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Contact details

6D, route de Treves,
L-2633 Senningerberg,
Grand-duchy of Luxembourg
020 7743 1143 (Fax Number)
084 5740 5405 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Edward Booth»01-Jul-2013 to Present
Lisa Walker»13-Mar-2009 to 30-Jun-2013
Jack Silady»14-Aug-2006 to 13-Mar-2009
Walid Kassem»05-Jun-2002 to 14-Aug-2006
James Ellman»01-Mar-2000 to 01-Jun-2002

Investment objectives

The World Financials Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies whose predominant economic activity is financial services.


performance chart
    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+4.5 +86.0 +38.7 +30.2 +36.8 -23.1 -3.0
  EQUITY - FINANCIAL +4.5+65.0+31.4+26.3+25.0-18.1-2.8
  Bid OfferCurrency+/-YieldCiticodeSEDOLISINCodeWKNDate
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS D2RF USD 23.29 USD 0.01 - BMU0 B43HN17 LU0329593262 n/a 27-Nov-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS D2RF EUR 18.66 EUR 0.04 - F36A n/a LU0827889055 n/a 27-Nov-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS A2RF USD 22.06 USD 0.02 - MO58 5899883 LU0106831901 933539 27-Nov-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS A2RF EUR 17.67 EUR 0.04 - MT85 B0353R9 LU0171304719 A0BL2N 27-Nov-2014
Detailed fund information
Launch date03-Mar-2000
Fund size £286.3m / $452.0m (30-Sep-14)
Minimum initial $ 5,000
Minimum additional $ 1,000
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan 
FE Trustnet Sector Equity - Financial
Asset ClassEquity
Pricing times0:00 DD
Dealing frequencyDaily
Distributor statusFund distributor status
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Sector
Luxembourg Equity Equity - Financial
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Prev Holding (%) Rank Prev
INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A.3.294(4)AXA S.A.2.959(-)
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
USA45.631(1) 45.63% USA
UK8.642(4) 8.64% UK
Japan7.933(2) 7.93% Japan
France6.984(3) 6.98% France
Italy5.595(5) 5.59% Italy
Netherlands4.876(6) 4.87% Netherlands
India3.547(14) 3.54% India
Sweden2.838(8) 2.83% Sweden
Canada2.599(10) 2.59% Canada
Singapore2.4510(11) 2.45% Singapore
Belgium2.4311(12) 2.43% Belgium
Hong Kong1.7812(9) 1.78% Hong Kong
Australia1.3413(15) 1.34% Australia
Germany1.0714- 1.07% Germany
Money Market0.8815(7) 0.88% Money Market
Russia0.7616(17) 0.76% Russia
Thailand0.6717(18) 0.67% Thailand
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Banks52.831(1) 52.83% Banks
Insurance23.282(2) 23.28% Insurance
Financials6.163(3) 6.16% Financials
Others4.184(4) 4.18% Others
Property Shares3.445(5) 3.44% Property Shares
Financial Services2.836(7) 2.83% Financial Services
Real Estate2.527(8) 2.52% Real Estate
Services2.128(9) 2.12% Services
Mortgage & Secured Bonds1.779(10) 1.77% Mortgage & Secured Bonds
Cash & Cash Equivalents0.8810(6) 0.88% Cash & Cash Equivalents

Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid where applicable) with gross income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in fund’s native currency unless otherwise specified – performance figures can be rebased to Pence Sterling (GBX) using the rebasing option.

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  1y 3y
Volatility 8.54 14.94
Alpha 0.33 4.13
Beta 1.14 0.97
Sharpe 0.05 0.80
Info Ratio 0.26 1.01
R2 0.91 0.94
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4  help with ratios
vs. Equity - Financial»

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 7 / 13 4 / 12
Quartile 2 2

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE
Crown Rating


Asset allocation

US Equities, 45.63%
45.6300% ofUS Equities
UK Equities, 8.64%
8.6400% ofUK Equities
Japanese Equities, 7.93%
7.9300% ofJapanese Equities
French Equities, 6.98%
6.9800% ofFrench Equities
Italian Equities, 5.59%
5.5900% ofItalian Equities
Dutch Equities, 4.87%
4.8700% ofDutch Equities
Indian Equities, 3.54%
3.5400% ofIndian Equities
Swedish Equities, 2.83%
2.8300% ofSwedish Equities
Canadian Equities, 2.59%
2.5900% ofCanadian Equities
Singapore Equities, 2.45%
2.4500% ofSingapore Equities
Belgian Equities, 2.43%
2.4300% ofBelgian Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 1.78%
1.7800% ofHong Kong Equities
Australian Equities, 1.34%
1.3400% ofAustralian Equities
German Equities, 1.07%
1.0700% ofGerman Equities
Money Market, 0.88%
0.8800% ofMoney Market
Russian Equities, 0.76%
0.7600% ofRussian Equities
Thai Equities, 0.67%
0.6700% ofThai Equities

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