Fact sheet: BlackRock UK Focus

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock UK Focus D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Imran Sattarsince 31/10/2011
  • Luke Chappellsince 31/10/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in a concentrated portfolio of shares of companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in the United Kingdom. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.9%
1 Year rank in sector
167/271
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
1.5%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£227m (£189m 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.
87
Bid price
171.7
Offer price
172.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry38.4%
Old Mutual Equity 133.6%
MI Chelverton UK Equ Grth33.5%
Old Mutual UK Mid Cap32.9%
R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery31.3%
...more in UT UK All Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.2%
    Money Market4.8%
  • Consumer Services39.5%
    Consumer Goods14.9%
    Financials10.6%
    Industrials10.3%
    Health Care7.7%
  • UK Equities95.9%
    Money Market4.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.4%4.6%9.2%17.9%28%59.1%
Sector1.9%5.4%9.6%18.8%22.9%63.5%
Rank within sector150 / 279147 / 279121 / 275167 / 27178 / 257154 / 242
Quartile3rd3rd2nd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.7%9.9%9%3.4%20.7%
Sector6%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector223 / 277163 / 26971 / 26054 / 255190 / 248
Quartile4th3rd2nd1st4th
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.
0.61
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.
1.06
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.
0.42
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%.
10.22
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.
3.75
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.
0.25
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high172.4
52 week low139.6
Current bid price171.7
Current offer price172.6
Current mid price-
Region
1UK95.18%
2Money Market4.82%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services39.54%
2Consumer Goods14.94%
3Financials10.58%
4Industrials10.33%
5Health Care7.7%
6Basic Materials6.27%
7Oil & Gas5.82%
8Money Market4.82%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.91%
2Money Market4.09%
Individual holdings
1RELX PLC9.37%
2BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO9.19%
3WOLSELEY PLC6.71%
4RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC5.75%
5NEXT4.9%
6RIO TINTO4.74%
7COMPASS GROUP4.52%
8SKY PLC4.49%
9SHIRE PLC4.47%
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 primarily in a concentrated portfolio of shares of companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in the United Kingdom. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Imran Sattar31/10/2011Imran Sattar, Director, Fund Manager and CFA Charterholder, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team. He is responsible for co-ordinating company research in the general financials sector. Imran began his investment career when he joined BlackRock as a graduate, having studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Warwick. He initially worked in the Charities and Private Clients divisions before joining the UK Institutional team, and has over 14 years experience with the firm.
Luke Chappell31/10/2011Luke Chappell, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is co-head of the UK Equity team within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group. He is a member of the Leadership Committee. Mr. Chappell's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Chappell was an equity portfolio manager, responsible for managing UK Specialist equity portfolios. Prior to joining MLIM, he worked at another investment management house in a range of research and fund management roles, with particular emphasis on specialist accounts and mid-cap stocks. Mr. Chappell earned an MA degree, with honours, in Classics from Christ Church, Oxford University in 1990.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock UK Focus D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price171.7
Offer price172.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGW3E
BlackRock UK Focus FF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price175.4
Offer price185.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0J08
BlackRock UK Focus PF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price169.4
Offer price178.9
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IKX
BlackRock UK Focus S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.67%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price112.2
Offer price118.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75E
BlackRock UK Focus S Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.67%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price108
Offer price114
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75F
BlackRock UK Focus X
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price180.5
Offer price181.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0LZS
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