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BlackRock's Hambro: our dividend gold quest

As the BlackRock Gold & General fund marks it 25th year we speak to current manager Evy Hambro on the recent sharp correction in the precious metal's price and why he is determined to get firms to boost dividends.

BlackRock's Hambro: our dividend gold quest

In 25 years the BlackRock Gold & General fund has seen all manner of scenarios.

And as the fund enters its 26th year we grill its current manager and the firm's CIO of natural resources, Evy Hambro, in this video interview.

Hambro, who also manages the BGF World Gold , and BGF World Mining  funds explains why despite the recent collapse in the gold price, the fundamentals remain in place to support future gains.

He also explains why he is on a 'quest' to get firms to pay dividends.

Citywire Selection Verdict: This £3 billion fund once again managed to outperform the global gold mining index during 2012, although it was a difficult year. The disconnect between the strong performance of gold and the lacklustre performance of the companies that mine and refine the element has been one of the most striking phenomena of recent years. Share prices have not increased in line with the higher gold price, in fact they’ve fallen, partly due to the reluctance of companies to pay dividends. 2013 has proven another challenging year for the sector. However, the fund is well placed to enjoy any good period for gold miners and adds diversity with small holdings in silver and diversified miners.

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