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BlackRock Volatility Strategy I E Acc

Ranked 45 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 aim of the Fund is to manage the volatility of its portfolio at or around 9% 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 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

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 6.2%
2018 -3.8% -3.6% 4.0% 0.9% -4.8%
2017 8.3% 3.2% 0.6% 0.8% 3.4%
2016 17.2% 3.9% 5.1% 6.7% 0.6%
2015 1.4% 5.2% -4.6% -2.5% 3.7%
2014 9.8% 0.8% 2.0% 2.3% 4.4%
2013 -3.1% 0.3% 2.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
BCIF Corporate Bond Tracker X Acc 15.46%
BCIF North American Equity Tracker X Acc 15.26%
iShares UK Equity Index (UK) X Acc 12.52%
BCIF Overseas Corporate Bond Tracker X Acc 10.44%
BCIF Overseas Government Bond Tracker X Acc 8.83%
BCIF Emerging Markets Equity Tracker X Acc 7.16%
BCIF Index Linked Gilt Tracker X Acc 6.48%
BCIF UK Gilts All Stocks Tracker X Acc 6.47%
BCIF Global Property Securities Eq Trk X Acc 6.10%
BCIF Continental European Equity Trackr X Acc 4.30%
31/12/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date07/03/2013
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB00B83RJH39

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment20Mn
  • 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).