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BlackRock Continental European Income A Acc

Ranked 10 out of 108 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

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 Fund is to achieve an above average income from its equity investments, compared to the income yield of European equity markets (excluding the UK), without sacrificing long term capital growth. The Fund will invest primarily in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe excluding the UK. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, permitted money market instruments, permitted deposits, cash and near cash and units in collective investment schemes.


Europe Excluding UK over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 1.6% 5.1% 0.9% -3.4% -0.7%
2013 30.5% 14.8% 2.6% 4.5% 6.0%
2012 18.8% 8.0% -5.5% 9.8% 6.0%
2011 -12.7% -0.3% -17.5% 6.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Eni SpA ORD 3.50
Bayer AG ORD 3.48
Total SA ORD 3.45
Enel SpA ORD 3.44
GDF Suez SA ORD 3.41
EDP Energias de Portugal SA ORD 3.40
LEG Immobilien AG ORD 3.39
Unibail-Rodamco SE ORD 3.34
Zurich Insurance Group AG ORD 3.25
Novartis AG ORD 3.23

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date06/05/2011
  • Share Class size552Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B3ZW3465

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment100


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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