Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 111.40 Offer Price GBX 117.30
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +0.70 (0.63%)
Price Date 21 Nov 2017 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 3.69 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 1,747,883,600.00
Launch Date 06/05/2011 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BWG07400 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The aim of the BlackRock Continental European Income Fund (the “Fund”) is to achieve an above average income from its equity investments, compared to the income yield of European equity markets (excluding the UK), without sacrificing long-term capital growth. The Fund will invest primarily in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe excluding the UK. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, permitted money-market instruments, permitted deposits, cash and near cash and units in collective investment schemes. Derivatives may be used for the purposes of efficient portfolio management.

Fund Managers

Alice Gaskell
Alice Gaskell is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock’s European Equity Style Diversified Team.Alice Gaskell joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. At MLIM, she was responsible for managing the MLIT Continental Europe Fund, the MLIIF Euro Markets Fund and a number of segregated Europe ex UK and Eurozone mandates. Ms. Gaskell began her career with MLIM in 1994, and has managed European equity portfolios for institutional and retail clients since 1999.She earned a BA degree in Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University and is a member of the CFA Institute and an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).
Andreas Zoellinger
Andreas Zoellinger, CFA, is the Director and assistant Portfolio Manager, is a member of BlackRock's European Equity Style Diversified Team. Andreas Zoellinger joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001 as an analyst with the European equity team, he was a trainee with a major German bank. Mr. Zoellinger earned a Diplom-Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from the University of Munich & the University of Edinburgh.