Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Gbl EhdEqYd

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield D5 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Robert Fishersince 14/02/2014
Fund objective
The primary objective of the fund is to generate a high level of income with lower volatility than the wider equity market. The target annual yield is 7% (USD), which may either be distributed quarterly or re-invested in the fund. This target yield is comprised of two sources: equity dividends and income from selling calls on equity indices. Further, since the total portfolio hedge ratio is less than one, the fund can experience market appreciation.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.5%
1 Year rank in sector
203/471
Sector
FO Equity - International
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.
1.08%
Fund size
£766m (£744m 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.
66
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA57.3%
    Japan9.4%
    Sweden4.8%
    Germany4.6%
    Taiwan4%
  • Consumer Discretionary17.6%
    Information Technology16.2%
    Consumer Staples16.2%
    Health Care9.7%
    Industrials9.2%
  • US Equities57.3%
    Japanese Equities9.4%
    Swedish Equities4.8%
    German Equities4.6%
    Taiwanese Equities4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.5%-2.3%1.1%3.5%9.1%28%
Sector2.2%-0.7%4%4%15.1%51.4%
Rank within sector316 / 500327 / 496327 / 486203 / 471249 / 384-
Quartile3rd3rd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4%-3.8%7%12.9%-
Sector4.8%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector232 / 475353 / 427173 / 387311 / 338-
Quartile2nd4th2nd4th
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.
-1.26
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.
0.89
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
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%.
9.39
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.
-0.42
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high5.62
52 week low4.96
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price5.36
Region
1USA57.26%
2Japan9.35%
3Sweden4.79%
4Germany4.59%
5Taiwan3.99%
6Hong Kong3.72%
7UK2.38%
8Canada2.33%
9China2.01%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary17.62%
2Information Technology16.21%
3Consumer Staples16.16%
4Health Care9.71%
5Industrials9.19%
6Utilities8.04%
7Financials7.31%
8Telecommunications6.32%
9Energy4.16%
Asset type
1US Equities57.26%
2Japanese Equities9.35%
3Swedish Equities4.79%
4German Equities4.59%
5Taiwanese Equities3.99%
6Hong Kong Equities3.72%
7UK Equities2.38%
8Canadian Equities2.33%
9Chinese Equities2.01%
Individual holdings
1WAL-MART STORES INC2.65%
2ALTRIA GROUP INC2.47%
3PFIZER INC1.97%
4HOME DEPOT INC1.96%
5CARDINAL HEALTH INC1.9%
6PEPSICO INC1.87%
7INTERNATIONAL BUS MACH CORP1.81%
8NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP1.74%
9JOHNSON & JOHNSON1.73%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The primary objective of the fund is to generate a high level of income with lower volatility than the wider equity market. The target annual yield is 7% (USD), which may either be distributed quarterly or re-invested in the fund. This target yield is comprised of two sources: equity dividends and income from selling calls on equity indices. Further, since the total portfolio hedge ratio is less than one, the fund can experience market appreciation.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Robert Fisher14/02/2014Robert Fisher, CFA, Director and senior portfolio manager, is a member of the European Equities team in the Scientific Active Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for managing Market Neutral strategies. Mr. Fisher's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Barclay's Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he served as a senior portfolio manager within the European Scientific Equity team. Prior to joining BGI, he worked at the Bank of New York, Europe. Mr. Fisher earned a masters in aeronautical & astronautical engineering from Southampton University in 1999.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
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 Global Enhanced Equity Yield A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.81
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeABU8
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.83
CurrencySGD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX9
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.69
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAYA4
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A5 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3.93
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeABU7
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A5 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAYA8
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A6 Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.6
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9H
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A6 Hedged HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price85.88
CurrencyHKD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFOAM
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A6 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.63
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9G
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A8 Hedged AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.56
CurrencyAUD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9E
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A8 Hedged CAD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.53
CurrencyCAD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9F
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A8 Hedged CNH
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price87.07
CurrencyCNH
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQVH
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield A8 Hedged NZD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.56
CurrencyNZD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9D
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.3
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX6
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield C5 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)3.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.09
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAYA6
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.05
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2IM
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield D2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.47
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGA7
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield D5 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.36
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2HU
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.14
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOF
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.44
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeABU9
BlackRock GF Global Enhanced Equity Yield I5 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7SG
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