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Franz Weis

Franz Weis

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About Franz Weis

Franz Weis is the team manager of Comgest’s Europe equity investment team, having joined the firm in 2005 as a portfolio manager and analyst. He became a member of the Comgest Global Investors Management Committee in 2014. Franz co‐leads the management of the majority of Comgest’s European equity public funds as well as maintaining 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. He is an IIMR Associate.

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Citywire Rating: AA rated

2012

  • MRated A in Mar 2012
  • ARated AA in Apr 2012
  • MRated AA in May 2012
  • JRated AA in Jun 2012
  • JRated AA in Jul 2012
  • ARated AA in Aug 2012
  • SRated AA in Sep 2012
  • ORated AA in Oct 2012
  • NRated AA in Nov 2012
  • DRated AA in Dec 2012

2013

  • JRated AA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AA in Mar 2013
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2013
  • MRated AAA in May 2013
  • JRated AA in Jun 2013
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2013
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2013
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2013
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2013
  • NRated AA in Nov 2013
  • DRated AA in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated AA in Jan 2014
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2014
  • MRated AA in Mar 2014
  • ARated AA in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated AA in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014

2015

  • JRated A in Jan 2015
  • FRated A in Feb 2015
  • MRated A in Mar 2015
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2015
  • MRated Plus in May 2015
  • JNot rated in Jun 2015
  • JNot rated in Jul 2015
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2015
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2015
  • ORated A in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2015

2016

  • JRated A in Jan 2016
  • FRated A in Feb 2016
  • MRated A in Mar 2016
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2016
  • MRated Plus in May 2016
  • JRated A in Jun 2016
  • JRated A in Jul 2016
  • ARated AA in Aug 2016
  • SRated A in Sep 2016
  • ORated A in Oct 2016
  • NRated A in Nov 2016
  • DRated AA in Dec 2016

2017

  • JRated A in Jan 2017
  • FRated A in Feb 2017
  • MRated AA in Mar 2017
  • ARated AA in Apr 2017
  • MRated AA in May 2017
  • JRated AA in Jun 2017
  • JRated AA in Jul 2017
  • ARated AA in Aug 2017
  • SRated AA in Sep 2017
  • ORated AA in Oct 2017
  • NRated AA in Nov 2017

Performance

Equity - Europe
over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017
Rank 21/221 Equity - Europe
Manager Return
19 Alexander Darwall 26.1%
20 Eric Bendahan 25.2%
21 Franz Weis 25.1%
22 Tawhid Ali 24.8%
22 Andrew Birse 24.8%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 9.2% 3.8% 2.4%
2016 -0.9% -7.5% 2.2% 4.2% 0.7%
2015 20.0% 16.6% -2.1% -2.8% 8.2%
2014 7.4% 1.2% 1.7% -0.1% 4.4%
2013 19.5% 11.0% -1.8% 5.8% 3.6%

Related News

Comgest’s Weis: how to avoid the ‘fair value folly’

The Citywire + rated European equity manager believes many investors are falling for a fallacy when it comes to bargain hunting.

Don’t get carried away by recovery hopes, says Euro equity veteran

Comgest’s Franz Weis warns against betting big on a cyclical upswing as valuations are already getting ahead of growth.

Euro weakness is only short-term spur, says Comgest’s Weis

Citywire + rated manager believes aggressive easing has created near-term gains, but warns against relying on it for long-term returns.

Comgest to merge away equity trio’s Europe fund

French asset management firm announces plans to roll Citywire + rated managers’ strategy into growth-focused approach.

Buy and hold equity veteran adds two luxury names

Citywire + rated Franz Weis drops Prada and unveils new bets as he bolsters emerging market growth potential in his European equity fund.

There is no recovery coming, says Comgest Euro equity star

Citywire A-rated manager Laurent Dobler believes Europe is still teetering on the edge of deflation which would be a ‘kiss of death’ for markets.

Star manager to drop mandate as Comgest ends Austrian tie-up

French firm calls time on 20-year collaboration in a move which will see two European equity managers hand back white-labelled funds.

Comgest star Weis taps aeronautics for new stock ideas

Citywire AAA-rated stockpicker finds enticing opportunities down the value chain away from cyclical airline stocks.

Top European equity manager rejects ECB’s bank review

Comgest star Franz Weis questions purpose of the Asset Quality Review (AQR) while championing latest tech sector find.

European equities: sorting the wheat from the chaff

The sheer breadth of investment potential in European equities is one of the sector’s outstanding attractions. We talk to leading fund managers to see how they are making the most of the variety in a market that’s still cheap.

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