Aperture European Innovation

Reimagining Europe, innovation is everywhere

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Fund Manager

Anis Lahlou

Anis Lahlou

Fund Manager

Anis is a Chief Investment Officer based in Aperture’s London office. Prior to joining Aperture, Anis spent 20 years with J.P. Morgan where he was a managing director and a senior investor. For 14 years he managed unconstrained European equities funds with a primary focus on broad technology strategy, long-only and long/short. 

Anis has developed a passion for all technology-oriented trends and spends his time researching disruption with broad, global implications. He is a CFA Charterholder and received his Master’s degree in Business and Economics from ESSEC in Paris.

Fund Facts

The objective of the Fund is to generate superior long-term risk-adjusted returns in excess of the MSCI Europe Net Total Return EUR Index by investing in a portfolio exposed essentially to European equities and equity-related instruments. We also recommend inserting the following elements to the fund facts: life of the fund and recommended holding period (if any).

The management company is Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. who appointed Aperture Investors as investment manager.

Management Company and Investments Manager

€ 271 M






December 17th, 2019

Inception date





I EUR Dist.

Share Class



MSCI Europe Net Total Return EUR Index



Management fees

30% > benchmark

Performance fees

Risks: Sustainable finance risk,  Market risk,  Volatility risk,  Equity,  Investment in smaller companies, Foreign exchange, Short exposure risk, Derivatives, OTC financial derivative instruments, Rule 144A and/or Regulation S securities.

Portfolio Characteristics

A concentrated portfolio of European equities viewed through the lens of innovation and positive Environmental, Societal, Governance (ESG) impact.

Why European Innovation?

The strategy focuses on innovation within European companies, where we believe are based some of the most innovative companies in the world – even if are often overlooked or undervalued due to the dynamics of the European equity market. Smaller size and reduced market efficiency create stock-picking opportunities along the innovation adoption curve which can generate potential alpha

There can be no assurance that the investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital.


Number of holdings: 30-50 Long / 0-20 Short


Gross Exposure: 90- 130% Long / 0-30% Short


Beta: ~1.0​


Tracking Error vs Benchmark: 5-10%

ESG approach and framework


Innovation ESG opportunity associated with improving well being (e.g. life longevity, a greener environment and enhanced productivity)


Qualitative Analysis, focus on innovation duality:


How is the technology being used?


What impact is it having? How does company behaviour respond to it?


Quantifying Materiality Independent 3rd party scoring: assists in quantitatively monitoring the materiality / evolution of ESG considerations.


Full Integration Key component of our bottom up risk and opportunity approach


Aperture Group subscribes to the principles of UN PRI*, UN Global Compact and the Investor Stewardship Group

Performance of the sub-fund




3ys Ann.

5ys Ann.

SI Cum.

As of 31 March 2021







Sub-fund (Eur I Dist)






Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of, and not necessarily indicative of, future results. No express or implied liability or guarantee is assumed that the future performance will correspond to the performance described above. The value of and income from fund units or sub-fund units (“Units”) may fluctuate, rise or fall, so you may have a gain or a loss when the Units are sold.  Source: Aperture Investors, data as of 31 March 2021. The performance of and income from the Units have to be reduced by costs and taxes. Current performance may be higher or lower than the quoted and no guarantee can be assumed that the investment objectives of the fund/sub-fund will be achieved. The European Innovation Fund charges a management fee of 0.30% and a performance fee that is equal to 30% of the over performance of the Net Asset Value of the share class over the applicable performance fee benchmark. The overall fee will be adjusted to reflect the impact of share class hedging and distribution fees, where applicable.

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