Fact sheet: BlackRock Ascent Lf Eur Eq Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Ascent Life European Equity Pn S2 NAV
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
No data available.
Fund objective
The fund invests in the shares of companies in Europe and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex-UK Index whilst aiming to control risks and cost.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW Developed Europe ex-UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.8%
1 Year rank in sector
159/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£383m (£371m 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.
100
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Guardian Choices European Pn24.5%
OMW Old Mut Euro (ex UK) Sm Cos23%
Zurich Nept EuroOppsPn21.9%
Scot Eq Neptune Eur Opps Pn21.7%
RLP EurSpl(NeptuneEurpOpp)Pn20.8%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany22.4%
    France22.1%
    Switzerland19.5%
    Netherlands8.2%
    Sweden7.2%
  • No data available.
  • German Equities22.4%
    French Equities22.1%
    Swiss Equities19.5%
    Dutch Equities8.2%
    Swedish Equities7.2%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2%-1.6%6.7%10.8%26.2%80.3%
Sector-2.8%-1.7%7.1%9.8%22.7%71.6%
Rank within sector113 / 369155 / 369213 / 368159 / 35972 / 34090 / 312
Quartile2nd2nd3rd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8.8%10.3%1.2%29.9%17.7%
Sector8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%19.2%
Rank within sector181 / 359115 / 35399 / 34163 / 329199 / 311
Quartile3rd2nd2nd1st3rd
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.
1.32
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.
0.99
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.
0.36
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%.
11.72
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.
3.96
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.
0.3
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 high759.85
52 week low569.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price700.7
Region
1Germany22.4%
2France22.1%
3Switzerland19.5%
4Netherlands8.2%
5Sweden7.2%
6Denmark4.9%
7Spain4.7%
8Finland4.3%
9Italy3.6%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1German Equities22.4%
2French Equities22.1%
3Swiss Equities19.5%
4Dutch Equities8.2%
5Swedish Equities7.2%
6Danish Equities4.9%
7Spanish Equities4.7%
8Finnish Equities4.3%
9Italian Equities3.6%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA5.4%
2ROCHE HLDG AG4.1%
3SIEMENS AG2.6%
4SAP SE2.5%
5NOVARTIS AG2.4%
6SANOFI2.2%
7TOTAL SA2.1%
8DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG2%
9AXA1.7%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund invests in the shares of companies in Europe and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World Developed Europe ex-UK Index whilst aiming to control risks and cost.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW Developed Europe ex-UK 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 Ascent Life European Equity 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 price699.4
Offer price702
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQ163
BlackRock Ascent Life European Equity 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 price700.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB416
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