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 01/04/2015
  • Stefan Griessince 01/04/2015
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
19.8%
1 Year rank in sector
270/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£86m (£93m 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.
108
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France24.3%
    Netherlands14%
    Denmark12.2%
    Switzerland9.6%
    Belgium8.2%
  • Industrials22.1%
    Financials18.2%
    Consumer Discretionary11.5%
    Consumer Staples11.3%
    Health Care8.3%
  • French Equities24.3%
    Dutch Equities14%
    Danish Equities12.2%
    Swiss Equities9.6%
    Belgian Equities8.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.4%5.9%5.9%19.8%26.9%96.4%
Sector3%6%8.4%22.6%30.5%79.5%
Rank within sector303 / 372200 / 370271 / 370270 / 359263 / 34248 / 316
Quartile4th3rd3rd4th4th1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.8%13.3%14.9%-1.4%32.3%
Sector5.2%15.8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%
Rank within sector216 / 370261 / 35936 / 353244 / 34145 / 330
Quartile3rd3rd1st3rd1st
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.
0.24
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.
0.88
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.
0.37
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%.
10.48
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.
3.87
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.
-0.18
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high775.59
52 week low616.55
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price763.4
Region
1France24.34%
2Netherlands13.95%
3Denmark12.17%
4Switzerland9.6%
5Belgium8.22%
6Sweden7.51%
7Germany6.81%
8Ireland5.16%
9Money Market4.65%
Industry sector
1Industrials22.13%
2Financials18.16%
3Consumer Discretionary11.48%
4Consumer Staples11.29%
5Health Care8.27%
6Information Technology7.88%
7Materials6.42%
8Money Market4.65%
9Telecommunications Utilities4.53%
Asset type
1French Equities24.34%
2Dutch Equities13.95%
3Danish Equities12.17%
4Swiss Equities9.6%
5Belgian Equities8.22%
6Swedish Equities7.51%
7German Equities6.81%
8Irish Equities5.16%
9Money Market4.65%
Individual holdings
1AXA4.78%
2KBC GROUPE SA3.56%
3BAYER AG3.16%
4PANDORA AS3.11%
5RELX NV3.05%
6ASML HOLDING NV3%
7VINCI SA2.84%
8ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV2.71%
9CRH2.7%
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 Devlin01/04/2015Vincent 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 Gries01/04/2015Stefan 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 price763.3961
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
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 price763.3961
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
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 price775.6902
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM416
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn D
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
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Total expense ratio (TER)-
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Offer price-
Mid price776.1207
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN95
BlackRock DC European Growth 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 price754.4772
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ61
BlackRock DC European Growth 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 price771.3671
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZ21
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn G
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
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Total expense ratio (TER)-
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Offer price-
Mid price813.7729
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
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
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price834.6303
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
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
Available in ISANo
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Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price845.825
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
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
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price763.3302
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN96
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn L
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 price765.2358
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM417
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn M
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price777.3656
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM418
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn N
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price895.5595
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN97
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn O
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
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Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price895.5595
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ62
BlackRock DC European Growth Pn P
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
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Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price122.7666
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDGH5
BlackRock DC European Growth 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 price160.6552
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQZ25
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