Fact sheet: BlackRock GFEurpnEqInc

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andreas Zoellingersince 03/12/2010
  • Alice Gaskellsince 03/12/2010
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate an above average level of income on your investment as well as maintain long term capital growth. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-9.2%
1 Year rank in sector
208/227
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc UK
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
£3,017m (£3,652m 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.
103
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK27.5%
    Netherlands14.7%
    Germany11.8%
    Switzerland10.9%
    France9.7%
  • Industrials18.5%
    Financials16%
    Consumer Staples13.7%
    Health Care8.9%
    Consumer Discretionary8.2%
  • UK Equities27.5%
    Dutch Equities14.7%
    German Equities11.8%
    Swiss Equities10.9%
    French Equities9.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.8%-4.5%-5.7%-9.2%22.9%81.6%
Sector3.3%-1.1%-0.6%-4.3%15.4%60.7%
Rank within sector165 / 233202 / 234213 / 232208 / 22760 / 20047 / 175
Quartile3rd4th4th4th2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-10.1%16.4%12.9%26.9%16.8%
Sector-3.7%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector213 / 22840 / 21312 / 20041 / 188132 / 177
Quartile4th1st1st1st3rd
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.
2.83
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.
0.97
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.
0.21
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%.
12.83
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.
4.95
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.
0.53
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high19.55
52 week low16.29
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price17.52
Region
1UK27.45%
2Netherlands14.66%
3Germany11.78%
4Switzerland10.85%
5France9.7%
6Sweden5.96%
7Italy5.51%
8Finland5.23%
9Spain3.81%
Industry sector
1Industrials18.52%
2Financials15.96%
3Consumer Staples13.73%
4Health Care8.87%
5Consumer Discretionary8.22%
6Utilities8.16%
7Telecommunications8.14%
8Real Estate4.97%
9Information Technology4.39%
Asset type
1UK Equities27.45%
2Dutch Equities14.66%
3German Equities11.78%
4Swiss Equities10.85%
5French Equities9.7%
6Swedish Equities5.96%
7Italian Equities5.51%
8Finnish Equities5.23%
9Spanish Equities3.81%
Individual holdings
1KONINKLIJKE KPN NV4.32%
2IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC4.15%
3BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS4.05%
4ENEL SPA4.04%
5AXA3.98%
6ASTRAZENECA PLC3.6%
7BAYER AG3.18%
8PROSIEBENSAT1 MEDIA SE3.14%
9LEG IMMOBILIEN AG3.09%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate an above average level of income on your investment as well as maintain long term capital growth. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Europe.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andreas Zoellinger03/12/2010Andreas Zoellinger, CFA, is the Director and assistant Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock's European Equity Style Diversified Team. Andreas Zoellinger joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001 as an analyst with the European equity team, he was a trainee with a major German bank. Mr. Zoellinger earned a Diplom-Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from the University of Munich & the University of Edinburgh.
Alice Gaskell03/12/2010Alice Gaskell is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock’s European Equity Style Diversified Team.Alice Gaskell joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. At MLIM, she was responsible for managing the MLIT Continental Europe Fund, the MLIIF Euro Markets Fund and a number of segregated Europe ex UK and Eurozone mandates.  Ms. Gaskell began her career with MLIM in 1994, and has managed European equity portfolios for institutional and retail clients since 1999.She earned a BA degree in Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University and is a member of the CFA Institute and an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).
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, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden
BlackRock GF European Equity Income 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 price16.89
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMAC3
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A2 Hedged USD
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 price10.67
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQBZ
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A4G EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.82
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNKI6
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A5G EUR
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)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.13
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMAC2
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A5G Hedged 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)1.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.05
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFFFS
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A6 EUR
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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.84
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFISI
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A6 Hedged GBP
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)1.94%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.31
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFJCQ
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A6 Hedged HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price160.76
CurrencyHKD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFJCP
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A6 Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.21
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFGVC
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A6 Hedged USD
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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFGVB
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A8 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)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.3
CurrencyAUD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFGVE
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A8 Hedged CAD
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 price8.27
CurrencyCAD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTUM
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A8 Hedged CNH
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 price86.45
CurrencyCNH
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFV4W
BlackRock GF European Equity Income A8 Hedged NZD
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 price8.33
CurrencyNZD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTUN
BlackRock GF European Equity Income 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)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.52
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMOI4
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D2RF Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.2
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFS5N
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D4G 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 price12.53
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF58I
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D5GRF 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.52
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF52C
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D5GRF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.36
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF9OR
BlackRock GF European Equity Income D6 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.27
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFT1H
BlackRock GF European Equity Income E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.44
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeACLU
BlackRock GF European Equity Income E5G EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.81
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMOI3
BlackRock GF European Equity Income I2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFTUO
BlackRock GF European Equity Income I4 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.49
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF5IX
BlackRock GF European Equity Income X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFN6F
BlackRock GF European Equity Income X5GRF 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFGBG
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