Prudential BlackRock Gold & General S2

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

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

31/12/13
to
31/12/14
31/12/14
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31/12/15
31/12/15
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31/12/16
31/12/16
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31/12/17
31/12/17
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31/12/18
Fund 2.9% -17.0% 77.4% -2.8% -13.6%
Sector -9.8% -25.8% 69.8% 1.8% -10.4%
Rank 2/43 6/43 22/43 33/44 43/44
Quartile 1 1 2 3 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
31/12/18
5 Years to
31/12/18
10 Years to
31/12/18
Fund 14.2% 4.9% -1.4%
Sector 15.7% 0.7% 1.7%
Rank 31/43 9/43 31/32
Quartile 3 1 4

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
Newcrest Mining 9.62
Agnico Eagle Mines 8.55
Randgold Resources Ltd. ADS 7.97
Newmont Mining Corp. 6.29
Northern Star Resources 5.01
Franco-Nevada 4.23
B2Gold 3.89
Fresnillo 3.80
Kinross Gold Corp. 3.52
Wheaton Precious Metals 3.41
Total 56.32

Fund Aims

The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Gold & General Fund. That fund seeks to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through an actively managed portfolio of gold mining, commodity and precious-metal related shares. The fund may also invest in other transferable securities and units in collective investment schemes. Derivatives may also be used for investment purposes and for the purposes of efficient portfolio management. 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 9 years and 9 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 (18/01/2019) 99.50
Offer (18/01/2019) 104.80
Fund size (31/12/2018) £0.52m
Number of holdings 243
Launch date 20/10/2008

Fund Charges

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.60%
Additional Charges 0.22%
Total Charges 1.82%

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 87.56%
  UK Equities 11.59%
  International Bonds 0.07%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.02%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.00%
  Cash and Equivalents -0.18%
  Other Assets 0.93%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 31/10/18

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 87.56%
  UK Equities 11.59%
  International Bonds 0.07%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.02%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.00%
  Cash and Equivalents -0.18%
  Other Assets 0.93%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Basic Materials 96.02% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 95.40% - -
 
Mining - - 93.89% -
 
Gold Mining - - - 81.63%
 
General Mining - - - 6.26%
 
Platinum & Precious Metals - - - 5.18%
 
Diamonds & Gemstones - - - 0.82%
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 1.51% -
 
Nonferrous Metals - - - 1.51%
 
Chemicals - 0.62% - -
 
Chemicals - - 0.62% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 0.62%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond 0.00% - - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - 0.00% - -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.00% -
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
Alternative Trading Strategies 0.00% - - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - 0.00% - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - 0.00% -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - - 0.00%
 
Non-Classified 4.28% - - -
 
Cash and Equivalents -0.31% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  North America 60.54%
  Australia & New Zealand 18.48%
  UK 11.63%
  Emerging Europe 4.86%
  Middle East & Africa 1.71%
  South & Central America 1.43%
  Other Regions 1.36%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 100.28%
  Pound Sterling 0.09%
  Cash -0.37%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
North America 60.54% -
 
Canada - 46.26%
 
United States - 14.28%
 
Australia & New Zealand 18.48% -
 
Australia - 18.48%
 
UK 11.63% -
 
United Kingdom - 11.63%
 
Emerging Europe 4.86% -
 
Russian Federation - 4.86%
 
Middle East & Africa 1.71% -
 
South Africa - 1.71%
 
South & Central America 1.43% -
 
Peru - 0.99%
 
Mexico - 0.44%
 
Non-Classified 0.93% -
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 0.70% -
 
Belgium - 0.62%
 
Netherlands - 0.05%
 
France - 0.04%
 
Japan 0.02% -
 
Japan - 0.02%
 
Cash and Equivalents -0.31% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
8.06%
Large
 
 
42.57%
Medium
 
 
23.71%
Small
 
 
8.66%
Micro
 
 
0.92%
Non-Classified
 
 
16.18%
Bonds
 
 
0.09%
Cash
 
-0.18%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 Newcrest Mining 9.62% Mining Australia
2 Agnico Eagle Mines 8.55% Mining Canada
3 Randgold Resources Ltd. ADS 7.97% Mining United States
4 Newmont Mining Corp. 6.29% Mining United States
5 Northern Star Resources 5.01% Mining Australia
6 Franco-Nevada 4.23% Mining Canada
7 B2Gold 3.89% Mining Canada
8 Fresnillo 3.80% Mining United Kingdom
9 Kinross Gold Corp. 3.52% Mining Canada
10 Wheaton Precious Metals 3.41% 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 11.59% 84.43% - - - - - - 96.02%
Consumer Goods - - - - - - - - -
Consumer Services - - - - - - - - -
Financials - - - - - - - - -
Health Care - - - - - - - - -
Industrials - - - - - - - - -
Oil & Gas - - - - - - - - -
Technology - - - - - - - - -
Telecommunications - - - - - - - - -
Utilities - - - - - - - - -
Property - - - - - - - - -
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - -0.31% -0.31%
Bonds - - 0.02% 0.07% - - - - 0.09%
Non-Classified - 3.13% - - - - 0.94% 0.12% 4.19%
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 B3BW146
Mex Code PUBRGG
Isin Code GB00B3BW1467
Citi Code D9W7

Fund Charges

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.60%
Additional Charges 0.22%
Total Charges 1.82%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Gold & General Fund. That fund seeks to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through an actively managed portfolio of gold mining, commodity and precious-metal related shares. The fund may also invest in other transferable securities and units in collective investment schemes. Derivatives may also be used for investment purposes and for the purposes of efficient portfolio management. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio.
Benchmark FTSE Gold Mining Index (GBP)
Sector ABI Commodity/Energy

Ratings

Morningstar Analyst Rating™ Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver

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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