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BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR

Ranked 92 out of 179 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 : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 92/179 Total Return
  • Rank 25/179 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 27/179 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
23 Alessia - Absolute Return Plus I Cap EUR


24 Fonditalia Flexible Italy - R EUR


25 Rational Asset Mgmt Equity Long/Short IC H-EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



25 BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR EUR


27 Exane Funds 1 - Exane Pangea Fund A EUR


Fund Name Currency Loss
25 RWC US Absolute Alpha A EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



26 FundLogic Glbl Eq Risk Premia L/S UCITS A Acc EUR EUR


27 BSF European Absolute Return A2 EUR EUR


28 Prosper Stars & Stripes P EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



29 Smith & Williamson Enterprise F EUR


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 2.9% -0.5% 1.7% 1.9% -0.3%
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

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 size466Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0411704413

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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