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BlackRock Emerging Markets Absolute Alpha P Acc

Ranked 1 out of 57 in - Absolute Return GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Gordon Fraser

Gordon Fraser is a member of the Global Emerging Markets team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group, specialising in Middle Eastern, Turkish and Indian Equities. Fraser joined BlackRock as an Analyst in 2006 and holds a BA (1st class) and an MPhil (distinction) in Economics from Cambridge University.

Sam Vecht

Born in the English capital in 1977, Sam Vecht studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics. He joined BlackRock in 2000, where he is a managing director of long only and long-short funds. Sam concentrates primarily on emerging Europe and other frontier markets, adopting a contrarian investment style with a top-down overview. He does not use cash as a tactical strategy, and derivatives are employed opportunistically. Sam holds the CFA designation and cites football, chess and music as his primary interests.


The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return for investors and, as such, the Fund will not be managed against any emerging markets equity index. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by taking long positions and using derivatives to take synthetic long and synthetic short investment positions.

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Absolute Return GBP over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 2.1%
2018 11.8% 0.0% 4.2% 2.4% 4.7%
2017 -9.7% 1.6% -1.1% -7.6% -2.8%
2016 3.7% 1.5% -2.9% 1.5% 3.8%
2015 -1.4% -6.4% 8.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 87.16%
BlackRock ICS Sterling Liq Agency Dist 7.99%
United Kingdom 0.000% 25-Feb-2019 4.83%
United Kingdom 0.000% 04-Mar-2019 4.83%
Sberbank Rossii PAO DR 4.63%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 4.03%
Emaar Properties PJSC ORD 3.82%
Prudential Plc CFD 3.45%
Telekom Malaysia Bhd ORD 2.99%
Alior Bank SA ORD 2.73%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date26/02/2015
  • Share Class size06Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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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).