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
  • Nigel Boltonsince 01/03/2008
  • Simon Huntersince 01/11/2016
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
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.4%
1 Year rank in sector
195/227
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
£1,920m (£2,835m 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.
97
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK35.4%
    France13.3%
    Germany12.9%
    Denmark7.9%
    Netherlands7.3%
  • Financials18.7%
    Industrials17.8%
    Consumer Discretionary12%
    Materials11.1%
    Information Technology9.2%
  • UK Equities35.4%
    French Equities13.3%
    German Equities12.9%
    Danish Equities7.9%
    Dutch Equities7.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.6%5.4%3.3%5.4%9.3%63.5%
Sector2.1%6.2%6.7%9.4%14.5%61.5%
Rank within sector204 / 235127 / 233196 / 233195 / 227151 / 199100 / 175
Quartile4th3rd4th4th4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund-0.1%-5.9%13.5%5.4%22.6%
Sector1.3%-0.6%11.1%4.2%21.1%
Rank within sector221 / 235201 / 22774 / 21098 / 19885 / 185
Quartile4th4th2nd2nd2nd
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.
-0.67
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.
0.04
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%.
13.23
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.
4.27
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.
-0.17
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 high24.09
52 week low20.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price23.69
Region
1UK35.38%
2France13.31%
3Germany12.92%
4Denmark7.89%
5Netherlands7.28%
6Sweden6.25%
7Switzerland4%
8Belgium3.9%
9Spain3.01%
Industry sector
1Financials18.65%
2Industrials17.83%
3Consumer Discretionary12.01%
4Materials11.12%
5Information Technology9.22%
6Health Care9.12%
7Consumer Staples8.23%
8Telecommunications6.09%
9Energy4.17%
Asset type
1UK Equities35.38%
2French Equities13.31%
3German Equities12.92%
4Danish Equities7.89%
5Dutch Equities7.28%
6Swedish Equities6.25%
7Swiss Equities4%
8Belgian Equities3.9%
9Spanish Equities3.01%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS4.65%
2BHP BILLITON LTD3.86%
3SHIRE PLC3.13%
4KONINKLIJKE KPN NV3.08%
5TELEFONICA SA3.01%
6LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC2.79%
7RENAULT(REGIE NATIONALE DES USINES)2.79%
8AXA2.78%
9CRH2.66%
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
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
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.
Simon Hunter01/11/2016Simon Hunter is a Vice President and research analyst in BlackRock’s European Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Hunter spent three and a half years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which he joined as a graduate trainee. Hunter spent his first year covering European markets before moving to cover US equities. Most recently, Hunter had specific research responsibility for analysing US financial companies. Hunter earned an MA in economics, politics and philosophy from the University of St. Oxford in 2006.
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 price22.22
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price16.32
CurrencySGD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price11.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price23.57
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price19.61
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price20.8
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price23.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price25.13
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price21.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price23.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price25.11
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price25.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKED3
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