Simon Hunter is a Vice President and research analyst in BlackRock’s European Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Hunter spent three and a half years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which he joined as a graduate trainee. Hunter spent his first year covering European markets before moving to cover US equities. Most recently, Hunter had specific research responsibility for analysing US financial companies. Hunter earned an MA in economics, politics and philosophy from the University of St. Oxford in 2006.
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.
The Fund seeks to maximise total returns through the use of an extension strategy. 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 Europe. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing at least 70% of its total assets in equities and equity-related securities (including derivatives) and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments.
Rank 1/75 Total Return
Rank 61/75 Standard Deviation
Rank 50/75 Max Drawdown
|1||BSF European Opportunities Extension A4RF GBP||
|2||City Financial Absolute Equity A Acc||
|3||FP Argonaut Absolute Return GBP A Acc||
|4||Jupiter International Financials Acc||
|5||Threadneedle American Extended Alpha GBP Ret Net A||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date31/08/2007
- Share Class size03Mn
- Base currencyGBP
- Min. initial investment3,000
- Min. additional investment0
- Annual management1.5%
- Initial investment5