Fact sheet: Blackrock Inst Eq UK Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Blackrock Institutional Equity UK Smaller Companies A
Fund manager company
BlackRock Invest Mgrs UK Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 05/07/2016
  • Mike Prentissince 05/07/2016
Fund objective
The Fund will seek to outperform the FTSE-A All-Share Index over the medium term by investing primarily in a broad spread of UK (and Irish) smaller companies. However, investment may be made in larger companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM ex-Investment Trusts
Investment style
Active
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.4%
1 Year rank in sector
183/277
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£0m
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.
72
Bid price
1117.277
Offer price
1138.844
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.1%1.4%6%7.4%--
Sector2.4%0.3%7.9%9.5%17%61.6%
Rank within sector29 / 28575 / 283185 / 281183 / 277--
Quartile1st2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.7%18.1%---
Sector8.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector167 / 27814 / 269---
Quartile3rd1st
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 high1138.69
52 week low929.17
Current bid price1117.28
Current offer price1138.84
Current mid price-
Region
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Industry sector
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Asset type
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Individual holdings
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Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Invest Mgrs UK Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund will seek to outperform the FTSE-A All-Share Index over the medium term by investing primarily in a broad spread of UK (and Irish) smaller companies. However, investment may be made in larger companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM ex-Investment Trusts
Investment style
Active
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold05/07/2016Roland 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.
Mike Prentis05/07/2016Mike Prentis is manager of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc and is co-manager of the BlackRock Throgmorton Trust plc and is a member of the UK Equity Team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005 Mike worked at 3i in both their asset management and private equity businesses. Mike has a degree in geography.
Compliance
IA Recognised
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Blackrock Institutional Equity UK Smaller Companies A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price1117.277
Offer price1138.844
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM20Y
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