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BSF Latin American Opportunities A2 USD

Ranked 26 out of 42 in - Latin America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Will Landers

Will Landers was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1969. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA degree in finance and international management with a minor in theology. He started his career with Bear Stearns as an investment banker covering Latin American clients. After three years he joined Lehman Brothers where he started as an analyst and went on to become the director of Latin American research in 1998. In 1999 he moved to Credit Suisse where he covered Latin American technology and internet stocks. Will joined BlackRock in 2002 as an analyst and shortly after became the co-manager of the Latin America Fund. In 2004 he became the sole manager of the fund. Will has been managing funds for over eight years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of fund management he enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, football, baseball, music and the cinema.


The Fund seeks to maximise total return and will seek to achieve this investment objective through an investment of at least 70% of its total net assets in the equity and equity-related securities (including derivatives) of small & mid capitalisation companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Latin America. Small & mid capitalisation companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% by market capitalisation of Latin American exchanges.

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Latin America over : 31/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 13.8%
2016 37.5% 14.0% 18.9% 3.7% -2.1%
2015 -24.4% -12.2% -4.7% -14.0% 5.0%
2014 -5.1% -2.2% 9.5% -1.9% -9.7%
2013 -14.8% 10.3% -13.5% -4.5% -6.4%
2012 14.8% 17.8% -15.1% 6.0% 8.2%
2011 -27.6% -7.1% 0.7% -26.5% 5.3%
2010 43.3% 9.5% -1.0% 19.5% 10.7%
2009 184.3% 2.3% 57.1% 47.3% 20.2%
2008 -46.7% -8.4% 13.6% -31.8% -24.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Rumo Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA ORD 5.35
Kroton Educacional SA ORD 5.35
Sao Martinho SA ORD 5.11
Bradespar SA PFD 4.76
Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA ORD 3.68
Arezzo Industria e Comercio SA ORD 3.60
Iochpe Maxion SA ORD 3.52
CESP Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo PFD 3.40
Transmissora Alianca de Energia Eletrica SA 3.35

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/11/2007
  • Share Class size10Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0298454090

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management2.00%
  • 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).