Flexible fund
Dorval Convictions

Returns / risks

Optimise your equity investments with a flexible management approach that adapts to developments on the European markets

Stéphane Furet Deputy-CEO in charge of the Manageurs range
Louis Bert Deputy-CEO in charge of the Convictions range

Key points

  • A savings solution that provides a gateway to the dynamic performance of European companies
  • A flexible approach for adapting to the ups and downs of financial markets
  • Asset management led by an experienced team

Performance since creation

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Performances net of management fees

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European equities and fixed income products


50% Eonia Capitalised and 50% Euro Stoxx 50 NR (EUR) calculated with net total return since 1 January 2013


3 years


Dorval Convictions serves as a gateway to companies in the world's leading economic region: the European Union.

As the leading commercial and industrial power, the European Union generates 21,7% of global GDP(1) and together with the US is ranked number one in agriculture(1).

The managers of Dorval Convictions invest both in large companies and SMEs, which they select based on in-depth studies of the economic and financial criteria of eligible shares. This delivers a broadly diversified investment that provides access to a pool of several hundred companies established in every European country.

Source: IMF (2017 figures)


Dorval Convictions is a flexible fund that can invest anywhere from 0% to 100% of its assets in European equities according to the fund managers' economic and financial predictions:

If the economic climate is deemed favourable, the fund favours equities to take advantage of their growth potential.
If the climate is deemed less favourable, the fund managers can reallocate up to 100% of the fund to fixed income products, which are deemed less risky.

Dorval Convictions gives you the opportunity to invest in a flexible fund that continually aims to adapt to new market configurations.


To limit capital losses during downturns and take advantage of equity markets in periods of recovery, the managers of Dorval Convictions continually have their finger on the pulse of the markets. With more than 25 years' experience in equities management, they constantly redefine the equity exposure according to their predictions and convictions. The rest of the portfolio is invested in fixed income products.

Dorval Convictions delivers the benefit of analyses by experienced fund managers and their ability to make decisions quickly.

Promotional document. The fund carries a risk of capital loss. The risks, standard fees and other fees are set out in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID). The prospectus, KIID and the Fund’s periodic documents are available on the website www.dorval-am.com or on request from Dorval Asset Management. Investors must receive the KIID prior to subscription.

  Class R Class N
Asset management company  Dorval Asset Management Dorval Asset Management
Legal structure French FCP in mutual fund form French FCP in mutual fund form
Recommended investment horizon  3 years 3 years
Reference currency  Euro Euro
Reference index  50% Eonia capitalised and 50% Euro Stoxx 50 Net Total Return in euros from 01/01/2013 50% Eonia capitalised and 50% Euro Stoxx 50 Net Total Return in euros from 01/01/2013
Inception 31 December 2007 13 December 2017
ISIN code FR0010557967 FR0013299187
Allocation of earnings  Accumulation Accumulation
Eligibility Securities Account, Life Insurance Securities Account, Life Insurance
Subscription Yes Yes
Maximum entry charges 2% not retained by the fund, 100% of which to be paid to the distributor - Share retained by the fund: 0% 2% not retained by the fund, 100% of which to be paid to the distributor - Share retained by the fund: 0%
Exit charges None None
Maximum management charges 1.60% incl. tax of net assets (basis: net asset value x number of units) 1.30% incl. tax of net assets (basis: net asset value x number of units)
Outperformance fee  20% incl. tax of the fund's outperformance relative to its reference index if the fund's performance is positive 20% incl. tax of the fund's outperformance relative to its reference index if the fund's performance is positive
Subscription and redemption conditions  One thousandth of a unit One thousandth of a unit
Minimum initial subscription  One thousandth of a unit One thousandth of a unit
Original net asset value  €100 €100
Valuation  Daily Daily
Centralisation time  1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Risk scale 5 5


Alpha: outperformance of a fund relative to its reference index, expressed as a percentage. This is an indicator of the fund manager's ability to create value, excluding the market effect. The higher the alpha, the better the fund's performance relative to that of its reference index.

Beta: measurement of a fund's sensitivity to market movements (represented by its reference index). A beta of more than 1 indicates that the fund amplifies both upward and downward movements in its reference market. By contrast, a beta of less than 1 means that the fund tends to react less than its reference market.

Recovery period: time expressed in days that the fund takes to exceed the highest net asset value during the period indicated.

