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BGF Latin American A2 USD

Ranked 26 out of 43 in - Latin America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

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 BlackRock 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.

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Performance

Latin America over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 -26.7% -4.9% -3.4% -19.3% -1.1%
2014 -3.8% -0.4% 5.8% -0.9% -7.9%
2013 -15.3% 7.9% -16.1% -2.5% -4.0%
2012 1.0% 10.1% -13.6% 1.3% 4.7%
2011 -23.2% -4.5% -2.4% -23.3% 7.5%
2010 20.8% 5.3% -7.3% 15.0% 7.6%
2009 96.5% 4.0% 28.6% 28.0% 14.8%
2008 -37.8% -2.9% 10.1% -31.0% -15.7%
2007 38.7% 5.0% 17.0% 8.4% 4.1%
2006 27.6% 16.3% -10.7% 4.2% 18.0%
2005 72.5% 4.5% 16.3% 29.6% 9.6%
2004 34.9% 5.1% -7.4% 18.9% 16.6%
2003 53.6% 1.2% 18.1% 12.5% 14.3%
2002 -27.7% 11.6% -23.6% -25.0% 13.1%
2001 -0.8% 3.2% 10.1% -30.2% 25.2%
2000 -3.1% 10.5% -3.3% 4.8% -13.5%
1999 68.5% 15.2% 17.2% -10.2% 39.0%
1998 -40.9% -0.6% -20.8% -31.0% 8.8%
1997 17.1% 6.9% -16.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2015

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Itau Unibanco Holding SA DR 6.33
Ambev SA DR 5.64
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV DR 5.41
Banco Bradesco S/A DR 4.96
Cemex SAB de CV DR 4.71
BRF SA DR 4.09
Wal Mart de Mexico SAB de CV ORD 4.06
Credicorp Ltd ORD 4.04
America Movil SAB de CV DR 3.94
BB Seguridade Participacoes SA ORD 3.64
31/08/2015

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date09/01/1997
  • Share Class size943Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0072463663

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.75%
  • Initial investment5

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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 the currency and currencies indicated).