Fact sheet: BlackRock Emerging Markets

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock Emerging Markets D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Gordon Frasersince 28/03/2017
  • Andrew Swansince 29/06/2017
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in emerging market countries, which are those countries listed in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may indirectly invest in emerging markets by investing in American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), which are listed or traded on stock exchanges and regulated markets outside emerging markets. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
20.4%
1 Year rank in sector
11/57
Sector
UT Global Emerging Markets
Yield
0.8%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.98%
Fund size
£168m (£165m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
136
Bid price
530.4
Offer price
533.3
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baillie Gifford Emg Mkts Gth30%
Baillie Gifford EmgMkts LngCs29.4%
Legg Mason IFMCEM26%
UBS Global Emg Mkts Equity23.6%
Fidelity Emerging Markets23.3%
...more in UT Global Emerging Markets

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China26.8%
    Korea13.3%
    India10.2%
    South Africa7.7%
    Mexico5.8%
  • Financials31.8%
    Information Technology20.7%
    Materials10.7%
    Consumer Discretionary8.5%
    Industrials6.9%
  • Chinese Equities26.8%
    South Korean Equities13.3%
    Indian Equities10.2%
    South African Equities7.7%
    Mexican Equities5.8%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.7%4%7%20.4%44.8%41.9%
Sector-2.5%2%4.4%15.5%42.4%39.9%
Rank within sector36 / 618 / 5913 / 5911 / 5725 / 5221 / 45
Quartile3rd1st1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund1.5%30.2%31.4%-14.4%4.5%
Sector-0%24.7%32.6%-10.6%3%
Rank within sector8 / 608 / 5738 / 5546 / 5223 / 47
Quartile1st1st3rd4th2nd
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.34
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.08
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.63
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
16.37
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
3.05
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.37
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high554.3
52 week low438
Current bid price530.4
Current offer price533.3
Current mid price-
Region
1China26.83%
2Korea13.34%
3India10.16%
4South Africa7.73%
5Mexico5.76%
6Money Market5.75%
7Taiwan5.23%
8Russia4.54%
9Indonesia4.38%
Industry sector
1Financials31.78%
2Information Technology20.68%
3Materials10.67%
4Consumer Discretionary8.51%
5Industrials6.87%
6Money Market5.75%
7Energy5.37%
8Real Estate4.38%
9Telecommunications2.84%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities26.83%
2South Korean Equities13.34%
3Indian Equities10.16%
4South African Equities7.73%
5Mexican Equities5.76%
6Money Market5.75%
7Taiwanese Equities5.23%
8Russian Equities4.54%
9Indonesian Equities4.38%
Individual holdings
1ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD5.38%
2TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED3.8%
3BANK OF CHINA LTD3.3%
4SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO3.07%
5SBERBANK ROSSII PAO2.9%
6CNOOC2.54%
7SANLAM2.41%
8SHINHAN FINANCIAL GROUP2.28%
9ERSTE GROUP BANK AG2.12%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in emerging market countries, which are those countries listed in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Fund may indirectly invest in emerging markets by investing in American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), which are listed or traded on stock exchanges and regulated markets outside emerging markets. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gordon Fraser28/03/2017
Andrew Swan29/06/2017Andrew Swan, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Equities of the Fundamental Equity division at BlackRock. He is responsible for managing several regional equity portfolios, setting regional equity investment strategy and developing BlackRock's Asian investment platform and capabilities. Before joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew was with JP Morgan for 17 years. Andrew is backed by a team of research specialists, focused on country-specific markets, with a deep awareness of macro trends. BlackRock believe in having deep local knowledge of the markets we invest in which can be best achieved by having a country research focus.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock Emerging Markets A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price504.2
Offer price532.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME54
BlackRock Emerging Markets A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price461.4
Offer price487.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME53
BlackRock Emerging Markets D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price530.4
Offer price533.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code00PD
BlackRock Emerging Markets D Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price464.5
Offer price467.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGU0E
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