Multi Asset

BGF Global Allocation 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 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 fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.

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

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 0.32 -3.47 1.95 11.45 -10.01 15.36 18.23 4.94 -17.36 11.12
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 4.17 -0.78 6.06 15.69 -4.68 18.79 13.34 10.13 -15.59 15.69
Comparator Benchmark 2 (%) 4.77 -1.37 8.65 24.09 -8.77 27.74 16.33 20.95 -17.54 24.18
Comparator Benchmark 3 (%) -0.48 -3.57 1.60 7.49 -0.84 5.90 10.11 -6.97 -18.26 5.19

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
9.01 -2.25 4.31 2.89 4.36
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 9.26 1.29 5.88 5.61 6.43
Comparator Benchmark 2 (%) 18.62 5.66 10.67 9.10 -
Comparator Benchmark 3 (%) -3.81 -7.29 -2.62 -1.19 -
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.96 -2.86 1.50 13.56 9.01 -6.60 23.52 33.02 139.38
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 1.16 -2.99 0.99 13.14 9.26 3.91 33.05 72.67 257.52
Comparator Benchmark 2 (%) 4.67 -3.59 3.72 20.35 18.62 17.94 66.01 139.00 -
Comparator Benchmark 3 (%) -4.95 -2.60 -3.45 3.87 -3.81 -20.32 -12.44 -11.24 -
  From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
From
31-Mar-2021
To
31-Mar-2022
From
31-Mar-2022
To
31-Mar-2023
From
31-Mar-2023
To
31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

-5.48 37.09 -3.15 -8.78 12.87
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

-3.16 30.86 3.13 -6.18 14.12
Comparator Benchmark 2 (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

- 55.70 9.66 -6.74 25.15
Comparator Benchmark 3 (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

- 1.82 -7.74 -9.55 -0.84
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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 USD, 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 May 24, 2024
USD 14,967,571,015
Fund Inception Date
Jan 3, 1997
Base Currency
USD
Constraint Benchmark 1
36% S&P 500, 24% FTSE World (ex.US), 24% ICE BofA ML Cur 5-yr US Treasury, 16% FTSE Non-USD WGBI
Comparator Benchmark 3
FTSE World Government Bond Index (USD)
Initial Charge
0.00%
ISIN
LU0147395726
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
USD 1000
Domicile
Luxembourg
Management Company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Dealing Settlement
Trade Date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
MGLOACA
Share Class Inception Date
Nov 24, 2003
Share Class Currency
USD
Asset Class
Multi Asset
Comparator Benchmark 2
FTSE World Index
SFDR Classification
Other
Ongoing Charge
3.01%
Annual Management Fee
2.75%
Minimum Initial Investment
USD 5000
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
USD Moderate Allocation
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
7506653

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of Apr 30, 2024
1217
Average Market Cap (Millions)
as of Apr 30, 2024
USD 474,597.0 M
Effective Duration Fixed Income
as of Apr 30, 2024
5.93 yrs
P/E Ratio
18.32
Effective Duration
as of Apr 30, 2024
1.64 yrs
Effective Duration Fixed Income and Cash
as of Apr 30, 2024
4.34 yrs

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.

The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC)
as of May 19, 2024
A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10)
as of May 19, 2024
6.65
Fund Lipper Global Classification
as of May 19, 2024
Mixed Asset USD Bal - Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES)
as of May 19, 2024
111.14
MSCI ESG % Coverage
as of May 19, 2024
88.79
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile
as of May 19, 2024
68.40
Funds in Peer Group
as of May 19, 2024
269
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage
as of May 19, 2024
64.62
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of May 19, 2024, based on holdings as of Dec 31, 2023. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

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.

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 Apr 30, 2024
0.07%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.06%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.02%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.09%
MSCI - Thermal Coal
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.42%
MSCI - Oil Sands
as of Apr 30, 2024
0.41%

Business Involvement Coverage
as of Apr 30, 2024
71.57%
Percentage of Fund not covered
as of Apr 30, 2024
28.43%
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 0.82% and for Oil Sands 2.79%.

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 Global Allocation Investment Team believes that a company's ability to manage material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues may be relevant to the company's ability to sustain growth and generate value for shareholders over the long term, and thus ESG performance indicators are considered as part of the investment process. The team analyzes ESG data when conducting research and due diligence on new investments, and when monitoring existing investments within the portfolio. The team's ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. 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-related metrics, and other factors.

