Goldman Sachs Europe Fund - Managed Fund

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Fund performance

  1M 3M 6M 1Y p.a. 2Y p.a. 3Y p.a. 5Y p.a. 10Y p.a.
Total return -11.73 -12.27 -14.64 -18.14 -1.05 3.24 5.69 -
Growth return -11.73 -12.27 -14.64 -18.82 -1.68 2.66 5.2 -
Income return 0 0 0 0.68 0.63 0.58 0.49 -
Market index (MSCI Europe NR AUD)
Total return 2.61 2.17 - 6.48 7.29 11.15 7.85 7.46
As as 31 Jan 2008. Returns for periods greater than 1 year are annualised. All figures are percentages.

Asset Allocation

Goldman Sachs Europe Fund
International Equities
96.01%
Cash
3.99%
Average Allocation of Peers
International Equities
96.68%
Cash
3.32%

General Information

Fund Details
Type Description
Goldman Sachs Europe Fund
Closed
Goldman Sachs Australia Managed Fds Ltd.
JBW0104AU
Equity Europe
Not Rated
Investment Fund
5 Nov 1999
$4.67 million (as at 31 Jan 2008)
$0.8461 (as at 28 Feb 2008)
$0.811 (as at 28 Feb 2008)
Fund Objective
To achieve medium- to long-term capital by investing in European companies. Recommended investment timeframe is 5-7 years-plus. Benchmark: MSCI Europe Index.
Fund Strategy
Invests in companies listed or primarily domiciled in countries in the MSCI Europe Index. Up to 10% will be invested in securities listed in countries in the MSCI Emerging Markets Free Europe Index. Minimum 80% invested in securities at all times. Up to 20% of the Fund's currency exposure can be hedged back into A$. The Manager has appointed Wellington Management Company to manage the international assets of the Fund.
Offer information
Type Description
Standard entry fee 4%
Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) 2% (as at 30 Jun 2007)
Minimum initial investment $5,000.00

Top 10 holdings (as at 31 Jan 2008)

Holding (as at 31 Jan 2008) Type % of Portfolio
BP Stock 4.19%
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Fund data sourced from Morningstar. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Limited ACN 004 523 782 ("ASXO"). Data and content is provided for personal use only. Whilst every care has been taken in producing these numbers, neither Morningstar nor InvestSMART cannot make any guarantees around the complete accuracy of these figures. Should you decide to change investments, please read all relevant disclosure documents including the Product Disclosure Statements and if required, you may consider speaking to a financial professional for further guidance. A tax event may be realised as a result of switching investments. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Returns Since Inception
InvestSMART International Equities 11.39%
Intelligent Investor Equity Growth 9.87%
InvestSMART High Growth 9.27%
Intelligent Investor Equity Income 9.06%
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