Fact sheet: BlackRock GF GlLgHornEq

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Wheatley-Hubbardsince 18/07/2016
  • Stuart Reevesince 18/07/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through capital growth on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in a concentrated portfolio (i.e. less diversified portfolio) of equity securities (e.g. shares) on a global basis. The Fund can invest in companies with no market capitalisation limits. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Investment Advisor (IA) will identify and select equity securities, which in the IA’s opinion, have a sustainable competitive advantage and will typically be held over a long-term horizon. This selection is based on several factors including opportunities which may cause an increase in the value or expected dividends of equity securities or which may result in equity securities benefiting from an increase in prevailing interest rates.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
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1 Year rank in sector
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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.
1.83%
Fund size
£5m
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.1%-4.8%----
Sector0.6%0.5%4.8%3.3%14%53.6%
Rank within sector293 / 499466 / 496----
Quartile3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-----
Sector5.4%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high10.07
52 week low9.21
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price9.41
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
No data available.
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 capital growth on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in a concentrated portfolio (i.e. less diversified portfolio) of equity securities (e.g. shares) on a global basis. The Fund can invest in companies with no market capitalisation limits. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Investment Advisor (IA) will identify and select equity securities, which in the IA’s opinion, have a sustainable competitive advantage and will typically be held over a long-term horizon. This selection is based on several factors including opportunities which may cause an increase in the value or expected dividends of equity securities or which may result in equity securities benefiting from an increase in prevailing interest rates.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard18/07/2016Andrew 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 Reeve18/07/2016Stuart 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, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Sweden
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity A2 Hedged EUR
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 price9.37
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC00Z
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity A2 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 price9.41
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC00W
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.91
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1GF
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1GG
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.44
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC00X
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.77
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC00Y
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.35
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC01A
BlackRock GF Global Long-Horizon Equity X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.47
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC01B
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