The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets.
The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of companies domiciled in, or the main business of which is in, emerging European
countries or the Mediterranean region (countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea).
The Fund may indirectly invest in emerging markets by investing in American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs), which are listed or
traded on stock exchanges and regulated markets outside emerging markets. ADRs and GDRs are investments issued by financial institutions which give exposure to
underlying equity securities.
The investment adviser (IA) may use financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets) for
investment purposes in order to achieve the investment objective of the Fund, and/or to reduce risk within the Fund’s portfolio, reduce investment costs and generate
additional income. The Fund may, via FDIs, generate varying amounts of market leverage (i.e. where the Fund gains market exposure in excess of the value of its
The Fund is actively managed, and the IA has discretion to select the Fund's investments. In doing so the IA will refer to the MSCI Emerging Markets Europe 10/40
Index when constructing the Fund’s portfolio, and also for risk management purposes to ensure that the active risk (i.e. degree of deviation from the index) taken by
the Fund remains appropriate given the Fund’s investment objective and policy. The IA is not bound by the components or weighting of the Index when selecting
investments. The IA may also use its discretion to invest in securities not included in the Index in order to take advantage of specific investment opportunities.
However, the geographical scope of the investment objective and policy may have the effect of limiting the extent to which the portfolio holdings will deviate from the
Index. The Index should be used by investors to compare the performance of the Fund.
Recommendation: This Fund may not be appropriate for short-term investment.
Your shares will be non-distributing (i.e. dividend income will be included in their value).
Your shares will be denominated in Euro, the Fund's base currency.
You can buy and sell your shares daily. The minimum initial investment for this share class is US$5,000 or other currency equivalent.
For more information on the Fund, share/unit classes, risks and charges, please see the Fund's prospectus, available on the product pages at www.blackrock.com