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BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR

Ranked 147 out of 183 in - Long/Short Equity over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Stefan Gries

Stefan Gries, CFA, director and research analyst, is a member of BlackRock's European Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2008, he spent two years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where he completed a two year graduate program. During this program Stefan was an analyst covering auto and auto suppliers, metal & mining sectors and small and mid-cap Eurozone stocks. During his studies, Stefan worked summers at Lehman Brothers and DWS Investments. He earned an MA in Economics and Spanish from the University of St Andrews in 2005.

David Tovey

David Tovey was born in London during the late seventies. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1998 with a degree in economics. He joined Blackrock (then Merrill Lynch) in the same year as an analyst. Having progressed to become a fund manager, he currently runs the BGF Swiss Small & Mid Cap Opportunities Fund. Outside of fund management he enjoys tennis.


The Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective through an investment of at least 70% of its total assets in equities and equity related securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments. It intends to take full advantage of the ability to invest in derivatives providing long, synthetic long and/or synthetic short positions with the aim of maximising positive returns.

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Long/Short Equity over : 31/08/2016 - 31/08/2017
  • Rank 147/183 Total Return
  • Rank 67/183 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 144/183 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
145 RWC US Absolute Alpha A EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



146 Goldman Sachs EFI LS Risk Premia Pf C EURH 3xs Lvg

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



147 BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR EUR


148 Jupiter JGF Global Absolute Return I Cap EUR EUR


149 Merrion European Absolute Return B EUR EUR


Fund Name Currency Loss
143 BSF European Opportunities Extension A2 EUR EUR


144 BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR EUR


145 CS (Lux) Multi-Advisor Equity Alpha Fund FBH

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



146 InRIS UCITS PLC-R Parus I EUR Hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 -0.5% 1.7%
2016 -7.8% -2.3% 0.8% -1.7% -4.7%
2015 7.7% 1.9% 1.1% 2.2% 2.2%
2014 0.6% 2.5% -3.7% 0.4% 1.5%
2013 3.7% 0.9% 1.5% -0.4% 1.7%
2012 5.0% 1.8% 1.3% 0.6% 1.3%
2011 6.1% -1.7% 0.1% 4.6% 3.1%
2010 3.8% 0.7% -1.4% 2.1% 2.4%
2009 2.9% 0.1% 0.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Cooperatieve Rabobank UA 0.231% 19-Feb-2018 9.92
EUR Cash 8.23
Nordea Bank AB 0.000% 17-May-2017 4.12
MITSUB TRU UK 0.00% 05/18/17 SR:18 4.12
Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel SA 0.000% 10-May-2017 2.47
SMB CORP 0.00% 04/10/17 SR: 2.39
Svenska Handelsbanken AB 0.000% 29-Aug-2017 2.06
Nordea Bank AB 0.000% 05-Apr-2017 2.06
Procter & Gamble Co 0.000% 31-May-2017 1.98
OP Yrityspankki Oyj 0.000% 17-May-2017 1.85

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Hungary
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Jersey
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Norway
  14. Poland
  15. Portugal
  16. Spain
  17. Sweden
  18. Switzerland
  19. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date27/02/2009
  • Share Class size529Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0411704413

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,678
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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