Fact sheet: BlackRock GIF Japan Eq Idx

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Harvey Sidhusince 23/10/2012
  • Kieran Doylesince 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 Japan 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 JAPAN Net ( custom 4pm LUX )
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Physical - Full, Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
14.6%
1 Year rank in sector
87/110
Sector
FO Equity - Japan
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.
0.56%
Fund size
£151m (£130m 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.
120
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Fund name1 Year
Lindsell Train Japnse Eq40.5%
Pictet Japanese Equity Opp39.2%
Eastspring Inv JapFdVal38.6%
Russell IC Japan Equity36.7%
GAM Star Jap Eq36.6%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan100%
  • Industrials20.5%
    Consumer Discretionary20.2%
    Financials13.5%
    Information Technology11.3%
    Consumer Staples7.8%
  • Japanese Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.1%2.1%8%14.6%21.5%-
Sector3.6%2.2%8.5%21.1%41.2%112.1%
Rank within sector94 / 11660 / 11561 / 11387 / 11084 / 94-
Quartile4th3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund7.7%2%7.9%-3.2%23.9%
Sector6%4.5%11.8%4.1%43.2%
Rank within sector30 / 11549 / 10483 / 9776 / 9174 / 85
Quartile2nd2nd4th4th4th
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.
-3.1
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.
0.86
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.
0.25
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%.
12.85
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.
6.42
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.
-0.72
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.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high151.38
52 week low127.84
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price150.94
Region
1Japan100%
Industry sector
1Industrials20.46%
2Consumer Discretionary20.24%
3Financials13.54%
4Information Technology11.25%
5Consumer Staples7.81%
6Health Care7.51%
7Materials6.3%
8Telecommunications5.67%
9Real Estate4.32%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities100%
Individual holdings
1TOYOTA MOTOR CORP4.62%
2MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP2.64%
3SOFTBANK GROUP CORP2.04%
4SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC1.62%
5KDDI CORP1.59%
6HONDA MOTOR CO1.54%
7MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP1.44%
8SONY CORP1.39%
9FANUC CORP1.29%
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 Japan 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 JAPAN Net ( custom 4pm LUX )
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Physical - Full, Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
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.
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.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, FE Passive Rateable, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Sweden, South Africa
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5R
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index F2 USD
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 price153.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5S
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index N2 USD
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 price153.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5T
BlackRock GIF Japan 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)0.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price165.82
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3JZ
BlackRock GIF Japan 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)0.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price185.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFBCN
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index X2 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price137.91
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF8SQ
BlackRock GIF Japan Equity Index X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price154.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGW5U
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