Fact sheet: BlackRock GIF PacExJpEqIdx

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex Japan Equity Index A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Harvey Sidhusince 24/10/2012
  • Kieran Doylesince 24/10/2012
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 Pacific ex 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 Pacific ex Japan
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Shares, Physical - Full
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.1%
1 Year rank in sector
86/172
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex 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.
0.58%
Fund size
£275m (£184m 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.
124
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Australia59.6%
    Hong Kong28.3%
    Singapore10.4%
    New Zealand1.7%
  • Financials53.8%
    Industrials9.8%
    Materials8.8%
    Utilities5.7%
    Consumer Staples5.4%
  • Australian Equities59.6%
    Hong Kong Equities28.3%
    Singapore Equities10.4%
    New Zealand Equities1.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%9.5%10.7%18.1%-2.3%-
Sector1.5%12.6%13.4%17.5%12.7%46.2%
Rank within sector142 / 179152 / 179129 / 17886 / 172138 / 151-
Quartile4th4th3rd2nd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.5%-9.1%0.3%3.3%-
Sector12.5%-6.8%5.5%3.3%19.7%
Rank within sector125 / 174119 / 166134 / 15677 / 142-
Quartile3rd3rd4th3rd
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.
-4.77
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.
1.16
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
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%.
17.2
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.
7.69
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.
-0.56
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 high108.43
52 week low84.66
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price107.73
Region
1Australia59.61%
2Hong Kong28.3%
3Singapore10.38%
4New Zealand1.71%
Industry sector
1Financials53.79%
2Industrials9.78%
3Materials8.83%
4Utilities5.66%
5Consumer Staples5.37%
6Consumer Discretionary4.96%
7Health Care4.41%
8Telecommunications3.98%
9Energy2.86%
Asset type
1Australian Equities59.61%
2Hong Kong Equities28.3%
3Singapore Equities10.38%
4New Zealand Equities1.71%
Individual holdings
1COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA6.24%
2AIA GROUP LTD5.19%
3WESTPAC BANKING CORP4.98%
4AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GRP3.96%
5NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK3.65%
6BHP BILLITON LTD3.32%
7CSL2.51%
8WESFARMERS2.42%
9CK HUTCHISON HLDGS LTD2.35%
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 Pacific ex 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 Pacific ex Japan
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Shares, Physical - Full
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Harvey Sidhu24/10/2012Harvey 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 Doyle24/10/2012Kieran 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, Reporting Fund Status, 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 Pacific ex 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)0.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF3UN
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.13
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3UP
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3UO
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.18
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3KD
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price124.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFBCO
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price97.57
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF8SR
BlackRock GIF Pacific ex 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)0.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.87
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3UM
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