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BlackRock UK Special Situations S Inc

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Fund Provider Blackrock
Fund Summary The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom and will normally have an emphasis on small and medium sized companies. Small and medium sized companies are those whose market capitalisation is lower than that of the companies in the FTSE 100 Index. The market capitalisation of a company is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued.The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set outabove.
Fund code BLSSI
Managers Roland Arnold, Luke Chappell
Manager Tenure 7 years
Morningstar Category UK Flex-Cap Equity
IMA Sector UK All Companies
Fund Size £635 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.84%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £1.268
Buy Price £1.341
Price Change +0.1494%
Price Date 17th June 2019
Yield 1.84%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 20th March 2015
Fund Status OPEN
Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology. Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.028%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fund Performance +2.43% +11.23% +22.25% -3.56%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Flex-Cap Equity)
+2.26% +5.22% +20.33%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Flex-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.16% -0.35% +0.51%
1 week -0.24% +0.93% -1.17%
1 month -0.94% +0.41% -1.35%
3 months 4.79% +4.03% +0.76%
6 months 16.73% +10.61% +6.12%
1 year -3.20% -5.43% +2.23%
3 years 48.42% +26.39% +22.03%
5 years Currently unavailable +32.27% Currently unavailable
10 years Currently unavailable +177.41% Currently unavailable
YTD 17.16% +12.67% +4.48%
Since inception 38.20% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Rio Tinto PLC GBR 5.47%
Prudential PLC GBR 3.34%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B GBR 3.23%
Standard Chartered PLC GBR 3.08%
Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC GBR 2.75%
BlackRock ICS Sterling Liq Agency Inc IRL 2.50%
British American Tobacco PLC GBR 2.35%
London Stock Exchange Group PLC GBR 2.20%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC GBR 2.05%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st March 2019 0.0063 £1.1930
3rd September 2018 0.0170 £1.3010
1st March 2018 0.0033 £1.2080
1st September 2017 0.0169 £1.1950
1st March 2017 0.0074 £1.0930
1st September 2016 0.0143 £0.9934