Lupus alpha Sustainable Smaller Pan European Champions C



Lupus alpha Sustainable Smaller Pan European Champions invests in top-quality stocks from the European small- and mid-cap sector and offers investors the opportunity to diversify their existing equity portfolios. The fund's bottom-up8 stock selection approach provides investors with opportunities to generate attractive excess returns. Enviromental, social and governance criteria are applied in the implementation of the strategy. 


Fund data

Current fund data as of 04/13/2021

Currency EUR
Issue price 243.93
Redemption price 232.31
Fund volume 164,08 Mio.
Launch date 05 December 2013
Minimum investment amount 500.000
Distribution frequency 7distribution
Portfolio managers Marcus Ratz, Gerald Rössel
Performance fee 615 %
Administration fee 51 %
Subscription fee 4up to 5 %
Benchmark Stoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
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
  • 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 Fun
  • 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 inves
  • 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 who

Performance chart

Performance since 01.07.2014: +1.75 %
As of: 31.07.2014

Performance (gross in EUR)[1]:

fromtoLupus alpha Sustainable Smaller Pan European Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
1 month 26.02.202131.03.20215.85 %4.86 %
90 days 30.12.202031.03.20219.61 %9.35 %
1 year 31.03.202031.03.202169.72 %60.08 %
3 years 29.03.201831.03.202145.84 %32.81 %
5 years 31.03.201631.03.202183.01 %58.98 %
this year 30.12.202031.03.20219.61 %9.35 %
since inception 05.12.201331.03.2021129.40 %101.97 %
since inception p.a. 05.12.201331.03.202112.01 %10.07 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha Sustainable Smaller Pan European Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
31.03.2020 - 31.03.202169.72 %60.08 %
31.03.2019 - 31.03.2020-12.76 %-16.87 %
31.03.2018 - 31.03.2019-1.50 %-0.20 %
31.03.2017 - 31.03.20187.32 %7.47 %
31.03.2016 - 31.03.201718.24 %12.56 %
31.03.2015 - 31.03.2016-0.09 %-2.97 %
31.03.2014 - 31.03.201515.34 %17.25 %

Key Statistics [3]:

as ofLupus alpha Sustainable Smaller Pan European Champions CStoxx® Europe Total Market Small Net Return Index
Volatility p.a. 31.03.202117.69 %16.91 %
Distribution 16.12.20200.15 €n.a.
Tracking Error 31.03.20214.20 %n.a.
Investment Quota 31.03.202194.41 %n.a.
Fund structure

Country allocation as of 31/03/2021

Sector allocation as of 31/03/2021

Top ten holdings as of 31/03/2021

Arcadis N.V.
Elekta AB
Evotec SE
Hellofresh AG
Loomis AB
Netcompany Grp.
Pandora A/S
Restaurant Group PLC
Software AG
Total stocks: 79
Total weight of top ten: 22.12 %
  • Excellent opportunities to invest in Europe's most promising small and mid caps
  • Positive diversification into global and European large caps
  • Stock selection carried out by a team of the most experienced small- and mid-cap managers in Europe
  • Consistent bottom-up approach: includes face-to-face meetings with management
  • ESG process integrated into fundamental analysis to identify and evaluate companies with sustainable business models.
  • Exploiting information inefficiencies generates excess returns  
  • Optimum risk spreading across all countries and sectors
Team expertise

Lupus alpha has one of the largest and most experienced portfolio management teams in Europe for European 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 each year
Investment concept

Diversifying equity portfolios with European small and mid caps


Lupus alphaSustainable Smaller Pan European Champions invests in selected European small and mid caps, thus offering investors the opportunity to diversify their existing equity portfolios - without compromising sustainability. 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 European 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 1,000 stocks, which enables portfolios to be spread widely across many sectors, unlike large-cap stocks.


As a rule, analysts do not cover the European small- and mid-cap market to the same extent as is customary 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. This strategy enables investors to achieve excess returns from European small and mid caps while at the same time diversifying their existing equity portfolios.


We defined screening criteria in order to avoid investing into companies that do not meet our minimum standarts e.g. with respect to the production of contorversial weapons or compliance to UN Global Compact- These criteria envolve steadily and are reviewed continuosly. Moreover, ESG criteria are integrated into the stock selection process and are part and parcel of our fundamental investing analysis. 


Investment objective

The fund's objective is to outperform the benchmark (STOXX® Europe TMI Small Return-Index) over the long term using targeted stock-selection.  For doing so, the fund focusses on companies that meet pre-determined minimum criteria with respect to enviromental, ethical, social and governanve considerations. The sector and/or country allocation of the benchmark index is only of secondary importance and serves information purposes.


Chances and Risks



  • 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 process enhances the security selection and ensures permanent monitoring of risks.
  • You can benefit from information advantages that arise from the lower analyst coverage of Small & Mid Cap companies.
  • Promising upside potential of European Small & Mid Cap stocks - without compromising sustainability.




  • 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 issuing company as well as sector trends and overall economic developments.
  • Concentration risk: If investment is concentrated on particular assets or markets, the fund becomes particularly heavily dependent on the performance of these assets or markets.
  • Operational risk: The fund can become the victim of fraud, criminal acts or errors by company employees or external third parties. Finally, management of the fund can be negatively 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 of experience in small- and mid-cap asset management. Gerald Rössel is also a fund manager with many years of experience in small and mid caps, and has been with Lupus alpha since 2007.



Marcus Ratz
Partner, Portfolio Management Small & Mid Caps Europe

Gerald Rössel
CFA, Portfolio Management & Research Small & Mid Caps Europa