Fact sheet: BlkRck Frontiers Inv Trst

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust
Fund company manager
BlackRock Investment Managemen
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager(s)
Sam Vecht
since 17/12/2010
Emily Fletcher
since 01/04/2013
Fund objective
The Company’s investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth from investment in companies operating in Frontier Markets or whose stocks are listed on the stock markets of such countries.
Benchmark
MSCI Frontier Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Quick stats

1 Year return

21.25 %

1 Year rank in sector

2/10

Sector

IT Global Emerging Markets Equities

Yield

3.3574

Fund size

£ 278.8 m

FE Risk score

136

NAV

151.53

Discount/Premium

+3.4449

Gearing

107

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Argentina
    17.6%
  • Vietnam
    10.6%
  • Kuwait
    9.7%
  • Romania
    9.3%
  • Kazakhstan
    8.5%
  • Financials
    32.8%
  • Consumer Staples
    14.6%
  • Energy
    10.2%
  • Health Care
    9.9%
  • Telecommunications Utilities
    9.2%
  • American Emerging Equities
    21.3%
  • Asia Pacific Emerging Equities
    15.4%
  • European Emerging Equities
    15.1%
  • African Equity
    14.9%
  • Kuwaiti Equities
    9.7%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund3.04 %7.12 %21.25 %52.11 %130.98 %
Sector2.59 %8.8 %11.15 %30.07 %46.35 %
Rank within sector6 / 116 / 102 / 102 / 101 / 9
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund24.98 %31.39 %-3.3 %-1.86 %45.97 %
Sector17.18 %26.67 %-10.43 %1.55 %3.28 %
Rank within sector2 / 104 / 102 / 108 / 91 / 9
Quartile th1 st2 nd1 st4 th1 st

Risk statistics

Alpha3.59
Beta0.82
Sharpe0.33
Volatility15.96
Tracking error12.25
Information ratio0.14
R-Squared0.42

Price movement

52 week high157.25
52 week low126
Current bid price156.25
Current offer price157.25
Current mid price156.75

Holdings by region

  • 17.6% Argentina
  • 10.6% Vietnam
  • 9.7% Kuwait
  • 9.3% Romania
  • 8.5% Kazakhstan
  • 7.5% Egypt
  • 6.8% Morocco
  • 5.8% Ukraine
  • 4.8% Bangladesh
  • 4.8% Sri Lanka

Holdings by sector

  • 32.8% Financials
  • 14.6% Consumer Staples
  • 10.2% Energy
  • 9.9% Health Care
  • 9.2% Telecommunications Utilities
  • 7.5% Materials
  • 6.5% Utilities
  • 6.3% Industrials
  • 5.8% Real Estate
  • 3.5% Information Technology

Holdings by asset type

  • 21.3% American Emerging Equities
  • 15.4% Asia Pacific Emerging Equities
  • 15.1% European Emerging Equities
  • 14.9% African Equity
  • 9.7% Kuwaiti Equities
  • 8.5% Kazakhstani Equities
  • 7.5% Egyptian Equity
  • 4.8% Asia Pacific Equities
  • 2.6% Philippine Equities
  • 2.2% European Equities

Individual holdings

  • 3.6% BANCO MACRO S.A.
  • 3.5% HALYK SAVINGS BANK OF KAZAKHSTN JSC
  • 3.2% EQUITY BANK
  • 3.2% PAMPA ENERGIA SA
  • 3% MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO
  • 2.9% IRSAIVERSIONESGDR
  • 2.9% MHP SA REG S
  • 2.4% SOCIETATEA NATL DE GAZE N ROMGAZ SA
  • 2.3% MAROC TELECOM
  • 2.3% SQUARE PHARMACEUTICAL