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BGF Global SmallCap A2 USD

Ranked 14 out of 26 in - Global Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in CHF unless stated

Managed by

Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin joined BlackRock in 2010, after a year at Marble Bar Asset Management in London, where he was head of Automated Trading. Prior to this, Franklin was head of Portfolio Management for The 32 Capital Fund equity long-short strategy, as well as head of Market Neutral, Europe Active Equities. Franklin is currently responsible for BlackRock's Global Equity Strategies and is lead manager on the BSF Global Long/Short Equity fund. He earned a BS degree in applied physics and history from the California Institute of Technology in 2000.

Raffaele Savi

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of smaller capitalization companies. Smaller capitalization companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 20% by market capitalization of global stock markets. Although it is likely that most of the Fund's investments will be in companies located in developed markets globally, the Fund may also invest in the emerging markets of the world. Currency exposure is flexibly managed.

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Performance

Global Small & Medium Companies over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -2.4% 4.4%
2017 14.5% 1.9% -0.6% 6.8% 5.8%
2016 8.8% -8.4% 3.0% 8.4% 6.4%
2015 -6.0% -0.8% -1.6% -8.5% 5.3%
2014 12.5% 1.8% 5.6% -0.4% 5.1%
2013 32.2% 13.3% 1.4% 5.9% 8.7%
2012 11.8% 9.2% -3.1% 6.2% -0.5%
2011 -10.3% 1.9% -8.2% -12.5% 9.4%
2010 5.1% 5.7% -8.8% 1.7% 7.3%
2009 32.7% -2.0% 16.5% 11.9% 3.9%
2008 -43.0% -20.5% 7.2% -10.7% -25.1%
2007 8.5% 5.3% 6.3% -0.3% -2.8%
2006 9.1% 8.9% -11.9% 3.6% 9.7%
2005 30.6% 4.2% 7.4% 11.5% 4.7%
2004 4.2% 5.8% -5.1% -0.4% 4.2%
2003 31.3% -5.3% 21.9% 7.8% 5.5%
2002 -32.6% 4.7% -18.2% -17.9% -4.3%
2001 -6.5% -9.4% 16.5% -26.4% 20.4%
2000 23.0% 31.8% -8.8% 19.5% -14.3%
1999 212.9% 11.3% 24.8% 16.0% 94.1%
1998 1.1% 18.5% -3.3% -23.6% 15.4%
1997 0.2% 7.4% 11.0% -2.1% -14.2%
1996 31.4% 11.5% 12.5% -2.5% 7.5%
1995 -11.5% -20.2% 4.6% 7.2% -1.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/07/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 2.92%
Medpace Holdings Inc ORD 1.37%
WellCare Health Plans Inc ORD 1.35%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp ORD 1.28%
Dana Inc ORD 1.25%
Bruker Corp ORD 1.25%
Hanover Insurance Group Inc ORD 1.24%
Synovus Financial Corp ORD 1.22%
W. R. Grace & Co ORD 1.22%
Terex Corp ORD 1.19%
31/07/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Brunei Darussalam
  5. Chile
  6. Denmark
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Hungary
  15. Iceland
  16. Ireland
  17. Italy
  18. Jersey
  19. Korea
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Macau
  22. Malta
  23. Mauritius
  24. Netherlands
  25. Norway
  26. Peru
  27. Poland
  28. Portugal
  29. Singapore
  30. Spain
  31. Sweden
  32. Switzerland
  33. Taiwan
  34. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/11/1994
  • Share Class size260Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0054578231

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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