BlackRock Continental European Fund A Acc
Authorised Unit Trusts - Retail (Unit Trust domiciled in United Kingdom)
Key Information
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Performance
Analysis

Fund Profile

Category: Unit Trust

The Fund aims to provide a return on your investment (generated through an increase in the value of the assets held by the Fund) over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. The companies in which the Fund invests will typically be larger companies. The investment adviser (IA) may use derivatives (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets) to reduce risk within the Fund’s portfolio, reduce investment costs and generate additional income. The Fund is actively managed and the IA has discretion to select the Fund's investments. In doing so, the IA will refer to the FTSE World Europe ex-UK Index (the “Index”) when constructing the Fund’s portfolio, and also for risk management purposes to ensure that the active risk (i.e. degree of deviation from the index) taken by the Fund remains appropriate given the Fund’s investment objective and policy. The IA is not bound by the components or weighting of the Index when selecting investments. The IA may also use its discretion to invest in securities not included in the Index in order to take advantage of specific investment opportunities. However, the geographical scope of the investment objective and policy may have the effect of limiting the extent to which the portfolio holdings will deviate from the Index. The Index should be used by unitholders to compare the performance of the Fund. Recommendation: This Fund may not be appropriate for short-term investment. Your units will be accumulating units (i.e. dividend income will be included in their value). Your units will be denominated in Sterling, the Fund's base currency. You can buy and sell your units daily. The minimum initial investment for this unit class is £500. For more information on the Fund, share/unit classes, risks and charges, please see the Fund's prospectus, available on the product pages at www.blackrock.com

Morningstar Rating
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Risk and reward profile
5
Lower Risk
Possible Lower
Returns
Higher Risk
Possible Higher
Returns
Key Information
Closing Price 03/04/2020-
Morningstar categoryEurope ex-UK Large-Cap Equity
CurrencyGBP
Distribution statusAccumulating
ISINGB0005804728
Inception Date16/12/1983
Minimum initial amount100.00 GBP
Fees And Charges
Entry feeNone
Purchase charge0.5% (subject to minimum)
Custody feeNone
Exit fee5.000000%
Sale chargeNone
Ongoing charge1.69% of which none is paid to MeDirect
Fund management company
AddressBlackRock Fund Managers Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue London EC2N 2DL United Kingdom
Manager NameStefan Gries
Manager Start Date20/06/2017
Total Net Assets (mil)627.30 GBP ()
UCITSYes
AdministratorBlackRock Fund Managers Limited

Documents

Prospectus
en 31/01/2020
Annual Report
en 28/02/2019
Semi Annual Report
en 31/08/2018
Morningstar Report
03/04/2020

Performance

Historical returns are no guarantee for future performances. Investing in Financial markets and securities involves risk. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment losses may occur and investors could lose some or all of their investment in the Fund.
Entry fees, purchase charges, custody fees, exit fees, sale charges and taxes are not included in the calculation of past performance. Ongoing charges (including management fees, administrative fees and other costs) have been taken in to account, as they are already included in the price/NAV of the fund.
The performance in euro can be lower or higher than the performance in the currency of denomination of the fund due to fluctuations in exchange rates.
Annualised performance in GBP
PeriodAnnualised returnDate
1 year-
3 years-
5 years-
10 years-
Since launch-
Cumulative performance in GBP
Performance
YTD 01/01/2020-
1 month-
3 months-
6 months-
Quarterly Returns
Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 4
2020-12.28%---
201910.84%12.07%-0.59%5.27%
2018-5.44%7.93%2.87%-14.88%
20174.43%6.20%5.18%1.21%
2016-0.61%1.99%7.49%3.74%
Dividend
Date ex dividendGross dividendPayment Date
01/03/20190.0030/04/2019
01/03/20180.1730/04/2018
01/03/20170.0830/04/2017
01/03/20160.1629/04/2016
02/03/20150.1030/04/2015
25/07/20130.1725/09/2013
25/07/20120.0725/09/2012
25/07/20110.1025/09/2011
26/07/20100.0425/09/2010
27/07/20090.1425/09/2009
01/02/20070.0030/03/2007
26/07/20060.0625/09/2006
26/07/20050.0326/09/2005
26/07/20040.0127/09/2004
28/07/20030.0325/09/2003

Asset Allocation
% Long% Short% Net Assets
Stock100.03%0.00%100.03%
Bond0.00%0.00%0.00%
Cash0.18%0.20%-0.03%
Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
Return/Risk Analysis
Risk Measurement1 Year3 Years5 Years
Standard Deviation
18.2314.6313.85
Sharpe Ratio
0.120.340.26
Sortino Ratio
0.160.480.36
Positive Months6.0021.0035.00
Negative Months6.0015.0025.00
Worst Month-7.17-8.79-8.79
World Regions
Region%
Eurozone51.09
Europe - ex Euro39.22
United Kingdom7.05
Asia - Developed2.67
Stock Sector Weighting
Sector% of Equity
Technology20.69
Healthcare17.71
Consumer Cyclical16.41
Industrials15.62
Basic Materials10.39
Consumer Defensive6.72
Financial Services5.45
Communication Services4.76
Energy2.27
Top 10 Holdings
HoldingSectorCountry% of Assets
Sika AG Registered Shares Basic MaterialsSwitzerland6.30
Novo Nordisk A/S B HealthcareDenmark6.11
SAP SE TechnologyGermany6.01
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Consumer CyclicalFrance5.81
Safran SA IndustrialsFrance5.40
Royal UNIBREW A/S Consumer DefensiveDenmark5.15
Lonza Group Ltd HealthcareSwitzerland5.01
RELX PLC Communication ServicesUnited Kingdom4.76
ASML Holding NV TechnologyNetherlands4.58
DSV Panalpina AS IndustrialsDenmark4.51
Classification of Morningstar Category
Ranking1 Year2 Years3 Years5 Years
Top 25%
Category above the average
Category below the average
Bottom 25%
Morningstar Style Box
Equity Style
Large
Size
Mid
Small
Value
Blend
Growth
Style
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Closing Price
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