Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Sws S&MCp Op

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities D2RF CHF
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • David Toveysince 31/07/2008
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 small and mid-capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Switzerland.
Benchmark
  • Switzerland SPI Extra Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.8%
1 Year rank in sector
17/92
Sector
FO Equity - Europe Single Country
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.
1.06%
Fund size
£977m (£913m 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.
96
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Fund name1 Year
Pictet Russian Equities81.8%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Switzerland92.9%
    Money Market7.1%
  • Industrials34.1%
    Health Care18.4%
    Financials16.4%
    Information Technology9.4%
    Materials7.8%
  • Swiss Equities92.9%
    Money Market7.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.1%-0.5%4.6%10.8%53.8%132.9%
Sector2.9%-0.8%2.9%3%18.8%59.6%
Rank within sector63 / 9343 / 9327 / 9317 / 928 / 828 / 77
Quartile3rd2nd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10.2%15.8%14.5%34.9%18.9%
Sector4.9%9.2%1.7%17.5%18.4%
Rank within sector16 / 9330 / 8922 / 829 / 7938 / 77
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st2nd
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.
11.51
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.
0.7
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.
0.98
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%.
11.56
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.
8.79
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.
1.11
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.
0.49
Price movement
52 week high375.7
52 week low290.96
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price365.76
Region
1Switzerland92.87%
2Money Market7.13%
Industry sector
1Industrials34.08%
2Health Care18.35%
3Financials16.44%
4Information Technology9.38%
5Materials7.81%
6Money Market7.13%
7Consumer Discretionary4.3%
8Consumer Staples2.51%
Asset type
1Swiss Equities92.87%
2Money Market7.13%
Individual holdings
1PARTNERS GROUP HOLDING8.45%
2LONZA GROUP AG6.77%
3SIKA AG6.09%
4SCHINDLER HLDG AG5.71%
5TECAN GROUP AG5.16%
6STRAUMANN HLDG4.68%
7KUEHNE UND NAGEL INTERNATIONAL AG4.01%
8FORBO HLDGS AG3.8%
9GATEGROUP HOLDING AG3.8%
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 small and mid-capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Switzerland.
Benchmark
  • Switzerland SPI Extra Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
David Tovey31/07/2008David Tovey, CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's European Specialist equity team. Mr. Tovey's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Tovey was a member of the European Specialist equity team, responsible for managing the MLIIF Global Opportunities Fund. He began his career with MLIM in 1998 as an analyst with the US Small Cap equity team. Mr. Tovey earned a BA degree in economics, with honours, from Warwick University in 1998.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Transparent for German Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities A2
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)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price343.63
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGH7
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities D2RF CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price365.76
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGH8
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities D3 CHF
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.64
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOJ
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities I2 CHF
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 price17.85
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJFIR
BlackRock GF Swiss Small & MidCap Opportunities X2 CHF
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.99
CurrencyCHF
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFTFP
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