Fact sheet: BlackRock SF EpCdtStr

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock SF European Credit Strategies H2 EUR
Fund company manager
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager
Andy Warwick
since 20/02/2013
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve positive absolute returns on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income regardless of market conditions. The Fund seeks to gain at least 70% of any market exposure to fixed income (FI) securities, FI-related securities which may either be denominated in European currencies or issued by governments and, government agencies of, and companies and supranationals domiciled, or the main business of which is in, Europe (including former Soviet Union countries). This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its assets in FI securities and FI-related securities and where appropriate, deposits and cash. FI securities include bonds and money market instruments. FI-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs). The Fund will invest in the full range of FI securities which may include investments with a relatively low credit rating or which are unrated.
Benchmark
LIBOR 3 month GBP
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Quick stats

1 Year return

0.9 %

1 Year rank in sector

95/140

Sector

FO Absolute Return

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 285.7 m

FE Risk score

30

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany
    13.52%
  • Cyprus
    4.07%
  • Italy
    3.6%
  • EU
    2.36%
  • Jersey
    2.22%
  • Banks
    10.11%
  • Communications
    5.92%
  • Media
    5.82%
  • Others
    5.54%
  • Other Financial
    3.78%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.61 %-1.13 %0.9 %-7.67 %2.02 %
Sector0.25 %1.17 %2.58 %3.19 %9.6 %
Rank within sector136 / 156131 / 15395 / 14093 / 9948 / 65
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund-0.26 %-2.77 %-3.59 %1.25 %5.22 %
Sector2.29 %0.66 %0.69 %1.2 %3.58 %
Rank within sector120 / 148106 / 13096 / 11245 / 8726 / 70
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Risk statistics

Alpha-4.49
Beta1.65
Sharpe-0
Volatility4.34
Tracking error3.37
Information ratio-1.15
R-Squared0.47

Price movement

52 week high111.16
52 week low106.4
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price108.72

Holdings by region

  • 13.52% Germany
  • 4.07% Cyprus
  • 3.6% Italy
  • 2.36% EU
  • 2.22% Jersey
  • 2.07% Belgium
  • 2.05% UK
  • 1.76% Brazil
  • 1.4% Greece
  • 1.31% Sweden

Holdings by sector

  • 10.11% Banks
  • 5.92% Communications
  • 5.82% Media
  • 5.54% Others
  • 3.78% Other Financial
  • 3.61% Automotive
  • 3.24% Aerospace & Defence
  • 3.14% Building Materials & Merchants
  • 2.57% Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • 2.08% Other - Property

Holdings by asset type

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Individual holdings

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