Fact sheet: BlackRock GF World Bd

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF World Bond A1 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Scott Thielsince 01/11/2011
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 fixed income securities. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • Barclays Global Aggregate Index (USD Hedged)
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
1.5%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Fixed Int - Global
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.
1.06%
Fund size
£1,522m (£1,479m 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.
19
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA28.8%
    Japan13.5%
    UK13.5%
    Canada7.8%
    Germany6.5%
  • Government Bonds33.6%
    Mortgage & Secured Bonds25.2%
    Corporate Bonds22.9%
    Government Guaranteed17.4%
    Money Market0.7%
  • US Fixed Interest28.8%
    Japanese Fixed Interest13.5%
    UK Fixed Interest13.5%
    Canadian Fixed Interest7.8%
    German Fixed Interest6.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.3%0.2%-2.7%1.5%8.1%16.2%
Sector0.6%1.3%-0.9%5.6%6.3%11.5%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund0.1%2.7%-0.3%7.1%0.3%
Sector0.8%4.6%-1.6%3.7%-1.6%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
1.05
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.
0.77
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%.
2.6
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.
1.63
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.
0.35
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high57.25
52 week low54.84
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price55.26
Region
1USA28.79%
2Japan13.5%
3UK13.49%
4Canada7.84%
5Germany6.45%
6France5.41%
7Italy3.78%
8Netherlands1.85%
9Turkey1.8%
Industry sector
1Government Bonds33.61%
2Mortgage & Secured Bonds25.19%
3Corporate Bonds22.91%
4Government Guaranteed17.39%
5Money Market0.7%
6Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)0.2%
Asset type
1US Fixed Interest28.79%
2Japanese Fixed Interest13.5%
3UK Fixed Interest13.49%
4Canadian Fixed Interest7.84%
5German Fixed Interest6.45%
6French Fixed Interest5.41%
7Italian Fixed Interest3.78%
8Dutch Fixed Interest1.85%
9Middle East & African Fixed Interest1.82%
Individual holdings
1JAPAN(GOVERNMENT OF) 1% BDS 20/09/21 JPY1000 3182.8%
2TREASURY NOTE 0.75 03/15/20172.07%
3TREASURY NOTE 0.5 03/31/20172%
4ONTARIO(PROVINCE OF) 4.4% BDS 02/06/19 CAD10001.93%
5TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.125 07/15/20261.66%
6JAPAN(GOVERNMENT OF) 1.1% BDS 20/06/20 JPY500001.39%
7JAPAN(GOVERNMENT OF) 1% BDS 20/09/20 JPY50000 SRS 3101.37%
8ALBERTA (PROVINCE OF) 1.35 09/01/20211.3%
9BLUEFLY INC1.29%
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 fixed income securities. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • Barclays Global Aggregate Index (USD Hedged)
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Scott Thiel01/11/2011Scott Thiel, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, Fundamental Portfolios, and Head of European and & Global Bonds. He is a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee and the EMEA Executive Committee. Mr. Thiel is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2002, Mr. Thiel was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. During his thirteen years there, he was responsible for developing strategies in both US and international interest rate and derivative markets for institutional money managers. Mr. Thiel earned a BA degree in American history from Princeton University in 1987.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF World Bond A1 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.26
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZI50
BlackRock GF World Bond A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.02%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price187.3
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA6
BlackRock GF World Bond A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price73.17
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZI92
BlackRock GF World Bond A2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.31
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGMSQ
BlackRock GF World Bond A3 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZI53
BlackRock GF World Bond A6 Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.59
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PW
BlackRock GF World Bond A6 Hedged HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price96.97
CurrencyHKD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0YT
BlackRock GF World Bond A8 Hedged CNH
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.12
CurrencyCNH
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC3GM
BlackRock GF World Bond C1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.64
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZI52
BlackRock GF World Bond D2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.16
CurrencyCHF
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFNTN
BlackRock GF World Bond D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price190.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35V
BlackRock GF World Bond D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price76.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA3
BlackRock GF World Bond D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.22
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF52D
BlackRock GF World Bond D3 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.22
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF35U
BlackRock GF World Bond E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price64.67
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA4
BlackRock GF World Bond E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price68.68
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZI49
BlackRock GF World Bond I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.52%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.81
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1RJ
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.06
CurrencyCHF
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGH2
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged DKK
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.63
CurrencyDKK
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF5EJ
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged EUR
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)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price197.04
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0PCN
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged GBP
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 price11.86
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGFWW
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged NOK
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)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.62
CurrencyNOK
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0YMQ
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 Hedged NZD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.68
CurrencyNZD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFXUO
BlackRock GF World Bond X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price80.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNA5
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