Exposure as a percentage of net assets: a fund's overall exposure takes into account the sum of its physical positions and off-balance sheet positions. As opposed to so-called "physical" positions (which in accounting terms are entered under the schedule of investments), off-balance sheet positions encompass positions taken on both financial futures and derivatives. Examples of derivatives include futures contracts, swaps and option contracts. A maximum off-balance sheet exposure limit is defined in the prospectus.

Euro Stoxx 50 NR (Net Total Return): equity index comprised of the top 50 shares in the eurozone. It is published by Dow Jones Stoxx and available at www.stoxx.com.

EONIA: Euro OverNight Index Average: currency market index showing the overnight rate of interest on the eurozone interbank market. It is available at www.euribor.org.

Flexible fund: financial product that varies its allocation between asset classes over time to continually adapt to new market configurations. In the case of Dorval Convictions, the allocation spans equities and fixed income products.

Gain frequency: calculated based on the history of the fund since its inception, showing the ratio of the number of positive observations to the total number of observations over the period.

Maximum recorded gain: all-time maximum gain recorded by the fund.

Maximum recorded loss: all-time maximum loss recorded by the fund.

Sharpe ratio: indicator of a product's outperformance relative to a risk-free rate, taking into account the risk taken (volatility of the product). The higher this is, the better the fund.

Volatility: amplitude in the variation of a share, fund, market or index over a given period. High volatility means that the price of the share varies significantly and therefore that the risk associated with the share is high.

Ratio 1 year 3 years 5 years
Sharpe ratio - - -
Beta - - -
Alpha - - -
Information Ratio - - -
Volatility -
Ratio Value Date
Maximum recorded gain -% au - to -
Maximum recorded loss -% au - to -
Recovery period - days
Gain frequency -% per month

The information provided is neither contractual in nature nor serves as investment advice.

Past performance is no indicator of future performance. Capital invested is not guaranteed. It is advisable to follow the minimum recommended investment horizon. The characteristics, risks and charges concerning this investment are detailed in the fund prospectus, which is available free of charge from the asset management company.

The tax treatment depends on each client's situation and is subject to change at a later date. Each mutual fund may not be suitable for all investors. The risks of investing in a mutual fund are described in the Prospectus for this mutual fund, which can be downloaded from this site. Dorval Asset Management invites the individuals concerned to familiarise themselves with it.

Dorval Asset Management may not be held liable for any decision taken or not taken based on information contained in this document, or for how it may be used by a third party.

The investor must be given the Key Investor Information Document before subscribing.

Dorval Convictions enables investors to benefit from the performance potential of financial markets in exchange for taking a certain amount of risk. Depending on its level of exposure to equities, the risks linked to a mutual fund are as follows: capital loss risk, equity markets risk, liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, risk linked to investing in emerging markets and risk linked to the use of derivatives, futures or options. The fund is neither protected nor guaranteed. You may get back less than you invested.

The fund's minimum recommended investment horizon is three years; it is intended for investors prepared to tie up their capital for this period of time.

Please refer to the fund prospectus for additional details on risks. This is available for free on request from the asset management company or can be downloaded from this website.

Risk and reward profile*: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Risk scale from 1 (lowest risk) to 7 (highest risk). Risk 1 does not mean the investment is risk-free.

This fund is classified as "category 5". This level reflects the discretionary management approach taken by Dorval Asset Management, which combines equity investments based on the convictions of teams of fund managers and analysts with investments in fixed income products. These can account for up to 100% of net assets.

The historical data used to calculate the synthetic indicator may not be a reliable indicator of the mutual fund's future risk profile.

The risk and reward category shown remains subject to change, meaning that the mutual fund's classification is liable to change over time.

The mutual fund is not capital guaranteed.

What is the benefit of a flexible management approach?

"Modern economies are repeatedly exposed to major ups and downs, which can be a source of risk but also opportunity. A flexible management approach means that the split between equities and fixed income products can be adjusted according to market developments. The key benefit of a flexible management approach is that when the economic climate is favourable, it can help investors to exploit the equity market's growth potential while limiting the risk linked to this market. Flexibility is particularly effective because there is significant room for manoeuvre and the fund managers adjust their allocation dynamically, at just the right time.

We feel that a flexible management approach is a good solution for riding through market cycles, as it lets the fund managers choose how and when to make adjustments according to their predictions."

How do you select the shares in the equity component?

"Once the equity exposure level has been set, we take a discretionary approach to stock-picking.

In the stock-picking phase, we focus our research on promising investment themes and consider all market capitalisations. We also place a great deal of importance on the valuation of shares and prefer shares that we feel are undervalued and have growth potential.

We then proceed with the investments after ensuring the portfolio has good sector diversification. "

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