Fact sheet: BlackRock DC Alpha Sm Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn G
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
  • Lucy Marmionsince 26/03/2015
No data available.
Fund objective
Invests mainly in equities of UK smaller companies and aims to produce a return in excess of its benchmark. Investment in this Fund involves a higher than usual degree of risk.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS Smaller Companies (ex Investment Companies) Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.6%
1 Year rank in sector
30/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£90m (£84m 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.
96
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK100%
  • Consumer Discretionary20.7%
    Industrials20.1%
    Information Technology13.6%
    Materials11.7%
    Health Care9.2%
  • UK Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5%2.6%5.7%7.6%26.6%111.6%
Sector3.7%0.4%4.4%4.4%23.7%102.2%
Rank within sector21 / 11216 / 11142 / 11130 / 10743 / 10340 / 95
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8.7%16.4%-3.7%34.7%27.3%
Sector3.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector11 / 10771 / 10661 / 10377 / 10225 / 95
Quartile1st3rd3rd4th2nd
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.
1.44
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.
1.01
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.
0.39
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%.
12.62
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.
5.65
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.
0.24
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high750.75
52 week low608.94
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price732.74
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary20.73%
2Industrials20.06%
3Information Technology13.58%
4Materials11.69%
5Health Care9.16%
6Real Estate7.79%
7Financials7.44%
8Consumer Staples4.51%
9Energy2.98%
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
14IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.99%
2RESTORE PLC2.66%
3SCAPA GROUP PLC2.64%
4FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC2.63%
5GB GROUP2.51%
6HILL & SMITH HLDGS2.23%
7YOUGOV2.2%
8ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS GROUP2.09%
9DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS1.98%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Invests mainly in equities of UK smaller companies and aims to produce a return in excess of its benchmark. Investment in this Fund involves a higher than usual degree of risk.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS Smaller Companies (ex Investment Companies) Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Lucy Marmion26/03/2015Lucy Marmion, CFA, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is responsible for managing small and mid-cap equity portfolios and as well as researching the capital goods sector. Ms. Marmion's service with the firm dates back to 2008 when she joined the firm as a member of the Investment training program and was an investment analyst on the UK Equity team and the European Specialist Equity team. Ms. Marmion earned a BA (Hons) degree in economics from Durham University in 2007
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn D
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 price272.5672
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0S6
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn E
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 price689.6528
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ44
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn F
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 price704.7933
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMY61
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn G
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 price732.7431
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM413
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn H
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 price748.9586
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMY62
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn J
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 price759.9677
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMY63
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn O
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 price799.7892
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ48
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn P
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 price140.9641
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDDN4
BlackRock DC Alpha Smaller Companies Pn T
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 price191.3573
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQZ22
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