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BGF Latin American A2 USD

Ranked 22 out of 41 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 : 31/05/2016 - 31/05/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 11.4%
2016 49.1% 19.6% 11.0% 10.3% 1.8%
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

31/03/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Banco Bradesco SA DR 8.64
Itau Unibanco Holding SA DR 7.36
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras DR 7.00
Ambev SA DR 4.11
BM&F Bovespa SA Bolsa de Valores Mercadorias e Futuros ORD 4.06
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV DR 3.94
Vale SA DR 3.28
Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB de CV ORD 3.09
Vale SA DR 3.03
Cemex SAB de CV DR 2.93
31/03/2017

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date09/01/1997
  • Share Class size1,222Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0072463663

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.75%
  • Initial investment5

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