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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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  From
31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
From
31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
From
31-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
From
31-Dec-2018
To
31-Dec-2019
From
31-Dec-2019
To
31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

-2.68 19.98 -14.66 35.76 25.35
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

3.35 13.01 -10.45 27.59 2.83
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
34.20 13.65 13.31 - 11.67
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

13.36 6.34 8.72 - 7.59
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
0.60 2.93 3.90 34.20 46.81 86.79 - 194.30
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

1.13 2.18 3.57 13.36 20.23 51.89 - 104.53
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 5, 2021 EUR 6,106.887
12m Trailing Yield as of Aug 31, 2018 0.29
Number of Holdings as of Feb 26, 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
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 Feb 28, 2021 16.78
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.026
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 14.06
5y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.021

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 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 7.40
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 31.70
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 97.65
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Equity Europe ex UK
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 230.24
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 407
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 Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Feb 26, 2021 93.33%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 26, 2021 6.67%
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
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Continental European Flexible Fund, Class A4, as of Feb 28, 2021 rated against 585 Europe ex-UK Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 26, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 6.11
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.60
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.58
LONZA GROUP AG 4.47
SIKA AG 3.89
Name Weight (%)
SAFRAN SA 3.56
THG PLC 3.41
NOVO NORDISK A/S 2.99
HEXAGON AB 2.72
TELEPERFORMANCE 2.69
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 34.93 -0.29 -0.82 36.98 19.72 - LU0628613803 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 19.39 -0.15 -0.77 20.52 10.71 - LU1207311066 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 39.17 -0.32 -0.81 41.46 21.95 - LU0406496546 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 33.86 -0.27 -0.79 35.80 18.90 - LU0827876409 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 43.09 -0.35 -0.81 45.59 23.91 - LU0224106442 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 46.66 -0.88 -1.85 50.23 23.70 - LU1984140423 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 53.27 -0.43 -0.80 56.38 29.51 - LU0827876151 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 29.64 -0.24 -0.80 31.39 16.93 - LU0224105808 - -
D4 Hgd USD Annual 56.87 -0.46 -0.80 60.19 31.50 - LU0669554353 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 42.56 -0.81 -1.87 45.84 21.77 - LU0769137737 - -
A4 Hgd GBP Annual 33.19 -0.27 -0.81 35.10 18.66 - LU0534241806 - -
A4 GBP Annual 29.92 -0.21 -0.70 32.10 18.04 - LU0071969892 - -
D4 EUR Annual 35.35 -0.29 -0.81 37.41 19.81 - LU1202926504 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 35.56 -0.29 -0.81 37.60 19.85 - LU0827876235 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 26.92 -0.22 -0.81 28.48 15.05 - LU0888974473 - -
X4 GBP Annual 30.72 -0.21 -0.68 32.88 18.38 - LU0462858084 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 35.73 -0.30 -0.83 37.83 20.17 - LU0224105477 - -
D4 GBP Annual 30.49 -0.21 -0.68 32.67 18.25 - LU0827876318 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 20.49 -0.14 -0.68 21.95 12.26 - LU1330249563 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 14.50 -0.12 -0.82 15.35 8.18 - LU1960219654 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 19.21 -0.16 -0.83 20.34 10.72 - LU1196525536 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 33.06 -0.28 -0.84 35.02 18.75 - LU0224105980 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

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