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BGF European A2 EUR

Ranked 217 out of 1001 in - Europe over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR

Managed by

Nigel Bolton

Nigel Bolton is managing director and head of the European equity style diversified team at BlackRock, and is responsible for the European equity team investment process and business development. He has overall responsibility for all European accounts and is directly responsible for the BGF European and European Focus portfolios. Bolton joined BlackRock in 2008 from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), where he was a director and head of European equities. Prior to joining SWIP in 2004, he was with WP Stewart (Europe) Ltd., as head of European investments. From 1992 to 2003, Bolton was with Citigroup Global Asset Management, where he was a managing director and head of European equities. Previously, he was with Abbey Life Investment Services from 1989 to 1992. He began his career as an investment analyst with BSW in 1985. Bolton earned a BA degree with honours in economics from the University of Nottingham in 1985.

Zehrid Osmani

Zehrid Osmani works for BlackRock where he splits his time between managing the BGF European Fund and fulfilling his role as head of research for European equities. Zehrid focuses on European equities within this fund and he believes that its flexible style allows it to be successful in any market environment. After gaining a degree in economics and finance from the University of Paris-Sorbonne he went on to work within European equities for ten years before moving to BlackRock. Zehrid has an IMC certificate and away from work can be found skiing or enjoying the theatre.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, Europe.

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Performance

Europe over : 31/07/2014 - 31/07/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 17.9% -1.7%
2014 2.6% 2.3% -0.8% -0.8% 1.9%
2013 21.8% 6.2% -0.5% 8.6% 6.1%
2012 20.5% 10.6% -2.3% 7.3% 3.9%
2011 -10.4% 0.6% -0.5% -18.0% 9.2%
2010 13.0% 4.1% -6.3% 8.9% 6.3%
2009 38.6% -10.8% 23.9% 20.1% 4.5%
2008 -40.1% -17.7% 1.4% -12.6% -17.9%
2007 2.9% 1.9% 7.1% -2.7% -3.0%
2006 20.6% 8.5% -2.1% 5.0% 8.2%
2005 29.2% 4.4% 8.2% 8.0% 5.9%
2004 9.0% 2.3% 3.2% -2.6% 6.0%
2003 12.1% -11.9% 16.2% 2.1% 7.3%
2002 -30.9% 1.5% -17.1% -21.6% 4.7%
2001 -19.6% -12.6% 2.2% -19.4% 11.8%
2000 -0.5% 5.2% -2.7% 0.7% -3.5%
1999 37.1% 6.9% 6.2% -4.3% 26.2%
1998 18.4% 22.0% 3.7% -22.5% 20.8%
1997 36.1% 11.9% 12.6% 7.5% 0.5%
1996 29.1% 10.1% 6.2% 3.1% 7.1%
1995 3.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/1993
  • Share Class size2,169Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU0011846440

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,745
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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