Fact sheet: BlkRck Throgmrtn TstPLC

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC
Fund manager company
BlackRock Investment Managemen
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Lucy Marmionsince 26/03/2015
  • Dan Whitestonesince 26/03/2015
  • Richard Plackettsince 30/06/2008
  • Mike Prentissince 30/06/2008
Fund objective
To provide shareholders with capital growth and an attractive total return through investment primarily in UK smaller companies and mid-capitalisation companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Benchmark
  • HGSC plus AIM (ex Investment Companies)
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3%
1 Year rank in sector
9/18
Sector
IT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
2.1%
Fund size
£239m
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.
126
Mid price
327
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
410.85
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-20.90
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
100
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Chelverton Growth Trust plc33%
Rights & Issues IT28.8%
Invesco Perp UK Sm Cos plc6.8%
River & Merc UK Micro Cap3.3%
Dunedin Sm Cos IT PLC-0.2%
...more in IT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.8%
    Money Market0.2%
  • Industrials32.1%
    Consumer Services22%
    Financials14%
    Consumer Goods8.6%
    Technology7.2%
  • UK Equities99.8%
    Money Market0.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.7%-1.4%-0.2%-3%18.6%114%
Sector-3.1%-0.3%2.1%1.2%23.3%114%
Rank within sector4 / 189 / 1810 / 189 / 188 / 169 / 16
Quartile1st2nd3rd2nd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.9%34.7%-10.9%60.7%28.8%
Sector-1.3%25.3%-5.1%44.7%28.8%
Rank within sector12 / 183 / 1711 / 165 / 1612 / 16
Quartile3rd1st3rd2nd3rd
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.
-4.37
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.
1.24
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.
0.1
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%.
16.62
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.
8.77
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.
-0.34
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.
0.74
Price movement
52 week high367
52 week low266.38
Current bid price326
Current offer price328
Current mid price327
Region
1UK99.8%
2Money Market0.2%
Industry sector
1Industrials32.1%
2Consumer Services22%
3Financials14%
4Consumer Goods8.6%
5Technology7.2%
6Basic Materials7%
7Health Care6.9%
8Oil & Gas2%
9Net Current Assets0.2%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.8%
2Money Market0.2%
Individual holdings
14IMPRINT GROUP PLC3.5%
2CVS GROUP PLC2.9%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.7%
4JD SPORTS FASHION PLC2.6%
5HILL & SMITH HLDGS2%
6AVON RUBBER1.9%
7ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS GROUP1.7%
8CINEWORLD GROUP1.7%
9FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC1.7%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock Investment Managemen
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To provide shareholders with capital growth and an attractive total return through investment primarily in UK smaller companies and mid-capitalisation companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Benchmark
  • HGSC plus AIM (ex Investment Companies)
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Lucy Marmion26/03/2015Lucy Marmion, CFA, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is responsible for managing small and mid-cap equity portfolios and as well as researching the capital goods sector. Ms. Marmion's service with the firm dates back to 2008 when she joined the firm as a member of the Investment training program and was an investment analyst on the UK Equity team and the European Specialist Equity team. Ms. Marmion earned a BA (Hons) degree in economics from Durham University in 2007
Dan Whitestone26/03/2015
Richard Plackett30/06/2008Richard Plackett, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is Head of the UK Small/Mid Cap Team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr. Plackett co-manages the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund and the BlackRock UK Emerging Companies Hedge Fund. He has also been joint manager of The Throgmorton Trust since July 2008. Mr Plackett's service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2002, Mr Plackett worked for M&G, where he managed the smaller companies and income fund teams, as well as heading up the entire UK investment process. He began his career at 3i private equity. Mr Plackett earned an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in 1985.
Mike Prentis30/06/2008Mike 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
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price412.34
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJLL
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust PLC NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price405.811
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFR95
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