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Henderson European Absolute Return

Ranked 57 out of 185 in - Long/Short Equity over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

John Bennett

John Bennett has over 25 years' experience of managing European equities. He joined Henderson as a Director of European Equities in April 2011 as part of the Gartmore acquisition. John manages a number of Continental and Pan European funds. He joined Gartmore in 2010 from GAM where he spent 17 years as a fund manager during which time he managed its flagship long only and equity L/S hedge fund which was launched in June 1998. Prior to GAM, John was a fund manager at Ivory and Sime and has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland since 1987.


The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return by taking long and short positions primarily in equities or equity related derivative contracts of: companies having their registered office in Europe (including United Kingdom); and companies that do not have their registered office in Europe (including United Kingdom) but either (i) carry out a predominant proportion of their business activity in these markets, or (ii) are holding companies which predominantly own companies with registered offices in Europe (including United Kingdom), although all or a substantial proportion of the physical assets of the Fund may at any time consist of cash, near cash, deposits and/or money market instruments.

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Long/Short Equity over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017
  • Rank 57/185 Total Return
  • Rank 90/185 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 107/185 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Loss
105 Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity RC H-EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



105 LFIS Vision UCITS- Equity Defender I EUR D EUR


107 Henderson European Absolute Return I Acc EUR EUR


108 MLIS Gotham US Equity Long/Short UCITS EUR D Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



109 Henderson HF Pan European Alpha A2 EUR EUR


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 2.9% 2.0% 0.3%
2016 -1.4% -3.1% -0.4% -0.1% 2.2%
2015 3.2% 3.3% -1.3% 1.3% -0.1%
2014 -0.1% 1.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date17/04/2014
  • Share Class size05Mn
  • Base currencyEUR

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).