Fact sheet: BlackRock SF GblLng/ShtEq

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity A2
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Gearoid Neligansince 02/06/2014
  • Kevin Franklinsince 02/06/2014
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return through a combination of capital growthand income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund seeks to gain atleast 70% of any investment exposure to shares of companies domiciled in, or the mainbusiness of which is in, developed countries worldwide. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its assets in shares, other equity-related securities and, when determined appropriatefixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds), money market instruments (MMIs), deposits andcash. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs).
Benchmark
  • BofA ML 3-MO US Treasury Bill
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-9.3%
1 Year rank in sector
123/128
Sector
FO Absolute Return
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.
2.28%
Fund size
£234m (£340m 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

  • USA71.3%
    Japan16.8%
    UK8.9%
    Canada5.1%
    France4.5%
  • Information Technology6.3%
    Consumer Staples3.8%
    Industrials2.6%
    Health Care2%
    Utilities1.3%
  • International Equities109.5%
    Money Market94.7%
    Global Fixed Interest24.7%
    Alternative Investment Strategies7.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.2%0.8%-4.4%-9.3%--
Sector0%1.6%1.4%0.5%3.9%10.7%
Rank within sector55 / 13882 / 137133 / 135123 / 128--
Quartile2nd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.6%-1.4%---
Sector0.5%0.7%1.2%3.6%3.9%
Rank within sector127 / 13275 / 116---
Quartile4th3rd
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.
-
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 high103.69
52 week low92.26
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price93.47
Region
1USA71.28%
2Japan16.84%
3UK8.93%
4Canada5.06%
5France4.52%
6Sweden4.11%
7Switzerland3.86%
8Australia3.54%
9Germany2.96%
Industry sector
1Information Technology6.28%
2Consumer Staples3.79%
3Industrials2.61%
4Health Care2.04%
5Utilities1.25%
6Materials0.56%
7Energy0.1%
8Telecommunications-0.74%
9Consumer Discretionary-2.36%
Asset type
1International Equities109.53%
2Money Market94.7%
3Global Fixed Interest24.71%
4Alternative Investment Strategies7.4%
Individual holdings
1LOWES COMPANIES INC2.09%
2ASTELLAS PHARMA INC1.81%
3CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE1.77%
4HOCHTIEF AG1.76%
5CLP HLDGS1.73%
6QINETIQ GROUP1.7%
7VERISIGN1.66%
8INTERTEK GROUP1.47%
9INTRUM JUSTITIA AB1.46%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return through a combination of capital growthand income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund seeks to gain atleast 70% of any investment exposure to shares of companies domiciled in, or the mainbusiness of which is in, developed countries worldwide. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its assets in shares, other equity-related securities and, when determined appropriatefixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds), money market instruments (MMIs), deposits andcash. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs).
Benchmark
  • BofA ML 3-MO US Treasury Bill
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gearoid Neligan02/06/2014
Kevin Franklin02/06/2014Kevin Chuah, Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) group focusing on portfolio management within BlackRock's Multi-Strategy (MuSt) hedge fund platform. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Chuah was a senior client portfolio manager at AHL, the managed futures business owned by Man Group. Previously, he worked as a product manager for Aspect Capital. Mr. Chuah began his career in Australia, before moving to London, within the fund of hedge funds team at Colonial First State Global Asset Management where he was responsible for due diligence and the management of a portfolio of hedge funds. Mr. Chuah earned a MSc degree in statistics from the London School of Economics in 2009, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2004.
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, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity A2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price93.47
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFKGB
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity A2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price89.04
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQVB
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity A2 Hedged SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.17%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price894.8
CurrencySEK
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFORO
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity A2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.18%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.8
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFN4V
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity C2
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price88.06
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQCD
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity D2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.69%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price90.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFQCE
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price93.6
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFKGE
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity D2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price92.9
CurrencyGBP
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFN4W
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.27
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFKGF
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity I2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.29%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price90.88
CurrencyEUR
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFPAY
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity J5
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.69%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price94.8
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFKGD
BlackRock SF Global Long/Short Equity X2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.19%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFKGC
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