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BlackRock Gold and General Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount is not guaranteed.


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. Mining shares typically experience above average volatility when compared to other investments. Trends which occur within the general equity market may not be mirrored within mining securities. The Fund invests in a limited number of market sectors. Compared to investments which spread investment risk through investing in a variety of sectors, share price movements may have a greater affect on the overall value of this fund.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
30-Jun-2014
To
30-Jun-2015
From
30-Jun-2015
To
30-Jun-2016
From
30-Jun-2016
To
30-Jun-2017
From
30-Jun-2017
To
30-Jun-2018
From
30-Jun-2018
To
30-Jun-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 30-Jun-19

-18.96 77.70 -13.82 -9.88 20.55
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
37.76 -1.52 7.80 - -2.73
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
37.87 11.97 39.90 37.76 -4.48 45.59 - -20.16

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in GBP, hedged fund benchmark performance is displayed in GBP.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 23-Aug-19 GBP 1,156.841
Price Yield as of 24-Jan-18 0.00
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Launch Date 07-Apr-88
Share Class launch date 01-Jul-09
Asset Class Equity
Investment Association Category -
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
ISIN GB00B5ZNJ896
Bloomberg Ticker BLKGGDA
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B5ZNJ89
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 Accumulating

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock Gold and General Fund, Class D, as of 31-Jul-19 rated against 209 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 13-Jun-19)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-19
Name Weight (%)
NEWCREST MINING LTD 9.47
BARRICK GOLD CORP 9.18
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LTD 8.02
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORP 7.20
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD 4.75
Name Weight (%)
WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP 4.25
FRANCO NEVADA CORP 3.87
ALAMOS GOLD INC 3.81
B2GOLD CORP 3.51
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 3.36
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 31-Jul-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 31-Jul-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 31-Jul-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
Class D None 12.28 GB00B5ZNJ896 -
Class X Daily 1.15 GB00BFBFVW79 -
Class A Daily 10.82 GB0001732584 -
Class A None 11.42 GB0005852396 -
Class X ACC - 1.38 GB00BFBFW808 -
Class DI Daily 12.03 GB00B99BF015 -
Class DI None 12.49 GB00B99BDY18 -
Class D Daily 11.42 GB00B5ZNJ904 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Evy Hambro
Evy Hambro
Tom Holl
Tom Holl

Literature

Literature