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Tuesday 17 April, 2018

BlackRock Grtr Eur

Research Update

BlackRock Greater Europe Trust: Research update

12.04.2018

A focused European equity portfolio that has the greatest flexibility in the peer group to invest in continental European companies – including up to 25% in countries listed in developing Europe...Click here to read the full report

Highlights:

  • Differentiated from its peers with the greatest flexibility in the peer group to invest in continental European companies – including up to 25% in countries listed in developing Europe

  • With a focus on “growth” names, the trust has outperformed the index in six out of nine full calendar years of management, up 129% in NAV total return terms over ten years compared to 90% for the benchmark. The trust tends to underperform in periods where value stocks have performed well, such as 2014 and 2015

  • The trust’s discount volatility has been kept in check through the offer – not always used – of a semi-annual tender.

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