Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Cont EpnFx

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A4RF GBP
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Alister Hibbertsince 01/03/2008
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, Europe excluding the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.6%
1 Year rank in sector
16/100
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
£2,169m (£2,204m 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.
104
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany17.7%
    France16.7%
    Denmark15.4%
    Switzerland13.5%
    Sweden9.5%
  • Industrials26.1%
    Financials18.8%
    Consumer Goods16.7%
    Technology10.6%
    Consumer Services8.3%
  • German Equities17.7%
    French Equities16.7%
    Danish Equities15.4%
    Swiss Equities13.5%
    Swedish Equities9.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-6%-4.7%2.8%5.6%20.5%85.6%
Sector-0.8%-1.5%0.3%-5%15.3%63.9%
Rank within sector95 / 10589 / 10527 / 10416 / 10019 / 8913 / 80
Quartile4th4th2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.8%14%-1.6%27.1%26.1%
Sector-2.4%12.7%3.5%23.2%17.8%
Rank within sector18 / 10030 / 9173 / 8924 / 8313 / 79
Quartile1st2nd4th2nd1st
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.
3.48
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.
0.71
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.
0.3
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%.
11.63
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.
8.7
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.
0.21
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.
0.54
Price movement
52 week high17.58
52 week low13.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price15.97
Region
1Germany17.74%
2France16.71%
3Denmark15.44%
4Switzerland13.52%
5Sweden9.54%
6Netherlands6.9%
7Ireland6.52%
8UK4.76%
9Spain4.22%
Industry sector
1Industrials26.05%
2Financials18.83%
3Consumer Goods16.71%
4Technology10.61%
5Consumer Services8.25%
6Health Care7.6%
7Basic Materials6.56%
8Telecommunications1.87%
9Utilities1.84%
Asset type
1German Equities17.74%
2French Equities16.71%
3Danish Equities15.44%
4Swiss Equities13.52%
5Swedish Equities9.54%
6Dutch Equities6.9%
7Irish Equities6.52%
8UK Equities4.76%
9Spanish Equities4.22%
Individual holdings
1RELX NV3.56%
2CRH3.4%
3EIFFAGE3.18%
4SAP SE3.14%
5BAYER AG3.07%
6PANDORA AS3.01%
7DSV2.91%
8AXA2.85%
9LEG IMMOBILIEN AG2.64%
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, Europe excluding the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alister Hibbert01/03/2008Alister Hibbert, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the European Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He has responsibility for continental European portfolio management, adopting a flexible style, as well as being the lead portfolio manager of a long/short equity absolute return fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2008, Mr. Hibbert was an investment director with Scottish Widows Investment Partnership from 2005, responsible for continental European portfolios. Mr. Hibbert was a European equity portfolio manager with Oechsle International from 2004-2005, and Invesco Perpetual from 1996-2004. He began his career with Ernst & Young in 1994. Mr. Hibbert earned a BSc degree in economics from Bristol University in 1992.
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, 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, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A2 Hedged USD
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.57
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSIQ
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible 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 price20.75
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10UY
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A2RF 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 price19.48
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOT98
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.11
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA00V
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A4RF GBP
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 price15.97
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB28
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible A4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.91
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL9E8
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.04
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOT77
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D2 Hedged 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.7
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DU
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible 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)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE6X3
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.53
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2EE
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D4RF EUR
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.05
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFSVC
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D4RF GBP
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 price16.04
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DV
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2DW
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible D4RF Hedged USD
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 price28
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWMJ
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.42
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOT76
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.06
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF64O
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible I2 Hedged USD
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 price9.25
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFT1J
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible I4RF 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 price12.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1RM
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible I4RF GBP
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 price10.76
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LV
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible I4RF Hedged USD
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 price9.71
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1RN
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.8
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKQL4
BlackRock GF Continental European Flexible X4RF GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.07
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHGK3
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