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

investor.services@blackrock.com

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

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    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+3.1 +74.8 +39.4 +22.6 +38.3 -23.0 +3.5
  EQUITY - FINANCIAL +3.0+56.7+34.2+19.5+27.3-17.4+3.6
Price
  Bid OfferCurrency+/-YieldCiticodeSEDOLISINCodeWKNDate
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS D2RF USD 22.81 USD 0.17 - BMU0 B43HN17 LU0329593262 n/a 19-Dec-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS D2RF EUR 18.56 EUR 0.12 - F36A n/a LU0827889055 n/a 19-Dec-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS A2RF USD 21.59 USD 0.16 - MO58 5899883 LU0106831901 933539 19-Dec-2014
pdf BLACKROCK GLOBAL FUNDS WORLD FINANCIALS A2RF EUR 17.57 EUR 0.12 - MT85 B0353R9 LU0171304719 A0BL2N 19-Dec-2014
Detailed fund information
Launch date03-Mar-2000
Fund size £289.5m / $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, 30-Nov-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
CITIGROUP INC4.931PRUDENTIAL PLC3.186
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO4.592ING GROEP N.V.3.157
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO4.293AXA3.118
INTESA SANPAOLO SPA3.494HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GRP INC3.119
SOCIETE GENERALE3.195KBC GROEP SA3.0410
 Total36.08 
Regional weightings, 30-Nov-2014
Region(%)Rank 
USA44.691 44.69% USA
UK9.022 9.02% UK
France7.213 7.21% France
Japan6.164 6.16% Japan
Italy5.835 5.83% Italy
Netherlands5.226 5.22% Netherlands
India3.767 3.76% India
Belgium3.048 3.04% Belgium
Sweden2.789 2.78% Sweden
Canada2.6810 2.68% Canada
Singapore2.6111 2.61% Singapore
Hong Kong1.8612 1.86% Hong Kong
Money Market1.4213 1.42% Money Market
Australia1.3514 1.35% Australia
Germany1.1015 1.10% Germany
Thailand0.6516 0.65% Thailand
Russia0.6217 0.62% Russia
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 30-Nov-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Banks53.031 53.03% Banks
Insurance24.322 24.32% Insurance
Financials6.323 6.32% Financials
Others4.604 4.60% Others
Property Shares3.435 3.43% Property Shares
Services2.286 2.28% Services
Mortgage & Secured Bonds1.867 1.86% Mortgage & Secured Bonds
Real Estate1.828 1.82% Real Estate
Cash & Cash Equivalents1.429 1.42% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Financial Services0.9210 0.92% Financial Services
Total100.00 

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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Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 8.62 13.75
Alpha 0.60 3.87
Beta 1.15 0.99
Sharpe 0.09 1.21
Info Ratio 0.35 0.99
R2 0.91 0.93
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4  help with ratios
vs. Equity - Financial»

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 8 / 13 3 / 12
Quartile 3 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE
Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

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Asset allocation

US Equities, 44.69%
44.6900% ofUS Equities
UK Equities, 9.02%
9.0200% ofUK Equities
French Equities, 7.21%
7.2100% ofFrench Equities
Japanese Equities, 6.16%
6.1600% ofJapanese Equities
Italian Equities, 5.83%
5.8300% ofItalian Equities
Dutch Equities, 5.22%
5.2200% ofDutch Equities
Indian Equities, 3.76%
3.7600% ofIndian Equities
Belgian Equities, 3.04%
3.0400% ofBelgian Equities
Swedish Equities, 2.78%
2.7800% ofSwedish Equities
Canadian Equities, 2.68%
2.6800% ofCanadian Equities
Singapore Equities, 2.61%
2.6100% ofSingapore Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 1.86%
1.8600% ofHong Kong Equities
Money Market, 1.42%
1.4200% ofMoney Market
Australian Equities, 1.35%
1.3500% ofAustralian Equities
German Equities, 1.10%
1.1000% ofGerman Equities
Thai Equities, 0.65%
0.6500% ofThai Equities
Russian Equities, 0.62%
0.6200% ofRussian Equities

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