Fact sheet: BlackRock Vol Strat III

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock Volatility Strategy III C Acc
Fund company manager
BlackRock
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager(s)
Mason Woodworth
since 06/03/2013
Fund objective
The Fund is designed to help you grow your longterm wealth while using a volatility management strategy with the aim of limiting the fluctuations (or ‘volatility’) your portfolio experiences to around 13%. Periods of great volatility often coincide with periods of poor returns for most kinds of investments so something which seeks to manage this volatility may help shield you from more extreme market movements. Be advised though that focusing so explicitly on smoothing out the impact of some of the peaks and troughs of the markets may reduce the amount of capital growth the Fund can deliver. This should not necessarily be thought of as the fund ‘underperforming’, it’s more a reflection of its nature. Less risk has been taken in its construction, so returns may be less than those of the markets it invests in. The Fund will invest in a wide range of assets including stocks, bonds, cash and other instruments in order to arrive at the asset allocation its managers believe can best help it achieve its objectives. A substantial amount, even all, of its assets can be held in cash at any time if market conditions dictate. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective of managing volatility at or around 13%.
Benchmark
No Specified Index
Investment style
Aggressive
Investment method
None

Performance snapshot

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Quick stats

1 Year return

7.62 %

1 Year rank in sector

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Sector

UT Volatility Managed

Yield

1.81

Fund size

£ 76.7 m

FE Risk score

75

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • North American Equities
    26.13%
  • UK Equities
    20.83%
  • Global Emerging Market Equities
    11.28%
  • International Property
    10.12%
  • European Equities
    7.12%

Performance vs. Sector

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Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund0.97 %3.46 %7.62 %32.71 %59.4 %
Sector0.36 %1.71 %3.36 %21.42 %40.08 %
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Calendar performance

YTD-20182017201620152014
Fund1.97 %13.31 %17.57 %1.33 %9.4 %
Sector0.69 %8.25 %13.12 %1.54 %7.09 %
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Risk statistics

Alpha0.67
Beta1.32
Sharpe0.57
Volatility8.44
Tracking error2.55
Information ratio0.94
R-Squared0.97

Price movement

52 week high155.9
52 week low142.4
Current bid price155.4
Current offer price166.7
Current mid price0

Holdings by region

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Holdings by sector

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Holdings by asset type

  • 26.13% North American Equities
  • 20.83% UK Equities
  • 11.28% Global Emerging Market Equities
  • 10.12% International Property
  • 7.12% European Equities
  • 5.22% UK Mid Cap Companies
  • 4.17% UK Corporate Fixed Interest
  • 3.54% Japanese Equities
  • 2.89% Global Corporate Fixed Interest
  • 2.32% Global Government Fixed Interest

Individual holdings

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