Equity

BlackRock Gold and General Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment.
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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

-10.56 19.70 42.86 -16.14 -11.02
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-20.79 -4.06 0.94 -2.06 9.19
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-18.54 -7.34 -23.36 -20.79 -11.70 4.79 -18.76 1,944.20
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Aug 9, 2022 GBP 931.467
Price Yield as of Aug 10, 2022 0.68
Number of Holdings as of Jul 29, 2022 51
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Inception Date Apr 7, 1988
Share Class Inception Date Apr 7, 1988
Asset Class Equity
Investment Association Category -
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
Ongoing Charge 1.91%
ISIN GB0001732584
Bloomberg Ticker MRCGLDI
Annual Management Fee 1.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 0173258
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 500
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 50
Use of Income Distributing

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jul 21, 2022 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 90.93
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 21, 2022 7.36
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 21, 2022 45.99
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 21, 2022 Equity Sector Gold&Prec Metals
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 21, 2022 137
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 21, 2022 385.79
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 87.78
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Feb 28, 2022. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, Sustainability Characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 29, 2022 7.23%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 29, 2022 96.67%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 29, 2022 3.33%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager considers ESG criteria in combination with other information during the idea generation, company research, portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring phases of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced from third-party vendors, as well as internal engagement commentary and site visits and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock Gold and General Fund, Class A, as of Jul 31, 2022 rated against 239 Sector Equity Precious Metals Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective May 17, 2022)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 29, 2022
Name Weight (%)
BARRICK GOLD CORP 7.24
ENDEAVOUR MINING PLC 7.19
FRANCO-NEVADA CORP 6.71
NEWMONT CORPORATION 6.59
NEWCREST MINING LTD 5.67
Name Weight (%)
B2GOLD CORP 4.98
WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP 4.75
GOLD FIELDS LTD 4.55
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD 4.52
SSR MINING INC 4.27
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jul 29, 2022

% of Market Value

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% of Market Value

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Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
A Daily 9.80 GB0001732584 -
Class X ACC - 1.33 GB00BFBFW808 -
X Daily 1.23 GB00BFBFVW79 -
Class DI Daily 10.97 GB00B99BF015 -
D Daily 10.43 GB00B5ZNJ904 -
Class DI Accumulating 11.73 GB00B99BDY18 -
D Accumulating 11.44 GB00B5ZNJ896 -
A Accumulating 10.41 GB0005852396 -

Listings

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Evy Hambro
Managing Director, Global Head of Thematic and Sector based Investing, Fundamental Equity

Stephanie Lee

Tom Holl
Tom Holl

Literature

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