Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Em Mkts

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Luiz Soaressince 01/03/2012
  • Dhiren Shahsince 01/03/2012
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, emerging markets. Investment may also be made in shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, developed markets that have significant business operations in emerging markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.8%
1 Year rank in sector
123/254
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
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.
1.85%
Fund size
£480m (£359m 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.
140
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China24%
    Brazil13.7%
    Korea12%
    India9%
    Taiwan6.4%
  • Information Technology27.1%
    Financials20.2%
    Consumer Discretionary10.7%
    Consumer Staples9.9%
    Materials9.3%
  • Chinese Equities24%
    Brazilian Equities13.7%
    South Korean Equities12%
    Indian Equities9%
    Taiwanese Equities6.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.8%9.8%2.1%28.8%-1.8%-3.5%
Sector3.5%9.7%6.9%28.8%5.4%1.4%
Rank within sector225 / 267124 / 266207 / 265123 / 254163 / 212125 / 159
Quartile4th2nd4th2nd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund10.5%8.1%-19.3%-2.1%-2.3%
Sector8.6%10.7%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%
Rank within sector30 / 267147 / 253206 / 230123 / 207101 / 181
Quartile1st3rd4th3rd3rd
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.
-1.38
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.
1.16
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.
-0.01
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%.
16.36
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.
4.74
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.
-0.3
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 high28.84
52 week low21.66
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price28.25
Region
1China24.01%
2Brazil13.68%
3Korea12.04%
4India8.95%
5Taiwan6.4%
6Russia6.28%
7Mexico5.4%
8Indonesia4.57%
9Argentina4.34%
Industry sector
1Information Technology27.07%
2Financials20.16%
3Consumer Discretionary10.7%
4Consumer Staples9.85%
5Materials9.34%
6Energy7.78%
7Industrials4.98%
8Real Estate3.65%
9Telecommunications2.61%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities24.01%
2Brazilian Equities13.68%
3South Korean Equities12.04%
4Indian Equities8.95%
5Taiwanese Equities6.4%
6Russian Equities6.28%
7Mexican Equities5.4%
8Indonesian Equities4.57%
9American Emerging Equities4.34%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED4.64%
2ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD4.34%
3TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO4.2%
4SBERBANK ROSSII PAO4.08%
5ITOCHU CORP3.29%
6NASPERS3.15%
7SK HYNIX INC2.94%
8CHINA OVERSEAS LAND & INVESTMNTS2.41%
9POSCO2.36%
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, emerging markets. Investment may also be made in shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, developed markets that have significant business operations in emerging markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Luiz Soares01/03/2012Luiz Soares, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Emerging Markets Equity team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr Soares worked at Axiom International Investors where he was initially a research analyst covering Latin America. Mr. Soares was appointed to manage the Axiom Emerging Markets Equity Fund in August 2007. Before his time at Axiom, from 1997 to 2000, he moved to Reuters in the US to work on fixed income derivatives. In 1993 he began his career with Andersen Consulting in Brazil Mr. Soares earned a BS in business management and applied economics from Cornell University.
Dhiren Shah01/03/2012Dhiren Shah, CFA, Director, is a member of the Global Emerging Markets team in the Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for co-managing the Global Emerging Markets portfolios.Mr. Shah's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Shah began his career with MLIM and joined the Global Emerging Markets team following a rotation in fixed income. Mr. Shah received a BSc degree in economics from the University College London in 2001.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, 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, 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 Emerging Markets A2 EUR
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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM22
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.25
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMM74
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMC98
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX58
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.95
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMT2
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.68
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMT1
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets E2 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV12
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets E2 USD
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)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.82
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV11
BlackRock GF Emerging Markets X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWNQ
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