BSF Emerging Markets Equity Strat A2 USD

Ranked 3 out of 296 in - Global Emerging Markets 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 BlackRock Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Fund seeks to maximise total returns for investors. The Fund will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure to companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in emerging markets. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing at least 70% of its total assets in equities and equity-related securities (including derivatives) and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 31/05/2018 - 31/05/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 11.9%
2018 5.4% 1.3% 0.3% 4.1% -0.4%
2017 20.7% 11.9% 3.1% -2.6% 7.5%
2016 41.3% 12.0% 7.7% 14.0% 2.7%
2015 11.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 5.72%
Bank of China Ltd ORD 4.96%
BlackRock ICS USD Liq Agency Dist 4.78%
Baidu Inc DR 4.55%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 4.12%
Itau Unibanco Holding SA DR 3.03%
Astra International Tbk PT ORD 3.01%
Emaar Properties PJSC ORD 2.98%
Oi SA CFD 2.79%
Prudential Plc CFD 2.70%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. Portugal
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date18/09/2015
  • Share Class size103Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU1289970086

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


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

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