Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 108.70 Offer Price GBX 108.80
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +0.10 (0.09%)
Price Date 21 Sep 2017 Crown Rating
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.06 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 263,652,123.27
Launch Date 16/01/2015 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.35 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 100,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BS7K6668 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets. This will be effected by gaining exposures to a diverse range of asset classes. The Fund will invest on a global basis in any or all of the following asset classes: shares, fixed income securities, money-market instruments, deposits, cash, and other funds and derivatives (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). These asset classes and the extent to which the Fund is invested in these may vary without limit depending on market conditions and other factors at the investment manager’s direction. The investment manager may use derivatives to help achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Derivatives may be used to gain indirect exposure to commodities (such as precious metals and agricultural produce) and property.

Fund Managers

Shinda Bickham
Shinda Bickham, Director, is a San Francisco-based, senior portfolio manager within the MAS - Factor-Based Strategies Group where he oversees the global implementation function for our factor-based portfolio suite, including Market Advantage and Style Advantage. Mr. Bickham also oversees global implementation for MuSt, and is actively involved in the research of trading and portfolio construction strategies for both teams. Prior to joining MAS, Mr. Bickham was a portfolio manager in the Client Solutions (CS) team within BlackRock Solutions, initially based in London where he worked within the EMEA LDI PM team with oversight responsibilities for the EMEA LDI pooled fund range and, before that, in the Derivatives Solutions Group where he managed a variety of derivatives-based overlays and foreign exchange hedging mandates. Mr. Bickham moved to the New York office in 2013, where he held portfolio management responsibilities within the CS OCIO/Fiduciary business. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Bickham worked for Russell Investments in a number of capacities, originally as a founding member of their US LDI portfolio management team and, ultimately, as a portfolio manager in their London-based Overlay Services team, where he managed derivatives-based completion funds and focused on further developing their LDI and interest rate swap management infrastructure. Mr. Bickham earned a BA degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998.
Jack Davies
Ked Hogan
Ked Hogan, PhD, Managing Director, is the Head of Investments for BlackRock's Factor-Based Strategies Group. He is the Chief Investment Officer for the team’s flagship factor strategies, Market Advantage and Style Advantage. Dr. Hogan's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hogan has served as the head of Thematic Equity Investing for Scientific Active Equities, and as the Head of Equity and Emerging Market Research in the Global Markets Strategies Group. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hogan was a professor of finance at McGill University. He has published in many academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of International Economics. In addition, Dr. Hogan was rewarded the William Sharpe award for the best paper of 2007 in the Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis. Dr. Hogan earned a BA degree and PhD both in economics from Arizona State University in 1982 and 1990, respectively.
Philip Hodges
Philip Hodges, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of Research for BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group. He leads research for the team’s flagship factor strategies: Market Advantage and Style Advantage. Dr. Hodges' service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hodges has served as a research officer within the Client Solutions group in SanFrancisco and a quantitative analyst within the Liability Driven Investment team in London. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hodges was a post-doctoral research associate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and University Lyon I. Dr. Hodges earned a MChem degree in chemistry and a D.Phil. in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Oxford in 2002 and 2006, respectively.