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
  • Tony DeSpiritosince 04/04/2017
  • Franco Tapiasince 04/04/2017
  • David Zhaosince 04/04/2017
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 United States MidSmallCap Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
14.3%
1 Year rank in sector
137/204
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
£390m (£391m 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.
114
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA97.9%
    UK1.5%
    Money Market0.5%
  • Financials21.4%
    Information Technology15.4%
    Consumer Discretionary10.3%
    Utilities9.9%
    Energy8.2%
  • International Equities99.5%
    Money Market0.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.4%0.9%6%14.3%20.6%77.3%
Sector0.9%0.6%7.3%16.8%24.1%74.8%
Rank within sector161 / 217100 / 217129 / 213137 / 204117 / 17491 / 146
Quartile3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.6%5.9%-2.6%11.7%39.9%
Sector6.1%8.9%-1.6%10.7%31.8%
Rank within sector116 / 216147 / 202124 / 18675 / 16810 / 151
Quartile3rd3rd3rd2nd1st
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.
-0.93
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.
0.33
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%.
12.4
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.
4.01
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.
-0.1
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.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high208.49
52 week low174.37
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price205.87
Region
1USA97.92%
2UK1.54%
3Money Market0.53%
Industry sector
1Financials21.39%
2Information Technology15.36%
3Consumer Discretionary10.25%
4Utilities9.85%
5Energy8.19%
6Health Care7.87%
7Industrials6.63%
8Consumer Staples6%
9Real Estate5.89%
Asset type
1International Equities99.47%
2Money Market0.53%
Individual holdings
1CUMMINS INC2.06%
2LAM RESEARCH CORP2.05%
3SUNTRUST BANKS INC2.05%
4CDW CORP2.03%
5WELLCARE HEALTHCARE PLANS INC2.03%
6ALLSTATE CORP2.02%
7REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP (NEW)2.02%
8ASSURANT INC2.01%
9TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS INC2%
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 United States MidSmallCap Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tony DeSpirito04/04/2017Tony DeSpirito, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is a co-head of the BlackRock Equity Dividend team and co-portfolio manager of the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. DeSpirito worked at Pzena Investment Management, where he served as Managing Principal, portfolio manager and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. DeSpirito was responsible for a suite of large-cap value, all-cap value and two hedge fund portfolios. Having managed value equity assets since 1996, Mr. DeSpirito served as a portfolio manager for the John Hancock Classic Value, PACE Large Company Value and Vanguard Windsor funds. Mr. DeSpirito earned a BA degree in economics with concentration in finance, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1993.
Franco Tapia04/04/2017
David Zhao04/04/2017
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)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price184
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
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 price12.34
CurrencyAUD
Price updated24/05/2017
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)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price205.87
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
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)3.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price163.9
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
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)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price197.44
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
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)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price220.91
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
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 price168.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
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 price188.05
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV43
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