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BlackRock Continental European A Inc

Ranked 86 out of 108 in - Europe Excluding UK over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Vincent Devlin

Born in Northern Ireland in 1970 Vincent Devlin graduated from the University of Manchester in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering. His investment career began two years later when he joined the Co-operative Insurance Society where he spent four years before moving to Insight Investments in 1998 as fund manager of European equities. After a further four year stint Vincent moved to join Scottish Widows where he remained until 2007 reaching the position of investment director and managing European retail unit trusts with a total of €1bn funds under management. Having left SWIP at the end of 2007, Vincent has now moved to BlackRock where he currently manages their Continental European Fund. An associate member of UKSIP, Vincent’s leisure interests focus on the sporting activities of rugby and cycling.

Objective

To Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. It 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.

Performance

Europe Excluding UK over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -4.4% 4.3% -4.9% -3.7%
2013 24.8% 9.4% 2.5% 5.0% 6.0%
2012 23.3% 11.7% -6.3% 9.1% 8.0%
2011 -16.4% 2.6% 2.7% -24.1% 4.5%
2010 16.3% 5.3% -12.3% 13.6% 10.9%
2009 28.0% -15.6% 11.7% 35.5% 0.3%
2008 -17.6% -9.8% 3.7% -16.2% 5.1%
2007 14.5% 2.2% 4.9% 2.5% 4.2%
2006 19.6% 13.2% -4.5% 4.1% 6.3%
2005 28.6% 3.5% 4.6% 11.4% 6.7%
2004 12.9% -2.7% 6.1% -0.9% 10.4%
2003 27.2% -7.8% 20.5% 3.5% 10.6%
2002 -30.1% 3.1% -12.3% -28.3% 7.9%
2001 -21.8% -13.4% -2.9% -20.0% 16.2%
2000 3.0% 2.8% 7.5% -6.1% -0.8%
1999 27.2% -0.2% 5.9% -4.1% 25.5%
1998 29.7% 21.4% 7.8% -17.2% 19.6%
1997 26.8% 12.4% 8.9% 7.1% -3.2%
1996 19.8% 12.4% 7.4% 2.4% -3.1%
1995 -0.4% -1.8% 1.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2013

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
ROCHE HOLDING G PAR 5.89
Bayer AG ORD 4.49
Novo Nordisk A/S ORD 4.37
Schneider Electric SE ORD 3.29
UBS AG ORD 3.06
Ryanair Holdings PLC ORD 3.01
Continental AG ORD 2.89
Adecco SA ORD 2.88
Publicis Groupe SA ORD 2.70
Deutsche Post AG ORD 2.61
31/05/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date16/12/1983
  • Share Class size552Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0005804504

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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