Equity

BlackRock High Conviction Australian Equity Fund

Overview

This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer:
• seeking capital growth and/or income distribution
• using the product for a minor allocation of their portfolio or less
• with a minimum investment timeframe of 5 years
• with a high to very high risk/return profile, and
• who is unlikely to need access to their capital for up to one week from a request
This product is for advised consumers only.
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000

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Distributions

Ex-Date CPU
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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
6.72 -4.18 2.22 - 4.51
Benchmark (%) 10.13 6.94 6.92 - 7.69
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.54 0.22 8.34 6.06 6.72 -12.03 11.60 - 43.32
Benchmark (%) 2.09 0.98 9.46 7.44 10.13 22.31 39.75 - 82.93
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 24.78 11.52 9.45 -26.57 7.00
Benchmark (%) 26.03 0.81 18.92 -13.99 15.20

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

Incept.: The date on which the first fund/share class unit creation was processed.

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Please note that the inception date and inception to date returns have been updated to reflect the initial subscription of D class units on 4 January 2016. This had previously been reported as 5 January 2016.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 04-Mar-2024 AUD 184,904,774.700
Share Class Launch Date 05-Jan-2016
Fund Inception 07-Dec-2015
Share Class Currency AUD
Fund Base Currency AUD
Asset Class Equity
Shares Outstanding as of 04-Mar-2024 16,994,493
Management Fee 0.65
ISIN AU60BLK00126
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Domicile Australia
APIR BLK0012AU
Size of Class (Millions) as of 04-Mar-2024 AUD 15.80

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 21-Feb-2024 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Feb-2024 96.78
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Feb-2024 7.79
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Feb-2024 74.16
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Feb-2024 Equity Australia
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Feb-2024 89
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Feb-2024 190.65
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Feb-2024 96.78
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21-Feb-2024, based on holdings as of 31-Aug-2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Jan-2024 13.24%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Jan-2024 13.24%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Jan-2024 99.95%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Jan-2024 0.05%
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 14.89% 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.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael McCorry
Michael McCorry
Chris Maginnis
Chris Maginnis

Literature

Literature