Fact sheet: BlackRock Aq LF UK SmCos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Aquila Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S2 NAV
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
No data available.
Fund objective
This fund invests in the shares of smaller companies within the UK, and although benchmarked against the FTSE SmallCap ex Inv Co Index , aims only to give broad exposure to the sector rather than to closely track the index. This avoids incurring excessive trading costs, as many companies move classification between the FTSE 350 and FTSE SmallCap Index on a regular basis.
Benchmark
  • FTSE SmallCap ex Inv Co Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.6%
1 Year rank in sector
47/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£147m (£148m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
63
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.9%0.4%6.4%5.6%19.4%124.1%
Sector1.9%-0.2%3.5%3.2%22.5%100.7%
Rank within sector40 / 11246 / 11125 / 11147 / 10771 / 10322 / 95
Quartile2nd2nd1st2nd3rd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.7%14.4%-3%44.5%34%
Sector2.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector48 / 10784 / 10654 / 10326 / 1026 / 95
Quartile2nd4th3rd2nd1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.45
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.78
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.25
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
9.45
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.7
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.22
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high1010.35
52 week low843.25
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price995.55
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
1PREMIER FARNELL1.8%
2PETRA DIAMONDS1.7%
3PRIMARY HEALTH PROPERTIES1.7%
4DE LA RUE1.6%
5IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES GROUP1.6%
6KCOM GROUP PLC1.6%
7EMPIRIC STUDENT PROPERTY1.5%
8LONMIN1.5%
9NORTHGATE PLC1.5%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
This fund invests in the shares of smaller companies within the UK, and although benchmarked against the FTSE SmallCap ex Inv Co Index , aims only to give broad exposure to the sector rather than to closely track the index. This avoids incurring excessive trading costs, as many companies move classification between the FTSE 350 and FTSE SmallCap Index on a regular basis.
Benchmark
  • FTSE SmallCap ex Inv Co Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock Aquila Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price981.1
Offer price1010
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHWG4
BlackRock Aquila Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S2 NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price995.55
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeB414
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