Webcast: Generating high and consistent levels of alpha in a euro-zone equity portfolio

 

Webcast event:

Generating high and consistent levels of alpha in a euro-zone equity portfolio

Date:

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Time:

14:00 UK, 15:00 CET

Presentation by:

Guy Lerminiaux, CIO Equity
Member of the Management Board of Petercam Institutional Asset Management

Didier Van De Veire
Petercam Institutional Asset Management

Presenter:

Brendan Maton

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Introduction to Webcast Topic:

In spite of all Europe’s travails in recent times, the continent’s publicly-quoted companies remain the core of IPE readers’ growth portfolios.

Petercam Equities Euroland is one fund that has assisted this growth with returns superior to the market. It has shown consistent cumulated outperformance (more than 70% over a 10-year timeframe, gross of fees) versus a traditional index, namely the msci EMU Net Dividends Reinvested.

Perhaps surprisingly, this cumulated outperformance has been achieved with relatively low (3-6%) levels of tracking error. However, we argue that high levels of active share characterise the management process of Petercam Equities Euroland throughout the cycle. For us, high levels of active share (>60%) are a useful and sensible way of gauging how ‘active’ a bottom-up diversified stock picker is. We consider this ratio to be a Key Performance Indicator of our investment process.

In addition, we demonstrate that the fund’s consistent outperformance over time has been achieved using a combination of two major investment features: a focus on bottom-up stock picking, particularly in the mid-cap space, and a thematic top-down overlay.

Please join Petercam on 14th January 2014 to debate what characterises genuinely active management in euro-zone equities.

Guy Lerminiaux, CIO Equity

Member of the Management Board of Petercam Institutional Asset Management

Guy Lerminiaux holds a Master’s degree in Economics. He started off his career in 1987 as a financial analyst. In 1993 he joined Petercam, starting in the equity sales department. In 1998 he became an equity portfolio manager and was appointed Partner.

Didier Van De Veire

Petercam Institutional Asset Management

Didier Van De Veire holds a Master’s degree in Economics & Economic Sciences and he is a CFA charter holder. He started off his career as a research assistant at the University of Louvain. In 2001 he joined Petercam as a buy-side equity analyst and has been involved in the management of the European and euro-zone equity strategies since 2009.