Fact sheet: BlackRock SF EM Eq Strg

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies A2
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Sam Vechtsince 02/12/2015
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund seeks to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure to companies domiciled in, or exercising the main part of their business in, emerging markets. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities and equity-related (E-R) securities and when determined appropriate, fixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds), money market instruments (MMIs) (i.e. debt securities with short -term maturities), deposits and cash. The E-R securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). The FI securities and MMIs may be issued by governments, government agencies, companies and supranationals (e.g. the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and will be investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of credit worthiness) at the time of purchase.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.1%
1 Year rank in sector
92/257
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
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.
1.95%
Fund size
£52m (£10m 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.
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China25%
    India10.2%
    Korea9.7%
    Russia8.7%
    Taiwan6.4%
  • Consumer Discretionary18.9%
    Financials18.7%
    Information Technology12.9%
    Industrials11%
    Energy10.8%
  • Chinese Equities25%
    Indian Equities10.2%
    South Korean Equities9.7%
    Russian Equities8.7%
    Taiwanese Equities6.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.9%10.8%14.6%22.1%--
Sector1.5%7.1%6.3%19.6%6.4%7.4%
Rank within sector12 / 27312 / 2725 / 26892 / 257--
Quartile1st1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund16.8%18.4%---
Sector12.1%10.7%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%
Rank within sector19 / 27248 / 253---
Quartile1st1st
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.
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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.
-
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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high144.43
52 week low109.37
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price144.77
Region
1China25.04%
2India10.19%
3Korea9.7%
4Russia8.69%
5Taiwan6.39%
6Indonesia6.2%
7Brazil5.23%
8Hungary4.5%
9Greece4.43%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary18.9%
2Financials18.73%
3Information Technology12.89%
4Industrials10.96%
5Energy10.77%
6Health Care7.22%
7Consumer Staples5.37%
8Others5.26%
9Utilities4.74%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities25.04%
2Indian Equities10.19%
3South Korean Equities9.7%
4Russian Equities8.69%
5Taiwanese Equities6.39%
6Indonesian Equities6.2%
7Brazilian Equities5.23%
8Hungarian Equities4.5%
9Greek Equities4.43%
Individual holdings
1ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD5.44%
2NASPERS4.33%
3INDUSTRIAL & COM BK CHINA4.22%
4ASTRA INTERNATIONAL4.14%
5ICICI BANK3.67%
6ECOPETROL SA3.31%
7RICHTER GEDEON VEGYESZETI GYAR NYRT3.15%
8WIZZ AIR HLDGS PLC3%
9MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA2.87%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund seeks to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure to companies domiciled in, or exercising the main part of their business in, emerging markets. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities and equity-related (E-R) securities and when determined appropriate, fixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds), money market instruments (MMIs) (i.e. debt securities with short -term maturities), deposits and cash. The E-R securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). The FI securities and MMIs may be issued by governments, government agencies, companies and supranationals (e.g. the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and will be investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of credit worthiness) at the time of purchase.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Sam Vecht02/12/2015Sam Vecht is co-manager of BlackRock Emerging Europe plc, and is co-head of BlackRock’s Global Emerging Markets Team in the Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for managing long-only and long/short portfolios in both Emerging and Frontier markets. He is also co-manager of the BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc and the BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc. Sam joined BlackRock in 2000 in the Global Emerging Markets Team. Sam has a degree in international relations and history.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Sweden
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies A2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price144.77
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFXGA
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE21T
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price135.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LT
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price136.27
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE21S
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies E2
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price131.5
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE21U
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies X2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price148.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFXGB
BlackRock SF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Z2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price147.47
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFXGC
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