BGF North American Equity Inc D5GRF GBP

Buy/Sell Price  (as of 24/10/2016) £16.75   Day Change :  0.66%     Fund Code:  BGNMD 

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Tony DeSpirito is co-manager of the BlackRock North American Income Trust plc. He is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRocks Alpha Strategies Group and co-portfolio manager for the US based Equity Dividend Fund and related strategies. Prior to joining BlackRock in August 2014, for the last 18 years Tony had been with Pzena Investment Management where he was Managing Principal, Portfolio Manager and a member of the firms Executive Committee. Prior to joining Pzena Investment Management in 1996, Mr. DeSpirito was an Associate in the Corporate Department at the Boston based law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP. At Ropes & Gray, he advised clients in the direct television, financial services, fitness, packaging films, retail, software, and wire and cable industries. Mr. DeSpirito earned a B.S. summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1993. "


Investment HouseBlackRock
Fund ProviderBlackRock (Luxembourg) SA
ManagerTony DeSpirito   Biography
ManagerRobert M. Shearer  

Fund Objective The North American Equity Income Fund seeksan above average income from its equityinvestments without sacrificing long termcapital growth. The Fund invests at least 70% ofits total assets in the equity securities ofcompanies domiciled in, or exercising thepredominant part of their economic activity in,the US and Canada. The Fund distributesincome gross of expenses. Risk managementmeasure used: Relative VaR using S&P 500Index as the appropriate benchmark.

Key Statistics

Fund Status
12-Month NAV High £16.75
12-Month NAV Low £12.05
Fund Comparative IndexS&P 500 Net TR USD
Morningstar CategoryTMUS Large-Cap Blend Equity
Dividend FrequencyQuarterly

Annual Charges

Morningstar ratings

 as of  30/09/2016
Overall2 star
3 Years2 star
5 YearsN/A
10 YearsN/A

Growth of £1000 Help

 as of  24/10/2016

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