Fact sheet: BlackRock GF US Flex Eq

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Peter Stournarassince 05/06/2012
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 United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 1000
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.4%
1 Year rank in sector
64/206
Sector
FO Equity - USA
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
£786m (£642m 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.
115
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA91.7%
    Money Market4%
    UK2.2%
    Canada1%
    Israel0.5%
  • Information Technology25.2%
    Financials16.4%
    Health Care14.4%
    Consumer Discretionary13.4%
    Consumer Staples7.7%
  • International Equities96.6%
    Money Market3.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.4%3.7%12.3%18.4%23.4%63.6%
Sector-1.5%3.3%8.6%15.8%23.2%58.7%
Rank within sector127 / 21899 / 21822 / 21364 / 20688 / 17579 / 149
Quartile3rd2nd1st2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.9%8.4%-1.4%12%32.8%
Sector4.1%8.9%-1.6%10.7%31.8%
Rank within sector74 / 218113 / 204110 / 18867 / 17171 / 156
Quartile2nd3rd3rd2nd2nd
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.
-0.07
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.
1.1
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.
0.35
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%.
12.44
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.
3.55
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.
0.15
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high29.78
52 week low23.59
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price28.94
Region
1USA91.66%
2Money Market3.99%
3UK2.15%
4Canada0.96%
5Israel0.52%
6France0.37%
7Norway0.35%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.16%
2Financials16.4%
3Health Care14.41%
4Consumer Discretionary13.42%
5Consumer Staples7.71%
6Energy6.38%
7Industrials6.05%
8Materials4.74%
9Money Market3.99%
Asset type
1International Equities96.6%
2Money Market3.4%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC5.01%
2ALPHABET INC3.97%
3JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.76%
4MICROSOFT CORP3.76%
5BANK OF AMERICA CORP3.55%
6COMCAST CORP(NEW)2.77%
7US BANCORP DELAWARE2.37%
8DOW CHEMICAL CO2.26%
9CISCO SYSTEMS INC2.25%
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 United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 1000
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Peter Stournaras05/06/2012Peter Stournaras, CFA, is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the BlackRock Large Cap Series Funds.Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Stournaras was the Director of Quantitative Active Management at Northern Trust Company, where he was responsible for a team of portfolio managers and analysts, conducted research as well as developed and implemented quantitative investment strategies. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Smith Barney, where he partnered with fundamental analysts to manage $1.5 billion in funds and separate accounts. Mr. Stournaras began his investment career at Citigroup Asset Management, where he held a number of positions based in New York, Stamford and London. His investment career spans 17 years. Mr. Stournaras earned a BS degree in management information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1995 and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School in 2006.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, 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, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.63
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM443
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A2 Hedged CNH
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price122.58
CurrencyCNH
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE4XD
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A2 Hedged 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)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.94
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYY68
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM428
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.65
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEEI8
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A4 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.01
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEHJ0
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity A4RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.04
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOS32
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity C2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.1
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM445
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity C2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYY70
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM430
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.96
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeABX2
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMU2
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price31.46
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeABX1
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity D4 EUR
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35R
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity D4RF GBP
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.67
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35Q
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.87
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM446
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.96
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYY71
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM431
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB4
BlackRock GF US Flexible Equity X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price34.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeABX3
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