LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
E.I. Sturdza Funds PLC ('E.I. Sturdza') is pleased to announce that the Funds have won three Lipper Fund Awards - the prestigious 'Group Equity (small)' award for Europe, Germany and Austria. The Lipper Fund Awards recognise exceptional performance throughout the global professional investment community.
These awards are based on three year historic risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers, achieved by E.I. Sturdza's qualifying funds for the period ending 31 December 2013. E.I. Sturdza's top performing UCITS IV compliant equity funds for 2013 were the Nippon Growth (UCITS) Fund (+53.99%), Strategic China Panda Fund (+31.46%), Strategic Europe Value Fund (+28.36%) and the Strategic Emerging Europe Fund (+4.65%).
L. Georges Gutmans, Director, E.I. Sturdza Funds PLC, comments:
"We are honoured to receive these awards from Lipper as recognition for the strong risk-adjusted performance across our fund range. The scoring process is very competitive, so these awards acknowledge the success of the best of breed investment manager selection process and a traditional yet innovative approach to investment.
We provide alpha-generating investment managers with the framework to independently and exclusively focus on managing portfolios, whilst giving investors peace of mind by overlaying the autonomous investment teams with rigorous risk management and compliance oversight. Overall, E.I. Sturdza has a proven track record of providing institutional and private clients with attractive and valuable investment opportunities."
The E.I. Sturdza equity funds recognized by the Lipper Group Awards are single country or regional long-only UCITS strategies that have a successful track record of investing in markets across the developed and emerging world:
3 Year Fund Return % 3 Year Benchmark% ISIN Strategic China Panda MSCI China Fund +21.61 -4.85 Index in USD IE00B3DKH950 MSCI Emerging Strategic Emerging Markets Europe Europe Fund +3.15 -17.33 Index in USD IE00B62KFX71 Strategic Europe Value MSCI Europe Fund +46.33 +29.18 Index in EUR IE00B5VJPM77 Nippon Growth (UCITS) Fund +51.84 +44.89 TOPIX Index IE00B45CFP81
Source: E.I. Sturdza Strategic Management Limited. 3 year performance to year end 2013 shown in relation to the base currency share class calculated on a single price basis with income reinvested into the Fund.
Note: Past performance is not indicative of current or future returns, further the performance provided above does not take into account commissions and costs incurred in relation to the issue or redemption of shares.
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Notes to the Editor
E.I Sturdza is a fast growing, independent investment fund company with a proven track record of offering high conviction, award winning strategies to institutional and private clients globally.
A key part of their business philosophy is to select the most talented and successful investment professionals and allow them to focus on investment opportunities in which they have a high level of expertise and experience. Their fund offering includes single country or regional long-only UCITS strategies that have a successful track record of investing in markets across the developed and emerging world.
E.I.Sturdza Strategic Management Limited is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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