Fixed Income

BGF Asian Tiger Bond Fund

Overview

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Important Information:
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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

as of 31-Mar-2020

1.78 5.48 1.68 4.13 -1.01
Benchmark (%) Index: JP Morgan Asia Credit Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of 31-Mar-2020

4.08 4.80 1.72 5.53 2.34

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 USD, 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 Fund (Millions) as of 29-May-2020 USD 3,146.599
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 02-Feb-1996
Share Class launch date 02-Feb-1996
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Asia Bond
Benchmark Index JP Morgan Asia Credit Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0063729296
Bloomberg Ticker MERATAA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5015775
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker JACI_INX
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Modified Duration as of 30-Apr-2020 4.83
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Apr-2020 4.53
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Apr-2020 4.05
5y Beta as of 30-Apr-2020 1.229

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI Fund Ratings 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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-May-2020 47.62
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-2020 Bond Asia Pacific HC
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-2020, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-2019. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

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.

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

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Asian Tiger Bond Fund, Class A2, as of 30-Apr-2020 rated against 312 Asia Bond Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 16-Aug-2019)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-2020
Name Weight (%)
ELECT GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED RegS 4.1 12/31/2049 1.30
PHILIPPINES (REPUBLIC OF) 9.5 02/02/2030 1.12
ABU DHABI (EMIRATE OF) MTN RegS 2.5 04/16/2025 1.01
INDONESIA (REPUBLIC OF) MTN RegS 4.75 01/08/2026 0.94
HYUNDAI CAPITAL AMERICA MTN RegS 5.875 04/07/2025 0.92
Name Weight (%)
PHILIPPINES (REPUBLIC OF) 2.457 05/05/2030 0.90
SINOPEC GROUP OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT RegS 3.25 04/28/2025 0.86
PSA TREASURY PTE LTD MTN RegS 2.25 04/30/2030 0.79
OVERSEAS CHINESE TOWN ASIA HOLDING RegS 4.3 12/31/2049 0.79
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 3.86 07/22/2049 0.76
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 30-Apr-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark 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 A2 USD None 43.11 0.00 0.00 44.97 39.31 - LU0063729296 - -
Class A1 USD Daily 12.50 0.00 0.00 13.15 11.47 - LU0063728728 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 9.67 0.00 0.00 10.33 8.84 - LU1250979793 - -
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly 6.91 -0.03 -0.43 7.41 6.41 - LU1200839618 - -
Class A6 Hedged EUR Monthly 9.29 -0.05 -0.54 10.02 8.62 - LU1200839535 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 10.55 -0.01 -0.09 11.10 9.66 - LU1250980452 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly 11.08 -0.05 -0.45 11.72 10.24 - LU0764618053 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 12.29 0.00 0.00 12.91 11.23 - LU0969580132 - -
Class D6 USD Monthly 11.60 -0.05 -0.43 12.25 10.71 - LU0827875427 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 12.52 -0.04 -0.32 13.18 11.53 - LU0827875344 - -
Class D2 USD None 14.38 0.00 0.00 14.99 13.10 - LU0776122383 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 12.51 -0.04 -0.32 13.17 11.51 - LU0172393414 - -
Class A3 Hedged EUR Monthly 8.82 -0.03 -0.34 9.38 8.15 - LU0841166456 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Neeraj Seth
Neeraj Seth
Artur Piasecki
Artur Piasecki
Ronie Ganguly
Ronie Ganguly

Literature

Literature