Fact sheet: BlackRock SFAsPcfAbsRet

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return A2 EUR
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Swansince 31/08/2016
  • Oisin Crawleysince 31/08/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve positive absolute returns through a combination of capital growth and income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund seeks to gain at least 70% of any investment exposure to equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and Japan. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its assets in equity securities and other equityrelated securities. The Fund may also, when determined appropriate, invest in fixed income (FI) securities, money market instruments (MMIs) (i.e. debt securities with shortterm maturities), deposits and cash. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets).
Benchmark
  • 3 month LIBOR
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-
1 Year rank in sector
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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.
1.98%
Fund size
£0m
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.8%-1.4%4.7%---
Sector0.4%0.9%1.4%2.7%3.6%9.2%
Rank within sector15 / 148138 / 14815 / 138---
Quartile1st4th1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund-2.4%----
Sector1.4%0.7%0.7%1.2%3.6%
Rank within sector139 / 146----
Quartile4th
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 high109.56
52 week low97.92
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price105.24
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 positive absolute returns through a combination of capital growth and income on your investment regardless of market conditions. The Fund seeks to gain at least 70% of any investment exposure to equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and Japan. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its assets in equity securities and other equityrelated securities. The Fund may also, when determined appropriate, invest in fixed income (FI) securities, money market instruments (MMIs) (i.e. debt securities with shortterm maturities), deposits and cash. The equity-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets).
Benchmark
  • 3 month LIBOR
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Swan31/08/2016Andrew Swan, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Equities of the Fundamental Equity division at BlackRock. He is responsible for managing several regional equity portfolios, setting regional equity investment strategy and developing BlackRock's Asian investment platform and capabilities. Before joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew was with JP Morgan for 17 years. Andrew is backed by a team of research specialists, focused on country-specific markets, with a deep awareness of macro trends. BlackRock believe in having deep local knowledge of the markets we invest in which can be best achieved by having a country research focus.
Oisin Crawley31/08/2016Oisin Crawley is a portfolio manager and Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2014; Partner at TT International from 2009 to 2013,joined TT International in 2005. Prior to joining TT International, he worked as Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 2001 to 2005.
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, Sweden
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return A2 EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.2414
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PN
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return A2RF GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.8115
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC2WD
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return A4 Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.7988
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PP
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return D2 EUR
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 price106.5659
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1GJ
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return D2 Hedged EUR
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 price102.4932
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC2WC
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return D2 Hedged GBP
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 price102.1602
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PQ
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return 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 price103.2634
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1GK
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return E2 EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.2362
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PO
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return E2 Hedged
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.5829
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNH1R
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return X2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.19%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.4773
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PT
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Z2 Hedged CHF
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.0052
CurrencyCHF
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PR
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Z2 Hedged EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.3371
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PS
BlackRock SF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Z2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.1427
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0PU
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