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 30/09/2013
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
18%
1 Year rank in sector
39/59
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
£191m (£210m 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.
87
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Boost FTSE 100 3x LD ETP101.6%
Boost FTSE 100 2x LD ETP63.3%
Old Mutual UK SmCos Fcus34.7%
Majedie UK Equity33.4%
BlackRock UK Index31.5%
...more in FO Equity - UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.4%
    Money Market1.6%
  • Consumer Services31.2%
    Financials16.7%
    Consumer Goods16.5%
    Industrials8.1%
    Oil & Gas8%
  • International Equities98.4%
    Money Market1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.3%3.2%9.8%18%15.8%53.5%
Sector3.7%4.1%10.3%18.5%16.2%60.8%
Rank within sector58 / 6339 / 6338 / 6339 / 5923 / 5130 / 45
Quartile4th3rd3rd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund0.4%7.1%10.5%-0.4%19%
Sector2.4%8.9%4.9%1%23.7%
Rank within sector61 / 6341 / 598 / 5634 / 5139 / 47
Quartile4th3rd1st3rd4th
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.
0.47
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.
1.09
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.
0.2
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%.
10.78
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.
4.54
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.
0.16
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high93.9
52 week low75.68
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price93.58
Region
1UK98.37%
2Money Market1.63%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services31.18%
2Financials16.71%
3Consumer Goods16.5%
4Industrials8.12%
5Oil & Gas7.97%
6Health Care7.29%
7Basic Materials5.89%
8Technology4.71%
9Money Market1.63%
Asset type
1International Equities98.37%
2Money Market1.63%
Individual holdings
1RIO TINTO5.89%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL5.64%
3BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS5.37%
4SHIRE PLC5.21%
5JUST EAT PLC5.03%
6MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL4.71%
7RELX PLC4.71%
8HSBC HLDGS4.18%
9ASHTEAD GROUP3.53%
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 Little30/09/2013Nick 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 price106.54
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price93.58
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price113
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price80.4
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price75.08
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price114.1
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price100.21
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price121.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
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)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price96.62
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price80.72
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price97.5
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price85.64
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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)0.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.44
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price120.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
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 price105.89
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIRJ7
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