Fact sheet: BlackRock GF $ Res

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Coleen Gasiewskisince 30/06/2009
  • Chris Linskysince 30/06/2009
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise income on your investment whilst maintaining capital and ensuring that the underlying assets in which the Fund invests, can easily be bought or sold in the market. The Fund invests at least 90% of its total assets in fixed income (FI) securities denominated in US dollars. These include bonds and money market instruments. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • 1 Week USD Libid
Investment style
Liquidity
Investment method
Short Dated Bonds
Quick stats
1 Year return
0.2%
1 Year rank in sector
29/56
Sector
FO Currency - US Dollar
Yield
-
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.
0.55%
Fund size
£650m (£609m last year)
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock ICSInt$UlStBd1%
Amundi Cash USD0.8%
CMI US Dollar Currency Reserve0.8%
Dimensional One Year Fxd Inc Pfl0.7%
JPM Mangd Resrv0.7%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • No data available.
  • Asset Backed Commercial Paper43.7%
    Certificates of Deposit34.1%
    Commercial Paper21.2%
    Floating Rate Notes1%
  • Money Market100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0%0.1%0.1%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Sector0.1%0.2%0.2%0.4%0.4%0.7%
Rank within sector24 / 5927 / 5931 / 5829 / 5623 / 5030 / 47
Quartile2nd2nd3rd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund0.2%-0%0%-0%
Sector0.3%0.1%-0%-0.1%0.4%
Rank within sector30 / 5638 / 5324 / 5026 / 4942 / 47
Quartile3rd3rd2nd3rd4th
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.
0.05
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.
0.16
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.
-
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%.
0.04
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.
0.08
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.
-0.78
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.
0.1
Price movement
52 week high151.08
52 week low150.8
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price151.08
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
1Asset Backed Commercial Paper43.74%
2Certificates of Deposit34.07%
3Commercial Paper21.23%
4Floating Rate Notes0.96%
Asset type
1Money Market100%
Individual holdings
1STARBIRD FUNDING CORP4.62%
2LMA AMERICAS LLC3.98%
3MONT BLANC CAPITAL CORP3.98%
4 VICTORY RECEIVABLES CORP3.93%
5VERSAILLES COM PAPER LLC3.82%
6KBC BANK NV (NEW YORK BRANCH)3.35%
7 MIZUHO BANK LTD (NEW YORK BRANCH)3.19%
8DBS GROUP HLDGS LTD3.18%
9METLIFE SHORT TERM FUND3.18%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise income on your investment whilst maintaining capital and ensuring that the underlying assets in which the Fund invests, can easily be bought or sold in the market. The Fund invests at least 90% of its total assets in fixed income (FI) securities denominated in US dollars. These include bonds and money market instruments. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • 1 Week USD Libid
Investment style
Liquidity
Investment method
Short Dated Bonds
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Coleen Gasiewski30/06/2009Coleen Gasiewski, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Cash Management Group. She is responsible for managing US Liquidity portfolios, including prime institutional funds as well as dollar denominated offshore portfolios. Ms. Gasiewski's service with the firm dates back to 1996, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Ms. Gasiewski was a portfolio manager for the CMA Money Fund, the Premier and Institutional Funds as well as several large offshore US Dollar and separate accounts. She began her investment career at MLIM in 1996. Ms. Gasiewski earned an AD in Science from Widener University in 1994 and a BA degree in business management from Thomas Edison University in 2005.
Chris Linsky30/06/2009Christopher Linsky, Vice President and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Cash Management Group. His primary responsibility is managing US Liquidity Portfolios, including proprietary and subadvised prime money market funds as well as dollar denominated offshore portfolios.Mr. Linsky joined BlackRock in 2000 as a member of the Global Investment Operations Group, where he was responsible for the reconciliation of cash accounts for several large custodian bank relationships. Previously, he worked for SEI Investments as a mutual fund accountant for taxable and tax-exempt funds. Mr. Linsky began his investment career as an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley in 1997.Mr. Linsky earned a BS degree in finance and economics from Drexel University in 1997 and an MBA degree in finance from Villanova University in 2003.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gulf Cooperation Council, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve A2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price190.21
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeABW7
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve A2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price151.08
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB33
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.39
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM92
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve D2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.23%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.37%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price190.49
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNB1
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve E2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.46%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price182.46
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeABW5
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve E2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.46%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price145.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV53
BlackRock GF US Dollar Reserve X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC06R
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