Equity

BGF US Flexible Equity Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

8.08 17.93 18.95 3.96 4.74
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

14.16 12.68 19.86 10.67 7.86
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
8.18 10.23 9.25 12.75 12.92
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2020

10.07 13.54 11.42 15.24 16.64
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
7.44 11.06 6.63 8.18 33.93 55.61 231.91 322.83
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2020

8.91 8.85 5.07 10.07 46.38 71.70 313.24 521.21
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 3, 2020 USD 1,236.271
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 60
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
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.82%
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 Nov 30, 2020 17.76
3y Beta as of Nov 30, 2020 1.018
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 15.07
5y Beta as of Nov 30, 2020 1.051

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 1, 2020 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 1, 2020 6.58
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 1, 2020 55.93
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 1, 2020 98.85
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 1, 2020 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 1, 2020 104.50
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 1, 2020 3
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 1, 2020, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 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 Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 30, 2020 1.44%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 30, 2020 0.85%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 30, 2020 99.48%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 30, 2020 0.52%
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 1.61%.

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.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Flexible Equity Fund, Class A4, as of Nov 30, 2020 rated against 1389 US Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 6.61
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 6.06
ALPHABET INC 5.23
AMAZON.COM INC 4.26
FACEBOOK INC 3.26
Name Weight (%)
VISA INC 2.64
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 2.62
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC 2.50
COMCAST CORPORATION 2.33
CORTEVA INC 2.27
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 37.90 -0.05 -0.13 38.40 25.35 - LU0408221942 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 42.23 0.20 0.48 42.23 25.18 - LU0154236920 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 25.29 -0.03 -0.12 25.62 16.79 - LU0368235189 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 58.85 0.28 0.48 58.85 34.54 - LU0154237142 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,288.00 6.00 0.47 1,288.00 769.00 - LU1948809287 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 30.03 -0.04 -0.13 30.43 20.26 - LU0331288190 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 28.94 0.13 0.45 28.94 17.42 - LU0408222163 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 42.34 -0.06 -0.14 42.89 28.17 - LU0252963979 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 32.22 0.15 0.47 32.22 19.29 - LU0252964357 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 25.51 0.12 0.47 25.51 15.41 - LU0200685070 - -
D4 GBP Annual 35.65 -0.23 -0.64 35.88 24.48 - LU0827887430 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 37.89 -0.05 -0.13 38.38 25.34 - LU0171296865 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 28.85 0.13 0.45 28.85 17.36 - LU0200684693 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 202.70 1.02 0.51 202.70 118.89 - LU1333800271 - -
X2 Hgd EUR - 13.15 0.06 0.46 13.15 7.82 - LU2004776428 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 46.07 0.22 0.48 46.07 27.37 - LU0154236417 - -
D4 EUR Annual 39.50 -0.06 -0.15 40.02 26.36 - LU0827887513 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 30.75 0.15 0.49 30.75 18.14 - LU0368250220 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 36.51 0.17 0.47 36.51 21.88 - LU0213374126 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 34.73 -0.05 -0.14 35.19 23.31 - LU0171296949 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.78 0.06 0.47 12.78 7.64 - LU0368235262 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 51.49 0.25 0.49 51.49 30.43 - LU0252969232 - -
A4 GBP Annual 34.20 -0.22 -0.64 34.42 23.55 - LU0204065857 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 21.64 0.09 0.42 21.64 13.14 - LU0200684933 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.83 -0.10 -0.84 11.97 7.90 - LU1960224498 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Todd Burnside
Todd Burnside
Joseph Wolfe
Joseph Wolfe

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