Fact sheet: BlackRock GFNatResGr&Inc

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Alastair Bishopsince 30/03/2016
  • Skye Macphersonsince 01/12/2015
  • Tom Hollsince 14/04/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth on your investment as well as the generation of an above average level of income. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies the main business of which is the natural resources sector, such as, but not limited to, companies engaged in mining, energy and agriculture.
Benchmark
  • S&P Global Natural Resources
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
37.6%
1 Year rank in sector
22/98
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.
1.81%
Fund size
£21m (£13m 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.
131
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

  • USA47.2%
    UK21.6%
    Canada13%
    Australia5.3%
    Ireland4%
  • Energy38.4%
    Mining Finance32.5%
    Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry28.2%
    Money Market0.9%
  • Commodity & Energy99.1%
    Money Market0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund10.3%7.7%11.4%37.6%-5.7%-4.2%
Sector3.8%0.3%4.1%22.1%-8.8%-20.6%
Rank within sector17 / 9921 / 10123 / 10122 / 9844 / 9025 / 75
Quartile1st1st1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund33.1%-24.9%-8.5%3.1%3.2%
Sector23.1%-19.8%-9%-6.6%-3.4%
Rank within sector34 / 9959 / 9938 / 9032 / 8417 / 75
Quartile2nd3rd2nd2nd1st
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.
1.72
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.
1.19
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%.
18.59
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.
8.33
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.
0.05
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high8.05
52 week low5.15
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price8.12
Region
1USA47.15%
2UK21.62%
3Canada13.02%
4Australia5.32%
5Ireland4.04%
6Netherlands2.65%
7Singapore1.84%
8Italy1.24%
9Sweden1.19%
Industry sector
1Energy38.43%
2Mining Finance32.49%
3Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry28.17%
4Money Market0.91%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy99.09%
2Money Market0.91%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL5.97%
2BP5.03%
3RIO TINTO4.79%
4EXXON MOBIL CORP4.54%
5MONSANTO CO4.2%
6GLENCORE PLC3.55%
7NEWCREST MINING2.92%
8POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC2.68%
9ARCELORMITTAL SA2.65%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth on your investment as well as the generation of an above average level of income. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of companies the main business of which is the natural resources sector, such as, but not limited to, companies engaged in mining, energy and agriculture.
Benchmark
  • S&P Global Natural Resources
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alastair Bishop30/03/2016Alastair Bishop, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the energy and alternative energy sectors. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Bishop was a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, where he was responsible for covering the Clean Technology industry. Mr. Bishop began his career in 2001 at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, where he was responsible for covering the European Renewable Energy and Industrial sectors. Mr. Bishop earned a BSc degree in economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001.
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.
Tom Holl14/04/2011Thomas 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.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A2 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)1.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.12
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJM1
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A3G USD
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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.01
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE9SK
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A4G USD
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)1.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.79
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code08IG
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A5G 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)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.22
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFPGF
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income A5G USD
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)1.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJM2
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & 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)2.73%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.44
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeACLZ
BlackRock GF Natural Resources Growth & Income E5G Hedged 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)2.49%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.37
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeACLY
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