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BGF US Flexible 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.
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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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  From
30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

17.93 18.95 3.96 4.74 33.58
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

12.68 19.86 10.67 7.86 32.51
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
40.60 16.06 15.57 15.52 14.02
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2021

44.45 21.15 17.88 18.50 17.94
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
26.80 3.02 3.87 40.60 56.33 106.13 323.15 435.30
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2021

30.24 7.10 7.57 44.45 77.82 127.61 445.81 724.43
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 Dec 1, 2021 USD 1,455.463
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 29, 2021 56
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 31, 2002
Share Class Inception Date Jan 19, 2009
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category US Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index Russell 1000, expressed in EUR
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.81%
ISIN LU0408221942
Bloomberg Ticker BGUFEA4
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B3L15Q3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker RUSEL1KEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2021 17.90
3y Beta as of Oct 31, 2021 0.970
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2021 15.25
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2021 0.994

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 Nov 5, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 5, 2021 6.88
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 5, 2021 70.99
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 5, 2021 99.30
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 5, 2021 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 5, 2021 53.65
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 5, 2021 3,392
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 5, 2021, based on holdings as of May 31, 2021. 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 Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 29, 2021 99.88%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 29, 2021 0.12%
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 2.44%.

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

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Flexible Equity Fund, Class A4, as of Nov 30, 2021 rated against 1534 US Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds.

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 6.90
ALPHABET INC 6.05
AMAZON.COM INC 5.09
APPLE INC 3.94
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 2.87
Name Weight (%)
META PLATFORMS INC 2.78
VISA INC 2.45
CORTEVA INC 2.44
COMCAST CORPORATION 2.44
CONOCOPHILLIPS 2.42
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
A4 EUR Annual 48.98 0.09 0.18 50.77 37.38 - LU0408221942 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 62.58 -0.03 -0.05 64.74 51.02 - LU0252969232 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 34.59 -0.02 -0.06 35.82 28.65 - LU0408222163 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 43.51 -0.03 -0.07 45.05 36.15 - LU0213374126 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 25.55 -0.02 -0.08 26.48 21.42 - LU0200684933 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 44.66 0.08 0.18 46.30 34.25 - LU0171296949 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 55.57 -0.04 -0.07 57.51 45.63 - LU0154236417 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 15.45 -0.01 -0.06 15.99 12.66 - LU0368235262 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 50.69 -0.04 -0.08 52.47 41.82 - LU0154236920 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 37.47 -0.02 -0.05 38.76 30.48 - LU0368250220 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 34.48 -0.03 -0.09 35.71 28.57 - LU0200684693 - -
A4 GBP Annual 41.62 0.02 0.05 42.81 34.01 - LU0204065857 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 250.12 -0.12 -0.05 258.53 200.87 - LU1333800271 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 33.01 0.06 0.18 34.21 24.96 - LU0368235189 - -
D4 EUR Annual 51.43 0.09 0.18 53.31 38.98 - LU0827887513 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 55.13 0.10 0.18 57.14 41.78 - LU0252963979 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 15.27 0.03 0.20 15.83 11.65 - LU1960224498 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 48.96 0.09 0.18 50.75 37.37 - LU0171296865 - -
D4 GBP Annual 43.71 0.02 0.05 44.94 35.48 - LU0827887430 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 72.25 -0.04 -0.06 74.71 58.35 - LU0154237142 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 38.33 0.07 0.18 39.74 29.60 - LU0331288190 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 30.34 -0.02 -0.07 31.43 25.25 - LU0200685070 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,552.00 -1.00 -0.06 1,606.00 1,276.00 - LU1948809287 - -
X2 Hgd EUR - 15.99 -0.01 -0.06 16.55 13.03 - LU2004776428 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 38.80 -0.03 -0.08 40.17 31.92 - LU0252964357 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Todd Burnside
Todd Burnside
Joseph Wolfe
Joseph Wolfe

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