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BlackRock Global Funds - World Healthscience A2 (EUR)

Performance History31/03/2014
Growth of 1,000 (GBP) Advanced Graph
BlackRock Global Funds - World Healthscience A2 (EUR)
Fund5.16.111.540.84.8
+/-Cat-2.85.0-1.08.9-0.2
+/-B’mrk-0.5-4.1-0.97.1-0.3
 
Key Stats
NAV
17/04/2014
 EUR 19.97
Day Change 0.11%
Morningstar Category™ Sector Equity Healthcare
ISIN LU0171307068
Fund Size (Mil)
17/04/2014
 USD 2126.88
Share Class Size (Mil)
17/04/2014
 USD 1599.74
Max Initial Charge 5.00%
Total Expense Ratio
30/09/2012
  1.81%
Morningstar OBSR Research

BGF World Healthscience fund is a decent choice for investors seeking exposure to health-care stocks, but it is not a standout in our view.

The fund underwent a manager change in April 2011 with Erin Xie becoming the lead manager. Xie has more...

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Investment Objective: BlackRock Global Funds - World Healthscience A2 (EUR)
The World Healthscience Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies whose predominant economic activity is in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and supplies and the development of biotechnology. Currency exposure is flexibly managed.
Returns
Trailing Returns17/04/2014
YTD0.29
3 Years Annualised15.96
5 Years Annualised15.59
10 Years Annualised9.51
12 Month Yield -
Management
Manager Name
Start Date
Erin Xie
01/04/2011
Thomas Callan
01/04/2011
Inception Date
06/04/2001
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Benchmarks
Fund BenchmarkMorningstar Benchmark
MSCI World/Health Care NR USDMSCI World/Health Care NR USD
Portfolio Profile for  BlackRock Global Funds - World Healthscience A2 (EUR)31/03/2014
Morningstar Style Box®
Equity Style
Asset Allocation
  % Long% Short% Net Assets
Stock99.310.0099.31
Bond0.000.000.00
Property0.000.000.00
Cash0.480.000.48
Other0.210.000.21
Top 5 Regions%
United States77.47
Eurozone9.06
Europe - ex Euro8.42
United Kingdom2.62
Canada1.78
Top 5 Sectors%
No Data Available
Top 5 HoldingsSector%
Johnson & JohnsonHealthcareHealthcare5.19
Pfizer IncHealthcareHealthcare4.57
Merck & Co IncHealthcareHealthcare4.13
Biogen Idec IncHealthcareHealthcare4.05
Novartis AGHealthcareHealthcare3.47
BlackRock Global Funds - World Healthscience A2 (EUR)