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2024
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORP 2.90
NVIDIA CORP 2.14
AMAZON COM INC 1.80
APPLE INC 1.48
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.46
Name Weight (%)
MASTERCARD INC CLASS A 1.06
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 0.96
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.96
ASML HOLDING NV 0.96
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 0.70
as of Apr 30, 2024
Name Weight (%)
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 2.3 02/15/2033 1.92
TREASURY NOTE 4.125 07/31/2028 1.30
UK CONV GILT 1.25 07/22/2027 1.26
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 1 11/21/2031 1.16
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 1.7 08/15/2032 1.11
Name Weight (%)
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 5.75 03/05/2026 0.97
TREASURY NOTE 4 06/30/2028 0.81
TREASURY NOTE 4.875 10/31/2028 0.64
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GOV 0 07/01/2024 0.53
TREASURY NOTE 5 09/30/2025 0.49
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Net Assets

Type Fund
Allocations subject to change.
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Net Assets

Type Fund
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Net Assets

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund’s exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, and swaps (except with respect to fixed income securities), and convertible bonds.

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
C2 USD 55.50 -0.21 -0.38 May 24, 2024 55.89 47.45 LU0147395726
Class S2 EUR 10.30 -0.04 -0.39 May 24, 2024 10.36 8.90 LU2624962283
Class A10 Hedged AUD 10.15 -0.03 -0.29 May 24, 2024 10.31 8.99 LU2637965869
Class A10 Hedged HKD 102.66 -0.39 -0.38 May 24, 2024 104.18 90.31 LU2637965430
Class S2 USD 11.17 -0.04 -0.36 May 24, 2024 11.24 9.43 LU2624960741
Class A9 Hedged AUD 8.81 -0.03 -0.34 May 24, 2024 8.91 7.65 LU2354320728
Class AI2 EUR 14.09 -0.06 -0.42 May 24, 2024 14.17 12.23 LU1960222104
Class S2 Hedged EUR 10.96 -0.04 -0.36 May 24, 2024 11.03 9.36 LU2624964149
Class A9 Hedged SGD 8.94 -0.03 -0.33 May 24, 2024 9.05 7.78 LU2354320645
A4 Hgd EUR 39.98 -0.15 -0.37 May 24, 2024 40.27 34.31 LU0240613025
A2 Hgd GBP 37.13 -0.14 -0.38 May 24, 2024 37.38 31.62 LU0236177068
X4 USD 16.59 -0.06 -0.36 May 24, 2024 16.70 13.94 LU0953392981
A2 Hgd EUR 43.51 -0.16 -0.37 May 24, 2024 43.82 37.34 LU0212925753
Class A10 USD 10.33 -0.04 -0.39 May 24, 2024 10.46 9.05 LU2637965356
Class A10 Hedged CNH 100.95 -0.39 -0.38 May 24, 2024 102.62 89.78 LU2637965604
X2 EUR 93.63 -0.42 -0.45 May 24, 2024 94.17 80.54 LU0984173384
Class A10 Hedged ZAR 102.51 -0.37 -0.36 May 24, 2024 104.08 90.13 LU2637965943
Class A10 Hedged EUR 10.24 -0.04 -0.39 May 24, 2024 10.38 9.02 LU2637965786
A2 EUR 70.64 -0.32 -0.45 May 24, 2024 71.05 61.35 LU0171283459
Class A10 Hedged SGD 10.19 -0.04 -0.39 May 24, 2024 10.35 9.00 LU2637965513
X2 Hgd JPY 1,410.00 -6.00 -0.42 May 24, 2024 1,423.00 1,224.00 LU1445720094
Class B10 USD 9.94 -0.04 -0.40 May 24, 2024 10.03 9.62 LU2776654092
A4 EUR 67.93 -0.30 -0.44 May 24, 2024 68.32 58.99 LU0408221512
