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
  • Andrew Wheatley-Hubbardsince 04/04/2017
  • Stuart Reevesince 04/04/2017
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
15.9%
1 Year rank in sector
183/481
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
£274m (£267m 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

  • USA50.2%
    China7.1%
    Japan4.5%
    UK4.3%
    India3.8%
  • Information Technology20.1%
    Financials18%
    Consumer Discretionary11.4%
    Health Care10.7%
    Industrials8.1%
  • US Equities50.2%
    Chinese Equities7.1%
    Japanese Equities4.5%
    UK Equities4.3%
    Indian Equities3.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.5%6.8%12.1%15.9%12.9%45.5%
Sector2%4.5%9.6%14.7%22.6%54.6%
Rank within sector27 / 51267 / 508138 / 502183 / 481291 / 391209 / 293
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund11%2.8%-1.4%-3.4%29.5%
Sector6.9%7.9%0.7%6%21.3%
Rank within sector55 / 508346 / 470291 / 419348 / 37551 / 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.
-4.94
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.
1.19
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%.
11.51
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.
4.07
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.
-0.97
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 high47.29
52 week low38.67
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price47.55
Region
1USA50.15%
2China7.09%
3Japan4.51%
4UK4.3%
5India3.77%
6Italy3.56%
7France2.99%
8Money Market2.97%
9Switzerland2.05%
Industry sector
1Information Technology20.13%
2Financials17.95%
3Consumer Discretionary11.41%
4Health Care10.72%
5Industrials8.12%
6Materials7.65%
7Consumer Staples7.24%
8Energy6.96%
9Telecommunications3.36%
Asset type
1US Equities50.15%
2Chinese Equities7.09%
3Japanese Equities4.51%
4UK Equities4.3%
5Indian Equities3.77%
6Italian Equities3.56%
7French Equities2.99%
8Money Market2.97%
9Swiss Equities2.05%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC3.15%
2ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD2.16%
3APPLE INC2.1%
4WELLS FARGO & CO1.48%
5PING AN INSURANCE(GR)CO OF CHINA1.46%
6AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC1.38%
7UNICREDIT SPA1.38%
8AMAZON.COM INC1.33%
9MASTERCARD INC1.22%
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
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard04/04/2017Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard, CFA, Vice President, is co-portfolio manager and a research analyst for the Global Dividend Income portfolios within BlackRock's Global Equity team. He is responsible for covering Industrial stocks. Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard worked for BlackRock in both London and Hong Kong. In previous roles, he was responsible for covering Singapore and Global Real Estate. Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard joined BlackRock in 2007 following an internship with the Global Equity team in 2006.Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard earned a BA and a MEng degree in engineering from Cambridge University in 2007.
Stuart Reeve04/04/2017Stuart Reeve, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for all retail and institutional Global Dividend Income portfolios, and also Director of Research for the Global Equity team. In addition, he is responsible for covering the consumer staples and healthcare sectors.Mr. Reeve's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Reeve had primary responsibility for the global equity team's investments in food, beverage and tobacco. Prior to joining MLIM in 2005, he was a Pan-European food, beverage and tobacco analyst with Credit Agricole Asset Management. Mr. Reeve began his career with Touche Ross before joining Robert Fleming Securities, where he worked as a Pan-European beverages analyst.Mr. Reeve earned a BA degree, with honours, in economics and history at the University of East Anglia in 1984.
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 price43.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price11.67
CurrencySGD
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price47.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price11.64
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price13.63
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price38.08
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price45.52
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price49.45
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price13.72
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price40.09
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
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 price43.54
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV35
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