Fact sheet: BlackRock Systic Contl Eurp

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Systematic Continental European D GBP
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Simon Weinbergersince 01/12/2014
  • Muzo Kayacansince 01/12/2014
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests principally in the equity securities of companies incorporated or listed on stock exchanges in European developed market countries excluding the UK. The Fund may make use of quantitative (i.e. mathematical or statistical) models to achieve a systematic (i.e. rule based) approach when selecting shares. As part of this, shares are selected based on their expected contribution to portfolio returns when taking risk and transaction cost forecasts into account.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.9%
1 Year rank in sector
40/98
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
Yield
2.4%
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.
0.75%
Fund size
£8m (£6m 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.
118
Bid price
129.5
Offer price
129.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Neptune European Opps48%
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap44.5%
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus32.2%
CF Miton Eu Opp31.8%
Schroder Eurpn Alp Inc30.8%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany21.3%
    France20%
    Switzerland17.3%
    Netherlands11%
    Sweden9.9%
  • Financials23.9%
    Industrials20.8%
    Health Care12.1%
    Consumer Discretionary12%
    Information Technology8.4%
  • German Equities21.3%
    French Equities20%
    Swiss Equities17.3%
    Dutch Equities11%
    Swedish Equities9.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3%5.9%9%22.9%--
Sector3.1%6.1%8.7%22.3%29.9%82.1%
Rank within sector61 / 10155 / 10050 / 10040 / 98--
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.4%16.9%8.9%--
Sector5.4%16.4%9.1%-0.7%27.3%
Rank within sector53 / 10151 / 9850 / 91--
Quartile3rd3rd3rd
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 high132
52 week low99.72
Current bid price129.5
Current offer price129.8
Current mid price-
Region
1Germany21.33%
2France20.01%
3Switzerland17.32%
4Netherlands10.99%
5Sweden9.89%
6Denmark7.11%
7Italy4.97%
8Spain4.86%
9Finland1.48%
Industry sector
1Financials23.88%
2Industrials20.78%
3Health Care12.1%
4Consumer Discretionary12.04%
5Information Technology8.35%
6Consumer Staples7.73%
7Materials5.9%
8Energy2.97%
9Utilities2.15%
Asset type
1German Equities21.33%
2French Equities20.01%
3Swiss Equities17.32%
4Dutch Equities10.99%
5Swedish Equities9.89%
6Danish Equities7.11%
7Italian Equities4.97%
8Spanish Equities4.86%
9Finnish Equities1.48%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA3.99%
2ROCHE HLDG AG2.37%
3NOVO-NORDISK AS2.24%
4TOTAL SA2.12%
5BNP PARIBAS2.04%
6NOVARTIS AG1.99%
7SANOFI1.88%
8SAP SE1.79%
9AXA1.51%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests principally in the equity securities of companies incorporated or listed on stock exchanges in European developed market countries excluding the UK. The Fund may make use of quantitative (i.e. mathematical or statistical) models to achieve a systematic (i.e. rule based) approach when selecting shares. As part of this, shares are selected based on their expected contribution to portfolio returns when taking risk and transaction cost forecasts into account.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon Weinberger01/12/2014Mr. Simon Weinberger serves as Portfolio Manager of BlackRock Investment Management LLC and BlackRock Strategic Funds - BlackRock European Diversified Equity Absolute Return Fund. Mr. Weinberger is an Investment Professional at BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited (alternate name Barclays Global Investors Limited. He is responsible for investment management at Barclays Global Investors.
Muzo Kayacan01/12/2014Muzo Kayacan is the Current Equity Portfolio Manager . He does oversight and research for company valuation-driven quantitative strategies used in the management of $5.2bn in market neutral hedge fund, partial short and long only European equity assets. Day-to-day management of $4.8bn in long-only institutional European and UK long only portfolios. Performing sector and stock reviews, using in-depth research to refine model implementation and stock positions. Fundamental analysis of IPOs. Researching and implementing opportunistic and thematic trades. He worked as a Proprietory Future Traders in London Capital Group from November 2004 - September 2005. He then worked as a product executive in M&G from October 2005 - February 2007. He then worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager in Alliance Bernstein from February 2007 to March 2010. Muzo has completed his Bscpsychologyy from University of Warwick and is also a CFA holder.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock Systematic Continental European A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.15%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price128.6
Offer price135.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKZXI
BlackRock Systematic Continental European D GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price129.5
Offer price129.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKZXJ
BlackRock Systematic Continental European X GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price130.8
Offer price131.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKZXK
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