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BSF Emerging Markets Absolute Return D4RF GBP Hgd

Ranked 6 out of 6 in - Emerging Market Equity Including Asia over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Gordon Fraser

Gordon Fraser is a member of the Global Emerging Markets team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group, specialising in Middle Eastern, Turkish and Indian Equities. Fraser joined BlackRock as an Analyst in 2006 and holds a BA (1st class) and an MPhil (distinction) in Economics from Cambridge University.

Sam Vecht

Born in the English capital in 1977, Sam Vecht studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics. He joined BlackRock in 2000, where he is a managing director of long only and long-short funds. Sam concentrates primarily on emerging Europe and other frontier markets, adopting a contrarian investment style with a top-down overview. He does not use cash as a tactical strategy, and derivatives are employed opportunistically. Sam holds the CFA designation and cites football, chess and music as his primary interests.


The Fund will seek to generate a positive absolute return regardless of market conditions through investment in emerging market equities and equity-related securities. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by taking long, synthetic long and synthetic short investment exposures. The Fund will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure to companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in emerging markets.

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Emerging Market Equity Including Asia over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017
  • Rank 6/6 Total Return
  • Rank 2/6 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 6/6 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
2 OAKS Emerging and Frontier Opportunities H GBP GBP


3 Schroder ISF Asian Total Return GBP A Dis GBP


4 Veritas China GBP B GBP


5 GAM Star (Lux) - Emerging Alpha I GBP GBP


6 BSF Emerging Markets Absolute Return D4RF GBP Hgd

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 3.5% -1.2% -8.3%
2016 3.3% 0.1% -3.5% 2.8% 4.0%
2015 0.0% -1.9% -1.1% -6.3% 10.0%
2014 0.2% -0.2% 1.7% -6.4% 5.5%
2013 0.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Ireland
  8. Jersey
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. Spain
  13. Sweden
  14. Switzerland
  15. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date11/09/2013
  • Share Class size00Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0965649881
  • Currency exposure is hedged

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment62,214
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment5

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