Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Wld Agr

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Skye Macphersonsince 01/12/2015
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of agricultural companies.
Benchmark
  • DAX Global Agribusiness Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.3%
1 Year rank in sector
62/100
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
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.
1.33%
Fund size
£103m (£117m 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.
95
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LO Wld Gld Expts90.3%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA53%
    Switzerland7.4%
    Singapore7.1%
    Ireland7%
    Australia6.9%
  • Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry47.6%
    Foods14.1%
    Others14%
    Food Producers7.6%
    Oil & Gas6.6%
  • Commodity & Energy98.9%
    Money Market1.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.2%6.1%2.6%8.3%-3.3%13.6%
Sector-1.3%3.5%13.5%16.9%-13.8%-19.5%
Rank within sector75 / 10135 / 10290 / 10362 / 10036 / 9017 / 75
Quartile3rd2nd4th3rd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.3%-13.4%3.8%9.3%11.8%
Sector19.5%-19.8%-9%-6.6%-3.4%
Rank within sector82 / 10031 / 10119 / 9126 / 8611 / 77
Quartile4th2nd1st2nd1st
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.
4.39
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.
0.54
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
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%.
13.17
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.
12.5
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.
0.52
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.
0.34
Price movement
52 week high12.79
52 week low10.66
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price12.23
Region
1USA52.98%
2Switzerland7.43%
3Singapore7.12%
4Ireland6.96%
5Australia6.94%
6Canada5.98%
7Japan4.53%
8New Zealand2.57%
9Indonesia2.14%
Industry sector
1Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry47.58%
2Foods14.09%
3Others13.98%
4Food Producers7.56%
5Oil & Gas6.6%
6Health Care5.38%
7Plantation2.21%
8Forest Products1.49%
9Money Market1.11%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy98.89%
2Money Market1.11%
Individual holdings
1MONSANTO CO9.95%
2SYNGENTA AG7.43%
3MOSAIC CO(THE)6.4%
4TYSON FOODS INC(DEL)6.16%
5DEERE & CO5.78%
6POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC5.05%
7BRF SA4.86%
8ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO4.46%
9CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC3.98%
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 globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of agricultural companies.
Benchmark
  • DAX Global Agribusiness Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Skye Macpherson01/12/2015Skye Macpherson, CAIA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is responsible for coverage of the agriculture sector. Ms. Macpherson's service with the firm dates back to 2015. Previously, she was an agricultural equity portfolio manager at Colonial First State Asset Management. Ms. Macpherson spent 15 years at Colonial First State, working for the firm in Sydney and London. Ms. Macpherson earned a bachelor of agricultural economics, with honours, from the University of New England, Australia, in 2001.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, 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 World Agriculture A2 HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.63
CurrencyHKD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBU4
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.93
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBU2
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A2 Hedged PLN
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.56
CurrencyPLN
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNKI5
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2
CurrencySGD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBU3
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBU5
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A4 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.84
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIMU6
BlackRock GF World Agriculture A4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.75
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJ1Y7
BlackRock GF World Agriculture C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBU6
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.91
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIOK2
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price94.83
CurrencyHKD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2TD
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMOH6
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.54
CurrencySGD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2TF
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeA03W
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.41
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2TE
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2TG
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.88
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2TH
BlackRock GF World Agriculture E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.06
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIOK3
BlackRock GF World Agriculture I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GSE
BlackRock GF World Agriculture X4 JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1188
CurrencyJPY
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code077U
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