Fact sheet: BlackRock SF Gbl Et Dr

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven A2
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
Fund objective
The BlackRock Global Event Driven Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements. The Fund seeks to achieve this investment objective by taking long, synthetic long and synthetic short investment exposures on a global basis. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure through equities and equity-related securities. The Fund may also invest in fixed income transferable securities (including non-investment grade fixed income transferable securities), fixed income-related securities, units of undertakings for collective investment (including Exchange Traded Funds), derivatives and when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments. The Fund intends to take full advantage of the ability to invest in derivatives providing synthetic long and synthetic short positions with the aim of maximising positive absolute returns. The Fund may also invest up to 10% of its Net Asset Value in Distressed Securities. The asset allocation of the Fund is intended to be flexible and the Fund will maintain the ability to adjust its exposures as market conditions and other factors dictate. The currency exposure of the Fund is flexibly managed. In order to achieve its investment objective and policy, the Fund will utilise a variety of investment strategies and instruments. In particular, the Fund will employ a fundamentallydriven investment process focussed on a broad spectrum of catalyst based investment opportunities. These catalysts range across a broad spectrum and include, but are not limited to, announced mergers and acquisitions, company offers, spinoffs and split-offs, financial and strategic restructuring and management changes.
Benchmark
  • BofA ML 3-MO US Treasury Bill
Investment style
Event Driven-Multi Strategy
Investment method
Equity
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.4%
1 Year rank in sector
32/120
Sector
FO Hedge/Stru Prod - Equity
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.
1.93%
Fund size
£272m (£247m last year)
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA67.2%
    Switzerland14.4%
    Netherlands10.2%
    Israel5%
    Canada-1.2%
  • Information Technology23.4%
    Health Care16.8%
    Consumer Staples15.9%
    Materials13.2%
    Industrials9.6%
  • No data available.

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.8%3.1%5.8%6.4%--
Sector0.6%1.1%2%3.1%5.7%13.5%
Rank within sector27 / 13630 / 13523 / 13232 / 120--
Quartile1st1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4%2.6%---
Sector2.1%-2%2.7%2.5%7.1%
Rank within sector35 / 13436 / 113---
Quartile2nd2nd
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.
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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 high107.19
52 week low100.51
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price107.27
Region
1USA67.21%
2Switzerland14.39%
3Netherlands10.19%
4Israel4.98%
5Canada-1.15%
6UK-4.1%
Industry sector
1Information Technology23.37%
2Health Care16.79%
3Consumer Staples15.87%
4Materials13.19%
5Industrials9.56%
6Consumer Discretionary8.74%
7Financials7.8%
8Utilities1.14%
9Real Estate0.52%
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The BlackRock Global Event Driven Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements. The Fund seeks to achieve this investment objective by taking long, synthetic long and synthetic short investment exposures on a global basis. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure through equities and equity-related securities. The Fund may also invest in fixed income transferable securities (including non-investment grade fixed income transferable securities), fixed income-related securities, units of undertakings for collective investment (including Exchange Traded Funds), derivatives and when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments. The Fund intends to take full advantage of the ability to invest in derivatives providing synthetic long and synthetic short positions with the aim of maximising positive absolute returns. The Fund may also invest up to 10% of its Net Asset Value in Distressed Securities. The asset allocation of the Fund is intended to be flexible and the Fund will maintain the ability to adjust its exposures as market conditions and other factors dictate. The currency exposure of the Fund is flexibly managed. In order to achieve its investment objective and policy, the Fund will utilise a variety of investment strategies and instruments. In particular, the Fund will employ a fundamentallydriven investment process focussed on a broad spectrum of catalyst based investment opportunities. These catalysts range across a broad spectrum and include, but are not limited to, announced mergers and acquisitions, company offers, spinoffs and split-offs, financial and strategic restructuring and management changes.
Benchmark
  • BofA ML 3-MO US Treasury Bill
Investment style
Event Driven-Multi Strategy
Investment method
Equity
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V 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 Global Event Driven A2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.2739
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFW6V
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven A2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.4154
CurrencyCHF
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE8VV
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven A2RF Hedged
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.5847
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE7NB
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven D2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.8276
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFW6W
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven D2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.4602
CurrencyCHF
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE8CG
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven D2RF Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.7853
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7LA
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.1591
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7KZ
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.0793
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWXO
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.5689
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFX9B
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven I2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.4881
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7XB
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven X2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.7421
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFW6X
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven Z2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.5289
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFW6Y
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven Z2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.2495
CurrencyCHF
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE5VZ
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven Z2RF Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.8091
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFX9D
BlackRock SF Global Event Driven Z2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price108.896
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFX9C
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