Fact sheet: BlackRock SFEuSeStr

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies A2
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Michael Krautzbergersince 19/08/2015
Fund objective
The Fund follows a flexible asset allocation policy by investing across the full capital structure of companies and the full spectrum of securities issued by governments and their agencies. In order to achieve its investment objective and policy, the Fund will invest in the full spectrum of permitted investments including fixed income transferable securities, equities, equity-related securities, units of undertakings for collective investment, cash, deposits and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
6%
1 Year rank in sector
40/84
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Cautious
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.
1.58%
Fund size
£220m (£70m last year)
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
HSBC Pfl World Seltn 125.4%
SEI GblMtiAtInc23%
Towry A455018.3%
SEI Core17.2%
CG Capital Value15%
...more in FO Mixed Asset - Cautious

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK19.8%
    France13.7%
    Germany10.6%
    Italy10.3%
    Money Market7%
  • BBB30.5%
    AA25.6%
    A16.5%
    AAA15.8%
    Money Market9.8%
  • No data available.

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.1%2.3%3.5%6%--
Sector0.1%2.9%3.9%5.3%9.2%20.3%
Rank within sector67 / 8850 / 8746 / 8640 / 84--
Quartile4th3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.2%----
Sector3.9%-0.7%4.3%4.2%6.1%
Rank within sector51 / 86----
Quartile3rd
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 high104.57
52 week low96.84
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price103.81
Region
1UK19.77%
2France13.66%
3Germany10.56%
4Italy10.26%
5Money Market6.99%
6Netherlands6.44%
7Spain5.55%
8Switzerland5.01%
9USA3.9%
Industry sector
1BBB30.48%
2AA25.58%
3A16.45%
4AAA15.81%
5Money Market9.81%
6BB1.4%
7B0.45%
8CCC0.02%
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL1.05%
2KONINKLIJKE KPN NV1.04%
3BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO HLDGS1.03%
4IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC1.03%
5NESTLE SA0.91%
6SAMPO0.9%
7LEG IMMOBILIEN AG0.89%
8SANOFI0.83%
9DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG0.82%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund follows a flexible asset allocation policy by investing across the full capital structure of companies and the full spectrum of securities issued by governments and their agencies. In order to achieve its investment objective and policy, the Fund will invest in the full spectrum of permitted investments including fixed income transferable securities, equities, equity-related securities, units of undertakings for collective investment, cash, deposits and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Michael Krautzberger19/08/2015Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director, is a member of the Global/Non-Dollar Portfolio Team and Head of Euro Fixed Income within BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. Michaela's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). He joined MLIM as head of the European Fixed Income Aggregate portfolio team and was responsible for the UCITS III restructuring of the MLIIF Euro Bond Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, He was head of European fixed income at Union Investment in Frankfurt since 1999. Previously, he spent five years with Deutsche Bank's DWS, where he managed global fixed income portfolios and was responsible for the pre-Euro European currency unit and structured products. He earned a BA degree in business administration and computer science from the European Business School in 1994, and a MA degree in economics from the University of Hagen in 1996.
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 European Select Strategies A2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.81
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOP
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies A2 Hedged CZK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1008.56
CurrencyCZK
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC0YU
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies A4
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.29
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE17N
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies D2
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.01%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.48
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOQ
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies D5 Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE1BW
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies E2
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.14%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.21
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOR
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies E5
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.03
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOS
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies I2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100.94
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC06O
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies I4
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.94
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOT
BlackRock SF European Select Strategies X2
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.14%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.36
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWOU
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