Fact sheet: BlackRock SF Style Adv

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Style Advantage A2 USD
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Ked Hogansince 29/02/2016
  • Philip Hodgessince 29/02/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return through a combination of capital growth and income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund will provide exposure to several investment styles including, (i) Value: focuses on investments that appear relatively cheap with the aim of outperformance relative to expensive assets; (ii) Momentum: focuses on investments with relatively strong medium term performance with the aim of benefitting from an asset’s recent relative performance continuing in the short term; (iii) Carry: focuses on higher-yielding investments with the aim of benefitting from the higher returns of these assets relative to lower-yielding assets; and (iv) Defensive: focuses on investments with low-risk characteristics with the aim of benefitting from the tendency for lower risk, higher quality assets to generate higher risk-adjusted returns than higher risk, lower quality assets. The Fund will invest on a global basis in any or all of the following asset classes: equity securities (e.g. shares), other equity-related securities, fixed income securities (e.g. bonds), other fixed-income related securities, permitted money market instruments (e.g. debt instruments with short-term maturities), mortgage backed securities (MBS) (i.e. financial securities backed by cash flows from debt), permitted deposits, cash and other funds
Benchmark
  • 3 month LIBOR
Investment style
Absolute Return,Quantitative
Investment method
Mixed
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.7%
1 Year rank in sector
9/148
Sector
FO Hedge/Stru Prod - Mixed
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.
1.91%
Fund size
£0m
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%2.3%5.4%12.7%--
Sector0.2%0%1.8%1.8%3.2%7.1%
Rank within sector132 / 16317 / 17022 / 1609 / 148--
Quartile4th1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.1%----
Sector1.1%-0.5%-0.6%5.1%1.4%
Rank within sector62 / 165----
Quartile2nd
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 high112.99
52 week low97.88
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price110.94
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
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 Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return through a combination of capital growth and income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund will provide exposure to several investment styles including, (i) Value: focuses on investments that appear relatively cheap with the aim of outperformance relative to expensive assets; (ii) Momentum: focuses on investments with relatively strong medium term performance with the aim of benefitting from an asset’s recent relative performance continuing in the short term; (iii) Carry: focuses on higher-yielding investments with the aim of benefitting from the higher returns of these assets relative to lower-yielding assets; and (iv) Defensive: focuses on investments with low-risk characteristics with the aim of benefitting from the tendency for lower risk, higher quality assets to generate higher risk-adjusted returns than higher risk, lower quality assets. The Fund will invest on a global basis in any or all of the following asset classes: equity securities (e.g. shares), other equity-related securities, fixed income securities (e.g. bonds), other fixed-income related securities, permitted money market instruments (e.g. debt instruments with short-term maturities), mortgage backed securities (MBS) (i.e. financial securities backed by cash flows from debt), permitted deposits, cash and other funds
Benchmark
  • 3 month LIBOR
Investment style
Absolute Return,Quantitative
Investment method
Mixed
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ked Hogan29/02/2016Ked Hogan, PhD, Managing Director, is the Head of Investments for BlackRock's Factor-Based Strategies Group. He is the Chief Investment Officer for the team’s flagship factor strategies, Market Advantage and Style Advantage. Dr. Hogan's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hogan has served as the head of Thematic Equity Investing for Scientific Active Equities, and as the Head of Equity and Emerging Market Research in the Global Markets Strategies Group. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hogan was a professor of finance at McGill University. He has published in many academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of International Economics. In addition, Dr. Hogan was rewarded the William Sharpe award for the best paper of 2007 in the Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis. Dr. Hogan earned a BA degree and PhD both in economics from Arizona State University in 1982 and 1990, respectively.
Philip Hodges29/02/2016Philip Hodges, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of Research for BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group. He leads research for the team’s flagship factor strategies: Market Advantage and Style Advantage. Dr. Hodges' service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hodges has served as a research officer within the Client Solutions group in SanFrancisco and a quantitative analyst within the Liability Driven Investment team in London. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hodges was a post-doctoral research associate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and University Lyon I. Dr. Hodges earned a MChem degree in chemistry and a D.Phil. in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Oxford in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
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, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
BlackRock SF Style Advantage A2 USD
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 price110.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE7GX
BlackRock SF Style Advantage A4 Hedged EUR
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 price111.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE8GM
BlackRock SF Style Advantage A4 USD
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 price112.72
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE8GL
BlackRock SF Style Advantage D2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.99
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7SQ
BlackRock SF Style Advantage D2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.18
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7GY
BlackRock SF Style Advantage D2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.24
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNTU9
BlackRock SF Style Advantage D2 USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.22
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7SR
BlackRock SF Style Advantage E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.37%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.83
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE7SO
BlackRock SF Style Advantage E2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.37%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE7SP
BlackRock SF Style Advantage I2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.46
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7HB
BlackRock SF Style Advantage I2 Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.17
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC2ZL
BlackRock SF Style Advantage I2RF Hedged JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11121.38
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0ZD
BlackRock SF Style Advantage IPF2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.65%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.79
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC06P
BlackRock SF Style Advantage X2 Hedged AUD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.88
CurrencyAUD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7HA
BlackRock SF Style Advantage X2 Hedged NZD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.84
CurrencyNZD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0ZE
BlackRock SF Style Advantage X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7GZ
BlackRock SF Style Advantage X2RF Hedged GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.15%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.33
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE9NO
BlackRock SF Style Advantage Z2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
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 price110.48
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7HE
BlackRock SF Style Advantage Z2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.01%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.29
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7HD
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