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BGF Continental European Flexible Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2020
To
30-Sep-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

23.17 4.31 2.74 16.85 37.28
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

20.47 0.92 7.07 -2.11 28.79
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
46.29 24.01 17.61 15.75 13.04
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2021

42.81 14.52 11.47 11.30 9.03
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
23.06 4.55 1.50 46.29 90.73 125.06 331.60 260.02
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2021

22.05 4.88 3.20 42.81 50.18 72.11 191.68 146.82
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 Nov 30, 2021 EUR 9,235.354
12m Trailing Yield as of Aug 31, 2018 0.29
Number of Holdings as of Oct 29, 2021 54
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Nov 24, 1986
Share Class Inception Date May 18, 2011
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe ex-UK Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe x UK TR - in EUR
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.81%
ISIN LU0628613803
Bloomberg Ticker BGCEA4E
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B51VR72
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTREERXU
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 16.68
3y Beta as of Oct 31, 2021 1.005
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2021 14.31
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2021 1.001

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 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 5, 2021 8.20
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 5, 2021 41.80
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 5, 2021 95.22
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 5, 2021 Equity Europe ex UK
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 5, 2021 72.39
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 5, 2021 445
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 97.62%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 29, 2021 2.35%
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 combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. 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

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Continental European Flexible Fund, Class A4, as of Oct 31, 2021 rated against 565 Europe ex-UK Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 7.40
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.71
LONZA GROUP AG 5.65
DSV A/S 5.30
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.33
Name Weight (%)
SIKA AG 4.17
TELEPERFORMANCE 3.61
PANDORA A/S 3.33
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 3.26
BE SEMICONDUCTOR IND. 2.82
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 44.08 0.24 0.55 45.94 33.83 - LU0628613803 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 51.30 0.80 1.58 54.41 41.75 - LU0769137737 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 68.04 0.38 0.56 70.82 51.39 - LU0827876151 - -
D4 Hgd USD Annual 72.63 0.40 0.55 75.60 54.86 - LU0669554353 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 25.72 0.29 1.14 26.46 20.43 - LU1330249563 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 56.55 0.88 1.58 59.88 45.68 - LU1984140423 - -
D4 EUR Annual 44.85 0.25 0.56 46.73 34.18 - LU1202926504 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 45.09 0.25 0.56 46.99 34.60 - LU0224105477 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 49.70 0.27 0.55 51.79 37.87 - LU0406496546 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 34.22 0.19 0.56 35.65 26.01 - LU0888974473 - -
X4 GBP Annual 38.56 0.44 1.15 39.65 30.64 - LU0462858084 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 55.08 0.30 0.55 57.37 41.58 - LU0224106442 - -
A4 GBP Annual 37.28 0.43 1.17 38.35 29.83 - LU0071969892 - -
D4 GBP Annual 38.20 0.44 1.17 39.29 30.40 - LU0827876318 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 24.81 0.14 0.57 25.82 18.69 - LU1207311066 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 45.25 0.25 0.56 47.10 34.33 - LU0827876235 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 43.08 0.24 0.56 44.85 32.69 - LU0827876409 - -
A4 Hgd GBP Annual 41.99 0.23 0.55 43.73 32.09 - LU0534241806 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 41.57 0.23 0.56 43.33 32.05 - LU0224105980 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 24.40 0.13 0.54 25.41 18.56 - LU1196525536 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 37.05 0.20 0.54 38.63 28.77 - LU0224105808 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 18.29 0.10 0.55 19.06 14.04 - LU1960219654 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Literature

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