Equity

BSF Americas Diversified Equity Absolute Return Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both 'long' and 'synthetic short' positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Funds. Investors in this fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general stock market trends as both positive and negative share movements affect the overall value of the fund. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within the Fund. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund.

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Mar-2020

-0.59 5.25 0.16 -3.31 -1.46
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-0.26 -1.22 0.56 - 2.77
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.25 2.17 1.56 -0.26 -3.60 2.83 - 25.16

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in EUR, hedged fund benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) -
Size of Fund (Millions) as of 26-May-2020 USD 929.724
Asset Class Alternative
Lipper Classification -
CUSIP L104AJ 27
Fund Launch Date 17-Feb-2012
Share Class launch date 17-Feb-2012
Morningstar Category Alt - Market Neutral - Equity
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses -
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Expense Ratio -
ISIN LU0725892383
Bloomberg Ticker BSADD2E
Max Offer Price -
Initial Charge 5.00%
Open to New Investors Yes
Performance Fee 20.00%
Turnover Percent -
SEDOL B70B937
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a Fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics using links below.


Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a Fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-2020
Name Weight (%)
ONE GAS INC 1.70
NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION 1.57
IDACORP INC 1.55
XCEL ENERGY INC 1.20
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMP 1.15
Name Weight (%)
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST INC 1.14
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP 1.14
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC 1.07
AMEREN CORPORATION 1.00
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC 0.99
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
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Allocations subject to change.
as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
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as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 126.14 -0.10 -0.08 130.13 120.04 - LU0725892383 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 111.62 -0.08 -0.07 114.02 106.22 - LU1246651910 - -
Class D2 USD None 115.69 -0.09 -0.08 117.35 109.80 - LU1238068321 - -
Class A2 EUR - 104.13 -0.91 -0.87 107.22 97.47 - LU1991022069 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 122.27 -0.09 -0.07 126.52 116.25 - LU0725892466 - -
Class A2 USD None 134.97 -0.10 -0.07 136.93 128.20 - LU0725887540 - -
Class A2 GBP None 173.48 -2.23 -1.27 179.38 156.44 - LU0784324112 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Raffaele Savi
Raffaele Savi
Travis Cooke
Travis Cooke

Literature

Literature