Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 164.70 Offer Price GBX 173.50
Mid Price - Day Change GBX -0.70 (-0.42%)
Price Date 20 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.56 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.67 Fund Size 164,092,471.05
Launch Date 06/05/2011 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.67
ISIN GB00B45NTV55 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to generate an above average level of income on your investment, compared to the income yield of global shares markets, without sacrificing long-term capital growth. The Fund invests primarily in shares of companies domiciled in, or exercising a significant part of their economic activity in, developed markets. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above, including in developing markets.

Fund Managers

James Bristow
James Bristow, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for managing Global Focus and EAFE portfolios and covers the Healthcare sector.Mr. Bristow joined BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was a portfolio manager with JP Morgan, responsible for managing global and European equity portfolios. He began his career with ABN AMRO Rothschild on their equity capital markets team. Mr. Bristow earned an MA degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in 1997.
Stuart Reeve
Stuart Reeve, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for all retail and institutional Global Dividend Income portfolios, and also Director of Research for the Global Equity team. In addition, he is responsible for covering the consumer staples and healthcare sectors.Mr. Reeve's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Reeve had primary responsibility for the global equity team's investments in food, beverage and tobacco. Prior to joining MLIM in 2005, he was a Pan-European food, beverage and tobacco analyst with Credit Agricole Asset Management. Mr. Reeve began his career with Touche Ross before joining Robert Fleming Securities, where he worked as a Pan-European beverages analyst.Mr. Reeve earned a BA degree, with honours, in economics and history at the University of East Anglia in 1984.
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard, CFA, Vice President, is co-portfolio manager and a research analyst for the Global Dividend Income portfolios within BlackRock's Global Equity team. He is responsible for covering Industrial stocks. Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard worked for BlackRock in both London and Hong Kong. In previous roles, he was responsible for covering Singapore and Global Real Estate. Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard joined BlackRock in 2007 following an internship with the Global Equity team in 2006.Mr. Wheatley-Hubbard earned a BA and a MEng degree in engineering from Cambridge University in 2007.