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BGF Global SmallCap A2 USD

Ranked 80 out of 130 in - Global Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin joined BlackRock in 2010, after a year at Marble Bar Asset Management in London, where he was head of Automated Trading. Prior to this, Franklin was head of Portfolio Management for The 32 Capital Fund equity long-short strategy, as well as head of Market Neutral, Europe Active Equities. Franklin is currently responsible for BlackRock's Global Equity Strategies and is lead manager on the BSF Global Long/Short Equity fund. He earned a BS degree in applied physics and history from the California Institute of Technology in 2000.

Raffaele Savi

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of smaller capitalization companies. Smaller capitalization companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 20% by market capitalization of global stock markets. Although it is likely that most of the Fund's investments will be in companies located in developed markets globally, the Fund may also invest in the emerging markets of the world. Currency exposure is flexibly managed.

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Performance

Global Small & Medium Companies over : 31/05/2016 - 31/05/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 3.5%
2016 7.1% -4.3% 1.3% 8.9% 1.4%
2015 -6.7% 1.5% 2.3% -12.5% 2.8%
2014 0.7% 2.5% 5.2% -7.6% 1.0%
2013 36.1% 9.5% 1.4% 10.8% 10.5%
2012 14.2% 13.0% -7.5% 7.0% 2.1%
2011 -10.6% 3.8% -0.2% -18.9% 6.3%
2010 16.5% 3.8% -11.0% 12.3% 12.4%
2009 36.6% -8.3% 21.8% 17.2% 4.3%
2008 -39.4% -9.0% 4.1% -18.9% -21.1%
2007 17.0% 5.3% 5.9% 4.6% 0.4%
2006 17.8% 9.9% -6.0% 1.2% 12.7%
2005 12.7% -0.6% -0.1% 10.8% 2.4%
2004 13.3% 3.3% -4.0% -0.1% 14.4%
2003 46.8% -3.2% 21.7% 10.6% 12.7%
2002 -19.1% 3.4% -7.5% -17.0% 2.0%
2001 -8.7% -14.9% 11.8% -18.2% 17.2%
2000 21.5% 26.8% -6.8% 12.4% -8.6%
1999 168.5% 3.3% 18.8% 20.2% 82.0%
1998 7.3% 13.4% -2.8% -16.3% 16.3%
1997 -7.7% 0.1% 9.7% -1.7% -14.6%
1996 12.6% 7.7% 7.0% -2.7% 0.4%
1995 -1.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Cable ONE Inc ORD 1.45
Bob Evans Farms Inc ORD 1.42
Insulet Corp ORD 1.21
USD Cash 1.18
Merit Medical Systems Inc ORD 1.16
Halyard Health Inc ORD 1.08
National Instruments Corp ORD 1.02
Elis SA ORD 1.01
OUTFRONT Media Inc ORD 0.98
Africa Oil Corp ORD 0.97
31/03/2017

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. Peru
  26. Poland
  27. Portugal
  28. Singapore
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. Taiwan
  33. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/11/1994
  • Share Class size284Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0054578231

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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