Fact sheet: BlackRock Intl Gold & General

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock International Gold & General
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Channel Island)
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Evy Hambrosince 31/03/2009
  • Tom Hollsince 30/06/2015
Fund objective
The BlackRock International Gold & General Fund aims to maximise long-term capital growth through exposure to mining companies and other businesses concerned with gold and other metals. Exposure is primarily through investment in the BlackRock Gold and General Fund, a sterling denominated collective investment scheme, but the Fund may also invest directly to a limited extent. The Fund may invest in gold bullion and gold futures
Benchmark
  • FTSE Gold Mines
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
40.5%
1 Year rank in sector
13/97
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
Yield
-
Fund size
£214m
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.
252
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
EGI Earth Gold105.7%
LLB Craton Cap Precious Metal82.5%
LLB Craton Capital Gbl Res71.1%
Baring Global Mining62.7%
SIA Long Term Invest Nat Res51.5%
...more in FO Commodity & Energy

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Canada49.3%
    USA20.5%
    Australia12.8%
    UK11.4%
    Russia2%
  • Gold81.5%
    Precious Metals & Stones16.6%
    Money Market1%
    Other Metals0.8%
    Others0.1%
  • Commodity & Energy99%
    Money Market1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-16.8%-18.3%-8.5%40.5%1.9%-55%
Sector0.9%1.8%6.7%15.7%-11.3%-23%
Rank within sector94 / 9894 / 10095 / 10013 / 9727 / 8967 / 74
Quartile4th4th4th1st2nd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund40.2%-23.1%-3.5%-46.7%-7.5%
Sector20.9%-19.8%-9%-6.6%-3.4%
Rank within sector15 / 9853 / 9730 / 8975 / 8358 / 74
Quartile1st3rd2nd4th4th
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.
17.33
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.
1.99
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%.
36.97
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.
27.32
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.
0.25
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.
0.59
Price movement
52 week high8.01
52 week low3.53
Current bid price5.41
Current offer price5.7
Current mid price-
Region
1Canada49.29%
2USA20.48%
3Australia12.81%
4UK11.37%
5Russia1.97%
6Peru1.04%
7Money Market1.01%
8Mexico0.99%
9Hong Kong0.56%
Industry sector
1Gold81.54%
2Precious Metals & Stones16.59%
3Money Market1.01%
4Other Metals0.8%
5Others0.07%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy98.99%
2Money Market1.01%
Individual holdings
1NEWCREST MINING9.98%
2RANDGOLD RESOURCES6.69%
3NEWMONT MINING CORP5.89%
4SILVER WHEATON CORP5.4%
5AGNICO EAGLE MINES4.97%
6FRANCO NEVADA CORP4.52%
7ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI4.06%
8DETOUR GOLD CORP4.03%
9BARRICK GOLD CORP3.82%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Channel Island)
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The BlackRock International Gold & General Fund aims to maximise long-term capital growth through exposure to mining companies and other businesses concerned with gold and other metals. Exposure is primarily through investment in the BlackRock Gold and General Fund, a sterling denominated collective investment scheme, but the Fund may also invest directly to a limited extent. The Fund may invest in gold bullion and gold futures
Benchmark
  • FTSE Gold Mines
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Evy Hambro31/03/2009Evy Hambro, Managing Director, is the joint Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's EMEA Fundamental Equity Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for the management of BGF World Mining, BGF World Gold, BlackRock Gold and General Fund and BlackRock World Mining Trust. He is also co-manager of BlackRock's Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manger of a number of segregated portfolios. Mr. Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Mercury Asset Management & Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honours, in Agricultural Food marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994.
Tom Holl30/06/2015Thomas 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
Reporting Fund Status
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey, Offshore
BlackRock International Gold & General
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price5.41
Offer price5.7
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMN45
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