Comgest Growth Europe EUR Acc

Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
Inception Date15/05/2000
Fund Advisor(s)
Comgest Asset Management Intl Ltd
Fund ManagerArnaud Cosserat
Manager Start Date01/11/2009
Career Start Year1989
ESSEC Business School, M.S.
Arnaud Cosserat joined Comgest in 1996 and is Chief Executive Officer of the Group. A long-standing Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities, he also holds the role of Chief Investment Officer. As Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment team and ensuring the best practices are in place to entrench the firm’s philosophy to successful long-term investing. Arnaud started his career in 1989 as an Analyst at Banque Paribas, before joining Société de Bourse Oddo and then Generali as a Portfolio Manager. He holds a Master of Science degree from the ESSEC business school in Paris and is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF, Société Française des Analystes Financiers).
Fund ManagerFranz Weis
Manager Start Date01/11/2009
Career Start Year1990
Heriot-Watt University, M.A.
Franz Weis joined Comgest in 2005 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities as well as a Managing Director of Comgest Global Investors SAS. Franz co-leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity public funds and maintains responsibility for a number of European segregated mandates. He started his career in 1990 at Baillie Gifford & Co. where he worked as a Portfolio Manager before joining F&C Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of European Equities in 1999. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in International Banking and Financial Studies and received the International Bankers in Scotland Prize in 1990.
Fund ManagerAlistair Wittet
Manager Start Date05/09/2018
Career Start Year2006
Durham University
Alistair Wittet joined Comgest in 2012 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities. Alistair co-leads Comgest’s Pan Europe, Europe ex UK and Europe Smaller Companies strategies. He started his career in 2006 as an Analyst at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh. He went on to join Citigroup’s London office in 2009, specialising in the pan‐European food retail sector as an Equity Analyst. A British and French national, Alistair is a Geography graduate from Durham University and a CFA® charterholder.
Fund ManagerLaurent Dobler
Manager Start Date01/01/2006
Career Start Year1986
Sorbonne University, M.A.
University Paris, M.A.
Laurent Dobler joined Comgest in 1991 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in European equities as well as a Managing Director of Comgest S.A. As Comgest's longest serving Portfolio Manager, Laurent is a lead Portfolio Manager withing the European equity team and has been instrumental in forging and refining Comgest's quality growth investment philosophy. He started his career in Geneva in 1986 with Banque Paribas as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager of a German equity fund before he joined the Geneva fund management team of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild where he specialised in European and Japanese equities. With a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Law from University Paris II, Laurent also studied at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris, where he majored in Finance and Fiscal Policy.
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