Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 125.00 Offer Price GBX 132.30
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +0.50 (0.40%)
Price Date 20 Apr 2018 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.61 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 671,868,800.00
Launch Date 14/03/1981 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.67 Sector UK All Companies
Min Investment (£) 50,000,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BVW2JH06 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The aim of the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK and will normally have an emphasis on small or medium sized companies. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. Small and medium sized companies are those whose market capitalisation is lower than that of companies in the FTSE 100 Index at the time of the Fund’s investment.

Fund Managers

Luke Chappell
Luke Chappell, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is co-head of the UK Equity team within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group. He is a member of the Leadership Committee. Mr. Chappell's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Chappell was an equity portfolio manager, responsible for managing UK Specialist equity portfolios. Prior to joining MLIM, he worked at another investment management house in a range of research and fund management roles, with particular emphasis on specialist accounts and mid-cap stocks. Mr. Chappell earned an MA degree, with honours, in Classics from Christ Church, Oxford University in 1990.
Roland Arnold
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.