Prudential BlackRock UK Special Situations S4

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Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

31/03/19
to
31/03/20
31/03/20
to
31/03/21
31/03/21
to
31/03/22
31/03/22
to
31/03/23
31/03/23
to
31/03/24
Fund -14.6% 29.8% 1.8% -7.9% 3.6%
Sector -20.6% 33.6% 4.2% -1.4% 6.6%
Rank 78/417 216/420 275/421 357/422 349/423
Quartile 1 3 3 4 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
31/03/24
5 Years to
31/03/24
10 Years to
31/03/24
Fund -1.0% 1.5% 3.1%
Sector 3.1% 3.1% 3.5%
Rank 360/421 339/417 298/404
Quartile 4 4 3

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
ASTRAZENECA 3.96
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP 3.74
SHELL 3.72
RELX 3.30
RIO TINTO 3.28
GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS 2.84
4IMPRINT GROUP 2.72
BP 2.66
UNILEVER 2.63
HSBC HOLDINGS 2.58
Total 31.42

Fund Aims

Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund - the underlying fund.

Underlying Fund Objective: The fund aims to provide a return on your investment (generated through an increase in the value of the assets held by the Fund) (gross of fees) over the long term (5 or more consecutive years beginning at the point of investment) by investing in shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK. The fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom and will normally have an emphasis on small and medium sized companies. The fund manager may use derivatives to reduce risk within the Fund's portfolio, reduce investment costs and generate additional income.

Fund Manager

Roland Arnold manager of the underlying fund for 8 years and 8 months

Photo of Roland Arnold Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.

Fund Overview

Bid (12/04/2024) 276.70
Offer (12/04/2024) 291.20
Fund size (29/02/2024) £2.37m
Underlying Fund size £416.16m
Number of holdings 75
Launch date 20/10/2008

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.75%
Further Costs 0.19%
Yearly Total 1.94%

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 93.56%
  International Equities 4.67%
  Property 1.08%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.35%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.34%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 29/02/24

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source of portfolio data: Broadridge. Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of product charges, or any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs 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 client’s investment can go down as well as up and the amount your client gets back may be less than they put in.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. Should you wish to present any of this content to your client, please refer to similar pages on pru.co.uk. You should refer to your client’s 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 Broadridge, 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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  UK Equities 93.56%
  International Equities 4.67%
  Property 1.08%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.35%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.34%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Consumer Discretionary 25.55% - - -
 
Media - 10.48% - -
 
Media - - 10.48% -
 
Media Agencies - - - 6.41%
 
Publishing - - - 4.07%
 
Consumer Products & Services - 7.57% - -
 
Consumer Services - - 3.90% -
 
Vending & Catering Service - - - 2.19%
 
Consumer Services: Misc. - - - 1.71%
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 1.95% -
 
Home Construction - - - 1.95%
 
Leisure Goods - - 1.08% -
 
Electronic Entertainment - - - 0.54%
 
Toys - - - 0.54%
 
Personal Goods - - 0.64% -
 
Luxury Items - - - 0.64%
 
Retail - 3.81% - -
 
Retailers - - 3.81% -
 
Specialty Retailers - - - 1.80%
 
Diversified Retailers - - - 1.59%
 
Home Improvement Retailers - - - 0.42%
 
Travel & Leisure - 2.94% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 2.94% -
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 1.81%
 
Hotels & Motels - - - 1.12%
 
Automobiles & Parts - 0.75% - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - - 0.75% -
 
Auto Parts - - - 0.75%
 
Industrials 21.97% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 16.46% - -
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 3.81% -
 
Electronic Equipment: Control & Filter - - - 2.01%
 
Electronic Equipment: Gauges & Meters - - - 1.25%
 
Electrical Components - - - 0.55%
 
Industrial Support Services - - 3.79% -
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 1.54%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 1.37%
 
Transaction Processing Services - - - 0.87%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 3.75% -
 
Defense - - - 2.18%
 
Aerospace - - - 1.57%
 
General Industrials - - 2.73% -
 
Containers & Packaging - - - 1.82%
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 0.91%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 1.28% -
 
Machinery: Construction & Handling - - - 1.28%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 1.11% -
 
Commercial Vehicle-Equipment Leasing - - - 1.11%
 
Construction & Materials - 5.51% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 5.51% -
 
Construction - - - 2.53%
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 1.79%
 
Cement - - - 1.19%
 
Financials 17.48% - - -
 
Financial Services - 11.70% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 7.96% -
 
Asset Managers & Custodians - - - 6.07%
 
Investment Services - - - 1.89%
 
Finance & Credit Services - - 3.74% -
 
Financial Data & Systems - - - 3.74%
 
Banks - 4.70% - -
 
Banks - - 4.70% -
 
Banks - - - 4.70%
 
Insurance - 1.09% - -
 
Non-life Insurance - - 1.09% -
 
Full Line Insurance - - - 1.09%
 
Energy 7.36% - - -
 
Energy - 7.36% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 7.36% -
 
Integrated Oil & Gas - - - 6.38%
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 0.98%
 
Basic Materials 5.59% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 5.06% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 5.06% -
 
General Mining - - - 5.06%
 
Chemicals - 0.53% - -
 
Chemicals - - 0.53% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 0.53%
 
Real Estate 4.97% - - -
 
Real Estate - 4.97% - -
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 3.91% -
 
Office REITs - - - 2.83%
 
Diversified REITs - - - 1.08%
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 1.07% -
 
Real Estate Holding and Development - - - 1.07%
 
Health Care 4.79% - - -
 
Health Care - 4.79% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 4.79% -
 
Pharmaceuticals - - - 4.79%
 
Technology 4.62% - - -
 
Technology - 4.62% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 4.62% -
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 2.65%
 
