Lupus alpha Smaller German Champions C

WKN: 940640

ISIN: LU0129233507

Lupus alpha Smaller German Champions primarily invests in a selection of actively managed MDAX and SDAX shares. It provides investors with exposure to German companies which are extremely successful internationally and have been selected carefully using fundamental analyses with the objective of participating in their market success across the globe.


Fund data

Current fund data as of 10/29/2020

Currency EUR
Issue price 455.91
Redemption price 434.20
Fund volume 529,00 Mio.
Launch date 08 January 2002
Minimum investment amount 500,000
Distribution frequency 7distribution
Portfolio managers Björn Glück
Performance fee 612.5 %
Administration fee 51,0 %
Subscription fee 4up to 5 %
Morningstar Rating ★★★★★
Benchmark 50% MDAX Performance Index/ 50% SDAX Performance 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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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 Smaller German Champions C50% SDAX®
50% MDAX®
1 month 31.08.202030.09.20200.25 %-1.24 %
90 days 02.07.202030.09.20206.57 %3.87 %
1 year 30.09.201930.09.202020.28 %8.82 %
3 years 29.09.201730.09.202014.47 %4.63 %
5 years 30.09.201530.09.202067.90 %45.66 %
this year 31.12.201930.09.20207.03 %-2.33 %
since inception 08.01.200230.09.2020834.31 %461.42 %
since inception p.a. 08.01.200230.09.202012.66 %9.64 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha Smaller German Champions C50% SDAX®
50% MDAX®
30.09.2019 - 30.09.202020.28 %8.82 %
30.09.2018 - 30.09.2019-5.06 %-3.73 %
30.09.2017 - 30.09.20180.77 %0.41 %
30.09.2016 - 30.09.201732.40 %24.63 %
30.09.2015 - 30.09.201611.25 %11.94 %
30.09.2014 - 30.09.201526.84 %21.00 %
30.09.2013 - 30.09.201412.66 %6.85 %
30.09.2012 - 30.09.201333.14 %32.36 %
30.09.2011 - 30.09.201219.63 %22.00 %
30.09.2010 - 30.09.20110.01 %-2.97 %

Key Risk ratios (gross):³

as ofLupus alpha Smaller German Champions C50% SDAX®
50% MDAX®
Volatility p.a. 30.09.202018.36 %18.70 %
Tracking Error 30.09.20204.39 %n.a.
Investment rate 30.09.202095.65 %n.a.
Fund structure

Top ten holdings as of 30/09/2020

Eckert & Ziegler AG
Hellofresh AG
Instone Real Estate
Morphosys AG
Sartorius AG
Süss Microtec AG
Symrise AG
Verbio AG
Zalando SE
Total stocks: 78
Total weight of top ten: 25.80 %

Sector allocation as of 30/09/2020

  • "Hidden gems" combined with robust, internationally well-positioned German mid-cap companies steeped in tradition
  • Consistent bottom-up approach
  • Attractive risk-return profile
  • Attractive long-term equity investment
  • Positive diversification into German and European large caps.
  • First-class fund management
Team expertise

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

  • 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 across Europe each year
Investment concept

SDAX and MDAX shares – actively managed with a bottom-up strategy

Lupus alpha Smaller German Champions enables investors to primarily invest in SDAX and MDAX shares in a broad and internationally diversified manner by using an actively managed bottom-up strategy.

Both the MDAX and SDAX boast a wealth of internationally well-positioned companies. MDAX companies are characterised by a high degree of internationalisation and strong positioning in major export markets. They generate more than 50 per cent of revenue in the rest of Europe and other non-European markets. SDAX-listed companies are primarily characterised by moderate valuations and a good risk-return ratio.

Despite their often considerable size, many of these companies have retained the lean structures associated with mid caps. The MDAX and SDAX contain numerous world market leaders operating in attractive growth markets. As a result, they are more versatile than major companies during periods of economic downturn – strengths they have clearly demonstrated in recent years.

To filter out the most profitable stocks in this universe, the portfolio managers primarily rely on analyses from personal meetings with management and on-site company visits. This actively managed bottom-up strategy provides investors with access to the alpha potential of attractive SDAX and MDAX stocks. It offers exceptional international diversification, especially considering it is a country fund..

Investment objective

The fund's investment objective is to outperform the benchmark (a 50/50 split between the MDAX and SDAX Performance Index) over the long term using targeted stock selection. The sector 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

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Fund Manager Björn Glück has more than 10 years of experience managing small- and mid-cap strategies and has been working with Lupus alpha since 2005. 




Björn Glück
CFA, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europe