BlackRock Global Funds Global Opportunities - Neutral

FUND RESEARCH UPDATE: New fund rating of Neutral

Muna Abu-Habsa 16 October, 2015 | 7:10AM
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Following a recent Morningstar Analyst Ratings meeting, we have awarded BlackRock Global Funds Global Opportunities a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Neutral. There has been a significant amount of change at this fund, in terms of the lead manager’s supporting cast and the fund's process, and we would like to see a prolonged period of stability. The strong long-term performance of this fund is fueled by a period that begins when experienced manager Tom Callan took the helm in April 1999 and extends to April 2009, when the strategy was focused on small- and mid-cap stocks. Its 5.01% annualised return beat the 1.62% loss posted by peers during that time. However, performance has struggled since a mandate change in May 2009 which resulted in the portfolio’s average market cap increasing from $2 billion to $22 billion in the space of a year.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
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BGF Global Long-Horizon Equity A293.90 USD-0.27Rating

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Muna Abu-Habsa  is a senior investment research analyst at Morningstar

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