Computer Services - - - 1.48%
 
Software - - - 0.50%
 
Consumer Staples 4.14% - - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 4.14% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 4.14% -
 
Personal Products - - - 2.63%
 
Nondurable Household Products - - - 1.51%
 
Telecommunications 2.84% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 2.84% - -
 
Telecommunications Service Providers - - 2.84% -
 
Telecommunications Services - - - 2.84%
 
Alternative Trading Strategies 0.35% - - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - 0.35% - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - 0.35% -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - - 0.35%
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.34% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  UK 93.56%
  Developed Europe - Excl UK 3.79%
  Property 1.08%
  North America 0.87%
  Non-Classified 0.35%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.34%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 97.59%
  Cash 1.24%
  Pound Sterling 1.17%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
UK 93.56% -
 
United Kingdom - 93.56%
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 3.79% -
 
Ireland - 3.79%
 
Property 1.08% -
 
North America 0.87% -
 
United States - 0.87%
 
Non-Classified 0.35% -
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.34% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
28.01%
Large
 
 
9.32%
Medium
 
 
38.52%
Small
 
 
15.29%
Micro
 
 
0.97%
Non-Classified
 
 
7.56%
Cash
 
 
0.34%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 ASTRAZENECA 3.96% Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology United Kingdom
2 LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP 3.74% Finance & Credit Services United Kingdom
3 SHELL 3.72% Non-Renewable Energy United Kingdom
4 RELX 3.30% Media United Kingdom
5 RIO TINTO 3.28% Industrial Metals & Mining United Kingdom
6 GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS 2.84% Telecommunications Service Providers United Kingdom
7 4IMPRINT GROUP 2.72% Media United Kingdom
8 BP 2.66% Non-Renewable Energy United Kingdom
9 UNILEVER 2.63% Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores United Kingdom
10 HSBC HOLDINGS 2.58% Banks United Kingdom

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology 4.62% - - - - - - - 4.62%
Telecommunications 2.84% - - - - - - - 2.84%
Financials 17.05% 0.43% - - - - - - 17.48%
Real Estate 3.90% - - - - 1.08% - - 4.97%
Consumer Discretionary 25.55% - - - - - - - 25.55%
Consumer Staples 4.14% - - - - - - - 4.14%
Energy 7.36% - - - - - - - 7.36%
Health Care 4.79% - - - - - - - 4.79%
Industrials 17.73% 4.24% - - - - - - 21.97%
Basic Materials 5.59% - - - - - - - 5.59%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 0.34% 0.34%
Non-Classified - - - - - - 0.35% - 0.35%

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

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

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. Should you wish to present any of this content to your client, please refer to similar pages on pru.co.uk. You should refer to your client’s 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 Broadridge, 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 B3BW1Q8
Mex Code PUBUSS
Isin Code GB00B3BW1Q82
Citi Code D9X7

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.75%
Further Costs 0.19%
Yearly Total 1.94%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund - the underlying fund. Underlying Fund Objective: The fund aims to provide a return on your investment (generated through an increase in the value of the assets held by the Fund) (gross of fees) over the long term (5 or more consecutive years beginning at the point of investment) by investing in shares of companies incorporated or listed in the UK. The fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom and will normally have an emphasis on small and medium sized companies. The fund manager may use derivatives to reduce risk within the Fund's portfolio, reduce investment costs and generate additional income.
Benchmark IA UK All Companies Sector Average
ABI Sector UK All Companies

Ratings

FE Crown Crown Rating of 1

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. Should you wish to present any of this content to your client, please refer to similar pages on pru.co.uk. You should refer to your client’s 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 Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Risk Analysis

Ratio Value
Alpha -4.76
Beta 1.16
Sharpe -0.01
Standard Deviation 12.81
Info Ratio -1.20

Risk Factors

Risk Factor Yes / No
Charges to Capital No
Emerging Markets No
Concentrated Portfolio No
Smaller Companies Yes
High Yield Bonds No
Sector Specific No
Geared Investments No
Value of Investments Yes
Investments Long Term Yes
Property No
Exchange Rate No
Higher Risk No
Performance Charges No
Derivative Exposure No
Offshore No
Income Eroding Capital Growth No
Umbrella Liabilities No
New Fund No
Solvency of Depository No
Solvency of Bond Issuers No
Ethical Restrictions No
Liquidity Yes
Returns Are Not Guaranteed Yes
Inflation Yes
Taxation and Tax Relief Yes

Fund Specific Risks

Smaller Companies

The fund invests in smaller companies. Smaller companies shares can be more volatile and less liquid than larger company shares, so smaller companies funds can carry more risk.

Value of Investments

The value of investments, and any income can fall, as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invested. Neither capital nor income is guaranteed.

Investments Long Term

Investments should be regarded as long term and are not suitable for money which may be needed in the short term, you should always have a sufficient cash reserve.

Liquidity

This fund can suffer from partial or total illiquidity, which may lead to considerable price fluctuations and the inability to redeem your investment.

Returns Are Not Guaranteed

What you receive when you sell your investment is not guaranteed; it depends on how your investments perform.

Inflation

Inflation will reduce the real value of your investments in future.

Taxation and Tax Relief

Levels of taxation and tax relief are subject to change.

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

The risk factor definitions are provided by Broadridge. These definitions may differ from those of Prudential or any underlying fund manager. The data itself is provided by Prudential or the underlying fund manager.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. Should you wish to present any of this content to your client, please refer to similar pages on pru.co.uk. You should refer to your client’s 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 Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of product charges, or any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs 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 client’s investment can go down as well as up and the amount your client gets back may be less than they put in.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. Should you wish to present any of this content to your client, please refer to similar pages on pru.co.uk. You should refer to your client’s 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 Broadridge, 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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