|Bid Price||GBX 1,947.00||Offer Price||GBX 1,960.00|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX 0.00 (0.00%)|
|Price Date||20 Sep 2017||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||2.68 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||0.52||Fund Size||311,337,912.35|
|Launch Date||15/10/1971||Standard Initial Charge (%)||0.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||0.50||Sector||IMA UK Equity Income|
|Min Investment (£)||5,000,000.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||0.52|
|ISIN||GB0005803316||Min TopUp (£)||0.00|
The BlackRock UK Equity Fund aims to maximise the total return to investors from a combination of capital growth and income by investing largely in the ordinary shares of United Kingdom companies in any and all economic sectors. The Fund is intended for investment by bodies such as pension funds. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes.
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, 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.
Imran Sattar, Director, Fund Manager and CFA Charterholder, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team. He is responsible for co-ordinating company research in the general financials sector. Imran began his investment career when he joined BlackRock as a graduate, having studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Warwick. He initially worked in the Charities and Private Clients divisions before joining the UK Institutional team, and has over 14 years experience with the firm.