Fact sheet: BlackRock GIF Europe Eq Idx

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index D2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Kieran Doylesince 23/10/2012
  • Harvey Sidhusince 23/10/2012
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets, which reflects the return of the MSCI Europe Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Fund aims to invest as far as possible and practicable in the equity securities that make up the benchmark index.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Shares, Physical - Full
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.4%
1 Year rank in sector
81/224
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.
0.25%
Fund size
£352m (£406m 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.
98
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Mirabaud Eqts PanEur SmllMid33.5%
IVI European31.4%
Schroder ISF Eur SpclSits30%
JOHCM European Sel Val29.6%
Fidelity Eurp Dyn Gth26.6%
...more in FO Equity - Europe inc UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK29.9%
    France15.1%
    Switzerland14.4%
    Germany14.2%
    Netherlands5.3%
  • Financials19.8%
    Consumer Staples16%
    Health Care13.6%
    Industrials12.8%
    Consumer Discretionary10.5%
  • UK Equities29.9%
    French Equities15.1%
    Swiss Equities14.4%
    German Equities14.2%
    Dutch Equities5.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.5%7.9%4.6%3.4%18.2%-
Sector-0.1%8.6%2.5%-0.4%16.6%66.7%
Rank within sector51 / 233128 / 23462 / 23181 / 22492 / 200-
Quartile1st3rd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-3.7%9.1%7%--
Sector-4.5%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector97 / 229130 / 21567 / 202--
Quartile2nd3rd2nd
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.
0.4
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.
1.04
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.
0.29
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%.
13.3
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.
3.09
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.
0.19
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high142.78
52 week low113.93
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price130.87
Region
1UK29.94%
2France15.08%
3Switzerland14.36%
4Germany14.19%
5Netherlands5.27%
6Spain4.71%
7Sweden4.46%
8Italy3.1%
9Denmark2.98%
Industry sector
1Financials19.78%
2Consumer Staples15.98%
3Health Care13.62%
4Industrials12.83%
5Consumer Discretionary10.5%
6Materials7.54%
7Energy6.69%
8Information Technology4.67%
9Telecommunications4.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities29.94%
2French Equities15.08%
3Swiss Equities14.36%
4German Equities14.19%
5Dutch Equities5.27%
6Spanish Equities4.71%
7Swedish Equities4.46%
8Italian Equities3.1%
9Danish Equities2.98%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA3.31%
2NOVARTIS AG2.29%
3ROCHE HLDG AG2.24%
4HSBC HLDGS1.87%
5BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS1.48%
6BP1.34%
7TOTAL SA1.34%
8GLAXOSMITHKLINE1.33%
9ROYAL DUTCH SHELL1.33%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets, which reflects the return of the MSCI Europe Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Fund aims to invest as far as possible and practicable in the equity securities that make up the benchmark index.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Shares, Physical - Full
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Kieran Doyle23/10/2012Kieran Doyle, CFA, Vice President and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Index Equity team. Mr. Doyle's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a portfolio manager in the Institutional Index Equity team. Prior to joining BGI, he was with KPMG. Mr. Doyle earned a master's degree in economics and finance from Bristol University in 2000.
Harvey Sidhu23/10/2012Harvey is an indexation manager at Sinopia Asset Management (UK). He joined HSBC in 2000 and as a quantitative analyst and was originally responsible for undertaking research assignments on behalf of the Global Research Group before moving into a fund management role. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Rothschild Asset Management where he covered research on global equity strategy and several European sectors. He holds an MSc in Investment Management from City University Business School in London and is currently a candidate for the CFA Level 2 examination.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Sweden, South Africa
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price138.03
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5J
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.15%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price130.87
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF58B
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index F2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.15%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price139.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5K
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index N2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.15%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price139.95
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5L
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index N7 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.15%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.21%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price127.85
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3KB
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index N7 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.15%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price145.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFBCM
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price140.81
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5M
BlackRock GIF Europe Equity Index X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.98
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE8MP
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