Fact sheet: BlackRock SF Gbl AR Bd

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock SF Global Absolute Return Bond A2
Fund company manager
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager(s)
Ian Winship
since 25/05/2012
Andreas Doerrenhaus
since 14/09/2015
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 investment exposure to fixed income (FI) securities and FI-related securities issued by, or giving exposure to, governments, government agencies, companies and supranationals worldwide. This is achieved by investing at least 70% of its total assets in FI securities, FIrelated securities, and where appropriate, deposits and cash. FI securities include bonds as well as money market instruments. FI-related securities include financial derivative instruments (FDIs). At any one time, a substantial amount, or even all of the Fund’s assets may be held as cash to provide cover for the exposure created by the use of FDIs or to assist in achieving its investment objective.
Benchmark
EURIBOR 3 Month
Investment style
Absolute Return
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Quick stats

1 Year return

0.64 %

1 Year rank in sector

92/135

Sector

FO Absolute Return

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 617.2 m

FE Risk score

79

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    37.06%
  • USA
    21.01%
  • Others
    14.81%
  • Money Market
    6.4%
  • China
    5.96%
  • Investment Grade Bonds
    27.23%
  • Mortgage & Secured Bonds
    19.48%
  • Debt
    18.74%
  • Derivatives
    14.81%
  • Government Bonds
    9.85%
  • Global Fixed Interest
    110.06%
  • Alternative Investment Strategies
    -0.27%
  • Money Market
    -9.76%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.56 %0.5 %0.69 %1.14 %2.57 %
Sector-0.13 %1 %3.1 %3.68 %9.75 %
Rank within sector112 / 15090 / 14792 / 13559 / 10251 / 66
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund0.79 %0.14 %0.31 %-0.46 %1.51 %
Sector2.47 %0.66 %0.69 %1.2 %3.58 %
Rank within sector94 / 14073 / 12451 / 10861 / 8546 / 67
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Risk statistics

Alpha-0.41
Beta0.64
Sharpe-0
Volatility1.46
Tracking error1.1
Information ratio-0.83
R-Squared0.63

Price movement

52 week high105.24
52 week low103.35
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price104.55

Holdings by region

  • 37.06% UK
  • 21.01% USA
  • 14.81% Others
  • 6.4% Money Market
  • 5.96% China
  • 4.22% Korea
  • 2.84% Spain
  • 2.68% Italy
  • 2.15% Japan
  • 2.03% Russia

Holdings by sector

  • 27.23% Investment Grade Bonds
  • 19.48% Mortgage & Secured Bonds
  • 18.74% Debt
  • 14.81% Derivatives
  • 9.85% Government Bonds
  • 6.4% Money Market
  • 3.35% High Yield Bond
  • 0.18% Others

Holdings by asset type

  • 110.06% Global Fixed Interest
  • -0.27% Alternative Investment Strategies
  • -9.76% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 10.85% FNMA 15YR TBA(REG B) 2.5 11/16/2017
  • 9.09% FNMA 30YR TBA(REG A) 3 11/13/2017
  • 9% GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 4 11/20/2017
  • 8.62% FNMA 30YR TBA(REG A) 4.5 11/13/2017
  • 2.88% ISHARES JPM EM LCAL GVT BD ETF DST
  • 1.61% GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 4 12/20/2017
  • 1.07% DRVUK_6 A REGS
  • 1.02% MOCA_17-1 A REGS
  • 0.99% OATH_1 A REGS
  • 0.98% RIPON_1X B1 REGS