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BGF European A2 EUR

Ranked 949 out of 1001 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Nigel Bolton

Nigel Bolton is managing director and head of the European equity style diversified team at BlackRock, and is responsible for the European equity team investment process and business development. He has overall responsibility for all European accounts and is directly responsible for the BGF European and European Focus portfolios. Bolton joined BlackRock in 2008 from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), where he was a director and head of European equities. Prior to joining SWIP in 2004, he was with WP Stewart (Europe) Ltd., as head of European investments. From 1992 to 2003, Bolton was with Citigroup Global Asset Management, where he was a managing director and head of European equities. Previously, he was with Abbey Life Investment Services from 1989 to 1992. He began his career as an investment analyst with BSW in 1985. Bolton earned a BA degree with honours in economics from the University of Nottingham in 1985.

Zehrid Osmani

Zehrid Osmani works for BlackRock where he splits his time between managing the BGF European Fund and fulfilling his role as head of research for European equities. Zehrid focuses on European equities within this fund and he believes that its flexible style allows it to be successful in any market environment. After gaining a degree in economics and finance from the University of Paris-Sorbonne he went on to work within European equities for ten years before moving to BlackRock. Zehrid has an IMC certificate and away from work can be found skiing or enjoying the theatre.

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 : 31/10/2015 - 31/10/2016
  • Rank 949/1001 Total Return
  • Rank 403/1001 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 784/1001 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -8.1% -3.4% 1.9%
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

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/07/2016

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 4.85
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 3.90
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 3.42
Novo Nordisk A/S ORD 3.31
Vodafone Group PLC ORD 3.25
Shire PLC ORD 3.16
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV ORD 2.97
Vinci SA ORD 2.85
Imperial Brands PLC ORD 2.52
Zurich Insurance Group AG ORD 2.50
31/07/2016

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 size856Mn
  • 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).