D4 GBP 58.61 -0.25 -0.42 May 24, 2024 59.35 51.92 LU1852330908
J2 USD 102.22 -0.37 -0.36 May 24, 2024 102.87 85.92 LU0304953069
Class X10 USD 11.12 -0.04 -0.36 May 24, 2024 11.26 9.96 LU2699150301
A2 Hgd CHF 13.80 -0.06 -0.43 May 24, 2024 13.94 11.99 LU0343169966
Class AI2 Hedged EUR 12.10 -0.05 -0.41 May 24, 2024 12.19 10.39 LU1960222286
Class A9 USD 9.26 -0.04 -0.43 May 24, 2024 9.35 7.97 LU2354320561
C2 Hgd EUR 31.54 -0.12 -0.38 May 24, 2024 31.77 27.26 LU0212926058
D2 USD 86.72 -0.32 -0.37 May 24, 2024 87.29 73.29 LU0329592538
A2 Hgd SGD 17.20 -0.06 -0.35 May 24, 2024 17.32 14.76 LU0308772762
D2 Hgd EUR 49.26 -0.18 -0.36 May 24, 2024 49.60 42.09 LU0329591480
X2 USD 101.55 -0.37 -0.36 May 24, 2024 102.19 85.35 LU0328507826
A2 Hgd PLN 22.23 -0.08 -0.36 May 24, 2024 22.38 18.93 LU0480534592
A2 Hgd AUD 21.13 -0.08 -0.38 May 24, 2024 21.28 18.11 LU0468326631
A2 HUF 27,172.02 -301.55 -1.10 May 24, 2024 28,036.34 23,182.42 LU0566074125
E2 Hgd PLN 20.78 -0.07 -0.34 May 24, 2024 20.92 17.75 LU0530192003
D2 EUR 79.96 -0.36 -0.45 May 24, 2024 80.42 69.15 LU0523293024
X2 Hgd AUD 26.75 -0.09 -0.34 May 24, 2024 26.92 22.69 LU0525289509
D2 Hgd CHF 15.08 -0.06 -0.40 May 24, 2024 15.21 13.04 LU0827880260
I2 EUR 80.53 -0.35 -0.43 May 24, 2024 80.99 69.56 LU1653088838
D2 Hgd AUD 23.06 -0.09 -0.39 May 24, 2024 23.22 19.68 LU0827880187
X2 Hgd EUR 14.76 -0.05 -0.34 May 24, 2024 14.86 12.54 LU0260352280
D2 Hgd SGD 18.87 -0.07 -0.37 May 24, 2024 19.01 16.12 LU0827880690
E2 EUR 63.25 -0.28 -0.44 May 24, 2024 63.66 55.09 LU0171283533
D4 EUR 68.76 -0.31 -0.45 May 24, 2024 69.16 59.47 LU0827880005
E2 USD 68.59 -0.26 -0.38 May 24, 2024 69.06 58.39 LU0147396450
C2 EUR 51.18 -0.23 -0.45 May 24, 2024 51.57 44.76 LU0331284793
D2 Hgd PLN 24.27 -0.09 -0.37 May 24, 2024 24.43 20.58 LU0827880427
E2 Hgd EUR 40.60 -0.15 -0.37 May 24, 2024 40.89 34.94 LU0212926132
I2 USD 87.33 -0.32 -0.37 May 24, 2024 87.90 73.72 LU0368249560
D4 Hgd EUR 40.44 -0.15 -0.37 May 24, 2024 40.72 34.56 LU0827880773
A2 USD 76.61 -0.28 -0.36 May 24, 2024 77.13 65.03 LU0072462426
A2 Hgd CNH 172.85 -0.66 -0.38 May 24, 2024 174.14 148.90 LU1062906877
I2 Hgd SGD 18.88 -0.07 -0.37 May 24, 2024 19.01 16.15 LU0810842038
A4 USD 73.67 -0.27 -0.37 May 24, 2024 74.16 62.53 LU0724617625
D2 Hgd GBP 40.49 -0.15 -0.37 May 24, 2024 40.76 34.34 LU0827880344
I2 Hgd EUR 49.11 -0.19 -0.39 May 24, 2024 49.45 41.91 LU0368231949
A2 Hgd HKD 17.80 -0.06 -0.34 May 24, 2024 17.92 15.19 LU0788109477

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Managing Director, CIO of Global Fixed Income, Head of Fundamental Fixed Income, Head of Global Allocation Investment Team

Rick Rieder, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of the Fundamental Fixed Income business and Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team.

David Clayton, CFA, JD
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

David Clayton

Russ Koesterich
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and member of the Global Allocation team

Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group.

 

 

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