Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Pac Eqty

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Chris Hallsince 30/06/2015
  • Oisin Crawleysince 02/07/2014
Fund objective
BlackRock Pacific Equity Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in the Asia Pacific region. Currency exposure is flexibly managed.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
21%
1 Year rank in sector
11/18
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc 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.
1.85%
Fund size
£166m (£162m 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.
118
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Matthews Asia Asia Div35.5%
Fidelity Pacific34.1%
JPMorgan Pacific Securities28.8%
JPM Pacific Equity28.8%
Invesco Pacific Eq27.5%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan40.3%
    China15.2%
    Australia11.7%
    Korea10.6%
    Taiwan6.8%
  • Financials27.3%
    Information Technology18.9%
    Materials15.1%
    Industrials8%
    Consumer Discretionary7.3%
  • Japanese Equities40.3%
    Chinese Equities15.2%
    Australian Equities11.7%
    South Korean Equities10.6%
    Taiwanese Equities6.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.1%-2.9%6.9%21%35.6%80.8%
Sector2.5%4.3%11.8%23.9%24.3%56.1%
Rank within sector18 / 2019 / 2016 / 1911 / 186 / 162 / 14
Quartile4th4th4th3rd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.7%4.9%9.4%11.7%16.4%
Sector11.7%7.5%0.5%2.9%10.8%
Rank within sector18 / 2011 / 182 / 173 / 145 / 14
Quartile4th3rd1st1st2nd
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.
4.87
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.
1.03
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.
0.66
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%.
14.21
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.
7.17
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.
0.67
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.
0.74
Price movement
52 week high33.7
52 week low26.64
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price32.4
Region
1Japan40.32%
2China15.16%
3Australia11.74%
4Korea10.61%
5Taiwan6.78%
6India4.48%
7Indonesia2.64%
8Thailand2.05%
9Hong Kong1.48%
Industry sector
1Financials27.32%
2Information Technology18.86%
3Materials15.07%
4Industrials7.99%
5Consumer Discretionary7.3%
6Consumer Staples6.16%
7Utilities4.4%
8Energy4%
9Health Care3.42%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities40.32%
2Chinese Equities15.16%
3Australian Equities11.74%
4South Korean Equities10.61%
5Taiwanese Equities6.78%
6Indian Equities4.48%
7Indonesian Equities2.64%
8Thai Equities2.05%
9Hong Kong Equities1.48%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO4.54%
2MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP4.3%
3AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GRP2.16%
4DOOSAN BOBCAT INC2.14%
5TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED2.11%
6ORIX CORP1.96%
7BANK OF CHINA LTD1.95%
8SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.91%
9DENKA CO LTD1.68%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
BlackRock Pacific Equity Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in the Asia Pacific region. Currency exposure is flexibly managed.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Chris Hall30/06/2015Chris Hall, Managing Director, is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. His responsibilities will include Australian related research, regional portfolio management, and working with the team to generate ideas. Before joining Blackrock, Mr. Hall worked for Argo Investment Ltd in Australia where he was Senior Investment Officer, a position he held since 2010. Whilst at Argo, Mr. Hall was responsible for co-management of the listed investment fund, as well as for the research process, stock analysis and all other aspects related to the investment process. Mr. Hall has 25 years' of involvement in the Australian finance industry, and has extensive experience in equity research and portfolio management with a proven track record of outperforming the benchmark for over a decade. Mr. Hall was educated at the University of South Australia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business in 1987.
Oisin Crawley02/07/2014Oisin 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, 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, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price32.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMO10
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity A2 GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.99
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMU98
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price36.25
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMO75
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.96
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT73
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price29.05
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM65
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price35.19
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA6
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price39.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA7
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.35%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.11
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG39
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.35%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price33.68
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG41
BlackRock GF Pacific Equity I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.97
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1M
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