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BlackRock Gold & General A Inc

Ranked 3 out of 11 in - Gold & Precious Metals over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Evy Hambro

Evy Hambro was born in 1972 in London and graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc Hons in Marketing. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1994 at Mercury Asset Management and was part of the investment team that was acquired by Merrill Lynch (now BlackRock) in 1997. After ten years working in the London office, he moved to Sydney for three years and later Toronto conducting research for the investment team. He is currently based in the London office and is the lead manager of the BGF World Mining Fund and BGF World Gold Fund. Outside of work Evy enjoys wine, surfing and playing tennis and golf.


The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through an actively managed portfolio of gold mining, commodity and precious-metal related shares. It may also invest in other transferable securities and units in collective investment schemes. Derivatives may also be used for the purposes of efficient portfolio management.


Gold & Precious Metals over : 30/06/2014 - 30/06/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 1.1% -7.2%
2014 2.2% 12.8% 5.7% -9.4% -5.5%
2013 -47.9% -10.2% -36.9% 8.7% -15.5%
2012 -11.5% -3.9% -10.6% 16.1% -11.3%
2011 -18.6% -7.8% -5.3% -3.2% -3.7%
2010 42.0% 3.8% 11.8% 8.5% 12.9%
2009 39.4% 14.8% -0.5% 15.4% 5.7%
2008 -17.5% 6.4% -2.1% -26.9% 8.3%
2007 40.8% 3.0% 1.2% 28.6% 5.1%
2006 17.8% 20.0% -4.6% -6.3% 9.8%
2005 50.7% -2.1% 5.2% 25.0% 17.1%
2004 -13.3% -7.0% -16.8% 14.7% -2.4%
2003 39.6% -11.9% 11.0% 25.9% 13.5%
2002 82.1% 55.7% 8.1% -4.5% 13.4%
2001 35.7% 0.8% 29.9% -0.9% 4.6%
2000 -8.7% -11.3% 1.2% 0.8% 0.9%
1999 30.8% 5.1% 8.6% 23.7% -7.4%
1998 -3.6% 6.2% -14.4% 10.2% -3.8%
1997 -39.9% 4.0% -20.6% -3.3% -24.7%
1996 -6.8% 22.2% -4.0% -7.7% -14.0%
1995 -0.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Franco-Nevada Corp ORD 9.88
Randgold Resources Ltd DR 7.17
Goldcorp Inc ORD 6.40
Eldorado Gold Corp ORD 5.92
Fresnillo PLC ORD 5.02
Newcrest Mining Ltd ORD 4.61
Royal Gold Inc ORD 4.29
Polyus Gold International Ltd ORD 3.26
Industrias Penoles SAB de CV ORD 2.68
Freeport-McMoRan Inc ORD 2.36

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/03/1988
  • Share Class size814Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001732584

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.8%
  • 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).