Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Gbl Opps

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Simon McGeoughsince 05/02/2015
  • Tom Callansince 30/06/2014
  • Ian Jamiesonsince 30/06/2014
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies with no market capitalisation limits.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
20.7%
1 Year rank in sector
243/481
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.
1.82%
Fund size
£263m (£271m 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.
106
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA55.7%
    Japan5.4%
    UK5.3%
    Italy3.3%
    France3.1%
  • Information Technology19.2%
    Financials16.4%
    Consumer Discretionary11.6%
    Health Care11%
    Consumer Staples8.1%
  • US Equities55.7%
    Japanese Equities5.4%
    UK Equities5.3%
    Italian Equities3.3%
    French Equities3.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.3%8.2%5.5%20.7%3.9%39.1%
Sector3.5%7.2%7.6%20.6%20.7%52%
Rank within sector350 / 513129 / 508308 / 499243 / 481341 / 387231 / 289
Quartile3rd2nd3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.3%2.8%-1.4%-3.4%29.5%
Sector4.9%7.9%0.7%6%21.3%
Rank within sector104 / 510347 / 473294 / 419352 / 37751 / 329
Quartile1st3rd3rd4th1st
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.
-5.72
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.
1.22
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%.
12
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.
4.46
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.
-1.03
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high45.38
52 week low36.91
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price45.52
Region
1USA55.68%
2Japan5.43%
3UK5.33%
4Italy3.29%
5France3.06%
6China2.89%
7Money Market2.35%
8India2.13%
9Switzerland2.09%
Industry sector
1Information Technology19.16%
2Financials16.37%
3Consumer Discretionary11.63%
4Health Care10.96%
5Consumer Staples8.08%
6Energy7.87%
7Materials7.72%
8Industrials7.06%
9Telecommunications4.55%
Asset type
1US Equities55.68%
2Japanese Equities5.43%
3UK Equities5.33%
4Italian Equities3.29%
5French Equities3.06%
6Chinese Equities2.89%
7Money Market2.35%
8Indian Equities2.13%
9Swiss Equities2.09%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC2.64%
2APPLE INC1.98%
3ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD1.92%
4ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV1.86%
5WELLS FARGO & CO1.56%
6AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC1.48%
7CITIGROUP INC1.39%
8SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.37%
9SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC1.35%
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies with no market capitalisation limits.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon McGeough05/02/2015
Tom Callan30/06/2014Thomas P. Callan, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He oversees the team's investment process, leads the team's Investment Strategy Group, and provides portfolio and risk management oversight for all of the team's products. In addition, Mr. Callan is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Mr. Callan's service with the firm dates back to 1988, including his years with PNC Asset Management Group, which was integrated with BlackRock in 1998. He started as a health care analyst for PNC's mutual fund group and later served as an international equity analyst. Mr. Callan began his investment career at PNC Bank as a personal trust portfolio manager in 1988. Mr. Callan earned a BA degree in economics, with honors, from Boston College in 1981.
Ian Jamieson30/06/2014Ian Jamieson, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He is lead portfolio manager for the consumer durables, retail, autos and telecom industries. He is also a product manager for Global and International equity portfolios, and a member of the team's Investment Strategy Group. Mr. Jamieson moved to his current role in 2003. He was previously a member of BlackRock's large cap core equity and Operations teams. Before joining BlackRock in 1999, Mr. Jamieson was a client relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as an investment broker at RAF Financial in 1995. Mr. Jamieson earned a BS degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, 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, Gulf Cooperation Council, 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 Opportunities A2 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)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price43.02
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT54
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities A2 Hedged SGD
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.18
CurrencySGD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQUT
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities 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)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price45.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB30
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities A4 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.14
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQUQ
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.43
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQUR
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities 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)3.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price36.53
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX92
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price44.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF33K
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities D2 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 price47.27
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEFZ9
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.51
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFQUS
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities 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 price39.43
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV36
BlackRock GF Global Opportunities E2 USD
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)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price41.72
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV35
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