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 29/06/2015
  • Oisin Crawleysince 01/07/2014
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 companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the Asia Pacific region.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.7%
1 Year rank in sector
16/19
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.
1.86%
Fund size
£155m (£194m 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.
121
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan41.4%
    China18.3%
    Australia10.1%
    Korea6.3%
    Taiwan5.2%
  • Financials21.7%
    Information Technology17.8%
    Materials12.8%
    Consumer Discretionary11.8%
    Energy6.9%
  • Japanese Equities41.4%
    Chinese Equities18.3%
    Australian Equities10.1%
    South Korean Equities6.3%
    Taiwanese Equities5.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.6%0.9%11.4%2.7%26%71%
Sector-0.6%-0.5%7.9%6.2%10.8%36.6%
Rank within sector5 / 207 / 208 / 1916 / 195 / 152 / 15
Quartile1st2nd2nd4th2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund1.9%9.4%11.7%16.4%19.8%
Sector6.6%0.5%2.9%10.8%15%
Rank within sector16 / 192 / 184 / 156 / 155 / 15
Quartile4th1st2nd2nd2nd
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.
4.34
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.
1.05
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.
0.29
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%.
14.42
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.
7.02
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.
0.6
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.
0.76
Price movement
52 week high30.52
52 week low23.51
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price29.79
Region
1Japan41.4%
2China18.27%
3Australia10.14%
4Korea6.33%
5Taiwan5.22%
6India5.09%
7Indonesia4.93%
8Hong Kong2.72%
9Thailand2.12%
Industry sector
1Financials21.68%
2Information Technology17.84%
3Materials12.84%
4Consumer Discretionary11.8%
5Energy6.91%
6Consumer Staples5.55%
7Utilities5.32%
8Industrials4.96%
9Health Care4.86%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities41.4%
2Chinese Equities18.27%
3Australian Equities10.14%
4South Korean Equities6.33%
5Taiwanese Equities5.22%
6Indian Equities5.09%
7Indonesian Equities4.93%
8Hong Kong Equities2.72%
9Thai Equities2.12%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP4.01%
2ORIX CORP2.34%
3AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GRP2.15%
4SUMCO CORP2.08%
5TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED2.06%
6SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.82%
7TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO1.79%
8SHINHAN FINANCIAL GROUP1.76%
9BANK NEGARA INDONESIA TBK1.69%
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, the Asia Pacific region.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Chris Hall29/06/2015Chris 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 Crawley01/07/2014Oisin 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)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price29.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
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)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.14
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
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)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price31.98
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
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)3.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.01
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
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)3.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.77
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
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 price32.25
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
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 price34.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
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)2.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.75
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
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)2.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price29.78
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
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)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.63
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1M
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