Fact sheet: BlackRock Armed Frcs Com Inv

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Armed Forces Common Investment Gr Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Conan McKenziesince 30/03/2015
  • Adam Ryansince 30/03/2015
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve real growth (ahead of inflation) in capital and income over the long term by investment principally in equities and fixed income securities.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Aggressive,Active
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.9%
1 Year rank in sector
215/268
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares
Yield
3.8%
Fund size
£292m (£256m 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.
69
Bid price
297.4
Offer price
298.4
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Orbis Gbl Bal34.6%
FP MA DRP VIII21.2%
HSBC Wld Seltn Advntr Pfl21%
CF Greenmount20.7%
S&W Millbank East River20.4%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International38.7%
    UK38.3%
    Not Specified30.7%
    Money Market-7.6%
  • Others36.5%
    Consumer Goods16%
    Financials10.7%
    Health Care8.5%
    Oil & Gas7.3%
  • International Equities38.7%
    UK Equities38.3%
    Global Fixed Interest19.4%
    Property8.5%
    Alternative Assets2.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3%-1.4%6.7%6.9%23%53.9%
Sector-2%0.4%8.9%9.5%18.7%46.9%
Rank within sector237 / 280243 / 279220 / 275215 / 26861 / 24080 / 207
Quartile4th4th4th4th2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.9%5.6%7%13.6%10.2%
Sector9.9%2.2%5%13.5%9%
Rank within sector202 / 26824 / 25263 / 242135 / 22494 / 207
Quartile4th1st2nd3rd2nd
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.
0.52
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.
1.26
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.
0.61
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%.
7.64
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.
2.91
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.
0.68
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high311.4
52 week low251.5
Current bid price297.4
Current offer price298.4
Current mid price-
Region
1International38.67%
2UK38.26%
3Not Specified30.7%
4Money Market-7.63%
Industry sector
1Others36.53%
2Consumer Goods15.96%
3Financials10.66%
4Health Care8.49%
5Oil & Gas7.33%
6Industrials6.35%
7Consumer Services6.25%
8Money Market4.45%
9Basic Materials2.4%
Asset type
1International Equities38.67%
2UK Equities38.26%
3Global Fixed Interest19.38%
4Property8.49%
5Alternative Assets2.83%
6Money Market-7.63%
Individual holdings
1BPF - UK PROPERTY DIST UTS10.59%
2ISHARES MSCI EMERGING MARKETS ETF4.55%
3BIBF - ALL STOCKS CORPORATE BOND4.1%
4STONE HARBOR INV EMG MKT DEBT I DI3.89%
5BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC-INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO3.39%
6ASTRAZENECA PLC2.73%
7BGF EUROPEAN EQUITY INCOME FUND2.68%
8BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO2.59%
9LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC2.48%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve real growth (ahead of inflation) in capital and income over the long term by investment principally in equities and fixed income securities.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Aggressive,Active
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Conan McKenzie30/03/2015Conan McKenzie, CFA, Associate, is a portfolio manager and a member of the Diversified Strategies team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) group, which is responsible for developing, assembling and managing investment strategies involving multiple asset classes. Within Diversified Strategies, Mr. McKenzie is involved in managing both benchmarked and unconstrained funds. He also leads the team's research on alternative investment opportunities. Mr. McKenzie's service with the firm dates back to 2011. Mr. McKenzie holds a BA degree in History & Politics from the University of Oxford, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Adam Ryan30/03/2015Adam Ryan, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) group which is responsible for developing, assembling and managing investment strategies involving multiple asset classes. He is Head of the Diversified Strategies team and is lead portfolio manager of Dynamic Diversified Growth (DDG). Mr Ryan's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. His background is in fixed income portfolio management where he was Head of Fixed Income for MLIM's Private Client business before developing and managing diversified multi-asset portfolios for both private and institutional clients. Mr Ryan earned a BA degree with honours in engineering from Cambridge University in 1991.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCIS
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock Armed Forces Common Investment Gr Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.65%
Bid price297.4
Offer price298.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW24
BlackRock Armed Forces Common Investment Gr Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price186.9
Offer price187.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW23
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