Fact sheet: BlackRock Global Equity

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Global Equity D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Tom Callansince 30/06/2014
  • Simon McGeoughsince 05/02/2015
  • Ian Jamiesonsince 30/06/2014
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment by investing primarily in a global portfolio of equity securities issued by companies. The Fund invests generally in shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising a significant part of their economic activity in, developed markets. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above, including in developing markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Countries World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.7%
1 Year rank in sector
88/249
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.8%
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.
0.95%
Fund size
£103m (£118m 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.
102
Bid price
164
Offer price
164.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
First State Gbl Resrcs60.8%
UBS FTSE RAFI Devlpd 1000 Idx38.3%
Orbis Gbl Eq37.7%
NFU Mutual Global Growth33.5%
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq32.6%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA54.7%
    Japan7.1%
    UK4%
    Money Market2.9%
    China2.8%
  • Information Technology17.2%
    Financials15.2%
    Consumer Discretionary13.1%
    Consumer Staples10.9%
    Health Care9.4%
  • US Equities54.7%
    Japanese Equities7.1%
    UK Equities4%
    Money Market2.9%
    Chinese Equities2.8%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.5%3.1%17.9%19.7%32.3%71.5%
Sector-2.3%2.7%14.3%16.4%29.1%69.3%
Rank within sector163 / 265114 / 26474 / 25888 / 249111 / 226120 / 203
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund19.8%4.6%5.7%22.7%7.4%
Sector16.4%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector87 / 252108 / 242162 / 22891 / 216169 / 203
Quartile2nd2nd3rd2nd4th
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.
-0.03
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.
1.08
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.
0.67
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%.
11.25
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.
2.77
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.
0.23
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high171.9
52 week low120.3
Current bid price164
Current offer price164.5
Current mid price-
Region
1USA54.71%
2Japan7.08%
3UK4.02%
4Money Market2.87%
5China2.84%
6Italy2.72%
7Spain2.65%
8Switzerland2.37%
9Belgium2.29%
Industry sector
1Information Technology17.24%
2Financials15.2%
3Consumer Discretionary13.08%
4Consumer Staples10.94%
5Health Care9.35%
6Materials7.06%
7Industrials6.97%
8Energy6.83%
9Telecommunications4.08%
Asset type
1US Equities54.71%
2Japanese Equities7.08%
3UK Equities4.02%
4Money Market2.87%
5Chinese Equities2.84%
6Italian Equities2.72%
7Spanish Equities2.65%
8Swiss Equities2.37%
9Belgian Equities2.29%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC2.91%
2MASTERCARD INC2.37%
3ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV2.29%
4KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV1.78%
5APPLE INC1.77%
6ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD1.66%
7CITIGROUP INC1.62%
8SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.5%
9CELLNEX TELECOM SA1.42%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment by investing primarily in a global portfolio of equity securities issued by companies. The Fund invests generally in shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising a significant part of their economic activity in, developed markets. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above, including in developing markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Countries World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tom Callan30/06/2014Thomas P. Callan, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He oversees the team's investment process, leads the team's Investment Strategy Group, and provides portfolio and risk management oversight for all of the team's products. In addition, Mr. Callan is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Mr. Callan's service with the firm dates back to 1988, including his years with PNC Asset Management Group, which was integrated with BlackRock in 1998. He started as a health care analyst for PNC's mutual fund group and later served as an international equity analyst. Mr. Callan began his investment career at PNC Bank as a personal trust portfolio manager in 1988. Mr. Callan earned a BA degree in economics, with honors, from Boston College in 1981.
Simon McGeough05/02/2015
Ian Jamieson30/06/2014Ian Jamieson, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He is lead portfolio manager for the consumer durables, retail, autos and telecom industries. He is also a product manager for Global and International equity portfolios, and a member of the team's Investment Strategy Group. Mr. Jamieson moved to his current role in 2003. He was previously a member of BlackRock's large cap core equity and Operations teams. Before joining BlackRock in 1999, Mr. Jamieson was a client relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as an investment broker at RAF Financial in 1995. Mr. Jamieson earned a BS degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey
BlackRock Global Equity A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.66%
Bid price157.8
Offer price166.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ35
BlackRock Global Equity A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.66%
Bid price152.6
Offer price160.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ36
BlackRock Global Equity D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price164
Offer price164.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code00PE
BlackRock Global Equity D Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price154
Offer price154.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGU0J
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