|Bid Price||GBX 108.80||Offer Price||GBX 114.70|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX +0.90 (0.83%)|
|Price Date||16 Oct 2017||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||2.41 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||0.00||Fund Size||52,346,006.98|
|Launch Date||06/05/2011||Standard Initial Charge (%)||5.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||1.50||Sector||IMA UK Equity Income|
|Min Investment (£)||500.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||0.00|
|ISIN||GB00B3ZLCR97||Min TopUp (£)||100.00|
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth on your investment as well as the generation of an above average level of income, compared to the income yield of the natural resources sector. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of companies whose predominant economic activity is in the natural resources sector which includes, but is not limited to, mining, agriculture and energy. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Skye Macpherson, CAIA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is responsible for coverage of the agriculture sector. Ms. Macpherson's service with the firm dates back to 2015. Previously, she was an agricultural equity portfolio manager at Colonial First State Asset Management. Ms. Macpherson spent 15 years at Colonial First State, working for the firm in Sydney and London. Ms. Macpherson earned a bachelor of agricultural economics, with honours, from the University of New England, Australia, in 2001.
Thomas Holl, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Natural Resources team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for covering the mining and gold sectors. Mr. Holl moved to his current role in 2008. His service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Holl was a member of the Global Equity team and the Real Estate team as a member of the graduate training program. Mr. Holl earned a BA degree, with honors, in Land Economy from Cambridge University in 2006.
Alastair Bishop, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the Natural Resources team within BlackRock’s Active Equity division. Mr. Bishop co-manages All-cap Energy strategies (BGF World Energy, BlackRock All Cap Energy & Resources, BlackRock Energy & Resources Trust), Small/Mid-Cap Energy strategies (BlackRock Energy & Resources), Sustainable Energy strategies (BGF New Energy Fund) and broader Natural Resources strategies (Natural Resources Growth & Income, BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust). Mr. Bishop joined BlackRock in 2010 from Piper Jaffray where he was a Senior Research Analyst covering Clean Technology. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2009, he covered the Renewable Energy and Industrial sectors for 8 years at Dresdner Kleinwort. Mr. Bishop earned a BSc honors degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001.