RBC European Equity Fund

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Investment Objective

To provide long-term capital growth by investing in equity securities of European companies in order to provide exposure to growth opportunities in the European economy and diversification benefits beyond North America.

Fund Details

Series: A
Fund Code: RBF457
Load Structure: No Load
Currency: CAD
Inception Date: Jul, 1987
Series A NAV $: 24.50
Series A MER %: 2.21
Adjusted A MER %: 2.15
  • MSCI Europe Total Return Index ($C)

  • Income Distribution: Annually
    Capital Gains Distribution: Annually
    Sales Status: Open
    Minimum Investment $: 500
    Subsequent Investment $: 25

    Notes: This is a continuing fund resulting from a merger effective June 27, 2014.


    Performance Analysis as of  May 31, 2017

    Growth of $10,000

    Returns and Quartile Ranking
    Calendar Returns %

    Trailing Return %

    Portfolio Analysis

    Asset Mix

    Top Ten Holdings
    Top Ten Holdings % Assets
    Unilever PLC 5.1
    Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 4.9
    RELX NV 4.0
    Novo Nordisk A/S B 3.6
    Sampo Oyj A 3.5
    Burberry Group PLC 3.4
    Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR 3.3
    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 3.2
    Heineken NV 3.1
    Sage Group (The) PLC 3.1
    % Assets
    Total % of Top Ten Holdings 37.3
    Total Number of Stock Holdings 49
    Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
    Total Number of Other Holdings 1
    Total Number of Holdings 50
    Equity Style
    P/B Ratio 3.5
    P/E Ratio 20.0
    Avg. Mkt Cap. $Bil 42.5
    Top Geographic Allocations
    % Assets
    United Kingdom 37.2
    Eurozone 35.1
    Europe (Ex Eurozone) 25.1
    United States 2.2
    Canada 0.3
    Global Equity Sectors
    % Equity
    Financials 16.7
    Consumer Staples 16.6
    Health Care 15.1
    Industrials 14.6
    Consumer Discretionary 14.5
    Materials 11.3
    Information Technology 7.7
    Energy 2.5
    Telecommunications Services 1.1