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BGF US Basic Value Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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31-Dec-2015
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31-Dec-2017
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

16.41 7.19 -10.30 21.86 1.10
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

17.34 13.66 -8.27 26.54 2.80
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
26.22 5.11 9.65 7.19 6.43
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

22.22 8.23 12.02 10.40 8.40
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
6.50 4.92 8.32 26.22 16.14 58.53 100.30 349.87
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

5.07 6.04 9.10 22.22 26.76 76.38 169.02 600.34
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 5, 2021 USD 657.225
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Feb 26, 2021 105
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jan 8, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Jan 8, 1997
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category US Large-Cap Value Equity
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.82%
ISIN LU0072461881
Bloomberg Ticker MERBVAI
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5301195
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker RU10VATR
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

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 19.82
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.071
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 16.20
5y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.079

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, 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 ESG Fund Ratings 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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Feb 5, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 5.88
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 78.18
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 98.12
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 147.66
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 3
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 5, 2021, based on holdings as of Aug 31, 2020. 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% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered 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. 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.


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 Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Feb 26, 2021 1.76%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.45%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Feb 26, 2021 1.77%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Feb 26, 2021 98.84%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 26, 2021 1.16%
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 0.19% and for Oil Sands 1.14%.

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 material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of 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, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager integrates ESG criteria into screening, company research and portfolio construction tools. The data may include multiple third-party ESG vendors, BlackRock internal scoring, internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. ESG criteria are considered in combination with other information. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion 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

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 26, 2021
Name Weight (%)
CITIGROUP INC 3.47
WELLS FARGO 3.12
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 2.59
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 2.55
GENERAL MOTORS 2.37
Name Weight (%)
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 2.33
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.26
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.23
BAE SYSTEMS ADR PLC 2.18
COMCAST CORP CLASS A 2.04
Holdings 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
A2 USD Accumulating 103.56 -0.33 -0.32 104.30 58.58 - LU0072461881 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 115.61 -0.36 -0.31 116.42 64.93 - LU0275209954 - -
D2 GBP Accumulating 83.70 0.72 0.87 83.70 55.91 - LU0827886200 - -
D4 GBP Annual 74.76 0.64 0.86 74.76 50.48 - LU0827886549 - -
D4 USD Annual 103.47 -0.32 -0.31 104.19 58.75 - LU0827886465 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 64.94 -0.21 -0.32 65.41 37.37 - LU0200685153 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 133.10 -0.41 -0.31 134.00 74.04 - LU0147417983 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 94.17 -0.30 -0.32 94.86 53.52 - LU0147417710 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 55.08 -0.18 -0.33 55.49 31.85 - LU0200685666 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 74.98 0.64 0.86 74.98 50.44 - LU0171296279 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 19.51 -0.06 -0.31 19.64 11.13 - LU0602533316 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 55.82 -0.17 -0.30 56.23 32.50 - LU0200685583 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 86.94 0.64 0.74 86.94 54.24 - LU0171293920 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 97.05 0.71 0.74 97.05 60.12 - LU0827886119 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 167.66 -0.52 -0.31 168.75 93.25 - LU1333800354 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 79.06 0.58 0.74 79.06 49.55 - LU0171295891 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 114.30 -0.36 -0.31 115.10 64.04 - LU0368249990 - -
A4 GBP Annual 73.91 0.63 0.86 73.91 49.88 - LU0204064967 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 95.96 0.71 0.75 95.96 59.30 - LU1559748261 - -
A4 EUR Annual 85.83 0.63 0.74 85.83 53.72 - LU0213336463 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 69.14 -0.22 -0.32 69.63 39.51 - LU0329591993 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 74.79 -0.24 -0.32 75.35 42.81 - LU0147417470 - -
A4 USD Annual 102.24 -0.32 -0.31 102.97 58.02 - LU0162691827 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Carrie King
Carrie King
Tony DeSpirito
Director of Investments, U.S. Fundamental Equities and Head of U.S. Income & Value Team

Tony DeSpirito

Franco Tapia, CFA
Franco Tapia, CFA
Joseph Wolfe
Joseph Wolfe
David Zhao
David Zhao

Literature

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