Fact sheet: BlackRock Nat Res Gth & Inc

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income A Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Skye Macphersonsince 01/12/2015
  • Alastair Bishopsince 30/03/2016
  • Tom Hollsince 14/04/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth on your investment as well as the generation of an above average level of income, compared to the income yield of the natural resources sector. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies whose predominant economic activity is in the natural resources sector which includes, but is not limited to, mining, agriculture and energy. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • S&P Natural Resources
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
65.2%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
UT Specialist
Yield
2.6%
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.
1.72%
Fund size
£54m (£27m 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.
137
Bid price
113
Offer price
119.1
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Fund name1 Year
WAY Charteris Gd Prcsml128.2%
SF Petrhse Sm Cos Gold106.7%
MFM Junior Gold97.5%
Old Mutual JPM Nat Res97.2%
JPM Natural Resources94.4%
...more in UT Specialist

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA44.1%
    UK24.6%
    Canada12.2%
    Australia5.1%
    Switzerland5.1%
  • Mining Finance34.4%
    Energy33.4%
    Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry31%
    Money Market1.3%
  • Commodity & Energy97.8%
    Money Market2.2%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.4%12.4%18%65.2%30.7%19%
Sector1.2%7.6%5.3%31.8%23.2%29%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.3%58.5%-20.6%-2.7%1.2%
Sector4.1%22.7%-4.5%1.2%4.5%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-1.49
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.
1.47
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.
0.37
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%.
17.73
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.
11.16
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.
0.13
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.
0.66
Price movement
52 week high115.8
52 week low70.52
Current bid price113
Current offer price119.1
Current mid price-
Region
1USA44.06%
2UK24.58%
3Canada12.24%
4Australia5.07%
5Switzerland5.05%
6Singapore1.63%
7Netherlands1.35%
8Money Market1.32%
9Sweden1.24%
Industry sector
1Mining Finance34.37%
2Energy33.35%
3Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry30.96%
4Money Market1.32%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy97.81%
2Money Market2.19%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL6.17%
2SYNGENTA AG5.05%
3BP5.02%
4RIO TINTO4.82%
5MONSANTO CO4.52%
6GLENCORE PLC4.36%
7VALE SA3.82%
8BARRICK GOLD CORP3.12%
9CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC2.94%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth on your investment as well as the generation of an above average level of income, compared to the income yield of the natural resources sector. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies whose predominant economic activity is in the natural resources sector which includes, but is not limited to, mining, agriculture and energy. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • S&P Natural Resources
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Skye Macpherson01/12/2015Skye Macpherson, CAIA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is responsible for coverage of the agriculture sector. Ms. Macpherson's service with the firm dates back to 2015. Previously, she was an agricultural equity portfolio manager at Colonial First State Asset Management. Ms. Macpherson spent 15 years at Colonial First State, working for the firm in Sydney and London. Ms. Macpherson earned a bachelor of agricultural economics, with honours, from the University of New England, Australia, in 2001.
Alastair Bishop30/03/2016Alastair Bishop, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the energy and alternative energy sectors. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Bishop was a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, where he was responsible for covering the Clean Technology industry. Mr. Bishop began his career in 2001 at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, where he was responsible for covering the European Renewable Energy and Industrial sectors. Mr. Bishop earned a BSc degree in economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001.
Tom Holl14/04/2011Thomas 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
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price113
Offer price119.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNOV0
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.91%
Bid price95
Offer price100.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNOU9
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.19%
Bid price117
Offer price117.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNOV2
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income D Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.44%
Bid price98.56
Offer price98.97
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNOV1
BlackRock Natural Resources Growth & Income X Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price100.6
Offer price101
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGOZR
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