Equity

BlackRock UK Smaller Companies 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.


Investments in smaller company shares can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.

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
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2020
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Mar-20

9.90 21.26 20.35 -4.32 -14.26
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-5.26 2.05 7.85 - 11.21
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-20.08 15.38 -21.93 -5.26 6.27 45.91 - 123.21

The figures shown relate to past performance. 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.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in GBP, hedged Share Class 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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 26-May-20 GBP 436.375
Price Yield as of 26-May-20 1.54
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Launch Date 08-May-87
Share Class launch date 10-Oct-12
Asset Class Equity
Investment Association Category UK Smaller Companies
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
ISIN GB00B8BS3324
Bloomberg Ticker BUKSCDI
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 underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, 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.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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.


Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research 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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund, Class D, as of 30-Apr-20 rated against 246 UK Small-Cap Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
YOUGOV PLC 2.42
INTEGRAFIN HOLDINGS PLC 2.19
BREEDON GROUP PLC 2.06
GAMES WORKSHOP GROUP PLC 1.82
STOCK SPIRITS GROUP PLC 1.74
Name Weight (%)
IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP PLC 1.70
TREATT PLC 1.65
IG DESIGN GROUP PLC 1.62
4IMPRINT GROUP PLC 1.57
QINETIQ GROUP PLC 1.55
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
Class D Daily 7.21 GB00B8BS3324 -
Class S None 1.49 GB00BW1YLZ63 -
Class A None 9.40 GB0005811418 -
Class A Daily 7.14 GB0005811301 -
Class S Daily 1.40 GB00BVW2JF81 -
Class D None 10.07 GB00B4LHDZ30 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Roland Arnold
Roland Arnold

Literature

Literature