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BlackRock Continental European Income A Acc

Ranked 63 out of 121 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Alice Gaskell

Alice Gaskell was born in 1972 and attended Oxford University where she studied Politics and Philosophy. She started her career with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 1994, where she was responsible for managing Europe ex UK and Eurozone equity portfolios. Alice joined BlackRock following the merger with MLIM in 2006 and is currently managing director and portfolio manager and is a member of BlackRock’s Style Diversified European Equity team. She has been managing funds for over 14 years and is a member of ASIP. Outside of fund management, Alice lists tennis, walking, cinema/theatre and music as her interests.

Andreas Zöllinger

Andreas Zoellinger was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1974. He graduated from the University of Munich and University of Edinburgh with a Diplom-Kaufmann degree in business administration. Andreas started his career as a trainee with a major German bank before joining Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, (now BlackRock) in 2001 where he is currently a fund manager in Euro markets. Andreas has been managing funds for over three years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of fund management he enjoys golf, football and the cinema and theatre.


The aim of the BlackRock Continental European Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in Europe excluding the UK. Typically these will be larger companies. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes.

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Europe Excluding UK over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 16.5% 6.1% 6.4% 2.5% 0.7%
2016 12.0% 2.0% 2.3% 5.7% 1.5%
2015 13.2% 11.1% -5.5% 1.5% 6.3%
2014 4.1% 5.1% 0.9% -3.4% 1.7%
2013 30.5% 14.8% 2.6% 4.5% 6.0%
2012 18.8% 8.0% -5.5% 9.8% 6.0%
2011 -17.5% 6.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Telefonica SA ORD 4.26
Enel SpA ORD 4.11
Unilever NV DR 4.08
Nestle SA ORD 4.05
Zurich Insurance Group AG ORD 4.01
Deutsche Post AG ORD 3.82
Muenchener Rueckversicherungs Gesellschaft AG in Muenchen ORD 3.77
Bouygues SA ORD 3.77
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 3.63
Kone Oyj ORD 3.42

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date06/05/2011
  • Share Class size1,812Mn
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB00B3ZW3465

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.5

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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).