Fact sheet: BlackRock GF New Energy

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF New Energy D2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Alastair Bishopsince 02/11/2015
  • Poppy Allonbysince 30/09/2002
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 new energy companies.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
1.1%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
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.
1.32%
Fund size
£910m (£939m 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.
111
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA32.8%
    Denmark12.5%
    UK8.3%
    France7.3%
    Portugal6%
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy42.3%
    Building & Construction24.4%
    Energy10.5%
    Industrials10.1%
    Services8.5%
  • Commodity & Energy96.3%
    Money Market3.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.3%-6.9%-2%1.1%-1%26.3%
Sector1.5%1.2%6.8%16.1%-10.6%-22.9%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund0.6%-2.2%-2.3%27.6%4.4%
Sector21.2%-19.8%-9%-6.6%-3.4%
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.
2.18
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.
0.59
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.
-0.01
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%.
12.6
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.
11.12
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.
0.44
Price movement
52 week high8.95
52 week low7.12
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price8.22
Region
1USA32.77%
2Denmark12.54%
3UK8.34%
4France7.25%
5Portugal6.02%
6Spain5.4%
7Belgium4.33%
8Money Market3.74%
9Ireland3.66%
Industry sector
1Alternative & Renewable Energy42.31%
2Building & Construction24.36%
3Energy10.53%
4Industrials10.08%
5Services8.5%
6Money Market3.74%
7Automotive0.48%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy96.26%
2Money Market3.74%
Individual holdings
1VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS8.52%
2NEXTERA ENERGY INC7.58%
3EDP RENOVAVEIS SA6.02%
4GAMESA CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA SA5.4%
5SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SE4.74%
6UMICORE SA4.33%
7JOHNSON CONTROLS INC4.29%
8JOHNSON MATTHEY4.17%
9NATIONAL GRID4.17%
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 new energy companies.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alastair Bishop02/11/2015Alastair Bishop, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the energy and alternative energy sectors. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Bishop was a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, where he was responsible for covering the Clean Technology industry. Mr. Bishop began his career in 2001 at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, where he was responsible for covering the European Renewable Energy and Industrial sectors. Mr. Bishop earned a BSc degree in economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001.
Poppy Allonby30/09/2002Poppy co-manages Merrill Lynch New Energy Technology Plc and the MLIIF World Energy and MLIIF New Energy Funds. Poppy joined MLIM in 2000 and holds a BSc In Physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
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, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF New Energy A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.1
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMU83
BlackRock GF New Energy A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.56
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX08
BlackRock GF New Energy A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEEI7
BlackRock GF New Energy A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.98
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAKK5
BlackRock GF New Energy C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.89
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT65
BlackRock GF New Energy C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.27
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM59
BlackRock GF New Energy D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.71
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA3
BlackRock GF New Energy D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.22
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA4
BlackRock GF New Energy D4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.19
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF33N
BlackRock GF New Energy D4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.15
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFOO9
BlackRock GF New Energy E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.57%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.57
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV42
BlackRock GF New Energy E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.57%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV41
BlackRock GF New Energy I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.09
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKRG8
BlackRock GF New Energy X2 USD
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)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.14
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEQJ3
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