NEW UNIT FUNDS ADDED TO THE HANSARD RANGE
Hansard is pleased to announce the introduction of new BlackRock funds to its internal range.
The BlackRock Global Equity Income fund is available through both Hansard International (MC146) & Hansard Europe (MX56).
The BlackRock World Gold fund is available through both Hansard International (MC147) & Hansard Europe (MX57).
Tony Stenning, Head of UK Retail at BlackRock, comments:-
“In response to growing market demand, BlackRock is delighted have two more funds added to the Hansard European (HEL) and International (HIL) unit-linked platforms: BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) Global Equity Income Fund and the BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) World Gold Fund.
The BGF Global Equity Income Fund seeks above average income from its equity investments without sacrificing long term capital growth. The Fund invests globally with at least 70% of its total assets invested in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominate part of their economic activity in, developed markets. Income is distributed gross of expenses and currency exposure is flexibly managed. Since launch in November 2010, the fund has outperformed its benchmark, returning 8.7% annualised vs 5.3%. Shortly after launch the Fund earned an A rating from S&P.
The BGF World Gold Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests globally with at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies whose predominant economic activity is gold-mining. It may also invest in the equity securities of companies whose predominant economic activity is other precious metal or mineral and base metal or mineral mining. The Fund does not hold physical gold or metal. The Fund is rated AAA by S&P and OBSR and holds the “Elite” Morningstar rating.”