Fact sheet: L&G BlackRock UK Spl Sits Pn

Fund information
Fund name
L&G BlackRock UK Special Situations Pn 3
Fund manager company
Legal & General Assurance Soc
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 01/08/2012
  • Luke Chappellsince 22/07/2015
Underlying fund
BlackRock UK Special Sits
Fund objective
The aim of the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK and will normally have an emphasis on small or medium sized companies. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. Small and medium sized companies are those whose market capitalisation is lower than that of companies in the FTSE 100 Index at the time of the Fund’s investment.
Benchmark
  • IA UK All Companies Sector
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.8%
1 Year rank in sector
30/841
Sector
PN UK All Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£7m (£6m 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.
89
Bid price
262.8
Offer price
262.8
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.4%
    Money Market0.6%
  • Consumer Services22.6%
    Financials21.8%
    Industrials19.1%
    Consumer Goods10.1%
    Oil & Gas9.4%
  • International Equities99.4%
    Money Market0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund6%7.4%7.8%13.8%35.5%51.3%
Sector6.7%7.5%6.1%6.8%21.2%42.9%
Rank within sector625 / 848540 / 847169 / 84730 / 84149 / 804188 / 761
Quartile3rd3rd1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund4.4%21.4%11.6%4.7%-5.1%
Sector2.8%12.3%10.2%4.4%0.6%
Rank within sector101 / 84761 / 833414 / 810353 / 798720 / 773
Quartile1st1st3rd2nd4th
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.
3.66
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.
0.6
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%.
10.94
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.
3.23
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.
1.19
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high262.8
52 week low226.56
Current bid price262.8
Current offer price262.8
Current mid price-
Region
1UK99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services22.62%
2Financials21.79%
3Industrials19.13%
4Consumer Goods10.13%
5Oil & Gas9.35%
6Basic Materials6.81%
7Health Care6.37%
8Technology3.21%
9Money Market0.59%
Asset type
1International Equities99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Individual holdings
1RIO TINTO4.87%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL4.12%
3RELX PLC3.72%
4PRUDENTIAL PLC3.12%
5BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO2.97%
6ASCENTIAL PLC2.83%
7HSBC HLDGS2.77%
8BP2.55%
9SHIRE PLC2.44%
Management
Fund manager group
Legal & General
Fund manager company
Legal & General Assurance Soc
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The aim of the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK and will normally have an emphasis on small or medium sized companies. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. Small and medium sized companies are those whose market capitalisation is lower than that of companies in the FTSE 100 Index at the time of the Fund’s investment.
Benchmark
  • IA UK All Companies Sector
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold01/08/2012Roland 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.
Luke Chappell22/07/2015Luke 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.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
L&G BlackRock UK Special Situations Pn 3
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.87%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.04%
Bid price262.8
Offer price262.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/05/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNCT0
L&G BlackRock UK Special Situations Pn G25
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.18%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.18%
Bid price260.08
Offer price260.08
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/05/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL306
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