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

30/04/14
to
30/04/15
30/04/15
to
30/04/16
30/04/16
to
30/04/17
30/04/17
to
30/04/18
30/04/18
to
30/04/19
Fund -5.3% 29.6% 6.0% -10.9% -6.2%
Sector -11.5% -2.4% 18.6% 3.2% -1.1%
Rank 14/42 1/42 40/43 35/43 41/43
Quartile 2 1 4 4 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
30/04/19
5 Years to
30/04/19
10 Years to
30/04/19
Fund -4.0% 1.7% -2.6%
Sector 6.6% 0.9% 0.8%
Rank 43/43 18/42 30/31
Quartile 4 2 4

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
Barrick Gold Corp. 8.87
Newcrest Mining 8.38
Agnico Eagle Mines 8.27
Newmont Goldcorp 8.14
Wheaton Precious Metals 4.54
Franco-Nevada 4.53
Northern Star Resources 3.83
B2Gold 3.76
Fresnillo 3.41
Alamos Gold 3.27
Total 57.01

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 10 years and 1 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 (20/05/2019) 98.70
Offer (20/05/2019) 103.90
Fund size (31/03/2019) £0.59m
Underlying Fund size £853.84m
Number of holdings 305
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 87.60%
  UK Equities 9.09%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.18%
  International Bonds 0.75%
  Money Market 0.48%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.05%
  Other Assets 0.86%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 30/04/19

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 87.60%
  UK Equities 9.09%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.18%
  International Bonds 0.75%
  Money Market 0.48%
  UK Corporate Bonds 0.05%
  Other Assets 0.86%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Basic Materials 92.87% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 91.80% - -
 
Mining - - 89.82% -
 
Gold Mining - - - 77.26%
 
Platinum & Precious Metals - - - 7.17%
 
General Mining - - - 5.31%
 
Diamonds & Gemstones - - - 0.08%
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 1.99% -
 
Nonferrous Metals - - - 1.99%
 
Chemicals - 1.07% - -
 
Chemicals - - 1.07% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 1.07%
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds 0.00% - - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - 0.00% - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - 0.00% - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond 0.00% - - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - 0.00% - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - 0.00% - -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - - 0.00%
 
High Yield Corporate Bond - - 0.00% -
 
Investment Grade Corp Bonds - - - 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 5.47% - - -
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.65% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  North America 58.25%
  Australia & New Zealand 17.77%
  UK 9.14%
  Emerging Europe 5.40%
  Middle East & Africa 4.31%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.65%
  Other Regions 3.47%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 98.35%
  Cash 0.85%
  Pound Sterling 0.80%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
North America 58.25% -
 
Canada - 49.12%
 
United States - 9.14%
 
Australia & New Zealand 17.77% -
 
Australia - 17.77%
 
UK 9.14% -
 
United Kingdom - 9.14%
 
Emerging Europe 5.40% -
 
Russian Federation - 5.40%
 
Middle East & Africa 4.31% -
 
South Africa - 4.31%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.65% -
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 1.30% -
 
Belgium - 1.07%
 
France - 0.18%
 
Netherlands - 0.05%
 
Finland - 0.00%
 
South & Central America 1.03% -
 
Peru - 0.71%
 
Mexico - 0.32%
 
Non-Classified 0.86% -
 
Japan 0.17% -
 
Japan - 0.17%
 
Developed Asia 0.12% -
 
Singapore - 0.11%
 
Hong Kong - 0.01%

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
11.91%
Large
 
 
38.85%
Medium
 
 
26.08%
Small
 
 
7.45%
Micro
 
 
1.63%
Non-Classified
 
 
11.63%
Bonds
 
 
0.80%
Cash
 
 
1.65%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 Barrick Gold Corp. 8.87% Mining Canada
2 Newcrest Mining 8.38% Mining Australia
3 Agnico Eagle Mines 8.27% Mining Canada
4 Newmont Goldcorp 8.14% Mining United States
5 Wheaton Precious Metals 4.54% Mining Canada
6 Franco-Nevada 4.53% Mining Canada
7 Northern Star Resources 3.83% Mining Australia
8 B2Gold 3.76% Mining Canada
9 Fresnillo 3.41% Mining United Kingdom
10 Alamos Gold 3.27% 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 9.09% 83.79% - - - - - - 92.87%
Consumer Goods - - - - - - - - -
Consumer Services - - - - - - - - -
Financials - - - - - - - - -
Health Care - - - - - - - - -
Industrials - - - - - - - - -
Oil & Gas - - - - - - - - -
Technology - - - - - - - - -
Telecommunications - - - - - - - - -
Utilities - - - - - - - - -
Property - - - - - - - - -
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 1.18% 1.18%
Bonds - - 0.05% 0.74% - - - - 0.80%
Non-Classified - 3.82% - - - - 0.86% 0.48% 5.15%
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 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
FE Crown Crown Rating of 2

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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