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By Laura Suter | Published Aug 29, 2012

Top 5/Bottom 5: Europe funds

As the Euro crisis rages on and every day brings more bailouts, bond buying and bickering among politicians, many investors are giving related investments a wide berth.

But European fund managers say there is value to be found in volatility, with many citing the cheaper rates they can buy global stocks on the stricken countries’ markets.

In what has become a day-by-day story, markets rallied in the past few weeks amid talks on new central bank growth measures, but large uncertainty remains. But pockets of value can still be found.

And it appears many funds are doing just that, with one-year data on the Europe ex-UK sector showing decent returns on some funds and an average growth over one year of 7.6%.

Threadneedle’s fund, which has been running for almost two years, has steered through the troubles well, returning 21% growth in just one year.

At the bottom end of the table, while there have been losses, they are not as catastrophic as many would assume. HSBC’s GIF Euroland Equity fund actually held 15 of the 20 bottom spots, in various guises and currency hedges.

Top/Bottom five IMA Europe ex UK funds, one year performance

Top 5

Threadneedle European exUK Growth Instl Hedge Inc


Allianz Continental European A


JPM Europe Dynamic (ex-UK) A Acc GBP Hdg


Jupiter European


AXA Framlington European Inc


Bottom 5

HSBC GIF Euroland Equity A GBP


HSBC European Growth Retail Acc


HSBC European Growth Retail Inc


CF Odey Continental European R Acc


CF Odey Continental European I Inc


Sector average


Based on £1,000 initial investment, to 28th August 2012 on cumulative basis

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