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BGF Latin American A2 GBP

Ranked 4 out of 17 in - Latin America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Will Landers

Will Landers was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1969. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA degree in finance and international management with a minor in theology. He started his career with Bear Stearns as an investment banker covering Latin American clients. After three years he joined Lehman Brothers where he started as an analyst and went on to become the director of Latin American research in 1998. In 1999 he moved to Credit Suisse where he covered Latin American technology and internet stocks. Will joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2002 as an analyst and shortly after became the co-manager of the Latin America Fund. In 2004 he became the sole manager of the fund. Will has been managing funds for over eight years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of fund management he enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, football, baseball, music and the cinema.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, Latin America.

Performance

Latin America over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 6.1% -0.3% 5.9% -1.2% 1.7%
2013 -15.2% 8.0% -16.4% -1.9% -4.2%
2012 1.0% 10.1% -13.5% 1.3% 4.7%
2011 -23.6% -5.1% -2.0% -23.5% 7.4%
2010 21.6% 5.7% -7.6% 15.1% 8.2%
2009 99.5% 6.1% 27.8% 28.6% 14.5%
2008 -38.5% -2.4% 9.9% -31.6% -16.3%
2007 38.3% 5.6% 16.9% 8.4% 3.4%
2006 27.7% 16.6% -9.9% 3.2% 17.8%
2005 73.0% 5.5% 15.8% 29.9% 9.1%
2004 33.7% 5.0% -7.5% 19.6% 15.2%
2003 54.1% 1.3% 18.1% 11.7% 15.3%
2002 -28.8% 11.2% -24.0% -24.9% 12.3%
2001 9.8% 9.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Chile
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Greece
  11. Guernsey
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Hungary
  14. Iceland
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Jersey
  18. Korea
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Macau
  21. Malta
  22. Mauritius
  23. Netherlands
  24. Norway
  25. Peru
  26. Poland
  27. Portugal
  28. Singapore
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. Taiwan
  33. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/01/1997
  • Share Class size1,544Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0171289738

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,221
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.8%
  • Initial investment5

Related News

Spending growth makes Brazil top pick for BlackRock's Landers

Brazil's rapidly growing middle class has made the country less dependent on exports and more attractive to outside investors, says BlackRock's Latin America specialist Will Landers.

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Plamen Monovski gets a key role in a reshuffle of the fund manager line up on BlackRock's global and European emerging markets funds, following Alain Bourrier's departure.

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