Fact sheet: BlackRock GF NorthAmEq Inc

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income D2RF USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Bob Shearersince 09/03/2012
  • Tony DeSpiritosince 04/08/2014
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate an above average level of income on your investment as well as maintain long term capital growth. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the United States and Canada.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.6%
1 Year rank in sector
19/37
Sector
FO Equity - North America
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
£107m (£114m 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.
73
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Sanlam FOUR US Div Inc46.2%
M&G Offshore North Am Div39.9%
La Mondiale American Equity31.4%
Lloyds North American31%
Legg Mason Nth America28.8%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA87.8%
    Money Market3.6%
    UK2.5%
    Korea1.9%
    France1.8%
  • Financials25.1%
    Health Care14.7%
    Industrials11.9%
    Energy11.4%
    Information Technology9.1%
  • US Equities87.8%
    Money Market3.6%
    UK Equities2.5%
    South Korean Equities1.9%
    French Equities1.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.2%4.2%7%15.6%23.4%-
Sector-0%6.5%9.3%16.2%31.5%88%
Rank within sector32 / 3933 / 3820 / 3719 / 3723 / 29-
Quartile4th4th3rd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.7%-1.8%9.7%24.1%-
Sector8.9%-0.8%12.9%29.7%8.8%
Rank within sector26 / 3724 / 3526 / 3125 / 29-
Quartile3rd3rd4th4th
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.
-1.5
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.
0.97
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.
0.47
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%.
10.88
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.
3.76
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.
-0.48
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high14.97
52 week low12.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price14.7
Region
1USA87.76%
2Money Market3.57%
3UK2.5%
4Korea1.89%
5France1.76%
6Canada1.23%
7Netherlands0.81%
8China0.48%
Industry sector
1Financials25.09%
2Health Care14.73%
3Industrials11.85%
4Energy11.38%
5Information Technology9.08%
6Consumer Staples7.53%
7Consumer Discretionary6.15%
8Utilities4.88%
9Money Market3.57%
Asset type
1US Equities87.76%
2Money Market3.57%
3UK Equities2.5%
4South Korean Equities1.89%
5French Equities1.76%
6Canadian Equities1.23%
7Dutch Equities0.81%
8Chinese Equities0.48%
Individual holdings
1PFIZER INC3.5%
2JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.2%
3GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.3.13%
4BANK OF AMERICA CORP3.09%
5WELLS FARGO & CO2.84%
6CITIGROUP INC2.26%
7MERCK & CO INC(NEW)2.18%
8MICROSOFT CORP2.16%
9OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP2.09%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate an above average level of income on your investment as well as maintain long term capital growth. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the United States and Canada.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Bob Shearer09/03/2012Robert Shearer, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is the lead portfolio manager for the Equity Dividend Fund and the BlackRock Natural Resources Fund, both registered open-end funds. Mr. Shearer's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he managed the Merrill Lynch World Natural Resources Portfolio. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Shearer was a vice president with David L. Babson & Company, Inc., at Concert Capital Management, Inc. as a Vice President and Sector Manager and at Fiduciary Trust Company International as a Vice President.
Tony DeSpirito04/08/2014Tony DeSpirito joins BlackRock from Pzena Investment Management, where he was Managing Principal, Portfolio Manager, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. As Portfolio Manager, Tony was responsible for a suite of Large Cap Value portfolios, an All-Cap Value portfolio and two hedge fund portfolios. In addition, Tony served as Portfolio Manager on John Hancock Classic Value, PACE Large Company Value and Vanguard Windsor. Tony has been managing value equity assets since 1996. Tony earned a BS degree, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1993.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income 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)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.2
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YW9
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income A5G 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)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.98
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YWA
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YWE
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income C5G USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YWF
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income D2RF 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)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.7
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0YWB
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income D5GRF GBP
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)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.74
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF52B
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income D5GRF Hedged 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)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.31
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF36E
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income 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)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.24
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YWC
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income 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)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGFXA
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income E5G 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)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.83
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0YWD
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income X5G JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price879
CurrencyJPY
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFTUS
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