Fixed Income

BGF Euro 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.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

14.29 -5.77 3.49 13.18 -11.56
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

14.61 -4.40 4.08 13.44 -9.73
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-11.56 1.18 2.21 1.70 4.71
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

-9.73 2.15 3.15 2.25 5.60
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-11.56 -1.23 -3.04 -11.56 3.59 11.55 18.37 157.01
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

-9.73 -0.19 -2.44 -9.73 6.58 16.77 24.97 205.61
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 Jan 27, 2022 EUR 3,795.297
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2021 884
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Mar 31, 1994
Share Class Inception Date Jun 28, 2001
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category EUR Diversified Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Euro Aggregate 500+ in USD
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.48%
ISIN LU0171279937
Bloomberg Ticker MIGSENE
Annual Management Fee 1.25%
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B441ZZ6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LEUR500USD
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Dec 31, 2021 0.52%
Modified Duration as of Dec 31, 2021 7.16 yrs
Effective Duration as of Dec 31, 2021 6.99 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Dec 31, 2021 8.81 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 7.06
3y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.067
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 6.92
5y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.049
WAL to Worst as of Dec 31, 2021 8.81 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 Jan 7, 2022 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 92.88
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 7, 2022 7.62
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 7, 2022 63.28
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 7, 2022 Bond EUR
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 7, 2022 305
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 7, 2022 80.68
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 44.60
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 7, 2022, based on holdings as of Jul 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 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 Dec 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Dec 31, 2021 0.13%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Dec 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Dec 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Dec 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Dec 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Dec 31, 2021 0.37%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 31, 2021 46.05%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 31, 2021 54.05%
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 1.13%.

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

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Euro Bond Fund, Class E2, as of Mar 31, 2012 rated against 1184 EUR Diversified Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.85 07/01/2025 2.30
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0 03/25/2025 1.29
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.25 07/04/2039 1.28
NETHERLANDS (KINGDOM OF) 2.75 01/15/2047 1.27
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0.5 06/25/2044 1.16
Name Weight (%)
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0 03/25/2024 1.15
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.75 10/31/2024 1.09
BELGIUM (KINGDOM OF) 1.25 04/22/2033 0.88
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0.75 05/25/2053 0.84
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 1.4 07/30/2028 0.79
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2021

% of Market Value

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
E2 USD Accumulating 29.86 -0.37 -1.22 34.08 29.86 - LU0171279937 - -
D4 GBP Annual 22.88 -0.10 -0.44 25.33 22.85 - LU0827877712 - -
I4 Hgd USD Annual 11.14 -0.02 -0.18 11.54 11.14 - LU1808491812 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 112.09 -0.10 -0.09 116.20 112.05 - LU1499592381 - -
A4 GBP Annual 22.72 -0.10 -0.44 25.21 22.69 - LU0204069685 - -
D3 EUR Monthly 20.40 -0.02 -0.10 21.28 20.40 - LU0827877555 - -
A3 USD Monthly 22.63 -0.28 -1.22 25.70 22.63 - LU0172748641 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 31.62 -0.04 -0.13 32.95 31.62 - LU0297941469 - -
A1 EUR Monthly 20.29 -0.02 -0.10 21.22 20.29 - LU0118259232 - -
Class S4 EUR Annual 10.43 -0.02 -0.19 10.88 10.43 - LU1722863484 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 24.96 -0.31 -1.23 28.70 24.96 - LU0331283399 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 26.76 -0.03 -0.11 28.12 26.76 - LU0090830810 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 11.20 -0.01 -0.09 11.61 11.20 - LU1376384282 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 30.01 -0.04 -0.13 31.38 30.01 - LU0050372472 - -
D4 EUR Annual 12.09 -0.01 -0.08 12.60 12.09 - LU0938162699 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 22.37 -0.03 -0.13 23.68 22.37 - LU0147393358 - -
I2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,078.00 -1.00 -0.09 1,117.00 1,078.00 - LU1668661629 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 34.31 -0.04 -0.12 35.56 34.31 - LU0298377911 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 12.33 -0.02 -0.16 12.74 12.33 - LU1376384100 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,054.00 -1.00 -0.09 1,099.00 1,054.00 - LU1668663914 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.48 -0.02 -0.14 14.98 14.48 - LU0869640077 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.12 -0.01 -0.08 12.67 12.12 - LU1266592374 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 33.50 -0.41 -1.21 38.04 33.50 - LU0171279184 - -
I2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.80 -0.01 -0.09 11.27 10.80 - LU1180456292 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.02 -0.02 -0.14 14.56 14.02 - LU0869650977 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 15.22 -0.02 -0.13 15.83 15.22 - LU0368229703 - -
A3 EUR Monthly 20.28 -0.02 -0.10 21.21 20.28 - LU0172396516 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 11.17 -0.01 -0.09 11.58 11.17 - LU1376384365 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.40 -0.01 -0.10 10.85 10.40 - LU1808491655 - -
A2 CZK Accumulating 732.31 -2.97 -0.40 818.26 729.21 - LU1791174284 - -
A4 EUR Annual 27.18 -0.03 -0.11 28.42 27.18 - LU0430265933 - -
E5 EUR Quarterly 24.97 -0.03 -0.12 26.24 24.97 - LU0500207468 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 35.29 -0.44 -1.23 39.94 35.29 - LU0827877472 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 10.24 -0.01 -0.10 10.71 10.24 - LU1960220827 - -
A1 USD Monthly 22.64 -0.28 -1.22 25.71 22.64 - LU0171278889 - -
D3 USD Monthly 22.77 -0.28 -1.21 25.79 22.77 - LU0827877639 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon
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.

Literature

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