Fact sheet: BlackRock UK Equity

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock UK Equity D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Imran Sattarsince 29/09/2003
  • Luke Chappellsince 29/09/2016
  • Roland Arnoldsince 29/04/2010
Fund objective
The BlackRock UK Equity Fund aims to maximise the total return to investors from a combination of capital growth and income by investing largely in the ordinary shares of United Kingdom companies in any and all economic sectors. The Fund is intended for investment by bodies such as pension funds. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
14.2%
1 Year rank in sector
101/275
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£321m (£386m 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.
90
Bid price
6671
Offer price
6717
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
MI Chelverton UK Equ Grth37.4%
Old Mutual Equity 136.2%
Old Mutual UK Mid Cap35.9%
Unicorn UK Growth34.3%
Blackrock Inst Eq UK Sm Cos32%
...more in UT UK All Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.5%
    Money Market1.5%
  • Consumer Services28.7%
    Financials20.1%
    Industrials12.7%
    Consumer Goods12.4%
    Oil & Gas7.9%
  • International Equities98.5%
    Money Market1.5%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%-0%6%14.2%34.2%67.7%
Sector1.6%0.6%6.1%14%26.9%66%
Rank within sector191 / 282183 / 281109 / 281101 / 27569 / 257122 / 244
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund8.9%14.8%6.3%1.5%21.5%
Sector9.4%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector116 / 27994 / 269104 / 26198 / 255181 / 248
Quartile2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd
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.
1.31
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.
1.05
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.
0.69
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%.
9.82
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.
2.02
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.
0.83
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.
0.96
Price movement
52 week high6801
52 week low5690
Current bid price6671
Current offer price6717
Current mid price-
Region
1UK98.48%
2Money Market1.52%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services28.69%
2Financials20.12%
3Industrials12.71%
4Consumer Goods12.4%
5Oil & Gas7.89%
6Health Care7.34%
7Basic Materials6.59%
8Telecommunications2.33%
9Money Market1.52%
Asset type
1International Equities98.48%
2Money Market1.52%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO6.31%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL5.45%
3RELX PLC5.27%
4RIO TINTO4.84%
5SHIRE PLC4.29%
6COMPASS GROUP3.95%
7FERGUSON PLC3.84%
8LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC3.71%
9HSBC HLDGS3.56%
Management
Fund manager group
BlackRock
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The BlackRock UK Equity Fund aims to maximise the total return to investors from a combination of capital growth and income by investing largely in the ordinary shares of United Kingdom companies in any and all economic sectors. The Fund is intended for investment by bodies such as pension funds. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Imran Sattar29/09/2003Imran Sattar, Director, Fund Manager and CFA Charterholder, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team. He is responsible for co-ordinating company research in the general financials sector. Imran began his investment career when he joined BlackRock as a graduate, having studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Warwick. He initially worked in the Charities and Private Clients divisions before joining the UK Institutional team, and has over 14 years experience with the firm.
Luke Chappell29/09/2016Luke Chappell, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is co-head of the UK Equity team within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group. He is a member of the Leadership Committee. Mr. Chappell's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Chappell was an equity portfolio manager, responsible for managing UK Specialist equity portfolios. Prior to joining MLIM, he worked at another investment management house in a range of research and fund management roles, with particular emphasis on specialist accounts and mid-cap stocks. Mr. Chappell earned an MA degree, with honours, in Classics from Christ Church, Oxford University in 1990.
Roland Arnold29/04/2010Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock UK Equity D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price6671
Offer price6717
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code07GQ
BlackRock UK Equity D Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price2002
Offer price2017
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code08Q0
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