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BGF European A2 EUR

Ranked 826 out of 1018 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.

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 : 30/06/2016 - 30/06/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 4.9% 1.0%
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

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 3.59
ING Groep NV ORD 3.12
Danske Bank A/S ORD 2.85
Shire PLC ORD 2.76
Kering SA ORD 2.73
AXA SA ORD 2.67
Volvo AB ORD 2.63
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA ORD 2.53
BNP Paribas SA ORD 2.43
London Stock Exchange Group PLC ORD 2.33
31/01/2017

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 size845Mn
  • 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).