A sub fund of BlackRock Fund Manager Funds (BFM)

BlackRock UK Absolute Alpha Fund

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

 


1/3

The fund has historically maintained around one third of the risk of the wider UK equity market
Source: BlackRock, as at 31 March 2019

70-90

The number of long, short and pair positions ensuring a well-diversified portfolio

14

Investment Professionals

1/3

The fund has historically maintained around one third of the risk of the wider UK equity market

Source: BlackRock, as at 31 March 2019

70-90

The number of long, short and pair positions ensuring a well-diversified portfolio

14

Investment Professionals

Source: BlackRock as at 31 March 2019

Fund Ratings

Morningstar
Analyst Rating


Morningstar Silver Rating
Rayner Spencer
Mills Rated Fund


 RSMR rated fund

All ratings and awards are as at 31 December 2018.

Key Features

A focus on alpha generation


A focus on alpha generation

We bring together the best of BlackRock’s bottom-up stock-picking talents. This fund is designed for investors looking to achieve an absolute return given heightened valuations in both fixed income and equity markets.

RISK: There is no guarantee that a positive investment outcome will be achieved.

Dedicated ‘long short’ resource


Dedicated ‘long short’ resource

Strong performance under new structure achieved in both rising and falling markets. Leading the new team is Nigel Ridge who has run long/short money for more than 14 years and has delivered positive returns in every calendar year.

RISK: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results.

Share prices move both up and down


Share prices move both up and down

A flexible stock-picking approach able to take advantage of shares moving in both directions helping to dampen down volatility (risk).

RISK: There is no guarantee that a positive investment outcome will be achieved.

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A diversification tool

The Fund aims to achieve absolute returns that have limited correlation to other asset classes and equity markets.

RISK: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.

Risks

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy. Changes in the rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to diminish or increase. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially. Levels and basis of taxation may change from time to time.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Fund-specific risks

Financial markets, counterparties and service providers (long/short funds): The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Fund to financial loss.

Concentration risk: Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. 

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