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BlackRock UK Special Situations A Inc

Ranked 246 out of 261 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Roland Arnold

Objective

The aim of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK and will normally have an emphasis on small or medium sized companies. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. Small and medium sized companies are those whose market capitalisation is lower than that of companies in the FTSE 100 Index at the time of the Fund's investment.

Performance

UK (All Companies) over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -9.6% -1.6% -4.7% -2.8% -0.9%
2013 23.4% 10.5% -1.4% 4.7% 8.2%
2012 18.5% 9.4% -3.5% 7.1% 4.9%
2011 -8.6% 1.6% 0.8% -16.7% 7.1%
2010 35.3% 9.2% -6.7% 18.6% 12.0%
2009 34.4% -5.3% 12.5% 22.0% 3.4%
2008 -29.4% -5.1% 2.3% -14.6% -14.9%
2007 1.3% 4.1% 3.7% -3.0% -3.3%
2006 18.5% 8.6% -3.1% 3.0% 9.3%
2005 29.4% 4.8% 4.4% 11.9% 5.7%
2004 19.5% 0.5% 2.6% 4.5% 10.8%
2003 21.8% -6.0% 15.6% 4.0% 7.8%
2002 -18.1% 5.3% -7.2% -18.5% 2.9%
2001 -1.0% -0.8% 3.6% -16.0% 14.6%
2000 13.8% -1.1% 5.1% 0.0% 9.4%
1999 52.0% 18.7% 19.2% 0.7% 6.7%
1998 -15.0% 9.7% -2.9% -23.3% 4.0%
1997 20.4% 5.9% 4.6% 8.5% 0.2%
1996 37.0% 11.4% 10.6% 6.5% 4.4%
1995 11.2% 0.6% 10.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2013

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 5.56
HSBC Holdings PLC ORD 5.27
BP PLC ORD 4.20
Rio Tinto PLC ORD 3.87
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 3.63
Senior PLC ORD 2.81
BG Group PLC ORD 2.77
Howden Joinery Group PLC ORD 2.68
BHP Billiton PLC ORD 2.66
Rathbone Brothers PLC ORD 2.60
30/06/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date16/03/1981
  • Share Class size1,476Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0005803977

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50

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).