Fact sheet: BlackRock Ascnt Lf Jpn Eq Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese Equity Pn S1
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 Japanese companies and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World Japan Index whilst aiming to control risks and costs.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Japan Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
27.9%
1 Year rank in sector
84/192
Sector
PN Japan
Yield
-
Fund size
£82m (£74m 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.
124
Bid price
403.9
Offer price
405.3
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW M&G Japan Smaller Cos46.3%
Wesleyan Japanese Sh Pn42.9%
Pru Japan Pn40.2%
Pru FRIA M&G Japan Pn39.4%
OMW Henderson Jap Opp38.9%
...more in PN Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan100%
  • Industrials22.4%
    Consumer Discretionary22.3%
    Financials12.7%
    Information Technology8.2%
    Materials7.9%
  • Japanese Equities100%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.4%0.9%0.9%27.9%68.9%93.1%
Sector-1.8%0.4%0.6%27%63.7%88.9%
Rank within sector42 / 19760 / 19658 / 19684 / 19243 / 18062 / 173
Quartile1st2nd2nd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.8%22.1%17.2%5.4%25.2%
Sector2.2%23.8%15.7%1.5%26.2%
Rank within sector43 / 196154 / 18940 / 1876 / 18068 / 177
Quartile1st4th1st1st2nd
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.
1.68
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.
0.96
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.
1.24
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%.
12.22
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.
3.24
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.
0.29
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high421.9
52 week low304.3
Current bid price403.9
Current offer price405.3
Current mid price-
Region
1Japan100%
Industry sector
1Industrials22.4%
2Consumer Discretionary22.3%
3Financials12.7%
4Information Technology8.17%
5Materials7.94%
6Health Care6.98%
7Consumer Staples6.52%
8Telecommunications4.25%
9Real Estate3.32%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities100%
Individual holdings
1TOYOTA MOTOR CORP5.1%
2MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP2.46%
3FANUC CORP2.23%
4TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO2.11%
5SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO2.05%
6NTT DOCOMO INC1.99%
7MITSUBISHI CORP1.94%
8SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.87%
9HITACHI1.85%
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 Japanese companies and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World Japan Index whilst aiming to control risks and costs.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Japan 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 Japanese Equity Pn S1
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price403.9
Offer price405.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW728
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese Equity Pn S1 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 price404.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW651
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese Equity Pn S11
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price433.3
Offer price434.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/08/2013
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW724
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese Equity Pn S11 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 price434
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/08/2013
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW647
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese 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 price406.1
Offer price407.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW727
BlackRock Ascent Life Japanese 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 price406.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW650
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