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 04/06/2012
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
3.5%
1 Year rank in sector
117/208
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
£636m (£743m 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.
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA91.5%
    Money Market3.7%
    UK2.3%
    Canada1.1%
    Israel0.7%
  • Information Technology25.6%
    Consumer Discretionary16%
    Health Care15.4%
    Financials15.2%
    Consumer Staples8.1%
  • US Equities91.5%
    Money Market3.7%
    UK Equities2.3%
    Canadian Equities1.1%
    Israeli Equities0.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7.2%4.2%8.2%3.5%20.5%72.5%
Sector3.9%1.7%5%3.5%18.7%68.8%
Rank within sector54 / 22058 / 21966 / 214117 / 20881 / 17783 / 147
Quartile1st2nd2nd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.2%-1.4%12%32.8%10.2%
Sector6.5%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector117 / 210113 / 19368 / 17870 / 162108 / 149
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd3rd
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.
-0.22
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.
0.22
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%.
12.57
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.
3.52
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.
0.07
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 high27.09
52 week low22.03
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price27.03
Region
1USA91.49%
2Money Market3.71%
3UK2.32%
4Canada1.14%
5Israel0.72%
6Norway0.36%
7France0.26%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.63%
2Consumer Discretionary15.96%
3Health Care15.36%
4Financials15.23%
5Consumer Staples8.06%
6Energy6.11%
7Industrials6.08%
8Money Market3.71%
9Materials2.76%
Asset type
1US Equities91.49%
2Money Market3.71%
3UK Equities2.32%
4Canadian Equities1.14%
5Israeli Equities0.72%
6Norwegian Equities0.36%
7French Equities0.26%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC5.15%
2ALPHABET INC4.31%
3MICROSOFT CORP3.76%
4JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.69%
5BANK OF AMERICA CORP3.23%
6COMCAST CORP(NEW)2.83%
7CISCO SYSTEMS INC2.71%
8ALTRIA GROUP INC2.6%
9HOME DEPOT INC2.28%
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 Stournaras04/06/2012Peter 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 price25.38
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.49
CurrencyCNH
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price18.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price27.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
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)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.76
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price21.35
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
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)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.74
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)3.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price27.53
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.26
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price29.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price26.02
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price21.88
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
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)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price23.74
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.86
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
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)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.28
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price17.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
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 price32.18
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeABX3
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