BlackRock Managed Volatility II C Acc

Ranked 51 out of 395 in - Balanced GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Alex Dale

Alex Dale, managing director, is co-Head of the Completion Mandate Management team within the Client Solutions division of BlackRock Solutions. Dale joined the firm in 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI). At BGI, Dale was a senior portfolio manager in the LDI Portfolio Management team. He was responsible for managing segregated and pooled LDI portfolios and for derivative execution. Prior to joining the firm, Dale was an active fixed income fund manager at F&C Asset Management where he specialised in inflation-linked bond markets in the UK and Europe. Prior to this, he had analyst roles at both CIGNA Investment Management and JP Morgan Investment Management. Dale earned a BA degree, with honours, in business economics from Nottingham Trent University in 1996 and an MSc degree in finance from the University of London in 2001.

Maria Daniels

Maria Daniels, vice president, is a member of the Completion Mandate Management function of the Client Solutions group within BlackRock Solutions. The Client Solutions team provide complex solutions support for the firm's largest institutional clients. The team has a broad set of investment experience across fixed income, equity, alternatives and a wide range of specialised investment strategies. It also focuses on outcome-oriented investing solutions, taking into account liabilities, capital and other drivers of investment strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Maria worked at Patermoster in the ALM team and was responsible for inflation and interest rate hedging activity. She also worked at F&C investments as a portfolio manager in the LDI team working on both Sterling and Euro pooled products. Maria gained a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1998.

Martyn Farmer

Martyn Farmer, vice president and portfolio manager, is a member of the Completion Mandate Management function of the Client Solutions group within BlackRock Solutions. The Client Solutions team provide complex solutions support for the firm's largest institutional clients. The team has a broad set of investment experience across fixed income, equity, alternatives and a wide range of specialised investment strategies. It also focuses on outcome-oriented investing solutions, taking into account liabilities, capital and other drivers of investment strategy. Martyn's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Martyn earned a BA (hons) in Business Administration from the Anglia Ruskin University in 1999.

Objective

The Fund aims to manage the volatility of its portfolio at or around 8% and to seek a total return. The volatility management strategy will have a direct impact on the Fund’s returns which may be limited by this strategy. The measure of volatility is the annualized, equal weighted volatility of the daily portfolio returns over the previous 60 Business Days. The Fund aims to gain investment exposure primarily to equity securities and fixed income securities globally, money market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash.

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Performance

Balanced GBP over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019
  • Rank 51/395 Total Return
  • Rank 181/395 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 172/395 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
181 Schroder Mixed Distribution A Acc GBP

6.7

181 BlackRock Managed Volatility II C Acc GBP

6.7

181 Acumen Income Portfolio X Acc GBP

6.7

181 Barclays MultiManager Portfolio 2 AD GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

6.7

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 5.9%
2018 -4.6% -4.6% 5.3% 0.8% -5.9%
2017 8.8% 3.7% 0.9% 0.7% 3.3%
2016 14.2% 1.2% 4.3% 5.7% 2.3%
2015 -0.9% 4.5% -3.6% -3.9% 2.4%
2014 7.2% 1.0% 1.8% 1.3% 2.9%
2013 9.9% 7.8% -1.4% 0.5% 3.0%
2012 -1.7% 4.6% 2.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
BlackRock ICS Sterling Liq Agency Dist 22.24%
BCIF UK Gilts All Stocks Tracker X Acc 21.06%
BCIF Corporate Bond 1-10 Year X Acc 20.78%
iShares UK Equity Index (UK) X Acc 17.01%
BCIF North American Equity Tracker X Acc 9.52%
BCIF Continental European Equity Trackr X Acc 5.29%
BCIF Pacific Ex Japan Equity Tracker X Acc 1.56%
GBP Cash 1.07%
BCIF Japan Equity Tracker X Acc 0.66%
BlackRock ICS USD Liq Agency Dist 0.62%
31/12/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date10/02/2012
  • Share Class size291Mn
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB00B76FRX99

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management0.20%
  • Initial investment7.00%

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