Fact sheet: BlackRock GFEurpHghYldBnd

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Michael Phelpssince 23/07/2015
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 at least 70% of its total assets in fixed income securities which have a relatively low credit rating or are unrated. These may be denominated in various currencies and issued by governments and government agencies of, and companies and supranationals (e.g. the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) domiciled, or the main business of which is in, Europe. These include bonds and money market instruments (i.e. debt securities with short term maturities). The remainder may include investments outside of the asset classes and sector set out above and which are investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of credit worthiness) at the time of purchase.)
Benchmark
  • Barclays Pan European HY 3% Issuer Constrained 100% EUR Hedged Index
Investment style
High Yield
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.2%
1 Year rank in sector
5/24
Sector
FO Fixed Int - Europe
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.
1.39%
Fund size
£48m (£42m 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.
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK15.3%
    Italy14.7%
    France14.6%
    Spain10.5%
    USA10%
  • Industrials60.3%
    Financials27%
    Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities4.3%
    Utilities4%
    Money Market2.9%
  • UK Fixed Interest15.3%
    Italian Fixed Interest14.7%
    French Fixed Interest14.6%
    Spanish Fixed Interest10.5%
    US Fixed Interest10%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.3%2.3%4.2%8.2%--
Sector0.7%1.2%1.6%5.2%10.4%26.9%
Rank within sector2 / 263 / 263 / 265 / 24--
Quartile1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.2%7%---
Sector1.5%5.1%1.1%5.2%4.2%
Rank within sector2 / 2611 / 24---
Quartile1st2nd
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high10.71
52 week low9.76
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price10.73
Region
1UK15.32%
2Italy14.66%
3France14.55%
4Spain10.54%
5USA10%
6Germany7.54%
7Ireland6.21%
8Netherlands4.38%
9Luxembourg3.65%
Industry sector
1Industrials60.27%
2Financials27%
3Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities4.34%
4Utilities4.04%
5Money Market2.91%
6Government Agency Bonds1.19%
7Equities0.15%
8Local Government Bonds0.1%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest15.32%
2Italian Fixed Interest14.66%
3French Fixed Interest14.55%
4Spanish Fixed Interest10.54%
5US Fixed Interest10%
6German Fixed Interest7.54%
7Irish Fixed Interest6.21%
8Dutch Fixed Interest4.38%
9Luxembourg Fixed Interest3.65%
Individual holdings
1TELEFONICA EUROPE BV REGS 4.2 12/31/20491.55%
2BANKIA SA 4% MTN 22/05/24 EUR1000001.34%
3TELECOM ITALIA SPA 3.25% MTN 16/01/23 EUR10001.11%
4UNICREDIT SPA MTN REGS 6.95 10/31/20221%
5AREVA(CI) 4.875% BDS 23/09/24 EUR10000.98%
6WIND ACQUISITION FINANCE SA 4% BDS 15/07/20 EUR1000000.96%
7MERCURY BONDCO 7.125% BDS 30/05/21 EUR100000 REG S0.95%
8UNICREDIT SPA 5.75 NTS 28/10/25 EUR10000.92%
9BANK OF IRELAND(GOVERNOR & CO OF) 4.25% MTN 11/06/24 EUR1000000.9%
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 fixed income securities which have a relatively low credit rating or are unrated. These may be denominated in various currencies and issued by governments and government agencies of, and companies and supranationals (e.g. the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) domiciled, or the main business of which is in, Europe. These include bonds and money market instruments (i.e. debt securities with short term maturities). The remainder may include investments outside of the asset classes and sector set out above and which are investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of credit worthiness) at the time of purchase.)
Benchmark
  • Barclays Pan European HY 3% Issuer Constrained 100% EUR Hedged Index
Investment style
High Yield
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Michael Phelps23/07/2015Managing Director, is head of European Credit Investments within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Michael was the head of European Businesses at R3 Capital Partners. Earlier, he was with Lehman Brothers, where he was most recently the head of the Global Principal Strategies (GPS) European operations. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 to manage a credit and distressed debt portfolio for the GPS team. Mr. Phelps joined Lehman Brothers from J.P. Morgan's Proprietary Positioning Business, where he was responsible for US single name credit and distressed portfolios. Before taking on that role, he was an analyst for the equity long/short portfolio and sole analyst for the European distressed debt business. Mr. Phelps was previously Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Director of Finance for GorillaPark BV, which at the time was Europe's largest incubator and seed stage technology investor. Mr. Phelps earned BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and 1994.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.73
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFXAJ
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond A2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.61
CurrencyCHF
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFXAS
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond A2 Hedged SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price106.61
CurrencySEK
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFXAR
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.85
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFXAK
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond D4 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.35
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWZY
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond D4RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.45
CurrencyGBP
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWZZ
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond E2
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.89%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.65
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFW1T
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond E5
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.13
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFW1U
BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond X2 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFXAT
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