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BlackRock Gold & General A Inc

Ranked 11 out of 20 in - Gold & Precious Metals over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

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.

Tom Holl

Tom Holl is currently a portfolio manager who specialises in mining & gold companies at BlackRock’s London office where he joined in 2006. Tom majored in Land Economy at Magdalene College, Cambridge University. He is a CFA charterholder. Away from the office, Tom enjoys golf, tennis, soccer and music.


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.

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Gold & Precious Metals over : 31/08/2016 - 31/08/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 5.5% -7.7%
2016 78.7% 42.5% 42.8% 2.1% -14.0%
2015 -18.7% 1.1% -7.2% -16.4% 3.6%
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
Newcrest Mining Ltd ORD 8.47
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd ORD 8.45
Randgold Resources Ltd DR 7.57
Newmont Mining Corp ORD 5.63
Franco-Nevada Corp ORD 5.22
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp ORD 4.02
Fresnillo PLC ORD 3.87
OceanaGold Corp ORD 3.22
Goldcorp Inc ORD 3.18
Northern Star Resources Ltd ORD 3.14

Registered For Sale In

  1. Guernsey
  2. Isle of Man
  3. Jersey
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/03/1988
  • Share Class size1,155Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001732584

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • 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).