Paris-based asset manager DNCA has launched its European Growth and Value funds into the UK retail market, through parent Natxis Global Asset Management.
DNCA Invest Europe Growth, which was launched in 2012 and is led by Carl Auffret, and DNCA Invest Europe Value – headed by Isacc Chebar since inception in 2007 – are both Luxembourg-domiciled.
Both funds aim to outperform the Stoxx Europe 600 Net Return over a recommended five-year investment timeframe.
Invest Europe Value, which is also co-managed by Don Fitzgerald and Maxime Genevois, has its highest weightings to industrial goods & service, telecoms and banks, while Invest Europe Growth currently has a steer towards healthcare.
Formed in 2000, DNCA, which also has offices in Milan and Luxembourg, claims its assets under management have grown from €5bn (£3.87bn, $5.5bn) in 2013 to €19.5bn today. It was acquired by Natixis in 2015.
“Investors are increasingly demanding high-conviction, high active strategies with a rigorous approach to research and stock-picking, which is very much the philosophy that DNCA is founded upon,” said DNCA chief executive, Eric Franc.
“Our entrepreneurial approach has achieved solid returns for our clients in France, Italy and Spain, and we’re delighted that these funds will now be available in the UK.”