Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 178.10 Offer Price GBX 187.60
Mid Price - Day Change GBX -0.10 (-0.06%)
Price Date 16 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 2
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.16 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.66 Fund Size 115,488,888.83
Launch Date 31/01/2000 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.66
ISIN GB0000646421 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment by investing primarily in a global portfolio of equity securities issued by companies. The Fund invests generally in shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising a significant part of their economic activity in, developed markets. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above, including in developing markets.

Fund Managers

Stuart Reeve
Stuart Reeve, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for all retail and institutional Global Dividend Income portfolios, and also Director of Research for the Global Equity team. In addition, he is responsible for covering the consumer staples and healthcare sectors.Mr. Reeve's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Reeve had primary responsibility for the global equity team's investments in food, beverage and tobacco. Prior to joining MLIM in 2005, he was a Pan-European food, beverage and tobacco analyst with Credit Agricole Asset Management. Mr. Reeve began his career with Touche Ross before joining Robert Fleming Securities, where he worked as a Pan-European beverages analyst.Mr. Reeve earned a BA degree, with honours, in economics and history at the University of East Anglia in 1984.
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard, CFA, Vice President, is co-portfolio manager and a research analyst for the Global Dividend Income portfolios within BlackRock's Global Equity team. He is responsible for covering Industrial stocks. Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard worked for BlackRock in both London and Hong Kong. In previous roles, he was responsible for covering Singapore and Global Real Estate. Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard joined BlackRock in 2007 following an internship with the Global Equity team in 2006.Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard earned a BA and a MEng degree in engineering from Cambridge University in 2007.