Fact sheet: BlackRock GF AsiaGthLdr

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2RF USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Swansince 31/10/2012
  • Emily Dongsince 31/10/2012
Fund objective
The Asian Growth Leaders Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their activity in Asia, excluding Japan. The Fund places particular emphasis on sectors and companies that, in the opinion of the Portfolio Manager, exhibit growth investment characteristics, such as above average growth rates in earnings or sales and high or improving returns on capital.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.3%
1 Year rank in sector
64/175
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan
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.
1.11%
Fund size
£1,521m (£651m 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.
121
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Templeton Asian Gth37.9%
TT International Asia Pac Eq33.4%
Old Mutual Pac Eq32%
Old Mutual AnEqIn31.8%
Old Mutual AnEqIn31.4%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China27.9%
    Taiwan22.4%
    India11.1%
    Indonesia10.4%
    Hong Kong10.1%
  • Information Technology28.7%
    Consumer Discretionary16%
    Financials15.3%
    Industrials10.2%
    Energy7.8%
  • Chinese Equities27.9%
    Taiwanese Equities22.4%
    Indian Equities11.1%
    Indonesian Equities10.4%
    Hong Kong Equities10.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.8%-5%7.1%8.3%22.9%-
Sector-1.8%-5%6.3%6.5%5.5%26.1%
Rank within sector51 / 18474 / 18471 / 18364 / 17534 / 153-
Quartile2nd2nd2nd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8.6%1.8%10.3%24.6%-
Sector7.2%-6.8%5.5%3.3%19.7%
Rank within sector63 / 17524 / 16737 / 1562 / 141-
Quartile2nd1st1st1st
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.
4.56
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.
1.12
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.
0.19
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%.
15.24
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.
4.63
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.
0.99
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high16.71
52 week low12.46
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price15.74
Region
1China27.92%
2Taiwan22.38%
3India11.1%
4Indonesia10.41%
5Hong Kong10.05%
6Korea6.79%
7Thailand3.97%
8Philippines3.28%
9Money Market2.88%
Industry sector
1Information Technology28.71%
2Consumer Discretionary16.03%
3Financials15.32%
4Industrials10.18%
5Energy7.76%
6Materials6.82%
7Utilities5.4%
8Consumer Staples3.63%
9Money Market2.88%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities27.92%
2Taiwanese Equities22.38%
3Indian Equities11.1%
4Indonesian Equities10.41%
5Hong Kong Equities10.05%
6South Korean Equities6.79%
7Thai Equities3.97%
8Philippine Equities3.28%
9Money Market2.88%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED9.66%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO7.81%
3AIA GROUP LTD4.58%
4LARGAN PRECISION CO LTD4.49%
5DELTA ELECTRONICS INC4.11%
6CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP3.92%
7BHARAT PETROLEUM CORP3.85%
8BHARAT PETROLEUM CORP3.85%
9ASTRA INTERNATIONAL3.53%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Asian Growth Leaders Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their activity in Asia, excluding Japan. The Fund places particular emphasis on sectors and companies that, in the opinion of the Portfolio Manager, exhibit growth investment characteristics, such as above average growth rates in earnings or sales and high or improving returns on capital.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Swan31/10/2012Andrew Swan, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Equities of the Fundamental Equity division at BlackRock. He is responsible for managing several regional equity portfolios, setting regional equity investment strategy and developing BlackRock's Asian investment platform and capabilities. Before joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew was with JP Morgan for 17 years. Andrew is backed by a team of research specialists, focused on country-specific markets, with a deep awareness of macro trends. BlackRock believe in having deep local knowledge of the markets we invest in which can be best achieved by having a country research focus.
Emily Dong31/10/2012Portfolio manager and research analyst within the Asian Equities team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group, responsible for co-managing the China and Asian Growth Leader portfolios and covering several sectors within the Chinese market. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Emily worked in China Renaissance Capital Investment and JMB Capital Partners, specializing in China/HK equities. She began her career at China International Capital Corporation (CICC) as an equity analyst. Emily has 10 years of investment experience. Emily was educated at Peking University in China and received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders A2 Hedged AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.29
CurrencyAUD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFORN
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders A2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.07
CurrencyCHF
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFX7P
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.17
CurrencyEUR
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFX7S
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.79
CurrencySGD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFJ5S
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders A2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.5
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF38N
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.18
CurrencyCHF
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFX7Q
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.28
CurrencyEUR
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFX7R
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.36
CurrencyGBP
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFLHP
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3XG
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18
CurrencyEUR
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF3XH
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.22
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFM2E
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.69
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF38O
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