BlackRock Gold & General X

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Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 116.70 Offer Price GBX 117.40
Mid Price - Day Change GBX -0.40 (-0.34%)
Price Date 22 Aug 2019 Crown Rating 2
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.39 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 1,121,151,563.97
Launch Date 07/04/1988 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 10,000,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BFBFVW79 Min TopUp (£) 100.00
Ongoing Charge (%) 0.0200 Ongoing Charge Date 06/02/2019

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in global equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies which derive a significant proportion of their income from gold mining or commodities such as precious metals. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the sector set out above.

Fund Managers

Evy Hambro

Evy Hambro is co-manager of the BlackRock World Mining Trust plc, and is the Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group and the Global Head of Commodities for BlackRock. He sits on the BlackRock Global Operating Committee and is a member of the Alpha Strategies Partner Group. He is also manager of a number of the team's portfolios. His service with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Evy has a degree in agricultural food marketing.

Tom Holl

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.

Fund Performance

Cumulative Performance

Discrete Performance

Top 10 Holdings

Name Weight
NEWCREST MINING 9.47%
BARRICK GOLD CORP 9.18%
AGNICO EAGLE MINES 8.02%
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORP 7.20%
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD 4.75%
WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP 4.25%
FRANCO NEVADA CORP 3.87%
ALAMOS GOLD 3.81%
B2GOLD CORP 3.51%
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI 3.36%

Asset Breakdown

Name Weight
Commodity & Energy 98.54%
Money Market 1.46%

Region Breakdown

Name Weight
Australia 19.75%
Belgium 0.64%
Canada 41.95%
Mexico 0.17%
Money Market 1.46%
Peru 0.45%
Russia 2.68%
South Africa 0.50%
UK 9.59%
USA 22.81%

Sector Breakdown

Name Weight
Gold 91.99%
Mineral Extraction 0.01%
Money Market 1.46%
Other Metals 0.25%
Others 1.77%
Precious Metals & Stones 4.53%