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Fact sheet as of December 04, 2023
SEB Eastern Europe Small and Mid Cap ex. Russia Fund
Marketing material
Fund manager:  Pavel Lupandin
Investment Philosophy

Despite rapid development over the past decade, the team considers that equity markets in Eastern Europe continue to be inefficient. This applies particularly to small caps, where the sell-side coverage and the resulting investor interest are minimal. By following a structured investment process and utilising its local expertise, the team believes it can create added value for the fund’s investors.

Key Facts
Base CurrencyEUR
Share ClassC (EUR)
BenchmarkMSCI Emerging M...
Year of launch1998
Value at launch (EUR)10.00
Legal StructureUCITS
Fund Management CompanySEB Investment Management AB
Turnover Ratio*0.54
* 12 months rolling, last updated 31 Oct 2023
The share class does not pay dividends; the return is reinvested
Management Fee1.75
Ongoing Charges*1.82
Entry FeeMax 5%
* The ongoing charges includes the management fee and constitutes payment for fund management, including marketing and distribution. The ongoing charges does not include transaction costs such as brokerage commissions on securities transactions.
Risk Measures*
Standard Deviation (Fund)33.3
Standard Deviation (Index)40.7
Tracking Error12.0
Active share **59.4
Sharpe Ratio-0.3
Information Ratio0.4
* 36 months rolling, last updated 31 Oct 2023
** Active share measures the difference between the fund’s and the benchmark’s holdings. From 31 Oct 2023
Investment Process

Investment universe

This actively managed equity fund focuses mainly on small-sized companies in Eastern Europe, including Russia. The fund invests in securities issued by small cap companies which are listed or traded on a regulated market in the eligible countries or derive at least 40 percent of their sales or profits from one or several of the eligible countries. For liquidity reasons, a portion of the portfolio invests in shares of larger companies. Countries considered as eligible for investment are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The fund has no benchmark. Derivatives may be used to achieve the investment objective. Derivatives will not be used for shorting purposes.

Investment team

The fund is managed by SEB’s Eastern European team, based in Tallinn, Estonia. The fund manager is Marko Daljajev. The fund manager is supported by sector specialists.


The team applies a stock-picking approach, concentrating on analysing single-company fundamentals. The team seeks undervalued companies with interesting business opportunities and aims to identify emerging trends in company financials at an early stage. The team also follows company meetings and corporate governance trends and issues. Companies that refine and improve their corporate governance are a significant value-creating factor throughout the investment region. The team also reviews sell-side research to identify relevant information.

Portfolio construction

The portfolio is based primarily on stock-picking within sectors. Sector and country allocation are the result of stock-picking to a great extent. The fund typically includes 80 to 100 stocks. New investment alternatives can act as sell triggers; positions are also exited when deterioration in company financials is of a sustained nature.

Performance (EUR)
Currency: EUR        |        NAV: 3.21 (12/4/2023)        |        AuM (M EUR) : 103.24 (10/31/2023)
SEB Eastern Europe Small and Mid Cap ex. Russia Fu... (FundEUR)MSCI Emerging Markets Europe 10/40 Index ex. Russi... (Benchmark, )
 Fund EURBenchmark
Return % EURFundBenchmark
Accumulated since  
1 day0.20.2
1 month7.16.0
3 months8.66.0
6 months13.815.0
1 year37.032.2
3 years-31.9-44.9
5 years-25.2-46.0
Year to date31.226.9
Average annual growth  
3 years-12.0-18.0
5 years-5.6-11.6
CurrencyAdd benchmark
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Largest Positions*
% of Total  
 % of Total
Komercni banka8.1
Bank Pekao SA7.8
Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen4.7
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA4.2
Orange Polska SA3.9
Nova Ljubljanska Banka dd3.8
BIM Birlesik Magazalar3.7
LC Corp3.5
InPost SA3.3
Pepco Group Ltd3.1
* Last updated 29 Sep 2023. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Sector Allocation*
* Last updated 31 Oct 2023. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Other Information

As of 13 February 2023, the fund changed name from SEB Eastern Europe Small and Mid Cap Fund. As of 2 July 2021, SEB SICAV 1 - SEB Eastern Europe ex Russia Fund and SEB Fund 2 - SEB Russia Fund have merged into the fund. As of 23 November 2018, the fund's name and investment strategy changed and a benchmark was added. As of 2 November 2016, the fund´s Management company is SEB Investment Management AB.

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