Fact sheet: BlackRock SF Ltn Amcn Opp

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities D2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Will Landerssince 14/11/2007
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 invests at least 70% of its assets in shares and other equity-related securities of small and mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Latin America. Small and mid capitalisation companies are companies, which at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% of Latin American exchanges by market capitalisation. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs). The Portfolio Manager may use FDIs to help achieve the Fund’s investment objective.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EM Latin America Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.3%
1 Year rank in sector
24/43
Sector
FO Equity - Latin America
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.
1.78%
Fund size
£37m (£67m 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.
195
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BNY Mellon Brazil Equity67.9%
UBS (L)EqSIC-Brazil$39.2%
Parvest Equity Brazil36.5%
Templeton Latin Amer35.5%
HSBC GIF Brazil Equity34.6%
...more in FO Equity - Latin America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Brazil49.2%
    Mexico24.8%
    Argentina8%
    Peru7.6%
    Colombia5.5%
  • Industrials23%
    Consumer Staples17.8%
    Materials14.4%
    Consumer Discretionary12.9%
    Real Estate8.5%
  • Brazilian Equities49.2%
    Mexican Equities24.8%
    American Emerging Equities13.5%
    Peruvian Equity7.6%
    Chilean Equities2.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-11.6%-7.4%0.2%13.3%-26.6%-25%
Sector-13%-9.1%6.3%13.4%-29.2%-35.8%
Rank within sector22 / 438 / 4338 / 4324 / 4317 / 40-
Quartile3rd1st4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund14.1%-28.1%-10%-12.9%-
Sector20%-31.7%-12.5%-14%7.7%
Rank within sector35 / 4313 / 4212 / 4014 / 38-
Quartile4th2nd2nd2nd
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.
-1.79
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.
0.8
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.
-0.03
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%.
21.36
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.
10.15
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.
0.04
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high97.95
52 week low67.69
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price86.54
Region
1Brazil49.17%
2Mexico24.8%
3Argentina8.02%
4Peru7.64%
5Colombia5.48%
6Chile2.06%
7Luxembourg1.98%
8Money Market0.85%
Industry sector
1Industrials23.01%
2Consumer Staples17.82%
3Materials14.36%
4Consumer Discretionary12.91%
5Real Estate8.49%
6Financials7.89%
7Utilities6.62%
8Energy4.52%
9Information Technology3.53%
Asset type
1Brazilian Equities49.17%
2Mexican Equities24.8%
3American Emerging Equities13.5%
4Peruvian Equity7.64%
5Chilean Equities2.06%
6Luxembourg Equities1.98%
7Money Market0.85%
Individual holdings
1RUMO LOGISTICA OPERADORA MULTIMODAL5.16%
2KROTON EDUCACIONAL SA5.11%
3SAO MARTINHO SA4.97%
4KLABIN SA4.92%
5YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA4.49%
6IOCHPE-MAXION SA4.11%
7GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORT3.53%
8RAIA DROGASIL SA3.52%
9VALID SOLUCOES E SERVICOS DE SEGURANCA EM MEIOS DE PAGAMENTO E IDENTIFICACAO SA3.35%
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 invests at least 70% of its assets in shares and other equity-related securities of small and mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, Latin America. Small and mid capitalisation companies are companies, which at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% of Latin American exchanges by market capitalisation. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs). The Portfolio Manager may use FDIs to help achieve the Fund’s investment objective.
Benchmark
  • MSCI EM Latin America Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Will Landers14/11/2007Will Landers is manager of the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust. Will is head of the Global Emerging Markets team and the portfolio manager for the suite of Latin American equity funds within BlackRock's Fundamental Active Equity division. Will joined BlackRock in 2002. He has over 23 years’ experience in Latin American markets, first as an investment banker, before moving on to research and portfolio management. Will has a degree in finance and international management.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price77.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAWY6
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities A2 GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price65.11
CurrencyGBP
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAWY7
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities A2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price85.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAWY8
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge3%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.54%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price76.9
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAWZ2
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price80.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3CF
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price86.54
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG2LV
BlackRock SF Latin American Opportunities D2RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price66.77
CurrencyGBP
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF3CG
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