Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Eun Focus

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF European Focus D2RF EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Amy Deysince 01/03/2012
  • Nigel Boltonsince 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 a concentrated portfolio of shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe (Net) Index
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-4.2%
1 Year rank in sector
210/224
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc 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.
1.32%
Fund size
£2,192m (£2,544m 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.
93
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK35.2%
    Germany14.7%
    Switzerland10.3%
    France9.9%
    Denmark6.9%
  • Consumer Staples18%
    Financials17.4%
    Industrials13.5%
    Information Technology11%
    Materials9.7%
  • UK Equities35.2%
    German Equities14.7%
    Swiss Equities10.3%
    French Equities9.9%
    Danish Equities6.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.4%-2.4%-0.1%-4.2%16%82.5%
Sector1.2%1.4%3.3%1%18%77.8%
Rank within sector215 / 233218 / 234211 / 231210 / 224123 / 20082 / 175
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.5%13.5%5.4%22.6%21.6%
Sector-3.1%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector211 / 22977 / 215102 / 20384 / 19052 / 179
Quartile4th2nd3rd2nd2nd
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.
-0.15
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
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.
0.23
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%.
13.11
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.
4.13
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.
-0.05
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.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high26.55
52 week low20.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price23.07
Region
1UK35.23%
2Germany14.69%
3Switzerland10.33%
4France9.93%
5Denmark6.87%
6Belgium5.6%
7Italy4.72%
8Sweden4.6%
9Netherlands2.73%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples17.97%
2Financials17.44%
3Industrials13.47%
4Information Technology11.01%
5Materials9.7%
6Consumer Discretionary9.5%
7Health Care7.97%
8Telecommunications5.33%
9Utilities3.98%
Asset type
1UK Equities35.23%
2German Equities14.69%
3Swiss Equities10.33%
4French Equities9.93%
5Danish Equities6.87%
6Belgian Equities5.6%
7Italian Equities4.72%
8Swedish Equities4.6%
9Dutch Equities2.73%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS4.96%
2NESTLE SA4%
3SHIRE PLC3.8%
4CRH3%
5LEG IMMOBILIEN AG2.95%
6ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV2.91%
7SAP SE2.91%
8LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC2.8%
9KONINKLIJKE KPN NV2.73%
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 a concentrated portfolio of shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe (Net) Index
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Amy Dey01/03/2012Amy Dey CFA, Director, is a member of the European Equity Team. Prior to joining Blackrock in 2008, Ms Dey joined Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as a graduate trainee, working firstly in the Global Emerging markets team prior to joining Nigel Bolton's European equity team in September 2005. During her time at Scottish Widows Ms Dey had coverage responsibility for a range of sectors including General Retail, Food Retail, Leisure and Support Services sectors. Since joining BlackRock in January 2008 Ms Dey has had coverage responsibility for the European banking sector.Ms Dey completed her CFA exams in June 2007 and earned a BSc (hons) in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2003.
Nigel Bolton01/03/2008With 19 years equity market experience, Nigel spent 11 years at Citigroup Asset Management where he became Managing Director and Head of European Equities. He has also worked for WP Stewart (Europe) Ltd as Head of European Investment, Abbey Life as a UK Portfolio Manager and BZW and Redmayne Bentley as a UK equity analyst. Nigel has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of The Securities Institute, Member of SIP (UK) and Associate of AIMR.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF European Focus A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMZ2
BlackRock GF European Focus A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.89
CurrencySGD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFW7Q
BlackRock GF European Focus A2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFCTR
BlackRock GF European Focus A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMZ3
BlackRock GF European Focus C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.21
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBLC7
BlackRock GF European Focus C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBLC8
BlackRock GF European Focus D2RF EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.07
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB9
BlackRock GF European Focus D2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.88
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WW
BlackRock GF European Focus E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.57%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMZ0
BlackRock GF European Focus I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.04
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN7B2
BlackRock GF European Focus I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.84
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKZC3
BlackRock GF European Focus X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.6
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKED3
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