Fact sheet: BlackRock Emerging Markets

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Emerging Markets D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Luiz Soaressince 01/03/2012
  • Dhiren Shahsince 23/06/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in emerging market countries, which are those countries listed in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may indirectly invest in emerging markets by investing in American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), which are listed or traded on stock exchanges and regulated markets outside emerging markets. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
24.7%
1 Year rank in sector
39/57
Sector
UT Global Emerging Markets
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
£156m (£127m 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.
137
Bid price
383.7
Offer price
385.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Scot Wid Fdmtl Index Emg Mkt Eq47.1%
FP Hndrsn Rwe FTSERAFIEmgMkts46.2%
Lazard Emerging Markets34.5%
NFU Mutual Global Emerging Mkts34.2%
Artemis Gbl Emg Mkts31.8%
...more in UT Global Emerging Markets

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China26.2%
    Brazil13.3%
    Korea9.2%
    India9%
    Taiwan7.8%
  • Information Technology26.6%
    Financials19.7%
    Consumer Discretionary10.8%
    Consumer Staples10.7%
    Materials8.4%
  • Chinese Equities26.2%
    Brazilian Equities13.3%
    South Korean Equities9.2%
    Indian Equities9%
    Taiwanese Equities7.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-6.9%-5.5%16.7%24.7%12.7%20.7%
Sector-5.2%-1%19%26%16.6%23.6%
Rank within sector50 / 5953 / 5943 / 5939 / 5741 / 4832 / 40
Quartile4th4th3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund25.6%-14.4%4.5%-2.8%16.2%
Sector26.9%-10.6%3%-2.6%12.6%
Rank within sector39 / 5747 / 5325 / 4817 / 456 / 40
Quartile3rd4th3rd2nd1st
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.
-0.77
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.
1.05
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.
0.08
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%.
16.72
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.
3.25
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.
-0.19
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.
0.96
Price movement
52 week high444.6
52 week low271.5
Current bid price383.7
Current offer price385.8
Current mid price-
Region
1China26.19%
2Brazil13.27%
3Korea9.18%
4India8.98%
5Taiwan7.83%
6Mexico6.47%
7Indonesia5.28%
8Argentina5.27%
9Russia5.06%
Industry sector
1Information Technology26.55%
2Financials19.69%
3Consumer Discretionary10.75%
4Consumer Staples10.69%
5Materials8.39%
6Energy6.55%
7Industrials6.11%
8Real Estate3.9%
9Money Market2.75%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities26.19%
2Brazilian Equities13.27%
3South Korean Equities9.18%
4Indian Equities8.98%
5Taiwanese Equities7.83%
6Mexican Equities6.47%
7Indonesian Equities5.28%
8American Emerging Equities5.27%
9Russian Equities5.06%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED5.18%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO4.65%
3NASPERS3.46%
4SBERBANK ROSSII PAO3.36%
5ITOCHU CORP3.3%
6ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD3.12%
7CHINA OVERSEAS LAND & INVESTMNTS2.38%
8GRUPO FINANCIERO BANORTE SAB DE CV2%
9PTT PUBLIC CO1.96%
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 incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in emerging market countries, which are those countries listed in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may indirectly invest in emerging markets by investing in American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), which are listed or traded on stock exchanges and regulated markets outside emerging markets. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Luiz Soares01/03/2012Luiz Soares, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Emerging Markets Equity team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr Soares worked at Axiom International Investors where he was initially a research analyst covering Latin America. Mr. Soares was appointed to manage the Axiom Emerging Markets Equity Fund in August 2007. Before his time at Axiom, from 1997 to 2000, he moved to Reuters in the US to work on fixed income derivatives. In 1993 he began his career with Andersen Consulting in Brazil Mr. Soares earned a BS in business management and applied economics from Cornell University.
Dhiren Shah23/06/2011Dhiren Shah, CFA, Director, is a member of the Global Emerging Markets team in the Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for co-managing the Global Emerging Markets portfolios.Mr. Shah's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Shah began his career with MLIM and joined the Global Emerging Markets team following a rotation in fixed income. Mr. Shah received a BSc degree in economics from the University College London in 2001.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey
BlackRock Emerging Markets A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price368.2
Offer price388.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME54
BlackRock Emerging Markets A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price337.7
Offer price356.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME53
BlackRock Emerging Markets 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)0.97%
Bid price383.7
Offer price385.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code00PD
BlackRock Emerging Markets D Inc
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)0.96%
Bid price339.1
Offer price341
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGU0E
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