Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Jpn Flx Eq

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity D2 JPY
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Oisin Crawleysince 01/03/2017
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 at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Developed - Japan Index
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.9%
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.
1.07%
Fund size
£24,609m (£25,330m 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.
127
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98.2%
    Money Market1.8%
  • Consumer Discretionary22%
    Industrials16.1%
    Financials14.9%
    Consumer Staples10.7%
    Information Technology8.7%
  • International Equities99.2%
    Money Market0.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.5%2.4%9.5%17.9%32.9%135.2%
Sector3.6%2.2%8.5%21.1%41.2%112.1%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6%-2.4%8.5%6.2%62.2%
Sector6%4.5%11.8%4.1%43.2%
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.
-4.08
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.
0.34
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%.
16.81
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.
7.03
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.
-0.34
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high1501
52 week low1136
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1491
Region
1Japan98.23%
2Money Market1.77%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary22%
2Industrials16.1%
3Financials14.91%
4Consumer Staples10.69%
5Information Technology8.67%
6Materials8.32%
7Health Care7.91%
8Telecommunications6.97%
9Energy2.19%
Asset type
1International Equities99.2%
2Money Market0.8%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP5.64%
2SOFTBANK GROUP CORP4.24%
3SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD2.87%
4BRIDGESTONE CORP2.74%
5KDDI CORP2.73%
6NIDEC CORP2.67%
7DENSO CORP2.5%
8OMRON CORP2.37%
9HOYA CORP2.3%
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 companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Developed - Japan Index
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Oisin Crawley01/03/2017Oisin Crawley is a portfolio manager and Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2014; Partner at TT International from 2009 to 2013,joined TT International in 2005. Prior to joining TT International, he worked as Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 2001 to 2005.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, 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, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, 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 Japan Flexible Equity A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.06
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS20
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.64
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX3
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity A2 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.25
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF95P
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity A2 JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1385
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMW8
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS24
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.44
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX1
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity C2 EUR
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.5
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS23
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity C2 JPY
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 price1189
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX0
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.63
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS27
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity D2 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 price11.9
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MT
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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 price8.95
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MV
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity D2 JPY
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)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1491
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMW6
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MU
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.6
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2MS
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS21
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity E2 Hgd 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)2.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.23
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX4
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity E2 JPY
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)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1308
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMW7
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity E2 USD
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)2.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.69
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS25
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity I2 JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1198
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1L
BlackRock GF Japan Flexible Equity 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 price1570
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMX2
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