Fact sheet: BlackRock GF € Mkts

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andreas Zoellingersince 05/11/2007
  • Alice Gaskellsince 08/09/2003
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in European Union (EU) Member States participating in the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (EMU). The Fund may also gain exposure to investments in those EU Member States that, in the Portfolio Manager’s opinion, are likely to join the EMU in the foreseeable future and in companies based elsewhere, the main business of which is in EMU-participating countries.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EMU
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-7.6%
1 Year rank in sector
81/100
Sector
FO Equity - Europe ex UK
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.
1.82%
Fund size
£3,034m (£3,883m 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.
110
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany26.7%
    France26.6%
    Netherlands19%
    Italy8.8%
    Spain4.8%
  • Industrials19.4%
    Consumer Discretionary12.7%
    Financials12.4%
    Health Care9.1%
    Consumer Staples8.9%
  • German Equities26.7%
    French Equities26.6%
    Dutch Equities19%
    Italian Equities8.8%
    Spanish Equities4.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.4%-4.5%-2.3%-7.6%13.2%74%
Sector1.1%-2.1%0.7%-2.8%18.6%62.6%
Rank within sector68 / 10584 / 10581 / 10481 / 10062 / 8925 / 80
Quartile3rd4th4th4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-7.4%21.8%-4.4%27%29.7%
Sector-2.4%12.7%3.5%23.2%17.8%
Rank within sector81 / 1007 / 9185 / 8927 / 836 / 79
Quartile4th1st4th2nd1st
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.
-1.93
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.
1.07
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
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%.
13.63
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.
4.56
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.
-0.38
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high27.01
52 week low22.43
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price24.58
Region
1Germany26.74%
2France26.62%
3Netherlands19.01%
4Italy8.82%
5Spain4.75%
6Ireland3.87%
7Belgium2.98%
8Finland2.94%
9Switzerland1.6%
Industry sector
1Industrials19.39%
2Consumer Discretionary12.65%
3Financials12.42%
4Health Care9.06%
5Consumer Staples8.89%
6Materials8.22%
7Information Technology7.58%
8Telecommunications6.67%
9Utilities6.08%
Asset type
1German Equities26.74%
2French Equities26.62%
3Dutch Equities19.01%
4Italian Equities8.82%
5Spanish Equities4.75%
6Irish Equities3.87%
7Belgian Equities2.98%
8Finnish Equities2.94%
9Swiss Equities1.6%
Individual holdings
1AXA4.92%
2BAYER AG4.46%
3KONINKLIJKE KPN NV3.82%
4RENAULT(REGIE NATIONALE DES USINES)3.15%
5MERCK KGAA2.95%
6ENEL SPA2.87%
7ASML HOLDING NV2.85%
8TELEFONICA SA2.85%
9DSM NV2.76%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in European Union (EU) Member States participating in the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (EMU). The Fund may also gain exposure to investments in those EU Member States that, in the Portfolio Manager’s opinion, are likely to join the EMU in the foreseeable future and in companies based elsewhere, the main business of which is in EMU-participating countries.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EMU
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andreas Zoellinger05/11/2007Andreas Zoellinger, CFA, is the Director and assistant Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock's European Equity Style Diversified Team. Andreas Zoellinger joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001 as an analyst with the European equity team, he was a trainee with a major German bank. Mr. Zoellinger earned a Diplom-Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from the University of Munich & the University of Edinburgh.
Alice Gaskell08/09/2003Alice Gaskell is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock’s European Equity Style Diversified Team.Alice Gaskell joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. At MLIM, she was responsible for managing the MLIT Continental Europe Fund, the MLIIF Euro Markets Fund and a number of segregated Europe ex UK and Eurozone mandates.  Ms. Gaskell began her career with MLIM in 1994, and has managed European equity portfolios for institutional and retail clients since 1999.She earned a BA degree in Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University and is a member of the CFA Institute and an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.58
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB70
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.87
CurrencyCHF
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN9D4
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFEAV
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.3
CurrencySGD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFW7P
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFCTQ
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB71
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.71
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG21
BlackRock GF Euro Markets A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.72
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKKT2
BlackRock GF Euro Markets C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMS94
BlackRock GF Euro Markets C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX60
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.29
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFRUF
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.63
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WT
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D2RF EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.67
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBND6
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D2RF Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.7
CurrencyCHF
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF7EA
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.75
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WU
BlackRock GF Euro Markets D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.35
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WV
BlackRock GF Euro Markets E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.57
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV16
BlackRock GF Euro Markets E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV15
BlackRock GF Euro Markets I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB7
BlackRock GF Euro Markets I4 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.99
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE9BZ
BlackRock GF Euro Markets X2 EUR
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)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.63
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIRJ8
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