III - FundFactsheet

Fund Objective: The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies the main business of which is gold-mining. The Fund may also invest in equity securities of companies the main business of which is precious metal or mineral mining and base metal or mineral mining. The Fund does not hold physical gold or metal.

  Initial Charge  Star Rating Fund Risk Level   12 Month Performance
0.00% 3 HighHighHighHighHigh 28.49 20.43
Quick Stats Purchase info
Currency: EUR Change on day -0.13% Sector FO Commodity & Energy Min: £20.00
Bid price: 0.00 YTD return -15.13% Fund size(£m) 3535.60 ISA: No
Mid price: 23.45 Yield - Fund type SICV
Offer price 0.00 Type Accumulation Unit Launch date 19/05/2006
Performance - View all
Key Chart Instrument 1 mth 6 mths 1 yr 3 yrs
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 EUR 11.72% -5.37% -19.19% 6.45%
FO Commodity & Energy 0.72% -2.85% -2.21% 11.70%



Sector Weighting - as at 30/09/18
Region Weighting - click here
Sector % of fund
Gold 84.10
Precious Metals & Stones 11.04
Other Metals 4.05
Money Market 0.81
Region Weighting - as at 30/09/18
Sector Weighting - click here
Region % of fund
Canada 50.90
USA 18.29
Australia 15.13
UK 12.31
Belgium 0.82
Money Market 0.81
Russia 0.79
Mexico 0.77
South Africa 0.19

Sector/Region weightings are currently unavailable

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies the main business of which is gold-mining. The Fund may also invest in equity securities of companies the main business of which is precious metal or mineral mining and base metal or mineral mining. The Fund does not hold physical gold or metal.

Fund Manager

Evy Hambro

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Since: 01/01/2002

Biography:Evy Hambro, Managing Director, is the joint Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's EMEA Fundamental Equity Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for the management of BGF World Mining, BGF World Gold, BlackRock Gold and General Fund and BlackRock World Mining Trust. He is also co-manager of BlackRock's Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manger of a number of segregated portfolios. Mr. Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Mercury Asset Management & Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honours, in Agricultural Food marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994.

Fund Manager

Tom Holl

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Since: 01/07/2015

Biography:Thomas Holl, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the mining and gold sectors. Mr. Holl moved to his current role in 2008. His service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Holl was a member of the Global Equity team and the Real Estate team as a member of the graduate training program. Mr. Holl earned a BA degree, with honors, in Land Economy from Cambridge University in 2006.

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Quick Stats
Citi code BNC8 Legal structure SICAV Fund Currency EUR
ISIN code LU0252963623 Fund size £3,535.60 M at 30/09/2018 Price date 16/10/2018
Fund Risk Level HighHighHighHighHigh Star rating 3 Pricing freq Daily
Sector FO Commodity & Energy Valor code 2559089 WKN Code A0J2PF
Bid price 0.00 Mid price 23.45 Offer Price 0.00
Benchmark FTSE Gold Mines Yield - Launch date 19/05/2006
Domicile Luxembourg Type Accumulation ISA No
Purchase & Other Information
Min.investment £20.00
Min.top-up £20.00
Standard (Fund Manager) Initial Charge 5.00%
Interactive Investor Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges 1.32% at 02/02/2018
Performance Fee 0%
Compliant Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant,
Dividend dates -
For sale in Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Switzerland, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China,
Performance Chart in (EUR)

Bid-to-bid with income reinvested.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Fund performance data doesn’t take into account fees and expenses which are specific to individual plans. Details are available on request.

Cumulative Performance in EUR
  3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr
Fund -5.10% -5.37% -19.19% 6.45% 4.83%
Sector -2.69% -2.85% -2.21% 11.70% -10.38%
Relative to sector -2.41% -2.52% -16.98% -5.25% 15.21%
Rank within sector 69/94 83/93 88/91 53/87 39/75
Quartile 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd
Discrete Annual Performance to Last Quarter End in EUR
  0-12m 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
Fund -21.88% -18.97% 87.78% -20.50% -2.06%
Sector 1.23% 2.11% 19.87% -26.32% -0.29%
Relative to sector -23.11% -21.08% 67.91% 5.82% -1.77%
Rank within sector 86/91 83/90 5/87 53/82 66/75
Quartile 4th 4th 1st 3rd 4th
Performance by Calendar Year in EUR
  YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014
Fund -15.13% -9.02% 56.87% -12.28% 8.51%
Sector -4.58% 5.63% 23.06% -19.83% -8.99%
Relative to sector -10.55% -14.65% 33.81% 7.55% 17.50%
Rank within sector 85/92 51/90 13/88 44/84 27/77
Quartile 4th 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd
Fund Price Movement in EUR
12 month high 28.49 (Euro) 12 month low 20.43 (Euro)
Risk Statistics
Volatility Alpha Beta Sharpe Tracking Error Information Ratio R2
Fund 31.45 -5.22 2.01 0.08 24.17 -0.06 0.50
Asset Weightings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange International Equities 99.19%
2 NoChange Money Market 0.81%
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Region Weightings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Canada 50.90%
2 NoChange USA 18.29%
3 NoChange Australia 15.13%
4 NoChange UK 12.31%
5 Riser Belgium 0.82%
6 Faller Money Market 0.81%
7 NoChange Russia 0.79%
8 NoChange Mexico 0.77%
9 NewEntry South Africa 0.19%
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Sector Weightings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Gold 84.10%
2 NewEntry Precious Metals & Stones 11.04%
3 NoChange Other Metals 4.05%
4 NoChange Money Market 0.81%
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Top Holdings as at September 30, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange NEWCREST MINING 9.38%
2 NoChange AGNICO EAGLE MINES 8.36%
3 NoChange RANDGOLD RESOURCES 8.14%
4 NoChange NEWMONT MINING CORP 6.59%
5 Riser NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD 5.21%
6 Faller FRANCO NEVADA CORP 4.54%
7 Faller GOLDCORP INC 4.34%
8 Faller KINROSS GOLD CORP 4.00%
9 NewEntry WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP 3.86%
10 NoChange B2GOLD CORP 3.78%
Total 58.21%
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