Fixed Income

BGF Global Corporate Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

4.36 5.65 -2.71 12.34 8.10
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

6.22 5.70 -1.00 12.51 8.26
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.89 5.38 4.70 4.38 3.42
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

2.86 6.23 5.56 5.08 5.17
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.85 -2.12 -2.43 2.89 17.01 25.84 53.57 56.80
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

-2.23 -1.45 -1.74 2.86 19.87 31.05 64.14 96.23
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 3, 2021 USD 2,012.613
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Jan 29, 2021 962
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 19, 2007
Share Class Inception Date Oct 19, 2007
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Corporate Bond - USD Hedged
Benchmark Index BBG Barc Global Agg Corporate Index, 100% USD Hedged
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.11%
ISIN LU0297942194
Bloomberg Ticker MLGCBA2
Annual Management Fee 0.90%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B24CY36
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LGCPTRUH
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 Worst as of Jan 29, 2021 1.68%
Modified Duration as of Jan 29, 2021 7.40 yrs
Effective Duration as of Jan 29, 2021 7.03 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Jan 29, 2021 9.26 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 6.07
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 0.936
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 5.13
5y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 0.952
WAL to Worst as of Jan 29, 2021 9.26 yrs

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 6.63
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 71.83
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 96.34
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Bond Global Corporates USD
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 280.92
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 71
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 Jan 29, 2021 0.45%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jan 29, 2021 2.86%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jan 29, 2021 0.93%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jan 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jan 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jan 29, 2021 0.08%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jan 29, 2021 1.97%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jan 29, 2021 89.23%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jan 29, 2021 10.77%
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 0.90% and for Oil Sands 1.77%.

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 combination with other information in the research and due diligence phase of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced internally, via collaboration with the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team in engaging issuers on material environmental, social or governance topics, or from third-party providers. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. 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 Jan 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
CITIGROUP INC 4.412 03/31/2031 0.84
STANDARD CHARTERED PLC 144A 1.456 01/14/2027 0.77
BARCLAYS PLC MTN RegS 3.375 04/02/2025 0.76
COMCAST CORPORATION 4.6 10/15/2038 0.62
T-MOBILE USA INC 144A 3.5 04/15/2025 0.62
Name Weight (%)
FRAPORT AG FRANKFURT AIRPORT SERVI RegS 2.125 07/09/2027 0.53
TELEFONICA EUROPE BV 23 RegS 3 12/31/2049 0.53
UBS AG RegS 5.125 05/15/2024 0.52
BNP PARIBAS SA MTN RegS 2.875 03/20/2026 0.51
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.272 01/15/2036 0.51
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Jan 29, 2021

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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.

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 15.76 0.01 0.06 16.17 13.05 - LU0297942194 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.88 0.00 0.00 13.23 10.87 - LU0307653898 - -
D5 Hgd GBP Quarterly 10.83 0.01 0.09 11.09 9.13 - LU1814255474 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 12.71 0.01 0.08 13.05 10.72 - LU0803752475 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.74 0.01 0.07 14.10 11.53 - LU0297942434 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 10.17 0.00 0.00 10.47 8.69 - LU1435395121 - -
A8 Hgd NZD Monthly 10.08 0.00 0.00 10.37 8.59 - LU1149717313 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 15.58 0.01 0.06 15.97 12.95 - LU0414062249 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 11.45 0.01 0.09 11.78 9.74 - LU0871639976 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 11.00 0.01 0.09 11.30 9.31 - LU0816460231 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 9.41 0.00 0.00 9.67 8.01 - LU0303846876 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.98 0.01 0.09 11.26 9.17 - LU1625162489 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 14.50 0.01 0.07 14.87 12.12 - LU0326951752 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 16.66 0.01 0.06 17.07 13.73 - LU0326960662 - -
A6 USD Monthly 11.54 0.01 0.09 11.88 9.82 - LU0788109634 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 10.92 0.00 0.00 11.19 9.10 - LU1222731728 - -
X4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.95 0.00 0.00 10.24 8.44 - LU0414062165 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 12.80 0.01 0.08 13.11 10.54 - LU1181254019 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 105.71 0.08 0.08 108.77 89.15 - LU1220227653 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 85.97 0.06 0.07 88.55 73.10 - LU0788109550 - -
A5 USD Quarterly 11.75 0.01 0.09 12.05 9.81 - LU0825403933 - -
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 109.80 0.06 0.05 112.65 91.69 - LU1162516634 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 14.73 0.01 0.07 15.12 12.26 - LU0326961470 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 10.61 0.00 0.00 10.90 9.00 - LU1403442228 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 17.85 0.01 0.06 18.28 14.64 - LU0434566104 - -
I2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 12.51 0.01 0.08 12.82 10.35 - LU1153585614 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 12.55 0.00 0.00 12.89 10.59 - LU0816460074 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 11.60 0.01 0.09 11.92 9.77 - LU0816460157 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Krautzberger
Managing Director, Head of EMEA Fundamental Fixed Income

Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director. Michael is Head of the Fundamental Pan European Fixed Income team.

Stephan Bassas
Lead Portfolio Manager for US Investment Grade Credit

Stephan Bassas

Tom Mondelaers
Tom Mondelaers

Literature

Literature