Growth made in Europe
Large European technology and market leaders enjoy long-term, above-average growth thanks to continuous innovation and sound business models. Highly dynamic hidden champions often take the form of small- and medium-sized companies. With the all cap approach of our European equity funds, you can take advantage of all market segments.
At the core of this focused approach is Quality Growth, i.e. companies of all sizes that impress with high returns on equity and sustainable growth rates over long periods of time - and that are relatively independent of economic growth.
The two funds managed by Matthias Born - Berenberg European Focus Fund and Berenberg Eurozone Focus Fund - consistently benefit from structural growth trends.
Matthias Born is the head of Berenberg's equity fund management since 2017 and is also Head of Investments at Germany's oldest private bank since 2019. He is responsible for the investment platform in the Wealth & Asset Management division and in his Equities role he built up a team of specialists for European and Global Equities, with strong expertise in the Small Caps segment. The growth-oriented equity funds Berenberg European Focus Fund and Berenberg Eurozone Focus Fund are under his leadership and have clearly outperformed the benchmark since their launch. He started his career in 2001 at Allianz Global Investors (AGI), where he managed portfolios for European small caps, European growth stocks and German equities from 2002 to 2017. He has grown two very successful equity franchises over the 16 years at AGI. Matthias Born has an excellent track record over almost two decades in these segments and has received several awards for his outstanding and consistent performance. He studied at the University of Wuerzburg and holds a degree in Business Administration.
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If you go dig deeper, you can find companies of all sizes that are innovative, have unique business models and dynamic growth profiles. We have identified these companies mainly in the technology, healthcare and consumer sectors – but also in industrial goods and services.
The large companies in the portfolios offer strong and often less volatile growth. They are the anchor of the fund. Medium-sized companies and especially the "hidden champions" often receive less attention from investors - wrongly so, because they demonstrate very dynamic and sustainable growth trajectories.
Learn more about Matthias Born and his focused and successful approach in the video portrait.
Sabrina Bendel has been Product Specialist for the discretionary Equity portfolio management team since April 2017. Before joining Berenberg, she was working within the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank Group. She has been responsible as Product Specialist for European and German Equity Funds. Sabrina studied Economics and Business Administration at University of Hohenheim, Germany.