Prudential BlackRock Gold & General S4

Essentials Portfolio Analysis Background Data Performance View PDF Factsheet
Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

31/08/12
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31/08/13
31/08/13
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31/08/14
31/08/14
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31/08/15
31/08/15
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31/08/16
31/08/16
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31/08/17
Fund -28.8% -8.8% -35.7% 108.4% -6.8%
Sector -13.2% 0.6% -39.5% 57.5% 6.0%
Rank 45/51 41/54 18/54 7/54 43/55
Quartile 4 4 2 1 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
31/08/17
5 Years to
31/08/17
10 Years to
31/08/17
Fund 7.7% -4.1% n/a
Sector 0.3% -2.5% 0.8%
Rank 12/54 35/51 n/a
Quartile 1 3 n/a

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
Newcrest Mining 9.67
Agnico Eagle Mines 8.47
Randgold Resources Ltd. ADS 7.85
Newmont Mining Corp. 5.95
Franco-Nevada 5.01
Kinross Gold Corp. 4.07
Wheaton Precious Metals 3.90
Fresnillo 3.63
Northern Star Resources 3.55
B2Gold 3.17
Total 55.27

Fund Aims

The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Gold & General Fund. That fund is a specialised unit trust which aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in gold, mining and precious metal-related shares. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio.

Fund Manager

Evy Hambro manager of the underlying fund for 8 years and 5 months

Photo of Evy Hambro Evy Hambro , Managing Director, is the joint Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock's Natural Resources Equity team. He is responsible for the management of BGF World Mining, BGF World Gold, BlackRock Gold and General Fund and BlackRock World Mining Trust. He is also co-manager of BlackRock's Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manger of a number of segregated portfolios. Mr. Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honours, in marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994.

Fund Overview

Bid (22/09/2017) 113.70
Offer (22/09/2017) 119.70
Fund size (31/07/2017) £0.83m
Underlying Fund size £1236.84m
Number of holdings 380
Launch date 20/10/2008

Fund Charges

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.85%
Additional Charges 0.22%
Total Charges 2.07%

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 80.96%
  UK Equities 17.92%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.60%
  International Bonds 0.15%
  Money Market 0.15%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.02%
  Other Assets 0.20%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 31/08/17

Important Information

Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the Sterling values of overseas investments to rise or fall.

Source of portfolio data: FundsLibrary. Source of performance data: Financial Express (FE). Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges, or the Annual Management Charge for any available PruFund funds. The application of charges may impact the overall performance. Please also note that our charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund Performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with net income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you put in.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither FundsLibrary, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Portfolio data accurate as at:

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 80.96%
  UK Equities 17.92%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.60%
  International Bonds 0.15%
  Money Market 0.15%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.02%
  Other Assets 0.20%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Basic Materials 95.65% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 95.65% - -
 
Mining - - 93.80% -
 
Gold Mining - - - 83.02%
 
Platinum & Precious Metals - - - 5.72%
 
General Mining - - - 3.91%
 
Diamonds & Gemstones - - - 1.15%
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 1.85% -
 
Nonferrous Metals - - - 1.85%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds 0.01% - - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - 0.15% - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.15% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.01% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - 0.01% - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.15% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.01% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond 0.15% - - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - 0.15% - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.15% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.01% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - 0.01% - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.15% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.01% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.15%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.01%
 
Non-Classified 3.44% - - -
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.75% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  North America 57.58%
  UK 17.94%
  Australia & New Zealand 17.02%
  Emerging Europe 2.96%
  South & Central America 1.89%
  Middle East & Africa 1.65%
  Other Regions 0.95%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 99.58%
  Cash 0.25%
  US Dollar 0.14%
  Pound Sterling 0.03%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
North America 57.58% -
 
Canada - 51.63%
 
United States - 5.95%
 
UK 17.94% -
 
United Kingdom - 17.94%
 
Australia & New Zealand 17.02% -
 
Australia - 17.02%
 
Emerging Europe 2.96% -
 
Russian Federation - 2.96%
 
South & Central America 1.89% -
 
Peru - 1.12%
 
Mexico - 0.78%
 
Middle East & Africa 1.65% -
 
South Africa - 1.65%
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.75% -
 
Non-Classified 0.20% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
2.40%
Large
 
 
38.08%
Medium
 
 
36.15%
Small
 
 
4.51%
Micro
 
 
1.12%
Non-Classified
 
 
16.82%
Bonds
 
 
0.17%
Cash
 
 
0.75%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 Newcrest Mining 9.67% Mining Australia
2 Agnico Eagle Mines 8.47% Mining Canada
3 Randgold Resources Ltd. ADS 7.85% Mining United Kingdom
4 Newmont Mining Corp. 5.95% Mining United States
5 Franco-Nevada 5.01% Mining Canada
6 Kinross Gold Corp. 4.07% Mining Canada
7 Wheaton Precious Metals 3.90% Mining Canada
8 Fresnillo 3.63% Mining United Kingdom
9 Northern Star Resources 3.55% Mining Australia
10 B2Gold 3.17% Mining Canada

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Basic Materials 17.92% 77.73% - 0.14% - - - - 95.79%
Consumer Goods - - - - - - - - -
Consumer Services - - - - - - - - -
Financials - - 0.01% 0.01% - - - - 0.02%
Health Care - - - - - - - - -
Industrials - - - - - - - - -
Oil & Gas - - - - - - - - -
Technology - - - - - - - - -
Telecommunications - - - - - - - - -
Utilities - - - - - - - - -
Property - - - - - - - - -
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 0.60% 0.60%
Bonds - - 0.01% - - - - - 0.01%
Non-Classified - 3.23% - - - - 0.20% 0.15% 3.57%
Commodities - - - - - - - - -
Alternative Trading Strategies - - - - - - - - -

Important Information

Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the Sterling values of overseas investments to rise or fall.

The Industry Classification Benchmark is a product of FTSE International Limited and has been licensed for use.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither FundsLibrary, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Identification Codes

Sedol Code B3BW157
Mex Code PUBLRG
Isin Code GB00B3BW1574
Citi Code D9W8

Fund Charges

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.85%
Additional Charges 0.22%
Total Charges 2.07%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Gold & General Fund. That fund is a specialised unit trust which aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in gold, mining and precious metal-related shares. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio.
Benchmark FTSE Gold Mining Index (GBP)
ABI Sector Commodity/Energy

Ratings

Morningstar Analyst Rating™ Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold
FE Crown Crown Rating of 4

Important Information

Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the Sterling values of overseas investments to rise or fall.

Our charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither FundsLibrary, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the Sterling values of overseas investments to rise or fall.

Source of performance data: Financial Express (FE). Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges, or the Annual Management Charge for any available PruFund funds. The application of charges may impact the overall performance. Please also note that our charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund Performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with net income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you put in.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither FundsLibrary, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

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