Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Eurpn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF European A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Nigel Boltonsince 01/03/2008
  • Zehrid Osmanisince 01/07/2010
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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.8%
1 Year rank in sector
177/227
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.
1.81%
Fund size
£2,942m (£4,852m 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

  • UK34.6%
    France15.8%
    Germany13.3%
    Netherlands7.7%
    Spain5.6%
  • Financials17.9%
    Industrials17.1%
    Consumer Discretionary13.3%
    Health Care12.7%
    Consumer Staples12.7%
  • UK Equities34.6%
    French Equities15.8%
    German Equities13.3%
    Dutch Equities7.7%
    Spanish Equities5.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.2%6.8%16%13.8%16.1%66.7%
Sector4.3%6.9%15.5%16%23.1%77.4%
Rank within sector112 / 233133 / 232127 / 229177 / 227153 / 198143 / 173
Quartile2nd3rd3rd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund9.2%-5.6%11%2.6%21.8%
Sector9.7%-0.6%11.1%4.2%21.1%
Rank within sector135 / 232199 / 22498 / 205138 / 19493 / 179
Quartile3rd4th2nd3rd3rd
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.
-2.02
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.
1.02
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.
0.08
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%.
13.05
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.
3.52
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.
-0.56
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 high117.03
52 week low94.19
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price115.76
Region
1UK34.59%
2France15.77%
3Germany13.31%
4Netherlands7.67%
5Spain5.56%
6Sweden5.38%
7Denmark4.14%
8Belgium3.97%
9Switzerland3.17%
Industry sector
1Financials17.91%
2Industrials17.06%
3Consumer Discretionary13.25%
4Health Care12.71%
5Consumer Staples12.7%
6Materials8.36%
7Information Technology6.82%
8Telecommunications4.26%
9Energy4.12%
Asset type
1UK Equities34.59%
2French Equities15.77%
3German Equities13.31%
4Dutch Equities7.67%
5Spanish Equities5.56%
6Swedish Equities5.38%
7Danish Equities4.14%
8Belgian Equities3.97%
9Swiss Equities3.17%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS2.97%
2IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC2.77%
3SHIRE PLC2.68%
4FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & CO.KGAA2.53%
5HEXAGON AB2.52%
6VOLVO(AB)2.51%
7CRH2.49%
8RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC2.3%
9WEIR GROUP2.26%
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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
None
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.
Zehrid Osmani01/07/2010He is responsible for the day to day management of the Euro Fund & is responsible for the selection of its investments .He is the Director of Blackrock Inc since 2008 .Investment Director of Scottish Widows investment partners from 2005 to 2008
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V 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, 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 European A2 EUR
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 price115.76
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB72
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged AUD
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 price11.98
CurrencyAUD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHNZ
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged CAD
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 price11.48
CurrencyCAD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHOA
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged CNH
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100.05
CurrencyCNH
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTJE
BlackRock GF European A2 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)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.31
CurrencyGBP
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHOC
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged HKD
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)1.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.44
CurrencyHKD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG50T
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged NZD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.33
CurrencyNZD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHOB
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.89
CurrencySGD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFC2B
BlackRock GF European A2 Hedged USD
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)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKQL3
BlackRock GF European A2 USD
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 price129.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB19
BlackRock GF European A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEEI3
BlackRock GF European A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price95.25
CurrencyGBP
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKKT1
BlackRock GF European C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.84
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT27
BlackRock GF European C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.76
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX66
BlackRock GF European D2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.13
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3SL
BlackRock GF European D2RF EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126.05
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNB6
BlackRock GF European D2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price141.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeENQ9
BlackRock GF European D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price95.72
CurrencyGBP
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WX
BlackRock GF European E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV25
BlackRock GF European I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price125.59
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGI5
BlackRock GF European I2 Hedged USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.96
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEA7G
BlackRock GF European I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price140.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LZ
BlackRock GF European I4RF GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.29
CurrencyGBP
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2MA
BlackRock GF European X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price132.06
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIRJ9
BlackRock GF European X2 JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16475
CurrencyJPY
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFR0H
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