Fact sheet: BlackRock Asia

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Asia D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Andrew Swansince 27/06/2013
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies which are domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Asia excluding Japan. Many of these countries are developing countries. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and geographical focus set out above, which for the avoidance of doubt may include Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.9%
1 Year rank in sector
22/63
Sector
UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Yield
1%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.98%
Fund size
£45m (£29m 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.
125
Bid price
139.7
Offer price
140.7
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Invesco Perp Asian38.6%
Old Mutual Invesco Perp Asn36.9%
L&G Asian Income Trust33.7%
Old Mutual Asia Pacific33.2%
Fidelity Asia Pacific Opps31.8%
...more in UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China34.9%
    India13.1%
    Korea12.7%
    Taiwan11%
    Hong Kong9.2%
  • Information Technology28.5%
    Financials18.9%
    Materials10.3%
    Consumer Discretionary10%
    Energy7.9%
  • Chinese Equities34.9%
    Indian Equities13.1%
    South Korean Equities12.7%
    Taiwanese Equities11%
    Hong Kong Equities9.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.6%-0.6%22.7%28.9%33.4%-
Sector-3.1%-0.8%18.6%26.3%29.9%52.4%
Rank within sector22 / 6526 / 656 / 6522 / 6320 / 57-
Quartile2nd2nd1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund27.6%-3.4%9.3%--
Sector24.2%-3.8%9.2%3.4%15.7%
Rank within sector15 / 6329 / 6128 / 57--
Quartile1st2nd2nd
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.
0.29
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.
1.11
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.
0.46
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%.
15.77
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.
3.13
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.
0.38
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high151.9
52 week low96.5
Current bid price139.7
Current offer price140.7
Current mid price-
Region
1China34.93%
2India13.06%
3Korea12.74%
4Taiwan11%
5Hong Kong9.23%
6Indonesia7.51%
7Thailand4.97%
8Money Market2.88%
9Philippines2.32%
Industry sector
1Information Technology28.49%
2Financials18.87%
3Materials10.28%
4Consumer Discretionary10%
5Energy7.89%
6Utilities6.19%
7Industrials5.12%
8Real Estate4.39%
9Consumer Staples3.77%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities34.93%
2Indian Equities13.06%
3South Korean Equities12.74%
4Taiwanese Equities11%
5Hong Kong Equities9.23%
6Indonesian Equities7.51%
7Thai Equities4.97%
8Money Market2.88%
9Philippine Equities2.32%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED5.88%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO5.61%
3SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO4.2%
4ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD3.34%
5CHINA LIFE INSURANCE CO2.57%
6CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK2.28%
7POSCO2.2%
8NAVER CORP2.12%
9CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP2.09%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies which are domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Asia excluding Japan. Many of these countries are developing countries. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and geographical focus set out above, which for the avoidance of doubt may include Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Swan27/06/2013Andrew Swan, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Equities of the Fundamental Equity division at BlackRock. He is responsible for managing several regional equity portfolios, setting regional equity investment strategy and developing BlackRock's Asian investment platform and capabilities. Before joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew was with JP Morgan for 17 years. Andrew is backed by a team of research specialists, focused on country-specific markets, with a deep awareness of macro trends. BlackRock believe in having deep local knowledge of the markets we invest in which can be best achieved by having a country research focus.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey
BlackRock Asia A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price136.1
Offer price144
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJCRV
BlackRock Asia D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price139.7
Offer price140.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJCRW
BlackRock Asia Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price109.5
Offer price110.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMCVW
BlackRock Asia Z Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price108.2
Offer price109
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMDLY
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