Fact sheet: BlackRock Aq Lf Eur EqIdx Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Aquila Life European Equity Index 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 companies in Europe and aims to achieve a return that is consistent with the return of the FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex-UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW Developed Europe ex-UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
Indices
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.1%
1 Year rank in sector
106/358
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£10,200m (£9,100m 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.
102
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Old Mut Euro (ex UK) Sm Cos28.1%
OMW Henderson Euro Sm Cos24.3%
SIP Hend Eurpn Sm Cos Pn24.1%
Guardian Choices European Pn23.4%
L&G JPM Europe Sm Cos Pn19.5%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France21.7%
    Switzerland20.7%
    Germany20.5%
    Spain6.9%
    Sweden6.7%
  • No data available.
  • French Equities21.7%
    Swiss Equities20.7%
    German Equities20.5%
    Spanish Equities6.9%
    Swedish Equities6.7%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-5.2%0.9%10.1%12.1%19.2%72.8%
Sector-5.8%-0.8%8.9%10.2%20.2%75.9%
Rank within sector115 / 36867 / 367155 / 367106 / 358158 / 339180 / 311
Quartile2nd1st2nd2nd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund11.7%5.9%-0%26.3%17%
Sector8.6%9.4%-0.2%25.6%19.2%
Rank within sector74 / 358249 / 352159 / 340128 / 328236 / 310
Quartile1st3rd2nd2nd4th
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.
-0.19
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.
0.98
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.
0.39
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%.
11.01
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.
3.85
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.
-0.11
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high974.55
52 week low724.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price912.6
Region
1France21.7%
2Switzerland20.7%
3Germany20.5%
4Spain6.9%
5Sweden6.7%
6Netherlands6.5%
7Others5.2%
8Italy4.5%
9Denmark4.1%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1French Equities21.7%
2Swiss Equities20.7%
3German Equities20.5%
4Spanish Equities6.9%
5Swedish Equities6.7%
6Dutch Equities6.5%
7International Equities5.2%
8Italian Equities4.5%
9Danish Equities4.1%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA4.4%
2NOVARTIS AG3.4%
3ROCHE HLDG AG3.2%
4ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV1.9%
5TOTAL SA1.8%
6SIEMENS AG1.6%
7BAYER AG1.5%
8SANOFI1.5%
9SAP SE1.5%
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 companies in Europe and aims to achieve a return that is consistent with the return of the FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex-UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW Developed Europe ex-UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
Indices
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Gulf Cooperation Council
BlackRock Aquila Life European Equity Index 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 price911.9
Offer price913.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeQ166
BlackRock Aquila Life European Equity Index 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)0.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price912.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBG43
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