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BGF US Small & MidCap Opportunities A2 USD

Ranked 10 out of 13 in - US Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Tom Callan

Tom Callan was born in the USA in 1959. He graduated from Boston College with a BA degree in economics. Tom started his career at PNC Bank in 1988 where he was a personal trust portfolio manager. In 1992 he worked as a healthcare and international equity analyst at PNC Asset Management Group. Tom joined BlackRock in 1998 where he is currently a portfolio manager and team leader. He has over 22 years of investment experience and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Tom is a also a member of the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia. Outside of fund management he enjoys cycling, architecture, visual arts and international travel.

Ian Jamieson

Ian Jamieson, CFA, managing director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He is lead portfolio manager for the consumer and telecommunications sectors, lead product manager for the global multi-cap portfolio and the US and global small-mid cap equity portfolios, and a member of the team's Investment Strategy Group. Ian moved to his current role in 2003. He was previously a member of BlackRock's Large Cap Core equity and operations teams. Before joining BlackRock in 1999, he was a client relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as an investment broker in 1995. Ian earned a BSc in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of small and mid capitalization companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, the US. Small and mid capitalization companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% by market capitalization of US stock markets.

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Performance

US Small & Medium Companies over : 31/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 5.6%
2016 5.9% -3.8% 1.3% 6.2% 2.3%
2015 -2.6% 4.4% 0.1% -10.5% 4.1%
2014 11.8% 1.5% 6.0% -2.7% 6.8%
2013 39.9% 13.8% 1.7% 9.8% 10.0%
2012 7.1% 11.1% -7.4% 3.9% 0.1%
2011 -10.9% 5.7% -0.9% -23.6% 11.2%
2010 21.9% 4.7% -9.1% 14.2% 12.1%
2009 40.8% -7.4% 22.3% 16.3% 7.0%
2008 -38.3% -10.3% 6.0% -16.9% -21.9%
2007 13.0% 3.2% 4.2% 3.2% 1.9%
2006 11.2% 15.8% -9.1% 0.5% 5.2%
2005 12.4% -4.3% 5.4% 8.6% 2.7%
2004 13.4% 2.3% 0.8% -3.5% 14.0%
2003 42.1% 0.1% 18.2% 9.7% 9.4%
2002 -27.3% -2.6% -14.8% -12.7% 0.4%
2001 -17.0% -26.6% 18.1% -23.0% 24.3%
2000 -6.1% 17.1% -7.2% 1.1% -14.6%
1999 91.9% 6.6% 18.7% 1.3% 49.8%
1998 0.1% 9.6% -3.4% -22.3% 21.6%
1997 13.6% -7.4% 8.9% 13.0% -0.2%
1996 23.0% 12.1% 9.5% 6.9% -6.2%
1995 -2.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/11/2016

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 1.93
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc ORD 1.90
Assured Guaranty Ltd ORD 1.43
NXP Semiconductors NV ORD 1.42
Harris Corp ORD 1.41
BankUnited Inc ORD 1.39
Project Ride PFD P/P 1.37
Stanley Black & Decker Inc ORD 1.31
Intercontinental Exchange Inc ORD 1.28
Energen Corp ORD 1.27
30/11/2016

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Chile
  4. Denmark
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Gibraltar
  9. Greece
  10. Hong Kong
  11. Hungary
  12. Iceland
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Jersey
  16. Korea
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Macau
  19. Netherlands
  20. Norway
  21. Peru
  22. Poland
  23. Portugal
  24. Singapore
  25. Spain
  26. Sweden
  27. Switzerland
  28. Taiwan
  29. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date13/05/1987
  • Share Class size341Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0006061336

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).