|Bid Price||GBX 139.10||Offer Price||GBX 149.20|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX -0.30 (-0.22%)|
|Price Date||22 Jan 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Acc.||Yield||1.72 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||31 August 2018||Dividend Frequency||Semi-annually|
|Sector||Volatility Managed||Fund Size||131,614,700.00|
|Launch Date||06/03/2013||Standard Initial Charge||7.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.00%||Annual Management Charge||0.35%|
The Fund is designed to help you grow your longterm wealth while using a volatility management strategy with the aim of limiting the fluctuations (or ‘volatility’) your portfolio experiences to around 9%. Periods of great volatility often coincide with periods of poor returns for most kinds of investments so something which seeks to manage this volatility may help shield you from more extreme market movements. Be advised though that focusing so explicitly on smoothing out the impact of some of the peaks and troughs of the markets may reduce the amount of capital growth the Fund can deliver. This should not necessarily be thought of as the fund ‘underperforming’, it’s more a reflection of its nature. Less risk has been taken in its construction, so returns may be less than those of the markets it invests in. The Fund will invest in a wide range of assets including stocks, bonds, cash and other instruments in order to arrive at the asset allocation its managers believe can best help it achieve its objectives. A substantial amount, even all, of its assets can be held in cash at any time if market conditions dictate. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective of managing volatility at or around 9%.
Mason Woodworth, Director and portfolio manager in BlackRock's Multi-Asset Client Solutions (BMACS) group, with responsibility for solution design and implementation, portfolio analytics and risk management. Mason's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including time spent with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group, where he was responsible for Multi Asset Portfolios within EMEA. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mason spent six years as a Senior Engineer developing active magnetic bearing systems. Mason earned a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1997, and an MBA degree from the Imperial College Business School in 2004.