Fact sheet: BlackRock GF UK

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF United Kingdom A2 GBP
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Nicholas Littlesince 01/10/2013
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 incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
20%
1 Year rank in sector
32/59
Sector
FO Equity - UK
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.
1.81%
Fund size
£158m (£189m 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.
85
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Boost FTSE 100 3x LD ETP77.8%
Old Mutual UK SmCos Fcus57.8%
Boost FTSE 100 2x LD ETP48.6%
Boost FTSE 250 2x LD ETP34.7%
Old Mutual UK Dynmc Eq33%
...more in FO Equity - UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.6%
    Money Market1.4%
  • Consumer Services32.3%
    Consumer Goods21.6%
    Financials17.1%
    Industrials10.2%
    Technology4.8%
  • International Equities98.6%
    Money Market1.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.6%7%13.5%20%30.1%76.6%
Sector3.1%6.3%12.8%18.9%24.5%75%
Rank within sector47 / 6419 / 6420 / 6332 / 5913 / 4919 / 42
Quartile3rd2nd2nd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund8.9%7.1%10.5%-0.4%19%
Sector8.9%8.9%4.9%1%23.7%
Rank within sector22 / 6338 / 568 / 5231 / 4736 / 44
Quartile2nd3rd1st3rd4th
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.
1.37
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.
1.07
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.
0.5
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%.
9.93
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.
4.01
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.
0.43
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high101.55
52 week low77.24
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price101.55
Region
1UK98.59%
2Money Market1.41%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services32.27%
2Consumer Goods21.58%
3Financials17.14%
4Industrials10.19%
5Technology4.84%
6Health Care4.63%
7Oil & Gas4.3%
8Basic Materials3.65%
9Money Market1.41%
Asset type
1International Equities98.59%
2Money Market1.41%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS6.15%
2MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL4.84%
3UNILEVER4.59%
4RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC4.39%
5RELX PLC4.32%
6RIO TINTO3.65%
7HARGREAVES SERVICES3.61%
8JUST EAT PLC3.48%
9BOOKER GROUP PLC3.33%
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 incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicholas Little01/10/2013Nick Little, CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He covers the mining and industrials sectors. Mr. Little's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Little was a research analyst on the UK equity team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001, Mr. Little worked in Arthur Andersen's corporate tax department. Mr. Little earned an MA degree, with first class honours, in economics from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2001.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, 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, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF United Kingdom A2 EUR
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)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117.55
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX17
BlackRock GF United Kingdom A2 GBP
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)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.55
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB22
BlackRock GF United Kingdom A2 USD
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)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price131.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB74
BlackRock GF United Kingdom A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price87.25
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS30
BlackRock GF United Kingdom C2 GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price81.12
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMX42
BlackRock GF United Kingdom D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126.22
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GA7
BlackRock GF United Kingdom D2 GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.04
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBND5
BlackRock GF United Kingdom D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price141.22
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2SR
BlackRock GF United Kingdom D2RF 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.13
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2SQ
BlackRock GF United Kingdom D4RF 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price87.83
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2SS
BlackRock GF United Kingdom E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.29%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.39
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV50
BlackRock GF United Kingdom E2 GBP
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.29%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price92.77
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV49
BlackRock GF United Kingdom I2 GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.37
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1N
BlackRock GF United Kingdom X2 EUR
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.84
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHST1
BlackRock GF United Kingdom X2 GBP
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)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price115.62
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIRJ7
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