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BlackRock US Basic Value Inclusive - Class A4DS - Income (GBP)

Sell:5,574.00p Buy:5,574.00p Change: 179.00p (3.11%)
Prices as at 8 April 2020
Sell:5,574.00p
Buy:5,574.00p
Change: 179.00p (3.11%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 8 April 2020
Sell:5,574.00p
Buy:5,574.00p
Change: 179.00p (3.11%)
Prices as at 8 April 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth 50 is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

Our view on the sector

UK investors need little introduction to America. It's the world's biggest stock market. But share prices of well-known companies react quickly to new information. We think this makes it difficult for fund managers to find opportunities missed by others and to consistently perform better than the broader market over the long term. The US economy is in reasonable health and its stock market has performed well since the 2008 financial crisis. We think the prospects of most US companies are now reflected in their share prices and there's little value available for investors. That said, some commentators think the region's world-class technology companies have the potential to increase profits which could justify share prices climbing higher. For broad exposure to the US stock market, we think a low-cost tracker fund could be considered. We think active fund managers have more potential to deliver strong performance by investing in higher-risk small and medium-sized US companies.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

08/04/15 to 08/04/16 08/04/16 to 08/04/17 08/04/17 to 08/04/18 08/04/18 to 08/04/19 08/04/19 to 08/04/20
Annual return -5.07% 31.14% -7.18% 12.24% -16.14%

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.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

Manager Name: David Zhao
Manager start date: 15 November 2019
Manager located in: New York

David Zhao, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Active Equity business of BlackRock's Active Equity Group. David is Co-Director of Research and a Research Analyst on the BlackRock Equity Dividend team. He covers the Information Technology and Financials Services sectors. Prior to joining BlackRock, David was a Global Equity Senior Research Analyst and Principal at Pzena Investment Management covering Technology, US Banks/Brokers, Medical Technology, Non-Life Insurance, Financial Technology and select Industrials. David began his career as an Analyst at Lehman Brothers covering Technology M&A, and later was as an Associate in Lehman Brother's Corporate Strategy Group. David holds a BA of Arts with degrees in Economics and Computer Information Systems and graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University.

Manager Name: Franco Tapia
Manager start date: 15 November 2019
Manager located in: New York

Franco Tapia, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Active Equity division. Franco is a Portfolio Manager on the Equity Dividend Fund suite as well as a Co-Director of Research for the US Equity Income and Value Platform. Franco also has coverage responsibilities of the consumer sector. Prior to joining Blackrock in 2016, Franco worked for ten years at Pzena Investment Management where he was a Principal and served as a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Equity Analyst. During his tenure, he managed the US & Global Best Idea portfolios, as well as covered various sectors: REITs, Retail, EM Banks, and IT Hardware & Services. Additionally, Franco was a small-cap generalist and emerging market generalist. Franco began his career as a consultant with Mainspring (now IBM) and later worked at Morgan Stanley and the Boston Consulting Group. Franco graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2000, with a BA degree in economics. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Manager Name: Tony DeSpirito
Manager start date: 15 November 2019
Manager located in: N/A

Antonio (Tony) DeSpirito, Managing Director, is Head of the US Income & Value team and Director of Investments, US Equities within the Fundamental Active Equity business of BlackRock's Active Equity Group. Mr. DeSpirito is the lead Portfolio Manager for the BlackRock Equity Dividend portfolios. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. DeSpirito worked at Pzena Investment Management, where he served as Managing Principal, portfolio manager, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. DeSpirito was responsible for a suite of large-cap value, all-cap value and two hedge fund portfolios. Having managed value equity assets since 1996, Mr. DeSpirito served as a portfolio manager for the John Hancock Classic Value, PACE Large Company Value, and Vanguard Windsor funds. Mr. DeSpirito earned a BS degree in economics with concentration in finance, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, and a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1993.

Manager Name: Carrie King
Manager start date: 29 March 2017
Manager located in: TBC

Carrie King, Managing Director, is a member of the Basic Value team which primarily manages US Large Cap Value portfolios within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division. Ms. King is a portfolio manager and is responsible for coverage of healthcare, consumer discretionary, telecommunications, aerospace & defense, and chemicals companies. Ms. King's service with the firm dates back to 1993, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Ms. King served several roles including senior fund analyst, associate portfolio manager, and industry analyst, all with an emphasis on a value-oriented investment style. Ms. King has been a member of the Basic Value team since 1996. Prior to joining MLIM, Ms. King was an industry analyst for The Fuji Bank from 1991 to 1993, and an equity securities analyst for Kidder, Peabody & Co from 1986 to 1989. She began her career as a research analyst for John Hancock Financial Services in 1985. Ms. King earned a BS degree in business administration from Boston University in 1985 and an MBA degree from New York University in 1990.

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Manager Name: Joseph Wolfe
Manager start date: 29 March 2017
Manager located in: 1 University Square Drive Princeton NJ

Joseph Wolfe, CFA, CQF, FRM, Director, is head of quantitative strategy for the US Income & Value team within the Fundamental Active Equity business of BlackRock's Active Equities Group. He is a portfolio manager for the BlackRock Basic Value and Large Cap Core portfolios. Mr. Wolfe's service with the firm dates back to 2012. Previously, he was the lead quantitative analyst for the Large Cap Series team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Wolfe was the head of Quantitative Active Research at Northern Trust in Chicago where he directed quantitative research across the active equity teams, developed ETF strategies for FlexShares and co-managed several active mutual funds. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2005, Mr. Wolfe was a senior quantitative analyst for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio where he co-managed several quantitative strategies and served as a risk manager. Mr. Wolfe earned a BS degree in Economics from Slippery Rock University and holds advanced degrees in Economics from Kent State University and the Ohio State University. He is also a CFA? charterholder, Certified Financial Risk Manager and has obtained his Certificate in Quantitative Finance.

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