Fact sheet: BlackRock GF SmallCap

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock GF Global SmallCap A2 USD
Fund company manager
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager
Murali Balaraman
since 04/03/2005
Fund objective
The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the shares of smaller capitalisation companies. Smaller capitalisation companies are companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 20% by market capitalisation of global stock markets.
Benchmark
MSCI AC World Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

15.53 %

1 Year rank in sector

228/470

Sector

FO Equity - International

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 348.2 m

FE Risk score

113

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • USA
    45.73%
  • Japan
    9.45%
  • UK
    5.29%
  • Germany
    3.96%
  • China
    3.84%
  • Industrials
    18.85%
  • Consumer Discretionary
    17.07%
  • Information Technology
    16.4%
  • Materials
    10.19%
  • Financials
    9.31%
  • US Equities
    45.73%
  • Japanese Equities
    9.45%
  • UK Equities
    5.29%
  • German Equities
    3.96%
  • Chinese Equities
    3.84%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund4.31 %8.12 %15.53 %8.56 %53.54 %
Sector1.44 %4.28 %14.91 %20.39 %55.67 %
Rank within sector31 / 501146 / 491228 / 470333 / 373180 / 285
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund12.11 %7.11 %-6.67 %0.67 %36.05 %
Sector10.54 %7.94 %0.71 %5.96 %21.26 %
Rank within sector225 / 484207 / 440367 / 390277 / 34412 / 301
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Risk statistics

Alpha-5.34
Beta1.26
Sharpe-0
Volatility13.36
Tracking error7.17
Information ratio-0.58
R-Squared0.75

Price movement

52 week high99.25
52 week low82.62
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price99.25

Holdings by region

  • 45.73% USA
  • 9.45% Japan
  • 5.29% UK
  • 3.96% Germany
  • 3.84% China
  • 3.52% Taiwan
  • 3.47% Sweden
  • 2.96% Money Market
  • 2.38% Canada
  • 2.09% Norway

Holdings by sector

  • 18.85% Industrials
  • 17.07% Consumer Discretionary
  • 16.4% Information Technology
  • 10.19% Materials
  • 9.31% Financials
  • 8.94% Real Estate
  • 8.04% Health Care
  • 3.35% Energy
  • 2.96% Money Market
  • 2.79% Consumer Staples

Holdings by asset type

  • 45.73% US Equities
  • 9.45% Japanese Equities
  • 5.29% UK Equities
  • 3.96% German Equities
  • 3.84% Chinese Equities
  • 3.52% Taiwanese Equities
  • 3.47% Swedish Equities
  • 2.96% Money Market
  • 2.38% Canadian Equities
  • 2.09% Norwegian Equities

Individual holdings

  • 1.28% ASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC
  • 1.25% NCR CORP
  • 1.24% SVENSKA CELLULOSA AB-SCA
  • 1.22% CHEMED CORP
  • 1.2% WELLCARE HEALTHCARE PLANS INC
  • 1.19% AURUBIS AG
  • 1.19% TEKFEN HLDG CO INC
  • 1.15% SUEDZUCKER AG AG
  • 1.13% RLJ LODGING TRUST USD0.01
  • 1.12% SUBSEA 7 SA