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April 6, 2018

Fund Manager Chat: European Equities – Graham Clapp, RWC Partners

by Jake Moeller.

In this podcast, Graham Clapp, fund manager of the RWC Continental European Equity Fund introduces his recently launched fund and outlines its philosophy and process.

He discusses his current portfolio positioning, the opportunities he is seeing in European stock markets and examines some of his portfolio biases in mid-cap, technology and Spanish stocks.

Graham also shares his outlook for European shares and discusses the potential headwinds that might arise in the region in 2018.

Running Order

Run Time Topic
00:20 Outline the creation of this fund for RWC from Pensato
01:55 Outline the fund objectives and philosophy
03:40 What is your current positioning and what opportunites are you finding?
05:10 Outline some of the biases in your portfolio (mid-caps, tech, Spain)
08:50 What is your outlook for Europe?
11:55 How might a change in market momentum affect your portfolio performance?
12:56 What potential headwinds to you see for the region in 2018?


Graham Clapp is chatting with Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK and Ireland Research, at Refinitiv in London, on March 5, 2018.

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About Graham Clapp

Graham Clapp, RWC Partners. Photo with permission

Graham Clapp, RWC Partners. Photo with permission.

In September 2017 Graham completed a deal to join RWC Partners, along with his investment team, from Pensato, which he founded in 2008.

At RWC, Graham is focused on using his extensive research capacity to manage both long-only and long-short European equity funds. Before establishing Pensato, Graham worked at Fidelity Investments for 22 years, leading its European Institutional Group from 1991 to 2004.

Graham started work at Fidelity in London in 1984 and was asked in 2002 to take over Fidelity International’s flagship European fund – the Fidelity European Growth Fund which had previously been managed by Anthony Bolton.

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