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BGF European A2 EUR

Ranked 688 out of 1017 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Nigel Bolton

Nigel Bolton, FCSI, managing director, is chief investment officer (CIO) of fundamental active equities and head of the European equity team within BlackRock's Active Equity business. Bolton manages Blackrock's key pan-European equity strategies as well as leading the firm's investment processes and business development across the Fundamental Active Equity group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2008, Bolton held a number of senior positions in asset management including Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Citigroup Global Asset Management, where he was head of European equities. With over 30 years' experience in investment management, he is widely regarded as an expert in equity fund management and has won numerous prestigious industry awards such as Morningstar's European Fund Manager of the Year. He regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Bolton earned a BA degree, with honours, in economics from the University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Brian Hall

Hailing from Calgary in Canada, Brian Hall has been running European equity funds at BlackRock since August 2007. Brian runs all cap funds with a value strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock Brian worked for Lehman Brothers for nearly eight years. Now based in London, he is a CFA Charterholder and away fund management he enjoys rugby, music and skiing among other interests.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, Europe.

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Performance

Europe over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017
  • Rank 688/1017 Total Return
  • Rank 207/1017 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 572/1017 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 4.9% 1.0% 2.4%
2016 -5.6% -8.1% -3.4% 1.9% 4.3%
2015 11.0% 17.9% -1.7% -8.8% 5.0%
2014 2.6% 2.3% -0.8% -0.8% 1.9%
2013 21.8% 6.2% -0.5% 8.6% 6.1%
2012 20.5% 10.6% -2.3% 7.3% 3.9%
2011 -10.4% 0.6% -0.5% -18.0% 9.2%
2010 13.0% 4.1% -6.3% 8.9% 6.3%
2009 38.6% -10.8% 23.9% 20.1% 4.5%
2008 -40.1% -17.7% 1.4% -12.6% -17.9%
2007 2.9% 1.9% 7.1% -2.7% -3.0%
2006 20.6% 8.5% -2.1% 5.0% 8.2%
2005 29.2% 4.4% 8.2% 8.0% 5.9%
2004 9.0% 2.3% 3.2% -2.6% 6.0%
2003 12.1% -11.9% 16.2% 2.1% 7.3%
2002 -30.9% 1.5% -17.1% -21.6% 4.7%
2001 -19.6% -12.6% 2.2% -19.4% 11.8%
2000 -0.5% 5.2% -2.7% 0.7% -3.5%
1999 37.1% 6.9% 6.2% -4.3% 26.2%
1998 18.4% 22.0% 3.7% -22.5% 20.8%
1997 36.1% 11.9% 12.6% 7.5% 0.5%
1996 29.1% 10.1% 6.2% 3.1% 7.1%
1995 3.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Chile
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Greece
  11. Guernsey
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Hungary
  14. Iceland
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Jersey
  18. Korea
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Macau
  21. Malta
  22. Mauritius
  23. Netherlands
  24. Norway
  25. Poland
  26. Portugal
  27. Singapore
  28. Spain
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. Taiwan
  32. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/1993
  • Share Class size846Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0011846440

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Initial investment5

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).