Fact sheet: BlackRock GF US S&M CapOp

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Ian Jamiesonsince 16/06/2013
  • Tom Callansince 16/06/2013
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 small and mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the United States.
Benchmark
  • S&P US Mid Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
1.6%
1 Year rank in sector
142/208
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.
1.82%
Fund size
£355m (£456m 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.
113
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA96.6%
    Money Market1.8%
    Netherlands1.6%
  • Information Technology18.6%
    Consumer Discretionary14.3%
    Financials11.4%
    Industrials10.4%
    Energy9%
  • US Equities96.6%
    Money Market1.8%
    Dutch Equities1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.9%1.4%6%1.6%18%69.7%
Sector4%2.4%5.9%5%19.1%70.1%
Rank within sector86 / 220134 / 219106 / 213142 / 208100 / 17796 / 147
Quartile2nd3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5%-2.6%11.7%39.9%6.5%
Sector7.1%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector141 / 210130 / 19376 / 17811 / 162138 / 149
Quartile3rd3rd2nd1st4th
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.
-1.07
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.
1.12
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.
0.11
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%.
13.01
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.
4.62
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.
-0.13
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high194.69
52 week low153.86
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price193.34
Region
1USA96.64%
2Money Market1.76%
3Netherlands1.6%
Industry sector
1Information Technology18.57%
2Consumer Discretionary14.29%
3Financials11.39%
4Industrials10.42%
5Energy8.99%
6Health Care7.88%
7Real Estate7.29%
8Consumer Staples7.2%
9Materials6.04%
Asset type
1US Equities96.64%
2Money Market1.76%
3Dutch Equities1.6%
Individual holdings
1HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GRP INC2.14%
2NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV1.6%
3PROJECT RIDE PFD Prvt1.48%
4ROSS STORES INC1.35%
5VENTAS INC1.34%
6ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS HLDGS INC1.32%
7REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA1.31%
8MOLSON COORS BREWING CO1.28%
9STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC1.27%
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 small and mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the United States.
Benchmark
  • S&P US Mid Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ian Jamieson16/06/2013Ian Jamieson, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He is lead portfolio manager for the consumer durables, retail, autos and telecom industries. He is also a product manager for Global and International equity portfolios, and a member of the team's Investment Strategy Group. Mr. Jamieson moved to his current role in 2003. He was previously a member of BlackRock's large cap core equity and Operations teams. Before joining BlackRock in 1999, Mr. Jamieson was a client relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as an investment broker at RAF Financial in 1995. Mr. Jamieson earned a BS degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.
Tom Callan16/06/2013Thomas P. Callan, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He oversees the team's investment process, leads the team's Investment Strategy Group, and provides portfolio and risk management oversight for all of the team's products. In addition, Mr. Callan is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Mr. Callan's service with the firm dates back to 1988, including his years with PNC Asset Management Group, which was integrated with BlackRock in 1998. He started as a health care analyst for PNC's mutual fund group and later served as an international equity analyst. Mr. Callan began his investment career at PNC Bank as a personal trust portfolio manager in 1988. Mr. Callan earned a BA degree in economics, with honors, from Boston College in 1981.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
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, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities A2 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 price182.47
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT66
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities A2 Hedged AUD
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 price11.56
CurrencyAUD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHNK
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities A2 USD
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)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price193.34
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWB40
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£800
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price154.84
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeXM61
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities D2 EUR
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 price195.1
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35T
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities D2 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 price206.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMT3
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities 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)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price167.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV44
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities E2 USD
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)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price177.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV43
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