Equity

BlackRock Sustainable Advantage US Equity Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

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Performance

Performance

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The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in GBP, hedged share class 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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund
as of 21-Jun-2024
USD 1,760,545,679
Fund Launch Date
04-Jun-2018
Fund Base Currency
USD
Constraint Benchmark 1
MSCI Developed - US Net TR Index
Ongoing Charges Figures
0.00%
Annual Management Fee
0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment
GBP 1,000,000.00
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
-
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
BRZSR28
Share Class launch date
03-Aug-2023
Share Class Currency
GBP
Asset Class
Equity
Initial Charge
0.00%
ISIN
IE000NSQWDM2
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
GBP 10,000.00
Domicile
Ireland
Management Company
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Dealing Settlement
Trade Date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
BRAUXGH

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of 31-May-2024
162
3y Beta
as of -
-
P/B Ratio
as of 31-May-2024
5.11
Standard Deviation (3y)
as of -
-
P/E Ratio
as of 31-May-2024
27.24

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. 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.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage
as of 31-May-2024
99.71%
Percentage of Fund not covered
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 1.43%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data 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. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund's investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager may include ESG considerations in the research and decision phases of the investment process. Funds with ESG-related objectives may also include ESG considerations in the portfolio construction phase of the investment process. The research phase may include relevant, internal ESG research used to assess certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, economic and environmental transition, market structure, superior growth, management quality, and risk characteristics associated with environmental, social, and governance matters. ESG insights may be combined with other internal research views to inform active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome, if applicable). The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate metrics, and other factors.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-May-2024
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 7.28
APPLE INC 6.58
NVIDIA CORPORATION 6.36
ALPHABET INC 5.07
AMAZON.COM INC 4.56
Name Weight (%)
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY 2.12
MASTERCARD INC 1.89
VISA INC 1.83
HOME DEPOT INC 1.80
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION 1.61
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-May-2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-May-2024

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class X Acc Hedged GBP 125.06 -0.59 -0.47 21-Jun-2024 125.65 92.95 IE000NSQWDM2
Class D Hedged Acc GBP 191.57 -0.91 -0.47 21-Jun-2024 192.48 142.76 IE00BG1DFJ36
Class D Hedged Acc EUR 184.60 -0.89 -0.48 21-Jun-2024 185.49 138.43 IE00BFZP7X62
Class X Acc USD 215.95 -1.02 -0.47 21-Jun-2024 216.97 159.82 IE00BFZP7Y79
Class D Acc USD 212.07 -1.01 -0.47 21-Jun-2024 213.08 157.24 IE00BFZP7V49
Class A Hedged SGD 115.39 -0.55 -0.48 21-Jun-2024 115.94 98.72 IE000NRW0LV8
Class D Acc EUR 218.85 -0.22 -0.10 21-Jun-2024 219.07 163.38 IE00BF553F02
Class A Hedged Acc SEK 1,280.06 -6.20 -0.48 21-Jun-2024 1,286.26 962.80 IE00BP2C1X86
Class D Hedged Acc SEK 1,264.71 -6.11 -0.48 21-Jun-2024 1,270.82 949.18 IE00BP2C1Y93
Class A Acc USD 203.52 -0.97 -0.47 21-Jun-2024 204.49 151.22 IE00BDDRH524
Class D Hedged Acc CHF 177.68 -0.86 -0.48 21-Jun-2024 178.54 135.26 IE00BFZP7W55

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Travis Cooke

Travis Cooke, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of North American strategies within BlackRock’s Systematic investment team. In his current role, Mr. Cooke is responsible for US and Canadian long-only and long-short strategies for retail and institutional clients.

Ali Almufti
Ali Almufti

Literature

Literature