Fact sheet: BlackRock UK Special Sits

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock UK Special Situations D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 01/08/2012
  • Luke Chappellsince 22/07/2015
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom and will normally have an emphasis on small and medium sized companies which are those companies whose market capitalisation is lower than that of the companies in the FTSE 100 Index. The market capitalisation of a company is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • IA UK All Companies Sector
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
30.1%
1 Year rank in sector
18/269
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
1.8%
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
£728m (£753m 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.
86
Bid price
4295
Offer price
4331
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry39.4%
R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery37.5%
UBS UK Opportunities37%
VT The Beagle36.4%
MI Chelverton UK Equ Grth35.7%
...more in UT UK All Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.4%
    Money Market1.6%
  • Consumer Services23.3%
    Financials18.8%
    Industrials17.7%
    Consumer Goods11.5%
    Health Care10.3%
  • International Equities98.4%
    Money Market1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.7%6.8%16.6%30.1%31%80.3%
Sector3.9%5.1%13.3%23.1%25.9%80.8%
Rank within sector60 / 27751 / 27734 / 27418 / 26982 / 255136 / 240
Quartile1st1st1st1st2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund11.5%12.1%5.5%-5.4%24.4%
Sector8.4%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector41 / 275131 / 267115 / 258238 / 253144 / 246
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.
0.14
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.
1.08
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.
0.45
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
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.
2.68
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.
0.23
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 high4314
52 week low3138
Current bid price4295
Current offer price4331
Current mid price-
Region
1UK98.38%
2Money Market1.62%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services23.25%
2Financials18.75%
3Industrials17.7%
4Consumer Goods11.5%
5Health Care10.31%
6Oil & Gas9.06%
7Basic Materials6.43%
8Money Market1.62%
9Technology1.38%
Asset type
1International Equities98.38%
2Money Market1.62%
Individual holdings
1RELX PLC4.8%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL4.29%
3RIO TINTO4.07%
4BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO4.04%
5HSBC HLDGS3.54%
6SHIRE PLC3.05%
7ASCENTIAL PLC3.02%
8BELLWAY2.79%
9BP2.76%
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 companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom and will normally have an emphasis on small and medium sized companies which are those companies whose market capitalisation is lower than that of the companies in the FTSE 100 Index. The market capitalisation of a company is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • IA UK All Companies Sector
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold01/08/2012Roland 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.
Luke Chappell22/07/2015Luke 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 Special Situations 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)1.67%
Bid price4073
Offer price4313
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME21
BlackRock UK Special Situations 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)1.67%
Bid price2332
Offer price2470
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME20
BlackRock UK Special Situations 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)0.91%
Bid price4295
Offer price4331
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIVZ0
BlackRock UK Special Situations 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 price2338
Offer price2358
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code00PI
BlackRock UK Special Situations 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 price121.4
Offer price128.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75G
BlackRock UK Special Situations 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 price116.3
Offer price123.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM75H
BlackRock UK Special Situations X Inc
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 price2301
Offer price2317
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGOZS
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