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Fact sheet as of July 01, 2021
SEB Eastern Europe ex Russia Fund
The fund focuses on equities in markets throughout emerging Europe excluding Russia. These are markets which have recently joined the EU or have stated their intentions to do so.
Fund manager:  Pavel Lupandin
Investment Philosophy

The investment team believes that the emerging European markets are inefficient, thus making it possible to add value for investors by utilising a bottom-up, stock-picking process. The team examines the business models, key values and growth drivers of selected companies as part of their search for companies that offer reasonable growth perspectives. Consequently, the team picks stocks from sectors rather than taking a country-focused approach.

Key Facts
Base CurrencyEUR
Share ClassC (EUR)
BenchmarkMSCI EFM Europe...
Year of launch1996
Value at launch (EUR)1.00
Legal StructureUCITS
Fund Management CompanySEB Investment Management AB
Turnover Ratio*0.62
* 12 months rolling, last updated 31 May 2021
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
No risk measures are calculated due to insufficient history
Investment Process

Investment universe

This actively traded equity fund focuses on convergence countries in the emerging European region. The majority of the fund’s assets - equities and equity-related transferable securities - are issued by companies listed or traded on a regulated market in the eligible countries or derive at least 40 percent of sales or profits from one or more of the countries eligible for investment. The fund manager seeks to outperform the return of the MSCI Converging Europe Custom 10/40 EUR Net Return Index, a customised reinvesting equity index concentrating on the same region. The fund’s performance can deviate significantly from the index. Derivatives may be used to achieve the investment objectives and facilitate the management of the fund.

Investment team

The fund is managed by SEB’s Eastern European team, based in Tallinn, Estonia. Fund manager Alo Kullamaa is responsible for the fund’s ongoing strategy, portfolio construction and performance. He 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 70 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.

Currency: EUR        |        NAV: 3.34 (7/1/2021)        |        AuM (M EUR) : 84.50 (5/31/2021)
 Fund EURBenchmark
Return % EURFundBenchmark
Accumulated since  
1 day1.11.1
1 month-0.1-0.1
3 months12.713.3
6 months18.413.9
1 year29.924.9
3 years5.88.6
5 years29.534.9
Year to date--
Average annual growth  
3 years1.92.8
5 years5.36.2
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Largest Positions*
% of Total  
 % of Total
Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski7.7
Bank Pekao SA7.5
OTP Bank5.8
Addiko Bank AG5.7
Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen5.1
KGHM Polska Miedz SA4.5
Richter Gedeon Nyrt4.3
Komercni banka4.0
BRD-Groupe Societe Generale3.3
* Last updated 31 Mar 2021. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Geographic Allocation*
* Last updated 31 May 2021. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Other Information

As of 2 November 2016, the fund´s Management company is SEB Investment Management AB. The fund changed its benchmark to MSCI Converging Europe Custom 10/40 Net Return May 2, 2011. Previous benchmark was Nomura CEE ex Russia NR.

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