Fact sheet: BlackRock Asct Lf PcRm Eq Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 companies in the Pacific Rim and aims to provide returns consistent with the markets in which it invests. Please note, since March 2009 the Fund invests exclusively into the Aquila Life Pacific Rim Equity Index Fund.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Pacific ex Japan
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
50%
1 Year rank in sector
44/223
Sector
PN Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Yield
-
Fund size
£77m (£79m 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.
118
Bid price
1009.8
Offer price
1012.6
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SIP Inv Perp Asian Pn65.3%
...more in PN Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Australia41.8%
    Korea27.3%
    Hong Kong20.6%
    Singapore7.3%
    New Zealand1.6%
  • Financials37.8%
    Technology11.8%
    Industrials10%
    Materials9.8%
    Consumer Discretionary7.9%
  • Australian Equities41.8%
    South Korean Equities27.3%
    Hong Kong Equities20.6%
    Singapore Equities7.3%
    New Zealand Equities1.6%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.1%10.5%10.9%50%43.4%54.9%
Sector2.2%9.6%8.6%45.7%47.6%52.5%
Rank within sector63 / 23080 / 23048 / 22444 / 223143 / 20986 / 193
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund8.2%29.9%-2.6%2.5%2.6%
Sector7.7%27%-3.6%8.3%0.7%
Rank within sector82 / 23075 / 22276 / 220197 / 20950 / 206
Quartile2nd2nd2nd4th1st
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.
-0.63
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.
0.61
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%.
14.46
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.
3.88
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high1008.2
52 week low680.2
Current bid price1009.8
Current offer price1012.6
Current mid price-
Region
1Australia41.8%
2Korea27.3%
3Hong Kong20.6%
4Singapore7.3%
5New Zealand1.6%
6China1.4%
Industry sector
1Financials37.82%
2Technology11.79%
3Industrials10.01%
4Materials9.81%
5Consumer Discretionary7.94%
6Consumer Staples6.44%
7Utilities3.97%
8Real Estate3.58%
9Health Care3.44%
Asset type
1Australian Equities41.8%
2South Korean Equities27.3%
3Hong Kong Equities20.6%
4Singapore Equities7.3%
5New Zealand Equities1.6%
6Chinese Equities1.4%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO6.98%
2AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH BANK OF)4.75%
3WESTPAC BANKING CORP3.62%
4AIA GROUP LTD3.12%
5AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GRP2.95%
6NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK2.71%
7BHP BILLITON PLC2.69%
8WESFARMERS1.57%
9CSL1.54%
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 the Pacific Rim and aims to provide returns consistent with the markets in which it invests. Please note, since March 2009 the Fund invests exclusively into the Aquila Life Pacific Rim Equity Index Fund.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Pacific ex Japan
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 Pacific Rim 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 price1009.8
Offer price1012.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW723
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 price1011.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW646
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 price715.1
Offer price717.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated04/08/2013
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW720
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 price716.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated04/08/2013
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW643
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 price1016.7
Offer price1019.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW722
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim 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 price1018.15
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW645
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim Equity Pn S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price938.2
Offer price940.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW721
BlackRock Ascent Life Pacific Rim Equity Pn S3 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 price939.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW644
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