Fact sheet: BlackRock SF EM Allctn

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation A2
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Gerardo Rodriguezsince 30/09/2014
  • Jeff Shensince 15/11/2013
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to maximise total returns for investors. The Fund will seek to gain at least 80% of its investment exposure to the full spectrum of permitted investments issued by, or giving exposure to, governments and agencies of, and companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, emerging markets. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing directly or indirectly in equities and equity-related securities, fixed income transferable securities (including non-investment grade) and fixed income-related securities (including derivatives in each case), units in collective investment schemes, and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Mixed
Quick stats
1 Year return
9.9%
1 Year rank in sector
13/134
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Balanced
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.
1.99%
Fund size
£57m (£51m 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.
111
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified62.3%
    Others17.4%
    USA9.9%
    Colombia6.2%
    Mexico5.4%
  • Fixed Interest77.5%
    Information Technology14.6%
    Financials12.9%
    Telecommunications6.2%
    Materials5.9%
  • Global Fixed Interest77.5%
    International Equities62.3%
    Money Market-39.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.7%-7.8%1.9%9.9%3.6%-
Sector0.3%-1.1%2.7%2.8%9.3%24.6%
Rank within sector141 / 143143 / 14365 / 13613 / 13493 / 114-
Quartile4th4th2nd1st4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund12%-10.4%2.6%--
Sector3.6%-0.3%4.7%7.5%7.6%
Rank within sector11 / 133123 / 12486 / 113--
Quartile1st4th4th
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.
-3.01
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.
1.53
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%.
12.39
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.
9.43
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.
-0.22
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.
0.47
Price movement
52 week high110.46
52 week low82.82
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price101.89
Region
1Not Specified62.33%
2Others17.43%
3USA9.94%
4Colombia6.23%
5Mexico5.42%
6Philippines4.9%
7Turkey4.28%
8Indonesia3%
9Lithuania2.93%
Industry sector
1Fixed Interest77.5%
2Information Technology14.56%
3Financials12.9%
4Telecommunications6.19%
5Materials5.9%
6Consumer Staples4.49%
7Energy4.48%
8Consumer Discretionary4.37%
9Health Care4.04%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest77.49%
2International Equities62.33%
3Money Market-39.82%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED3.3%
2SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO2.57%
3TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING2.19%
4ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD1.94%
5NETEASE ADR REPRESENTING INC1.49%
6CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK1.37%
7INDUSTRIAL & COM BK CHNA1.3%
8TURKIYE IS BANKASI1.29%
9TELEKOMUNIKASI INDONESIA(PERSERO)1.25%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to maximise total returns for investors. The Fund will seek to gain at least 80% of its investment exposure to the full spectrum of permitted investments issued by, or giving exposure to, governments and agencies of, and companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, emerging markets. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing directly or indirectly in equities and equity-related securities, fixed income transferable securities (including non-investment grade) and fixed income-related securities (including derivatives in each case), units in collective investment schemes, and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Mixed
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gerardo Rodriguez30/09/2014Gerardo Rodriguez, Managing Director, is portfolio manager and senior investment strategist for Emerging Markets, within the Multi Asset Strategies Group. He is also the business manager of BlackRock's Emerging Markets group. His responsibilities include the development of Emerging Markets products and the oversight of the EM Platform at BlackRock. Mr. Rodriguez joined BlackRock in 2013 after a fruitful career of more than 14 years in the Mexican Ministry of Finance where he last served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit. He has extensive experience in macroeconomic policy, financial market development and infrastructure financing/development. As Undersecretary, he oversaw all aspects related to the development of the local financial system and international affairs of the Ministry of Finance. His responsibilities included the regulation and supervision of local financial institutions, public debt management and exchange rate and fiscal policy. When Mexico hosted the G20 Summit in 2012, Mr. Rodriguez led the process to increase the resources available for the IMF by more than $450 billion. During his tenure at the Ministry of Finance, he was the Head of Public Debt Management from 2005 to 2011, where he was responsible for extending the local yield curve out to 30 years and making the local fixed income market easily accessible abroad. He also designed and launched the Treasury Direct Platform (www.cetesdirecto.com) to allow individual investors to buy government securities in small denominations via the Internet. Under his leadership the Mexican Government launched a National Infrastructure Fund in 2008 to facilitate the development and financing of new PPP projects. Mr. Rodriguez earned a BS degree in economics from Universidad de las Americas-Puebla (Mexico) and an MSc in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.
Jeff Shen15/11/2013Jeff Shen, PhD, Managing Director, is the head of BlackRock's Emerging Markets and Co-head of Investments for BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity. He is a member of the Global Operating Committee, Human Capital Committee and Asia Pacific Operating Committee. Dr. Shen'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 the Head of Asia and Emerging Market equity investment. Prior to joining BGI, he was the global head of asset allocation research and macro absolute return investment at JP Morgan Asset Management. Dr. Shen began his career in 1997 and worked in fund of hedge funds, risk management research and macro investment functions for JP Morgan in New York and London. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at NYU teaching a MBA class on international investment. Dr. Shen earned a BA degree in economics from Hobart College, a MA degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD degree in finance from New York University.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Sweden
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation A2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.89
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFE
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation C2
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.76
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFF
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation D2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.18
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFG
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation E2
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100.29
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFH
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation E2 Hedged
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price94.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFKQH
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation I2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.9
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFI
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Allocation X2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFEFJ
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