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BSF European Absolute Return D2RF GBP

Ranked 55 out of 84 in - Long/Short Equity over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Stefan Gries

Stefan Gries, CFA, director and research analyst, is a member of BlackRock's European Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2008, he spent two years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where he completed a two year graduate program. During this program Stefan was an analyst covering auto and auto suppliers, metal & mining sectors and small and mid-cap Eurozone stocks. During his studies, Stefan worked summers at Lehman Brothers and DWS Investments. He earned an MA in Economics and Spanish from the University of St Andrews in 2005.

David Tovey

David Tovey was born in London during the late seventies. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1998 with a degree in economics. He joined Blackrock (then Merrill Lynch) in the same year as an analyst. Having progressed to become a fund manager, he currently runs the BGF Swiss Small & Mid Cap Opportunities Fund. Outside of fund management he enjoys tennis.

Objective

The Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective through an investment of at least 70% of its total assets in equities and equity related securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments. It intends to take full advantage of the ability to invest in derivatives providing long, synthetic long and/or synthetic short positions with the aim of maximising positive returns.

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Performance

Long/Short Equity over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 -0.2% 2.1% 2.3%
2016 -6.6% -2.0% 1.0% -1.4% -4.3%
2015 8.6% 2.1% 1.4% 2.5% 2.5%
2014 1.2% 2.6% -3.5% 0.6% 1.5%
2013 4.5% 1.2% 1.7% -0.2% 1.8%
2012 1.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date25/07/2012
  • Share Class size02Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0802637750

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment61,956
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • 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).