Fact sheet: BlackRock GF JpSm&MdCp Opp

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities D2 JPY
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Hiroki Takayamasince 30/04/2014
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 at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of small and mid-capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Japan.
Benchmark
  • S&P Japan Mid Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3.7%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Equity - Japan
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
£65,574m (£71,342m 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.
133
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan97.7%
    Money Market2.3%
  • Industrials25.4%
    Consumer Discretionary19.4%
    Information Technology15.5%
    Materials11.3%
    Financials10.5%
  • Japanese Equities97.7%
    Money Market2.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7.5%12%8.3%-3.7%23.3%129.2%
Sector2.6%8%10.7%-0.6%21.6%90.5%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-0.5%9.6%11.2%59.8%21.6%
Sector2.2%11.8%4.1%43.2%13.9%
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.
0.99
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.
0.99
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.
0.27
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%.
15.09
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.
6.57
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.
0.11
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high6723
52 week low5058
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price6464
Region
1Japan97.66%
2Money Market2.34%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.44%
2Consumer Discretionary19.36%
3Information Technology15.52%
4Materials11.27%
5Financials10.46%
6Consumer Staples6.28%
7Health Care4.1%
8Real Estate3.73%
9Money Market2.34%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities97.66%
2Money Market2.34%
Individual holdings
1YAMAHA MOTOR CO2.36%
2FUKUOKA FINANCIAL GROUP INC.2.33%
3SURUGA BANK2.3%
4SIIX CORP2.11%
5NICHIREI CORP2.05%
6ALPS ELECTRIC CO1.89%
7JGC CORP1.82%
8MINEBEA CO1.81%
9STANLEY ELECTRIC CO1.8%
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 small and mid-capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Japan.
Benchmark
  • S&P Japan Mid Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Hiroki Takayama30/04/2014Hiroki Takayama, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Japanese Fundamental Equity team within Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for managing Japanese small/mid cap equity portfolios as well as research analysis. Mr. Takayama's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Takayama was a portfolio manager and research analyst on the Japanese Equity Specialist (small cap) team. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Takayama worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tokyo as a marketing professional, where he was responsible for equity products. He began his career at Yamaichi Securities. Mr. Takayama earned a BA degree in sociology from the International Christian University in 1996 and is a chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, 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, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price49.92
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWF62
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price39.48
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA7F3
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF8HD
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6043
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA7F4
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price53.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB39
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price41.96
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS19
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities C2 JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4832
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA7F6
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.11%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price42.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM55
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities D2 EUR
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)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price53.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMW3
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 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 price40.72
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MR
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities D2 JPY
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)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6464
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIQH6
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price56.87
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MQ
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities D4RF GBP
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 price42.73
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MP
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price45.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV40
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities E2 JPY
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5527
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBFN8
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price48.63
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV39
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities I2 JPY
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 price1284
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFEAW
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities X2 JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6618
CurrencyJPY
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMW2
BlackRock GF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities X4RF GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price42.96
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHGK4
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