Part of our Foundation Fundlist BLACKROCK FRONTIER MKTS INV TST PLCUSD0.01

Symbol: BRFI

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Past Performance

  • 19th Jul 2014 to 19th Jul 2015-6.60%
  • 19th Jul 2015 to 19th Jul 201617.71%
  • 19th Jul 2016 to 19th Jul 201724.84%
  • 19th Jul 2017 to 19th Jul 20184.28%
  • 19th Jul 2018 to 19th Jul 2019-2.02%

Key Information

Benchmark N/A
Sector IT Global Emerging Markets
AMC 1.10%
Total Ongoing Charges 
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1.6533%
Gearing 120%
Performance Fee No
Ex-Dividend Date 6 Jun 2019
Dividend Pay Date 28 Jun 2019
Total Dividends - Year to Date5.87
Dividend Yield (%)4.1929

Net Asset Value (Nav)

Latest actual NAV 144.17
Latest actual NAV date 17/07/2019
NAV frequency Daily
Premium/Discount -2.89%

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Cost and Charges Information

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Account Type

  • Investment Account
  • Stocks & Shares ISA
  • SIPP

Annual charges

These are the annual costs based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 over 1 year assuming a net zero growth rate

Cost Category % of Investment £5000 lump sum costs
Our annual fee

Our annual fee

Includes our platform fee at 0.35% per annum for Funds (up to £250,000) and Stocks & Shares (min £24 max £240), plus SIPP administration fee (if applicable, only charged if <£30,000 held) - see here
0.35%
Dealing charges

Dealing charges

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N/A
Product provider costs

Product provider costs

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1.6533%
Total (£)

Total (£)

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Cumulative effect of charges on your investment's return

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£5,000 lump sum invested with an assumed growth rate of 5% 1 year 5 years
What you might get back at 5% with no charges applied

What you might get back at 5% with no charges applied

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Annual charges

Annual charges

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Effect of charges on return (%)

Effect of charges on return (%)

These are the overall costs in percentage terms, based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 assuming a 5% growth rate
Effect of charges on return (£)

Effect of charges on return (£)

These are the overall costs in monetary value, based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 assuming a 5% growth rate
What you might get back at 5% with charges applied

What you might get back at 5% with charges applied

These are the illustrative values of a £5,000 investment after growth and costs at the end of the defined period

This illustration is not a forecast of future investment performance but merely a means to demonstrate the potential impact of costs and charges for an assumed return of 5%. Whilst we make reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of third party charges information, this is intended for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon. We do not warrant or represent that this information is accurate, complete or up to date, therefore we accept no responsibility or liability for its use

Company

Business Summary

BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company's principal activity is portfolio investment. The Company's investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth from investment in companies operating in Frontier Markets or the companies' stocks, which are listed on the stock markets of such countries. It will seek to maximize total return and will invest globally in the securities of companies domiciled or listed in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, Frontier Markets. The Company invests approximately 5% of its gross assets (at the time of such investment) in unquoted securities. The Company invests in a range of sectors, such as financials, consumer staples, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, industrials, consumer discretionary, utilities, materials and technology. BlackRock Fund Managers Limited is the investment manager of the Company.

Financial Summary

BRIEF: For the six months ended 31 March 2019, Blackrock Frontiers Inv Tst PLC revenues decreased 72% to $13.4M. Net income decreased 84% to $7.6M. Revenues reflect Realized Capital Gains/Losses - Total decrease of 87% to $5.2M, Net (loss)/profit from contracts for dif decrease from $3M to -$1M, Net loss on foreign exchange decrease from -$98K to -$333K. Net income also reflects Other Administrative Expenses increase of 23% to $128K (expense).

Performance

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      Cumulative Performance

      1 month3 months6 months1 year3 years5 years
      1.82% 4.03% 4.03% -2.02% 27.55% 40.23%

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      Headline performance can mask the true characteristics of a fund. Without fully understanding how a fund is managed, you may inadvertently become exposed to an undesirable level of risk to your capital. Some funds carry a dilution levy which reduces the number of units realised on any initial investment as an initial charge. If this fund carries such a levy it should be detailed in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which we must provide and you should read before investing.

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      Composition

      Important Documents


      The documents listed below are the latest versions made available to our data provider by the fund management group, but may not necessarily reflect the applicable charges that would be levied should you purchase this fund via Charles Stanley Direct. You should treat the charges and other figures shown in the 'Overview' tab as accurate.

      Fund Provider Factsheet
      The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured.
      FUND PROVIDER FACTSHEET
      356,186 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 May 2019
      Key Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
      KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT
      72,292 bytes PDF Document; last updated 16 May 2019
      Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
      ANNUAL REPORT
      960,161 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Sep 2018
      Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
      SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT
      3,364,298 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Mar 2019

      Management Team

      Emily Fletcher Samuel Vecht

      Emily Fletcher has managed this fund for 6 years and 3 months.

      Emily  Fletcher Emily Fletcher is co-manager of the BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc, and is a member of BlackRock's Emerging Markets Specialist Team, within the Fundamental Equity division of the Alpha Strategies Group, specialising in African and Frontier markets. Emily has degrees in experimental and theoretical physics.

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph

      Samuel Vecht has managed this fund for 8 years and 6 months.

      Samuel Vecht Samuel Vecht, CFA, Managing director and portfolio manager, is Head of the Emerging Europe & Frontiers team within the Fundamental Active Equity division of BlackRock's Active Equities Group. He is responsible for managing long-only and long/short portfolios in both Emerging and Frontier markets. Mr. Vecht's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Vecht earned a BSc degree, with honours, in international relations and history from the London School of Economics.

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph

      Other investment trusts managed by Samuel

      Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
      BRLatnAmIT OUS$0.10 Co Dec 2018
      BlackRock Gtr Eur IT Co Sep 2004

      Financials


      Income Statement - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending

      30/09/2018

      30/09/2017

      30/09/2016

      30/09/2015

      30/09/2014

      30/09/2013

      Total Revenue -28.42 73.40 31.83 -48.82 59.41 44.47
      Gross profit -33.48 68.77 26.26 -52.54 56.25 41.06
      Operating Profit/Loss -34.07 68.25 25.70 -53.20 55.03 40.24
      Profit Before Tax -34.10 68.24 24.32 -53.20 55.03 40.23
      Profit After Tax -29.34 60.20 23.17 -54.10 54.29 39.87
      Equity Holders of Parent Company -29.34 60.20 23.17 -54.10 54.29 39.87
      Minority Interest NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL


      Balance Sheet - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending

      30/09/2018

      30/09/2017

      30/09/2016

      30/09/2015

      30/09/2014

      30/09/2013

      Total Non-Current Assets 348.50 354.38 267.68 239.45 292.32 179.09
      Total Current Assets 19.37 13.68 15.18 13.98 35.50 96.57
      Total Assets 367.87 368.06 282.87 253.43 327.81 275.66
      Total Liabilities NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Total Net Assets NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Shareholders Funds 356.50 350.25 276.40 242.40 306.13 255.23
      Minority Interests NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Total Equity NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

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