Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond 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. Non-investment grade fixed income securities are more sensitive to changes in interest rates and present greater ‘Credit Risk’ than higher rated fixed income securities. Derivatives may be highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way. The Fund seeks to exclude companies engaging in certain activities inconsistent with ESG criteria. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Fund’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2022

2.12 5.01 1.76 9.44 -15.47
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.47 -2.00 0.19 2.38 4.52
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.82 -4.73 -1.22 -15.47 -5.87 0.94 26.48 144.90
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 Oct 5, 2022 USD 2,176.383
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Aug 31, 2022 1278
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 29, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Jul 1, 2002
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD High Yield Bond
SFDR Classification Article 8
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.96%
ISIN LU0147389919
Bloomberg Ticker MUSHYEE
Annual Management Fee 1.75%
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7362617
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

Yield to Maturity as of Aug 31, 2022 7.79%
Modified Duration as of Aug 31, 2022 4.53 yrs
Effective Duration as of Aug 31, 2022 4.26 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Aug 31, 2022 6.02 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Aug 31, 2022 6.02 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 Sep 21, 2022 BBB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Sep 21, 2022 68.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Sep 21, 2022 5.36
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Sep 21, 2022 55.38
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Sep 21, 2022 Bond USD High Yield
Funds in Peer Group as of Sep 21, 2022 381
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Sep 21, 2022 286.17
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Sep 21, 2022 67.19
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Sep 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 2022. 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 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. 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 Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Aug 31, 2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Aug 31, 2022 41.21%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Aug 31, 2022 59.01%
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 0.00%.

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 includes ESG considerations in the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for new primary issuers under consideration for investment and existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores when selecting individual investments during portfolio construction. ESG factors are debated and considered in investment decisions. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond Fund, Class E2, as of Sep 30, 2022 rated against 666 USD High Yield Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2022
Name Weight (%)
CLARIOS GLOBAL LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.88
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 144A 4 03/01/2027 0.67
ALLIANT HOLDINGS INTERMEDIATE LLC 144A 6.75 10/15/2027 0.64
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.64
SPRINT CAPITAL CORPORATION 8.75 03/15/2032 0.56
Name Weight (%)
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.56
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 0.56
NFP CORP 144A 6.875 08/15/2028 0.55
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 144A 6.125 03/01/2028 0.54
VENTURE GLOBAL CALCASIEU PASS LLC 144A 3.875 11/01/2033 0.52
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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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 Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
E2 USD Accumulating 30.61 0.16 0.53 35.68 30.00 - LU0147389919 - -
C1 USD Monthly 5.02 0.02 0.40 6.04 4.93 - LU0147389166 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 7.56 0.04 0.53 9.29 7.42 - LU0578943853 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.53 0.09 0.52 20.45 17.18 - LU0827886895 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 85.74 0.14 0.16 105.67 83.87 - LU1919856218 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 9.98 0.05 0.50 11.81 9.78 - LU1090155554 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 210.37 1.02 0.49 247.68 206.40 - LU0532707519 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 8.10 0.04 0.50 9.85 7.94 - LU0580330818 - -
A6 USD Monthly 4.11 0.02 0.49 5.04 4.03 - LU0738912566 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.38 0.08 0.56 16.76 14.09 - LU0578945809 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 36.57 0.19 0.52 42.25 35.84 - LU0552552704 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 9.50 0.05 0.53 11.56 9.31 - LU0578942376 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 8.35 0.01 0.12 10.07 8.17 - LU0578937376 - -
D3 USD Monthly 8.67 0.04 0.46 10.44 8.50 - LU0592702061 - -
A4 Hgd GBP Annual 8.81 0.05 0.57 10.78 8.64 - LU0706698544 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 30.46 0.16 0.53 37.53 29.86 - LU0764619531 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 14.90 0.08 0.54 17.19 14.60 - LU0822668108 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 9.37 0.04 0.43 11.34 9.19 - LU0803752046 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 41.39 0.07 0.17 47.48 40.49 - LU0147390172 - -
A3 USD Monthly 5.06 0.03 0.60 6.09 4.96 - LU0172419151 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.87 0.06 0.56 12.78 10.66 - LU1111085798 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 195.09 0.28 0.14 230.57 191.15 - LU0330917963 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.32 0.08 0.52 17.77 15.01 - LU0827887273 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 7.60 0.04 0.53 9.33 7.45 - LU1111085442 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 74.58 0.14 0.19 91.11 72.90 - LU1023056127 - -
X6 USD Monthly 9.19 0.05 0.55 11.11 9.01 - LU1376384019 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 7.49 0.04 0.54 9.21 7.34 - LU1314333441 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 7.40 0.03 0.41 9.14 7.26 - LU0871640396 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 16.40 0.08 0.49 19.24 16.08 - LU0578947334 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 8.77 0.05 0.57 10.76 8.60 - LU0681219902 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.53 0.06 0.57 12.39 10.31 - LU1090156289 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 31.05 0.41 1.34 32.16 29.09 - LU0277197595 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 25.36 0.13 0.52 29.73 24.86 - LU0147389596 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 8.56 0.01 0.12 10.34 8.38 - LU0803751741 - -
A1 USD Monthly 5.01 0.02 0.40 6.03 4.92 - LU0046675905 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 33.87 0.17 0.50 39.34 33.20 - LU0046676465 - -
D3 Hgd SGD Monthly 8.38 0.02 0.24 10.10 8.19 - LU0827886978 - -
I3 USD Monthly 8.17 0.04 0.49 9.83 8.01 - LU0764821012 - -

Listings

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan
Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Credit

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI).

David Delbos
Co-Head of US High Yield, Global Credit

David Delbos

Mitchell S. Garfin
Co-Head of Leveraged Finance, BlackRock

Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance within BlackRock's Global Credit team. He is responsible for managing US High Yield and Global strategies.

Literature

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