COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS S.A.S. Profile
Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. is an investment advisory company based out of Paris, France. The company was established in 1985 and has grown from its inception to now have entities in Paris, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and Dusseldorf. Comgest Global Investors is currently headed by Arnaud Cosserat who acts as the CIO for the group. The company has grown from its inception to now operate with over 100 employees located around the world. The company operates through two fund platforms: the UCITS IV fund domiciled in Ireland and France. Comgest Global Investors is fully independent with capital entirely held by its employees. The company emaphsizes stability, transparency, ethics, and integrity and operates with a long term perspective that is both conservative and defensive. Comgest Global Investors believes that “superior returns are generated by the stock price appreciation of companies that can sustain above-average earnings growth for an extended period of time.” The company selects its portfolio of companies through a strict qualitative methodology, which includes criteria such as earnings visibility, exceptional business franchises, low cyclicality, high returns on equity, sustainable profit margins and self-financing capabilities. Comgest Global Investors invests most heavily in the information technology sector, which alone makes up approximately three quarters of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the consumer staples, health care, and consumer discretionary sectors, among other sectors to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. The company’s top holdings includes Infosys LTD and Netease Inc., which respectively make up 21% and 17% of its total holdings. Comgest Global Investors’s top 10 holdings together make up over three quarters of its total holdings and the company has a turnover rate of approximately 15.2%. The company offers a wide variety of strategies including various Comgest Growth funds in specific regional markets and its Comgest Growth World, Comgest Monde, Magellan, and Emerging Markets funds, among many others.