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BlackRock UK Managed Volatility I C Acc

Ranked 85 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 5% and to seek a total return. It aims to gain investment exposure primarily to UK companies quoted on the UK equity markets and to UK fixed income securities (including UK gilts and corporate bonds). In order to achieve its objective, the Fund invests primarily in units of collective investment schemes and derivatives which provide exposure to the above asset classes. At any time, a substantial amount, or even all of the Fund’s assets may be held as cash to assist in achieving the Fund’s objective.

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Performance

Balanced GBP over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 4.3%
2018 -2.4% -2.9% 3.0% -1.4% -1.0%
2017 3.7% 2.1% -0.7% -0.2% 2.4%
2016 9.2% 4.2% 5.0% 2.6% -2.8%
2015 -1.5% 3.4% -2.6% -1.9% -0.3%
2014 6.0% 1.5% 1.3% 1.1% 2.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
BCIF UK Gilts All Stocks Tracker X Acc 24.30%
BlackRock Cash A Acc 23.76%
iShares Core UK Gilts UCITS ETF 19.61%
BlackRock ICS Sterling Ultra Sh Bd Agency Acc 13.19%
BlackRock ICS Sterling Liq Agency Dist 12.51%
BCIF 100 UK Equity Tracker X Acc 3.23%
iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF 2.16%
GBP Cash 1.23%
31/12/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/10/2013
  • Share Class size72Mn
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB00BCGCZ754

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).