Fact sheet: BlackRock GF China

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF China D2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Swansince 21/06/2013
  • Helen Zhusince 02/07/2014
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, or the main business of which is in, the People's Republic of China.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EM China 10/40 Net TR Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
25.8%
1 Year rank in sector
6/30
Sector
FO Equity - China
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.
1.09%
Fund size
£1,820m (£1,539m 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.
144
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Matthews Asia China39.2%
Pictet China Index38.3%
Aberdeen Gbl Chinese Equity35.9%
Allianz China Eq31.8%
Jul Baer Mlstck China Evoltn31.4%
...more in FO Equity - China

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China94%
    Hong Kong5.3%
    Money Market0.7%
  • Financials33.8%
    Information Technology23.6%
    Energy7.7%
    Industrials7.6%
    Materials5.8%
  • Chinese Equities93.1%
    Hong Kong Equities5.2%
    Money Market1.7%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%16.2%5.2%25.8%49.4%58.5%
Sector1%13.2%4.6%19.7%27.5%40.4%
Rank within sector19 / 3110 / 3114 / 316 / 306 / 267 / 25
Quartile3rd2nd2nd1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund13.5%5.9%-1.8%15.4%5.1%
Sector11.5%-2.1%0.9%8.4%11.5%
Rank within sector12 / 315 / 3015 / 266 / 2621 / 26
Quartile2nd1st3rd1st4th
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.
5.22
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.
1.02
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%.
21.59
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.
5.67
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.
0.91
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high18.38
52 week low13.61
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price18.12
Region
1China94.04%
2Hong Kong5.31%
3Money Market0.65%
Industry sector
1Financials33.83%
2Information Technology23.56%
3Energy7.69%
4Industrials7.62%
5Materials5.8%
6Telecommunications5.43%
7Consumer Discretionary3.61%
8Others3.6%
9Utilities3.12%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities93.08%
2Hong Kong Equities5.21%
3Money Market1.71%
Individual holdings
1ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD9.05%
2TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED8.39%
3BANK OF CHINA LTD6.18%
4CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK5.81%
5CHINA MOBILE LTD5.43%
6CHINA LIFE INSURANCE CO4.75%
7CHINA CITIC BANK CORP LTD3.07%
8CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP2.89%
9CHINA TAIPING INSURANCE HLDGS CO2.69%
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, or the main business of which is in, the People's Republic of China.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EM China 10/40 Net TR Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Swan21/06/2013Andrew 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.
Helen Zhu02/07/2014Ms. Helen Zhu is a Managing Director and Head of China Equities Business at BlackRock, Inc. since April 7, 2014. Previously, Ms. Zhu was a Managing Director since 2008 and Chief China Equity Strategist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division. Prior to that, she was a part of the global economics, commodities, and strategy research department. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Zhu worked as Asia Business Unit Leader for the telecom and internet space, covering China and regional telecom stocks. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2006. Ms. Zhu began her career in investment banking at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. Previously she was employed at RBS Research, covering Asian telecom companies for five years and led the regional sector team. Ms. Zhu also worked at PSINet Inc., overseeing mergers and acquisitions and minority investments in the Asia Pacific region. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF China A2 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 price15.88
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTJD
BlackRock GF China A2 HKD
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)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.43
CurrencyHKD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGD0
BlackRock GF China A2 Hedged AUD
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)1.77%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.52
CurrencyAUD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFI6B
BlackRock GF China A2 Hedged CNH
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 price111.4
CurrencyCNH
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFV8N
BlackRock GF China A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.59
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGC2
BlackRock GF China A2 Hedged SGD
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)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.76
CurrencySGD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGC3
BlackRock GF China A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.13
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGD1
BlackRock GF China A4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.47
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGD8
BlackRock GF China C2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.14
CurrencySGD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGC7
BlackRock GF China C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGD5
BlackRock GF China D2 HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price140.71
CurrencyHKD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DQ
BlackRock GF China D2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.31
CurrencySGD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DR
BlackRock GF China D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.12
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGD6
BlackRock GF China D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.93
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DT
BlackRock GF China D4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.58
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DS
BlackRock GF China E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGC9
BlackRock GF China I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHYM2
BlackRock GF China X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKIV6
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