Fact sheet: BlackRock UK Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 26/03/2015
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the Portfolio Manager considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS Smaller Companies Index, ex-IT including AIM
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.5%
1 Year rank in sector
9/49
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1%
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
£424m (£399m 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.
77
Bid price
918
Offer price
933.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM42.9%
The MI Discretionary Unit33.8%
Old Mutual UK Sm Cos32.7%
Schroder UK Dynamic Sm Cos32.5%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos31%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.2%
    Money Market0.8%
  • Industrials26.6%
    Consumer Services25.9%
    Financials15.3%
    Basic Materials10.3%
    Consumer Goods7%
  • UK Equities99.6%
    Money Market0.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.4%11.6%17.6%28.5%40.4%111.7%
Sector3.3%8.4%15.4%21.9%30.9%97.5%
Rank within sector13 / 494 / 4914 / 499 / 4921 / 4722 / 45
Quartile2nd1st2nd1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund13.5%9.6%17.6%-4.5%38.6%
Sector11%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector7 / 4919 / 4823 / 4838 / 4725 / 46
Quartile1st2nd2nd4th3rd
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.
1.07
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.
0.53
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%.
11.29
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
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.
0.49
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high918
52 week low657.6
Current bid price918
Current offer price933.8
Current mid price-
Region
1UK99.16%
2Money Market0.84%
Industry sector
1Industrials26.58%
2Consumer Services25.85%
3Financials15.28%
4Basic Materials10.34%
5Consumer Goods6.97%
6Health Care6.34%
7Technology5.05%
8Oil & Gas2.75%
9Money Market0.84%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.64%
2Money Market0.36%
Individual holdings
1CVS GROUP PLC2.88%
24IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.76%
3RESTORE PLC2.51%
4SCAPA GROUP PLC2.49%
5DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.39%
6YOUGOV2.36%
7JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP PLC2.2%
8HILL & SMITH HLDGS2%
9FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC1.87%
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 the shares of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the Portfolio Manager considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS Smaller Companies Index, ex-IT including AIM
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold26/03/2015Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price883.2
Offer price937.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME38
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price681.6
Offer price723.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME37
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies 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)0.92%
Bid price918
Offer price933.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code04RY
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies D Inc
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)0.92%
Bid price682.3
Offer price694.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGU0N
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies 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 price136.2
Offer price144.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75A
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies 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 price133
Offer price141.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75B
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