Equity

BlackRock Continental European 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-2016
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30-Jun-2018
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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2021

23.72 8.61 8.80 12.23 36.95
Benchmark (%)

as of Jun 30, 2021

29.05 2.52 7.93 0.55 22.83
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
42.62 19.84 17.48 13.26 -
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2021

26.63 8.84 11.19 9.44 -
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
20.05 5.81 12.59 42.62 72.13 123.75 247.42 -
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2021

12.69 1.61 5.27 26.63 28.92 69.97 146.44 -
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 5, 2021 GBP 1,134.817
Price Yield as of Aug 5, 2021 0.00
Number of Holdings as of Jul 30, 2021 37
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Inception Date Dec 16, 1983
Share Class Inception Date Dec 16, 1983
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe ex UK Gross Return - in GBP
Investment Association Category Europe Excluding UK
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
Ongoing Charge 1.67%
ISIN GB0005804504
Bloomberg Ticker MRCEURI
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 0580450
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTRSERXU
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

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2021 15.45
3y Beta as of Jul 31, 2021 0.929
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2021 13.54
5y Beta as of Jul 31, 2021 0.901

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings 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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jul 7, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 7, 2021 8.09
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 7, 2021 74.06
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 7, 2021 99.84
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 7, 2021 Equity Europe ex UK
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 7, 2021 33.75
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 7, 2021 401
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Jan 31, 2021. 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 covered 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 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 30, 2021 99.74%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 30, 2021 0.26%
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 includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. 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

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock Continental European Fund, Class A, as of Jul 31, 2021 rated against 568 Europe ex-UK Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 6.23
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.52
SIKA AG 5.40
LONZA GROUP AG 5.21
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.99
Name Weight (%)
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 4.50
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.24
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 3.68
NETCOMPANY GROUP A/S 3.46
KERING SA 3.12
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
A Daily 36.88 GB0005804504 -
A Accumulating 44.83 GB0005804728 -
D Daily 37.60 GB00B6YTYJ18 -
X Accumulating 2.73 GB00BYSXC022 -
D Accumulating 48.05 GB00B4VY9893 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries
Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Literature

Literature