Fact sheet: BlackRock UK

Fund information
Fund name
BlackRock UK D Acc
Fund manager company
BlackRock
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Nicholas Littlesince 31/08/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of larger companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in the United Kingdom. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.1%
1 Year rank in sector
123/275
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
1.8%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£533m (£549m 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.
92
Bid price
562.7
Offer price
566.3
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

  • UK97.6%
    Money Market2.4%
  • Consumer Services33.7%
    Consumer Goods22.9%
    Financials17%
    Industrials9.2%
    Oil & Gas4.1%
  • International Equities97.6%
    Money Market2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.2%1%6.3%13.1%34.3%67.3%
Sector1.6%0.6%6.1%14%26.9%66%
Rank within sector66 / 28282 / 281102 / 281123 / 27566 / 257124 / 244
Quartile1st2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund9.9%7.4%12.1%0.4%25.5%
Sector9.4%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector97 / 279198 / 26936 / 261153 / 255134 / 248
Quartile2nd3rd1st3rd3rd
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.
0.97
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.
1.07
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.
0.62
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%.
10.57
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.
3.91
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.
0.87
Price movement
52 week high572.1
52 week low477.3
Current bid price562.7
Current offer price566.3
Current mid price-
Region
1UK97.61%
2Money Market2.39%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services33.69%
2Consumer Goods22.91%
3Financials17.03%
4Industrials9.24%
5Oil & Gas4.12%
6Health Care4.04%
7Technology3.57%
8Basic Materials3%
9Money Market2.39%
Asset type
1International Equities97.61%
2Money Market2.39%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO5.8%
2UNILEVER5.72%
3RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC5.12%
4RELX PLC4.93%
5JUST EAT PLC3.59%
6MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL3.57%
7HARGREAVES SERVICES3.45%
8HSBC HLDGS3.38%
9BOOKER GROUP PLC3.37%
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 larger companies incorporated or listed on a stock exchange in the United Kingdom. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicholas Little31/08/2011Nick Little, CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He covers the mining and industrials sectors. Mr. Little's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Little was a research analyst on the UK equity team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001, Mr. Little worked in Arthur Andersen's corporate tax department. Mr. Little earned an MA degree, with first class honours, in economics from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2001.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
BlackRock UK A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price532.2
Offer price562.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME71
BlackRock UK A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.68%
Bid price379.9
Offer price401.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeME72
BlackRock UK 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)0.92%
Bid price562.7
Offer price566.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK9K8
BlackRock UK 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)0.92%
Bid price382.9
Offer price385.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code00PG
BlackRock UK S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.67%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price130.8
Offer price138.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK8XP
BlackRock UK S Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.67%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price122.3
Offer price129.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK8XQ
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