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BSF European Absolute Return D2 GBP

Ranked 51 out of 80 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 : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 51/80 Total Return
  • Rank 14/80 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 13/80 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
49 UNI-GLOBAL Absolute Return SAH-GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

4.5%

50 UBS (Irl) Inv Sel - Equity Opp L/S P-PF GBP Hdg

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

4.5%

51 BSF European Absolute Return D2 GBP GBP

4.3%

52 BlackRock European Absolute Alpha P Acc GBP

4.2%

53 Man GLG European Mid-Cap Eqty Alt IN H GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

4.2%

Fund Name Currency Risk
12 Jupiter Absolute Return Acc GBP

2.5

13 Man GLG European Mid-Cap Eqty Alt IN H GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

2.5

14 BSF European Absolute Return D2 GBP GBP

2.6

14 Man GLG Innovation Equity Alternative IN H GBP Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

2.6

16 AB SICAV I-Select Absolute Alpha Pf A GBP H

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

2.9

Fund Name Currency Loss
11 LM MC Japan Abs Alpha M (PF) GBP Dis (A) (H)

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

-0.8%

12 Threadneedle (Lux)-American Absolute Alpha IGH

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

-0.9%

13 BSF European Absolute Return D2 GBP GBP

-0.9%

14 CS (Lux) Small and Mid Cap Alpha L/S Fd UBH GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

-1.0%

15 Smith & Williamson Enterprise A GBP

-1.0%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 4.3% -0.2% 2.1% 2.3% 0.1%
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 size01Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN LU0802637750

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment1

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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).