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12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL
020 7743 1000 (Fax Number)
020 7743 3000 (Main Number)

broker.services@blackrock.com

Fund managers

* Sam Vecht»20-Sep-2004 to Present
* Vincent Devlin»31-Jul-2008 to Present
James MacMillan»20-Sep-2004 to 31-Jul-2008


Investment objectives

To achieve capital growth, through investment in a focused portfolio constructed from a combination of the securities or large, mid and small capitalisation European companies, together with some investment in the developing markets of Europe.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 6 / 8 8 / 8
Quartile 3 4

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 2 FE
Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 11.81 16.69
Alpha -3.94 -4.04
Beta 0.95 1.04
Sharpe 1.12 0.35
InfoRatio -1.43 -0.84
R2 0.92 0.93
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe»

Performance

performance chart
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    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+16.1 +26.8 +139.3 +25.8 -13.2 +20.6 +56.5
  NAV +14.1+26.0+119.4+29.0 -14.4+13.7+53.1
  Europe +22.5+43.7+135.4+33.4-12.1+12.3+45.8
Share Price
 ShareTypePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf BLACKROCK GREATER EUROPE IT UNIT 244.00 (p) 23-Apr-2014 -2.27 248.63 248.44
28-Feb-2014
100 2.46 2.46
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
BLACKROCK GREATER EUROPE IT UNIT LONDON 0 107,576,000 261.41 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: BRGE; SEDOL: B01RDH7; ISIN: GB00B01RDH75
SubShares
SubShare typePriceExercise dateShare ratioExercise priceIssued
BlackRock Greater Europe IT Sub sub 20.6(p)
(23-Apr-2014)
30-Apr-2016 - 248.0 p n/a
Share identifiers: TIDM: BRGS; SEDOL: B99HJ52; ISIN: GB00B99HJ527
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Launched2004
Gross assets£272.2m / $456.5m
Sector Europe
Asset ClassEquity
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ISA
Savings plan Fund has no Savings Plan 
Annual accountsn/a
Last report / accounts21-Oct-2013
Last AGM04-Dec-2013
Next AGMNovember 2014
EGM23-Feb-2012
Stockbroker(s)Collins Stewart
Management contractThe investment management fee is allocated 80% to the capital reserves and 20% to the revenue reserve.
Borrowing limitn/a
Continuation / Wind-up provisionn/a
Dividend policyn/a
Investment restrictionsn/a
Reconstruction proposaln/a
Settlement detailsn/a
Tax policyn/a
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Ex UK Equity Mixed Europe
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2013
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
ROCHE HLDG AG6.101SAP AG3.206
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA3.502SANOFI3.107
CONTINENTAL AG3.403ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP LTD3.008
NOVO-NORDISK AS3.404SWISS RE LTD2.909
BAYER AG3.305REED ELSEVIER2.8010
 Total34.70 
Regional weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Region (%) Rank Prev  
France 18.60 1 (2) 18.60% France
Switzerland 16.60 2 (1) 16.60% Switzerland
Germany 16.20 3 (3) 16.20% Germany
Netherlands 11.80 4 (4) 11.80% Netherlands
Denmark 7.20 5 (5) 7.20% Denmark
Sweden 6.50 6 (6) 6.50% Sweden
Spain 4.50 7 (11) 4.50% Spain
Belgium 4.40 8 (7) 4.40% Belgium
Turkey 3.40 9 (9) 3.40% Turkey
Russia 3.00 10 (8) 3.00% Russia
Portugal 2.80 11 (10) 2.80% Portugal
Ireland 2.80 12 (12) 2.80% Ireland
Hungary 1.20 13 (14) 1.20% Hungary
Money Market 0.70 14 (13) 0.70% Money Market
Italy 0.30 15 (15) 0.30% Italy
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Sector (%) Rank Prev  
Financials 35.60 1 (1) 35.60% Financials
Consumer Services 14.20 2 (5) 14.20% Consumer Services
Consumer Goods 13.40 3 (4) 13.40% Consumer Goods
Industrials 12.70 4 (3) 12.70% Industrials
Health Care 12.40 5 (2) 12.40% Health Care
Basic Materials 3.90 6 (7) 3.90% Basic Materials
Technology 3.30 7 (6) 3.30% Technology
Utilities 2.40 8 (8) 2.40% Utilities
Oil & Gas 1.40 9 (9) 1.40% Oil & Gas
Money Market 0.70 10 (10) 0.70% Money Market
Total100.00 


All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. NAV total return performance figures are calculated using fully diluted (where applicable) daily estimated NAV figures from Thomson Financial Datastream and with gross income (dividends) reinvested.

 
 
 
 
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Asset allocation

French Equities, 18.60%
18.6000% ofFrench Equities
Swiss Equities, 16.60%
16.6000% ofSwiss Equities
German Equities, 16.20%
16.2000% ofGerman Equities
Dutch Equities, 11.80%
11.8000% ofDutch Equities
Danish Equities, 7.20%
7.2000% ofDanish Equities
Swedish Equities, 6.50%
6.5000% ofSwedish Equities
Spanish Equities, 4.50%
4.5000% ofSpanish Equities
Belgian Equities, 4.40%
4.4000% ofBelgian Equities
Turkish Equities, 3.40%
3.4000% ofTurkish Equities
Russian Equities, 3.00%
3.0000% ofRussian Equities
Irish Equities, 2.80%
2.8000% ofIrish Equities
Portuguese Equities, 2.80%
2.8000% ofPortuguese Equities
Hungarian Equities, 1.20%
1.2000% ofHungarian Equities
Money Market, 0.70%
0.7000% ofMoney Market
Italian Equities, 0.30%
0.3000% ofItalian Equities

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