Fact sheet: BlackRock GF US Growth

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF US Growth A2RF USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Lawrence G. Kempsince 01/01/2013
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 domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the United States. In particular, the Fund will invest in the shares of companies, which, in the Portfolio Manager's opinion, have good growth potential.
Benchmark
  • Russell 1000 Growth
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-1.1%
1 Year rank in sector
185/207
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
£333m (£440m 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.
117
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA90.8%
    China3.1%
    Belgium2.4%
    Netherlands1.6%
    Money Market1.2%
  • Information Technology38.2%
    Consumer Discretionary20.4%
    Health Care17.8%
    Consumer Staples6.4%
    Industrials5.4%
  • US Equities90.8%
    Chinese Equities3.1%
    Belgian Equities2.4%
    Dutch Equities1.6%
    Money Market1.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1%-1.8%2.3%-1.1%17.5%65%
Sector5.8%3.4%6.7%7.6%21.4%73.7%
Rank within sector191 / 219197 / 218177 / 213185 / 207123 / 176115 / 146
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-0.7%4.5%9.2%33.4%10.3%
Sector8.8%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector189 / 20944 / 192112 / 17762 / 161105 / 148
Quartile4th1st3rd2nd3rd
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.
-0.81
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.
1.13
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.
0.16
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%.
13.94
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.
6.23
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.
-0.05
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high15.24
52 week low12.55
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price14.87
Region
1USA90.8%
2China3.07%
3Belgium2.35%
4Netherlands1.59%
5Money Market1.24%
6UK0.95%
Industry sector
1Information Technology38.24%
2Consumer Discretionary20.42%
3Health Care17.77%
4Consumer Staples6.41%
5Industrials5.43%
6Energy3.95%
7Financials2.21%
8Materials1.92%
9Telecommunications1.56%
Asset type
1US Equities90.8%
2Chinese Equities3.07%
3Belgian Equities2.35%
4Dutch Equities1.59%
5Money Market1.24%
6UK Equities0.95%
Individual holdings
1AMAZON.COM INC6.5%
2ALPHABET INC6.35%
3VISA INC5.01%
4FACEBOOK INC4.94%
5MICROSOFT CORP4.92%
6UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC4.76%
7ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC3.51%
8NETFLIX COM INC3.42%
9TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED3.07%
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. In particular, the Fund will invest in the shares of companies, which, in the Portfolio Manager's opinion, have good growth potential.
Benchmark
  • Russell 1000 Growth
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Lawrence G. Kemp01/01/2013Lawrence G. Kemp has over 25 years of investment experience. Mr Kemp is the head of the Large Cap Growth Equity portfolio construction team. He is also responsible for the direction and oversight of the research group of the Growth Equity team. Lawrence joined UBS Global Asset Management in 1992 and has worked in a number of roles including co-head of the fixed income and chief investment strategist. Before he joined the team in 2001, he was most recently global head of high yield research. Lawrence managed the investment analysts dedicated to high yield research and was responsible for the health care, satellite, technology and telecommunication sectors.
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, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF US Growth 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)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.99
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM695
BlackRock GF US Growth A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.86
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF9BA
BlackRock GF US Growth A2RF 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)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.87
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMO57
BlackRock GF US Growth A4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.5
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF64P
BlackRock GF US Growth C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMD74
BlackRock GF US Growth D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.95
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35S
BlackRock GF US Growth D2RF USD
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)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.89
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMU1
BlackRock GF US Growth 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 price16.85
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF8RX
BlackRock GF US Growth E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.04
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM694
BlackRock GF US Growth E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.86
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG60
BlackRock GF US Growth I2 USD
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 price9.84
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1O
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