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BlackRock Pacific ex Japan Equity Tracker Inclusive - Class A - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell: 211.30pBuy: 222.90p0.20p (0.09%)

Prices as at 23 April 2014

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Charges and Savings

Fund manager's initial charge: 5.00%
HL saving on initial charge: 5.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Fund manager's annual charge: 0.45%
HL saving on annual charge (loyalty bonus): 0.30%
Net annual charge: 0.15%
 
Fund manager's other expenses: 0.1%
Performance fee: No  

Please read the Simplified Prospectus/Key Investor Information Document in addition to the information above. Further details available in the HL guide to fund prices, savings and yields. Loyalty bonus is paid tax-free in an ISA or SIPP but may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account.

HRMC believes that from April 2013 rebates of annual charges (such as loyalty bonuses) paid on funds held outside ISAs or SIPPs should be paid net of basic rate tax. We believe this is incorrect and are challenging HMRC's interpretation. However, in line with best client accounting practice and to save clients facing an unexpected bill in the future, we are currently paying loyalty bonuses within the Vantage Fund & Share Account net of an amount equivalent to the basic rate tax. If we are successful in our challenge we will return this money to clients. If we are unsuccessful we will use the money to pay over any amounts due to HMRC. Loyalty bonuses in the Vantage Fund & Share Accounts held by overseas investors, companies and charities will be paid without any deductions, as will loyalty bonuses in the Vantage ISA and Vantage SIPP which are exempt from tax.

Other Information

Unit type: Inclusive
Manager: Nimish Patel
Launch date: 18 August 2005
Launch price: £1.00
Sector: Asia Pacific Ex Japan
Fund size: £561 million
Number of holdings: 572
Fund type: Unit Trust
Accumulation/income: Accumulation
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Ltd
Minimum investment: £500.00
Charges deducted from: Income
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £50.00

Performance

23/04/09 to 23/04/10 23/04/10 to 23/04/11 23/04/11 to 23/04/12 23/04/12 to 23/04/13 23/04/13 to 23/04/14
Annual return n/a n/a -9.73% 18.55% -3.03%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

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Our view on this fund

The Pacific region includes some of the world's most dynamic economies. From high tech Korea or Singapore, commodity rich Australia to higher risk emerging countries like Malaysia. BlackRock's tracker is our top choice in the area given its low cost.

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Fund Objective

The aim of the Fund is to seek to achieve capital growth for investors by tracking closely the performance of the FTSE World Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index by investing in companies in the Index. Investment will be made directly into constituent companies and via other transferable securities giving exposure to such companies. The Fund may also invest in permitted money market instruments, permitted deposits, and units in collective investment schemes. Derivatives and forward transactions may be used for the purposes of efficient portfolio management.

Income Details

Historic yield: 2.58%
Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 1 March 2014
Payment date: 30 April 2014 4

All yields are variable and not guaranteed. Information correct as at 31 March 2014.

Security Weight
Samsung Electronics Co. 4.46%
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 3.75%
BHP Billiton 3.53%
Westpac Banking Corp. 3.20%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 3.00%
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group 2.71%
National Australia Bank 2.45%
AIA Group 1.87%
Wesfarmers 1.41%
Woolworths 1.32%
Sector Weight
Banks 20.68%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 6.87%
Leisure Goods 5.03%
Mining 4.90%
Real Estate Investment & Services 4.55%
Travel & Leisure 3.95%
Life Insurance 3.51%
General Industrials 3.38%
Oil & Gas Producers 3.15%
Automobiles & Parts 3.00%
Country Weight
Australia 32.68%
South Korea 19.40%
Taiwan 14.38%
Hong Kong 13.42%
Singapore 6.82%
Malaysia 5.20%
Thailand 2.99%
Direct Property and REITs 2.95%
New Zealand 0.90%
Papua New Guinea 0.29%

Fund Manager

Photo of Nimish Patel

Key facts

Nimish Patel
Manager start date 23/02/2010
Manager located in TBA

Biography

Nimish Patel, Managing Director and senior portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Index Equity team. Mr. Patel's service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he served as a senior portfolio manager in the Institutional Index Equity team,. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all strategic client portfolios. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Patel was a portfolio manager in the Quantitative Management Group at Northern Trust Global Investments where he managed a broad range of portfolios including global index equity, global enhanced equity and indexed fixed income. Mr. Patel joined NTGI in 2003 following its acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management's Quant and Index business. Mr. Patel joined Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Morgan Grenfell Asset Management) in 1997. During his tenure at DeAM, Mr. Patel initially served as a Fund Manager's assistant for UK Active Equity before transitioning to the Quantitative Investment Group where he served as a Transition Manager and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Patel is an Affiliate of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account

Data received from the Fund Management Company administering this fund and provided to you for your information. Hargreaves Lansdown accepts no liability for the reliability or accuracy of the data provided by third parties.

4 If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.

Prices as at 23 April 2014. Data as at 31 March 2014.

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