Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Euro Bd

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Michael Krautzbergersince 16/10/2005
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 80% of its total assets in fixed income securities. At least 70% of the Fund's total assets will be invested in securities that are denominated in euro.
Benchmark
  • Barclays Euro Agg 500MM
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
2%
1 Year rank in sector
33/65
Sector
FO Fixed Int - EUR Investment Grade
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.
0.98%
Fund size
£5,169m (£4,207m last year)
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France21.5%
    Italy15%
    Spain12%
    Germany10.5%
    USA5.1%
  • Government Bonds51.8%
    Corporate Bonds19.9%
    Mortgage & Secured Bonds13.9%
    Government Guaranteed10.7%
    Money Market3.7%
  • French Fixed Interest21.5%
    Italian Fixed Interest15%
    Spanish Fixed Interest12%
    German Fixed Interest10.5%
    US Fixed Interest5.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.3%-3%-0.6%2%15.9%34.8%
Sector-1.6%-3%-0.4%2.5%12%34.4%
Rank within sector17 / 6528 / 6534 / 6533 / 6513 / 625 / 49
Quartile2nd2nd3rd3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.3%1.5%11.4%2.7%11.8%
Sector2.8%-0.2%8.9%3.4%15.2%
Rank within sector38 / 656 / 6415 / 6210 / 5316 / 49
Quartile3rd1st1st1st2nd
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.
1.25
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.
0.96
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.
0.41
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%.
3.51
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.
1.31
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.
0.84
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high29.1
52 week low27.56
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price28.22
Region
1France21.47%
2Italy15.03%
3Spain11.99%
4Germany10.48%
5USA5.06%
6Netherlands4.17%
7UK4.13%
8Belgium3.88%
9Money Market3.68%
Industry sector
1Government Bonds51.81%
2Corporate Bonds19.88%
3Mortgage & Secured Bonds13.91%
4Government Guaranteed10.72%
5Money Market3.68%
Asset type
1French Fixed Interest21.47%
2Italian Fixed Interest15.03%
3Spanish Fixed Interest11.99%
4German Fixed Interest10.48%
5US Fixed Interest5.06%
6Dutch Fixed Interest4.17%
7UK Fixed Interest4.14%
8Belgian Fixed Interest3.88%
9Money Market3.68%
Individual holdings
1FRANCE(GOVT OF) 3.5% BDS 25/04/26 EUR13.78%
2GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 2.5% NTS 04/07/44 EUR0.012.43%
3ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 0.7% BDS 01/05/20 EUR10002.09%
4ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 4.5% TB 01/02/18 EUR10001.92%
5SPAIN(KINGDOM OF) 1.4% BDS 31/01/20 EUR10001.56%
6FRANCE(GOVT OF) 3.5% BDS 25/04/20 EUR11.49%
7FRANCE(GOVT OF) 4.75% OAT 25/04/35 EUR11.45%
8ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 1.6% BDS 01/06/26 EUR10001.35%
9NETHERLANDS(KINGDOM OF) 0.5% BDS 15/07/26 EUR10001.32%
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 80% of its total assets in fixed income securities. At least 70% of the Fund's total assets will be invested in securities that are denominated in euro.
Benchmark
  • Barclays Euro Agg 500MM
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Michael Krautzberger16/10/2005Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director, is a member of the Global/Non-Dollar Portfolio Team and Head of Euro Fixed Income within BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. Michaela's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). He joined MLIM as head of the European Fixed Income Aggregate portfolio team and was responsible for the UCITS III restructuring of the MLIIF Euro Bond Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, He was head of European fixed income at Union Investment in Frankfurt since 1999. Previously, he spent five years with Deutsche Bank's DWS, where he managed global fixed income portfolios and was responsible for the pre-Euro European currency unit and structured products. He earned a BA degree in business administration and computer science from the European Business School in 1994, and a MA degree in economics from the University of Hagen in 1996.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Czech Republic, 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, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A1 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.16
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM50
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A1 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMP99
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.22
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMM58
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A2 Hedged PLN
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.13
CurrencyPLN
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC1RS
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.87%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.98
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF58H
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMP98
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A3 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.16
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG19
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A3 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.58
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG20
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKIP7
BlackRock GF Euro Bond A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKKT3
BlackRock GF Euro Bond C1 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.22%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.22%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT26
BlackRock GF Euro Bond C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.22%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.43
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT25
BlackRock GF Euro Bond C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX64
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price29.21
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA7
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.46
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFW1S
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF58G
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price31.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2HV
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D3 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.64%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.19
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2HW
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D3 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.64%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2HX
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.37
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF8SC
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.05
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2HY
BlackRock GF Euro Bond D4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.64%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.12
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7XP
BlackRock GF Euro Bond E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.82
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV23
BlackRock GF Euro Bond E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV22
BlackRock GF Euro Bond E5 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.1
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIRK1
BlackRock GF Euro Bond I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.47%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.46%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.94
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB6
BlackRock GF Euro Bond I2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.47%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.13
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFS1P
BlackRock GF Euro Bond I2 Hedged USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.27
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7NL
BlackRock GF Euro Bond I4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.13
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7XO
BlackRock GF Euro Bond X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA8
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