Prudential BlackRock UK Special Situations S2

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

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

30/06/19
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30/06/20
30/06/20
to
30/06/21
30/06/21
to
30/06/22
30/06/22
to
30/06/23
30/06/23
to
30/06/24
Fund -9.2% 24.4% -15.5% 4.4% 7.0%
Sector -11.8% 22.5% -7.0% 5.0% 10.4%
Rank 122/392 133/392 327/393 284/395 330/395
Quartile 2 2 4 3 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
30/06/24
5 Years to
30/06/24
10 Years to
30/06/24
Fund -1.9% 1.3% 4.1%
Sector 2.5% 3.1% 3.9%
Rank 350/393 325/392 266/378
Quartile 4 4 3

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
ASTRAZENECA 4.30
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP 3.74
SHELL 3.69
RIO TINTO 2.93
UNILEVER 2.85
RELX 2.83
GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS 2.81
BP 2.76
4IMPRINT GROUP 2.47
COMPASS GROUP 2.35
Total 30.72

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 11 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 (18/07/2024) 297.70
Offer (18/07/2024) 313.40
Fund size (31/05/2024) £2.36m
Underlying Fund size £424.98m
Number of holdings 76
Launch date 20/10/2008

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.50%
Further Costs 0.19%
Yearly Total 1.69%

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 93.41%
  International Equities 4.46%
  Property 1.68%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.27%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.18%
  Money Market 0.00%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 31/05/24

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 investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than 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 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 93.41%
  International Equities 4.46%
  Property 1.68%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.27%
  Alternative Trading Strategies 0.18%
  Money Market 0.00%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Consumer Discretionary 22.44% - - -
 
Media - 9.84% - -
 
Media - - 9.84% -
 
Media Agencies - - - 6.07%
 
Publishing - - - 3.76%
 
Consumer Products & Services - 6.55% - -
 
Consumer Services - - 3.38% -
 
Vending & Catering Service - - - 2.35%
 
Consumer Services: Misc. - - - 1.04%
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 2.49% -
 
Home Construction - - - 2.49%
 
Leisure Goods - - 0.68% -
 
Electronic Entertainment - - - 0.68%
 
Retail - 4.01% - -
 
Retailers - - 4.01% -
 
Specialty Retailers - - - 1.83%
 
Diversified Retailers - - - 1.52%
 
Home Improvement Retailers - - - 0.65%
 
Travel & Leisure - 2.04% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 2.04% -
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 2.04%
 
Industrials 20.96% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 15.29% - -
 
Industrial Support Services - - 5.28% -
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 2.54%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 1.20%
 
Transaction Processing Services - - - 0.79%
 
Professional Business Support Services - - - 0.75%
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 3.20% -
 
Electronic Equipment: Control & Filter - - - 1.93%
 
Electronic Equipment: Gauges & Meters - - - 1.27%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 2.68% -
 
Defense - - - 1.43%
 
Aerospace - - - 1.25%
 
General Industrials - - 2.08% -
 
Containers & Packaging - - - 2.08%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 2.05% -
 
Machinery: Construction & Handling - - - 1.50%
 
Machinery: Industrial - - - 0.55%
 
Construction & Materials - 5.67% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 5.67% -
 
Construction - - - 2.71%
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 2.02%
 
Cement - - - 0.93%
 
Financials 18.38% - - -
 
Financial Services - 11.33% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 7.59% -
 
Asset Managers & Custodians - - - 5.52%
 
Investment Services - - - 2.07%
 
Finance & Credit Services - - 3.74% -
 
Financial Data & Systems - - - 3.74%
 
Banks - 6.25% - -
 
Banks - - 6.25% -
 
Banks - - - 6.25%
 
Insurance - 0.80% - -
 
Non-life Insurance - - 0.80% -
 
Full Line Insurance - - - 0.80%
 
Basic Materials 8.73% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 7.98% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 7.98% -
 
General Mining - - - 7.15%
 
Metal Fabricating - - - 0.83%
 
Chemicals - 0.75% - -
 
Chemicals - - 0.75% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 0.75%
 
Energy 7.31% - - -
 
Energy - 7.31% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 7.31% -
 
Integrated Oil & Gas - - - 6.45%
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 0.86%
 
Real Estate 5.81% - - -
 
Real Estate - 5.81% - -
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 4.80% -
 
Office REITs - - - 3.12%
 
Diversified REITs - - - 1.68%
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 1.01% -
 
Real Estate Holding and Development - - - 1.01%
 
Health Care 4.84% - - -
 
Health Care - 4.84% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 4.84% -
 
Pharmaceuticals - - - 4.84%
 
Technology 4.65% - - -
 
Technology - 4.65% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 4.65% -
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 2.68%
 
Computer Services - - - 1.30%
 
Software - - - 0.66%
 
Consumer Staples 3.61% - - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 2.85% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 2.85% -
 
Personal Products - - - 2.85%
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 0.76% - -
 
Food Producers - - 0.76% -
 
Food Products - - - 0.76%
 
Telecommunications 2.81% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 2.81% - -
 
Telecommunications Service Providers - - 2.81% -
 
Telecommunications Services - - - 2.81%
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.27% - - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies 0.18% - - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - 0.18% - -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - 0.18% -
 
Alternative Trading Strategies - - - 0.18%

Regional Allocation

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  UK 93.55%
  Developed Europe - Excl UK 3.67%
  Property 1.68%
  North America 0.79%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.27%
  Non-Classified 0.04%

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 93.55% -
 
United Kingdom - 93.55%
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 3.67% -
 
Ireland - 3.67%
 
Property 1.68% -
 
North America 0.79% -
 
United States - 0.79%
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.27% -
 
Non-Classified 0.04% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
28.29%
Large
 
 
9.75%
Medium
 
 
38.31%
Small
 
 
15.35%
Micro
 
 
0.66%
Non-Classified
 
 
7.36%
Cash
 
 
0.27%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 ASTRAZENECA 4.30% Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology United Kingdom
2 LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP 3.74% Finance & Credit Services United Kingdom
3 SHELL 3.69% Non-Renewable Energy United Kingdom
4 RIO TINTO 2.93% Industrial Metals & Mining United Kingdom
5 UNILEVER 2.85% Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores United Kingdom
6 RELX 2.83% Media United Kingdom
7 GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS 2.81% Telecommunications Service Providers United Kingdom
8 BP 2.76% Non-Renewable Energy United Kingdom
9 4IMPRINT GROUP 2.47% Media United Kingdom
10 COMPASS GROUP 2.35% Consumer Services United Kingdom

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology 4.65% - - - - - - - 4.65%
Telecommunications 2.81% - - - - - - - 2.81%
Financials 18.38% - - - - - - - 18.38%
Real Estate 4.13% - - - - 1.68% 0.14% - 5.94%
Consumer Discretionary 22.44% - - - - - - - 22.44%
Consumer Staples 3.61% - - - - - - - 3.61%
Energy 7.31% - - - - - - - 7.31%
Health Care 4.84% - - - - - - - 4.84%
Industrials 16.50% 4.46% - - - - - - 20.96%
Basic Materials 8.73% - - - - - - - 8.73%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 0.27% 0.27%
Non-Classified - - - - - - 0.04% - 0.04%

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 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 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 B3BW1P7
Mex Code PUBRUS
Isin Code GB00B3BW1P75
Citi Code D9X6

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.50%
Further Costs 0.19%
Yearly Total 1.69%

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 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 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 investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than 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 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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