Lupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions A

WKN: 974563

ISIN: LU0129232442

Lupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions invests in the eurozone's most promising small and mid caps and offers investors opportunities to diversify their existing equity portfolios without any currency risk. The fund's bottom-up8 stock selection approach provides investors with opportunities to generate attractive excess returns.


Fund data

Current fund data as of 10/27/2020

Currency EUR
Issue price 229.70
Redemption price 218.76
Fund volume 48,69 Mio.
Launch date 22 October 2001
Distribution frequency 7distribution
Portfolio managers Marcus Ratz, Franz Führer
Performance fee 617.5 %
Administration fee 51.5 %
Subscription fee 4up to 5 %
Benchmark EURO STOXX TMI Small EUR Net Return
Share class retail
Unit price determined daily
Unit redemption possible daily
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 ca
  • 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 Fund.
  • 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 investor.
  • Bottom-up investing is an investment approach that focuses on the analysis of individual stocks and deemphasizes the significance of economic cycles and market cycles. In bottom-up investing, the investor focuses his attention on a specific company, rather than on the industry in which that company operates or on the economy as a whole.

Performance chart

Performance since 01.07.2014: +1.75 %
As of: 31.07.2014

Performance (gross in EUR):¹

fromtoLupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions AEuro Stoxx® TMI Small Return Index
1 month 31.08.202030.09.2020-0.09 %-0.71 %
90 days 02.07.202030.09.20204.94 %2.60 %
1 year 30.09.201930.09.20208.39 %-0.74 %
3 years 29.09.201730.09.20201.91 %-3.43 %
5 years 30.09.201530.09.202046.01 %26.72 %
this year 31.12.201930.09.2020-1.57 %-9.51 %
since inception 22.10.200130.09.2020355.59 %277.40 %
since inception p.a. 22.10.200130.09.20208.33 %7.26 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions AEuro Stoxx® TMI Small Return Index
30.09.2019 - 30.09.20208.39 %-0.74 %
30.09.2018 - 30.09.2019-5.65 %-0.79 %
30.09.2017 - 30.09.20180.10 %-1.36 %
30.09.2016 - 30.09.201728.47 %23.24 %
30.09.2015 - 30.09.201611.77 %6.59 %
30.09.2014 - 30.09.201518.04 %12.59 %
30.09.2013 - 30.09.201412.14 %10.36 %
30.09.2012 - 30.09.201325.02 %24.38 %
30.09.2011 - 30.09.201213.88 %14.66 %
30.09.2010 - 30.09.2011-20.34 %-16.26 %

Key Risk ratios (gross):³

as ofLupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions AEuro Stoxx® TMI Small Return Index
Volatility p.a. 30.09.202018.33 %18.02 %
Tracking Error 30.09.20205.83 %n.a.
Investment rate 30.09.202095.37 %n.a.
Fund structure

Top ten holdings as of 30/09/2020

Alfen Beheer B.V
Evotec SE
Hellofresh AG
Huhtamaki Oyj
Metso Outotec Corp.
Software AG
Solutions 30 SE
Trigano SA
Total stocks: 71
Total weight of top ten: 29.03 %

Sector allocation as of 30/09/2020

Country allocation as of 30/09/2020

  • Excellent opportunities to invest in the eurozone's most promising small and mid caps
  • Stock selection carried out by a team of the most experienced small- and mid-cap managers in Germany with proven expertise in eurozone equities
  • Consistent bottom-up approach: face-to-face meetings with management
  • Excess returns generated by exploiting information inefficiencies
  • Risk spread across all countries and sectors within a single currency area
  • Positive diversification into European large caps
Team expertise

A large, focused team is a crucial factor for success in an active, fundamentally-based stock-picking process: Lupus alpha has one of the largest and most experienced portfolio management teams in Europe for European small and mid caps.

  • 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

Eurozone small and mid caps

Lupus alpha Smaller Euro Champions invests in selected eurozone small and mid caps, offering investors the opportunity to diversify their existing equity portfolios without any currency risk. Adding small and mid caps to an equity portfolio can thus improve its returns and reduce its risk. This is primarily due to the interdependence of country- and company-specific influences, while large-cap stocks tend to be affected by global macroeconomic factors. As a result, small- and mid-cap strategies can make use of special regional issues as well as a company's individual temporary upswing in its specialised niche.

In addition, the investment universe of small- to mid-cap eurozone companies boasts not only more than ten years of exceptional performance but also significantly lower variation than European large-cap stocks. One of the reasons for this is the wide variety of more than 600 stocks, which enables portfolios to be spread widely across many sectors, unlike large-cap stocks.

As a rule, analysts do not cover the eurozone small- and mid-cap market as intensively and broadly as is normally the case for large-cap companies. The resulting information inefficiency creates opportunities to use comprehensive in-house research for unearthing promising stocks and exploiting their potential for a portfolio through active management, thus offering good prospects for successful stock-picking. As a consequence, this strategy enables investors to exploit the alpha potential of eurozone small and mid caps while at the same time diversifying their existing equity portfolios without any currency risk.

Investment objective

The fund's objective is to outperform the benchmark (EURO STOXX® TMI Small Return-Index) over the long term using targeted stock-selection. The sector and/or country allocation of the benchmark index is only of secondary importance.

Chances and Risks

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested.

A full list of risks applicable to this fund can be found in the Prospectus.


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Portfolio Manager

Experienced fund managers


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. Franz Führer is also a fund manager with many years of experience in small and mid caps, and has also been with Lupus alpha since 2001.



Marcus Ratz
Partner, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europe

Franz Führer
Partner, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europe