Fact sheet: BlackRock GF Wrld Gld

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF World Gold A2RF USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Tom Hollsince 30/06/2015
  • Evy Hambrosince 01/01/2002
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 companies the main business of which is gold-mining. The Fund does not hold physical gold or metal.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Gold Mines
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
46.2%
1 Year rank in sector
13/98
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.
2.06%
Fund size
£4,927m (£2,445m 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.
245
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
EGI Earth Gold107.3%
LLB Craton Cap Precious Metal92%
LLB Craton Capital Gbl Res88.7%
Baring Global Mining79.5%
SIA Long Term Invest Nat Res68.1%
...more in FO Commodity & Energy

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Canada49.4%
    USA23.1%
    Australia12.7%
    UK11.2%
    Mexico1.2%
  • Gold82.5%
    Precious Metals & Stones16.5%
    Money Market0.6%
    Other Metals0.4%
  • Commodity & Energy99.4%
    Money Market0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-12.4%-24.4%-18%46.2%9%-53.2%
Sector3.8%0.3%4.1%22.1%-8.8%-20.6%
Rank within sector97 / 9998 / 10199 / 10113 / 9825 / 9069 / 75
Quartile4th4th4th1st2nd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund44.9%-21.9%-5.2%-48.1%-8.2%
Sector23.1%-19.8%-9%-6.6%-3.4%
Rank within sector14 / 9951 / 9933 / 9077 / 8461 / 75
Quartile1st3rd2nd4th4th
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.
13.95
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.
1.92
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.
-0.01
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%.
37.82
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.
28.94
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.
0.16
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.
0.52
Price movement
52 week high41.48
52 week low18
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price28.34
Region
1Canada49.41%
2USA23.07%
3Australia12.71%
4UK11.21%
5Mexico1.2%
6Russia0.77%
7Money Market0.6%
8South Africa0.49%
9Hong Kong0.36%
Industry sector
1Gold82.49%
2Precious Metals & Stones16.48%
3Money Market0.6%
4Other Metals0.43%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy99.4%
2Money Market0.6%
Individual holdings
1NEWCREST MINING9.95%
2RANDGOLD RESOURCES6.03%
3NEWMONT MINING CORP5.84%
4AGNICO EAGLE MINES5.67%
5SILVER WHEATON CORP5.4%
6FRANCO NEVADA CORP4.54%
7BARRICK GOLD CORP4.34%
8ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI4.21%
9DETOUR GOLD CORP4.14%
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 companies the main business of which is gold-mining. The Fund does not hold physical gold or metal.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Gold Mines
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tom Holl30/06/2015Thomas Holl, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the mining and gold sectors. Mr. Holl moved to his current role in 2008. His service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Holl was a member of the Global Equity team and the Real Estate team as a member of the graduate training program. Mr. Holl earned a BA degree, with honors, in Land Economy from Cambridge University in 2006.
Evy Hambro01/01/2002Evy Hambro, Managing Director, is the joint Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's EMEA Fundamental Equity Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for the management of BGF World Mining, BGF World Gold, BlackRock Gold and General Fund and BlackRock World Mining Trust. He is also co-manager of BlackRock's Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manger of a number of segregated portfolios. Mr. Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Mercury Asset Management & Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honours, in Agricultural Food marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Czech Republic, 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, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM006
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged AUD
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.98
CurrencyAUD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHNL
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4.93
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKGT3
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4.65
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBND0
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.11%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.65
CurrencyHKD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG50U
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged PLN
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price85.14
CurrencyPLN
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC1RQ
BlackRock GF World Gold A2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.03
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEGH0
BlackRock GF World Gold A2RF USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.34
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN48
BlackRock GF World Gold A4 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.34
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0NRX
BlackRock GF World Gold A4RF EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.66
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEEJ0
BlackRock GF World Gold C2 EUR
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)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.39
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMT90
BlackRock GF World Gold C2 Hedged EUR
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)3.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBND3
BlackRock GF World Gold 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)3.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMD98
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.91
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNC8
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 Hedged CHF
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 price5.13
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0A1C
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4.99
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBND1
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.29%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.19
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2XB
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBNC9
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.02
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2XA
BlackRock GF World Gold D4 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)1.33%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.44
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF2WZ
BlackRock GF World Gold E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV60
BlackRock GF World Gold E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.57%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBND2
BlackRock GF World Gold E2 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price25.95
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMV59
BlackRock GF World Gold I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.59
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB0
BlackRock GF World Gold I2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.01
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGB1
BlackRock GF World Gold I2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEGI1
BlackRock GF World Gold X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price33.06
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA8
BlackRock GF World Gold X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price35.14
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAXA9
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