point in the selected timeframe.
  • The sales charge is the difference between the sales price and the unit value. The sales charge varies depending on the type of the Fund and the distribution channel and usually covers the advisory and distribution costs. The Distributor will demand the sales charge at its own discretion.
  • The management fee is the fee for managing the Fund and taken from the Fund's assets; it is paid to Lupus alpha for the management and administration of the
  • The performance fee is a performance-related remuneration depending on the performance or the achievement of specific objectives such as a better performance compared to a benchmark. The costs may also be levied if a pre-defined minimum performance has been achieved.
  • Distributing Funds do not reinvest the generated income, they pay out the income to the inve
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Performance chart

Performance since 01.07.2014: +1.75 %
As of: 31.07.2014

Performance (gross in EUR)[1]:

fromtoLupus alpha Dividend Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
1 month 26.02.202131.03.20217.67 %4.86 %
90 days 30.12.202031.03.202114.32 %9.35 %
1 year 31.03.202031.03.202149.48 %60.08 %
3 years 29.03.201831.03.202140.92 %32.81 %
5 years 31.03.201631.03.202177.91 %58.98 %
this year 30.12.202031.03.202114.32 %9.35 %
since inception 05.12.201231.03.2021210.08 %157.29 %
since inception p.a. 05.12.201231.03.202114.56 %12.02 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha Dividend Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
31.03.2020 - 31.03.202149.48 %60.08 %
31.03.2019 - 31.03.2020-11.67 %-16.87 %
31.03.2018 - 31.03.20196.72 %-0.20 %
31.03.2017 - 31.03.20187.20 %7.47 %
31.03.2016 - 31.03.201719.33 %12.56 %
31.03.2015 - 31.03.20167.43 %-2.97 %
31.03.2014 - 31.03.201527.43 %17.25 %
31.03.2013 - 31.03.201415.37 %27.71 %

Key Statistics [3]:

as ofLupus alpha Dividend Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
Volatility p.a. 31.03.202116.08 %16.44 %
Distribution 16.12.20207.58 €n.a.
Tracking Error 31.03.20216.24 %n.a.
Investment Quota 31.03.202195.46 %n.a.
Maximum Draw Down 31.03.2021-40.13 %n.a.
Fund structure

Top ten holdings as of 31/03/2021

Cewe Stiftung & Co KGAA
D'Ieteren S.A.
Gerresheimer AG
Grafton Group Plc
JD Sports Fashion PLC
Nolato AB
Sa des Ciments Vicat
Software AG
UDG Healthcare PLC
Total stocks: 31
Total weight of top ten: 44.56 %

Sector allocation as of 31/03/2021

Country allocation as of 31/03/2021

  • Participation in robust European small and mid caps with high dividends
  • Relatively steady cash flow with comparatively low volatility – even in times of crisis
  • Attractive long-term risk-return profile
  • Concentrated equity portfolio consisting of around 30 stocks
  • Stock selection carried out by a team of the most experienced small and mid-cap experts in Europe
  • Regular and calculable income through firmly planned dividends (approx. 3% in December)

€uro Fund Award 2020:

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" three-year performance   

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" one-year performance


€uro Fund Award 2019:

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" five-year performance   

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" one-year performance 


€uro Fund Award 2017:

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" five-year performance


€uro Fund Award 2016:

3rd place in the category "Aktienfonds Europa Nebenwerte" one-year performance      


Team expertise

The portfolio management teams draws upon all of Lupus alpha's specialist expertise in the small- and mid-cap segment:

  • Large European small- and mid-cap team with nine specialists
  • Many years of experience and an exceptional track record
  • Wide range of monitored stocks/companies
  • Detailed knowledge gained from approximately 1,000 points of contact with companies each year
Investment concept

Dividend strategy for small and mid caps

Lupus alpha Dividend Champions pursues a dividend strategy and invests in European small- and mid-cap companies characterised by steady dividend histories, robust balance sheets and stable business models. The strategy is based on comprehensive analysis and fundamental valuation carried out by Lupus alpha's team of small- and mid-cap experts, who identify quality stocks from an investment universe comprising around 1,000 listed companies.

While dividend strategies are generally limited to the equity market segment for larger listed companies, Lupus alpha Dividend Champions enables investors to combine the potential outperformance of the small- and mid-cap market with the advantages of a dividend strategy.

Small and mid caps have demonstrated their added value for investors in various market phases and make a particularly positive contribution to overall portfolio performance over longer periods. Small- and mid-cap equities offer investors access to a broad and varied investment universe. Many of the companies in this sector have steadily improved their market positioning to become world market leaders, thereby providing a foundation for consistent dividend performance.

Studies show that dividends can comprise up to 70 per cent of the return on an equity investment even in difficult years on the stock markets.

Investment objective

The fund invests in small- and mid-cap European companies characterised by steady dividend payments, robust balance sheets and stable business models. With a concentrated equity portfolio of around 30 stocks, the fund aims to generate relatively steady cash flows with a lower volatility than the benchmark index even in times of crisis.


Chances and Risks



  • Promising upside potential of European Small & Mid Cap stocks.
  • Participation in fundamental and technical events of individual stocks.
  • You can benefit from the deep network that our fund managers foster with Small & Mid Cap companies of our investment universe.
  • The investment processenhances the security selection and ensures permanent monitoring of risks.
  • You can benefit from information advantages that arise from the lower analyst converage of Small & Mid Cap companies. 




  • Risk of price changes: Experience shows that equities are subject to sharp price fluctuations and thus the risk of price declines. These fluctuations are particularly impacted by the earnings development of the issusing company as well as sector trends and overall economic development.
  • Concentration risk: If investment is concentrated on particualr assets or markets, the fund becomes particularly heavily dependent on the perfomrance of these assets or markets.
  • Operational risk: The fund can become the the vicitm of fraud, criminal acts or errors by company employees or external third parties. Finally, management of the fund can be negativley impacted by external events such as fires, natural disasters or similar.
  • Liquidity risk: If securities are traded in a relatively narrow market segment, it can be difficult to resell them in situations where there is insufficient liquidity. 
  • Market risk: The performance of financial products depends on the development of the capital markets.
  • Currency risk: Changes in exchange rates can affect the price of fund shares. 

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Portfolio Manager

Experienced fund manager


Fund Manager Marcus Ratz is a Partner at Lupus alpha and has been working at the company since 2001. He has more than 15 years' experience in small- and mid-cap asset management. As small- and mid-cap fund manager Jonas Liegl has more than 10 years of experience in the analysis and portfolio management of European micro-, small- and mid-caps for large institutional mandates.


Marcus Ratz
Partner, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europe

Jonas Liegl
CFA, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europa