Fact sheet: BlackRock DC European Gth Pn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn A
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Vincent Devlinsince 31/03/2015
  • Stefan Griessince 31/03/2015
No data available.
Fund objective
Invests mainly in European equities (not including the UK) and aims to produce a return in excess of its benchmark.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.6%
1 Year rank in sector
304/358
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£84m (£95m 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.
103
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Old Mut Euro (ex UK) Sm Cos28.1%
OMW Henderson Euro Sm Cos24.3%
SIP Hend Eurpn Sm Cos Pn24.1%
Guardian Choices European Pn23.4%
L&G JPM Europe Sm Cos Pn19.5%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France19.2%
    Netherlands12.5%
    Denmark12.4%
    Switzerland11.9%
    Sweden9.6%
  • Industrials21.5%
    Financials14.5%
    Consumer Staples14.5%
    Consumer Discretionary12.6%
    Health Care11.4%
  • French Equities19.2%
    Dutch Equities12.5%
    Danish Equities12.4%
    Swiss Equities11.9%
    Swedish Equities9.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-7.3%-3.6%4.1%6.6%20.6%97.3%
Sector-5.8%-0.8%8.9%10.2%20.2%75.9%
Rank within sector320 / 368332 / 367331 / 367304 / 358132 / 33944 / 311
Quartile4th4th4th4th2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.2%14.9%-1.4%32.3%25.8%
Sector8.6%9.4%-0.2%25.6%19.2%
Rank within sector298 / 35835 / 352243 / 34046 / 32820 / 310
Quartile4th1st3rd1st1st
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.
2.16
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.
0.9
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.
0.6
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%.
10.31
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.
4.19
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.
0.31
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high741.91
52 week low568.55
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price675.86
Region
1France19.18%
2Netherlands12.51%
3Denmark12.36%
4Switzerland11.92%
5Sweden9.55%
6Germany8.81%
7Belgium7.33%
8Ireland6.22%
9Finland4.28%
Industry sector
1Industrials21.46%
2Financials14.54%
3Consumer Staples14.45%
4Consumer Discretionary12.61%
5Health Care11.36%
6Information Technology8.62%
7Telecommunications Utilities4.87%
8Money Market3.81%
9Materials3.5%
Asset type
1French Equities19.18%
2Dutch Equities12.51%
3Danish Equities12.36%
4Swiss Equities11.92%
5Swedish Equities9.55%
6German Equities8.81%
7Belgian Equities7.33%
8Irish Equities6.22%
9Finnish Equities4.28%
Individual holdings
1ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV3.86%
2ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP LTD3.42%
3RELX NV3.33%
4VINCI SA3.07%
5BAYER AG2.92%
6KONINKLIJKE KPN NV2.85%
7PANDORA AS2.77%
8CRH2.66%
9PERNOD-RICARD2.52%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Invests mainly in European equities (not including the UK) and aims to produce a return in excess of its benchmark.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Vincent Devlin31/03/2015Vincent Devlin, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the European Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for continental European portfolio management, adopting a flexible style.Mr. Devlin joined BlackRock in 2008 from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), where he was an Investment Director responsible for managing continental European and Euroland retail unit trusts. Prior to joining SWIP in 2000, he was with Insight Investments from 1998 to 2000, as an investment manager for European portfolios. He began his career in 1994 with Co-operative Insurance Society, where he was an assistant investment manager, responsible for managing emerging market and European portfolios. Mr. Devlin earned a BSc and an MEng, with honours, both in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Manchester in 1992.
Stefan Gries31/03/2015Stefan Gries - MA economics & Spanish (University of St. Andrews), started his career in 2005 as European equity analyst and portfolio assistant at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. He joined BlackRock's European equity team in 2008 and is responsible for covering the energy sector.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn A
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 price675.8641
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN93
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn B
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 price675.8641
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZ20
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn C
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 price686.538
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM416
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn D
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price686.919
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN95
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn E
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price667.7631
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ61
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn F
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price682.3978
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZ21
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn G
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price719.5814
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZ22
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn H
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price737.6853
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN94
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn J
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price747.3505
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZ23
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn K
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Total expense ratio (TER)-
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Offer price-
Mid price675.8058
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN96
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn L
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price677.4928
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM417
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn M
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Offer price-
Mid price688.0209
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM418
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn N
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price790.4459
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN97
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn O
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Bid price-
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Mid price790.4459
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ62
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn P
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Mid price108.5069
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDGH5
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn T
Initial charge-
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Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price142.0599
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQZ25
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