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BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

11.60 28.84 13.12 -5.57 -3.77
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
3.04 4.33 10.31 - 12.71
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-5.18 12.37 10.75 3.04 13.56 63.35 - 164.84
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 Dec 4, 2020 GBP 510.500
Price Yield as of Dec 4, 2020 0.54
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 100
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Inception Date May 8, 1987
Share Class Inception Date Oct 10, 2012
Asset Class Equity
Investment Association Category UK Smaller Companies
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
Ongoing Charge 0.93%
ISIN GB00B8BS3324
Bloomberg Ticker BUKSCDI
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B8BS332
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 50
Use of Income Distributing

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 30, 2020 1.34%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 30, 2020 1.34%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 30, 2020 99.61%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 30, 2020 0.39%
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.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund, Class D, as of Nov 30, 2020 rated against 258 UK Small-Cap Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Oct 9, 2020)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
YOUGOV PLC 2.82
WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND GROUP PLC 2.21
PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC 2.04
GAMES WORKSHOP GROUP PLC 1.95
INTEGRAFIN HOLDINGS PLC 1.94
Name Weight (%)
TEAM17 GROUP PLC 1.89
TREATT PLC 1.86
IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP PLC 1.85
CVS GROUP PLC 1.80
BREEDON GROUP PLC 1.77
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
D Daily 8.75 GB00B8BS3324 -
A Daily 8.63 GB0005811301 -
A Accumulating 11.35 GB0005811418 -
Class S Accumulating 1.81 GB00BW1YLZ63 -
Class S Daily 1.69 GB00BVW2JF81 -
D Accumulating 12.21 GB00B4LHDZ30 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Roland Arnold
Roland Arnold

Literature

Literature