Equity

BGF Global Equity Income 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. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets, failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund and sustainability-related risks. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. Active management of currency exposure through derivatives may make the Fund more sensitive to changes in foreign exchange rates. If the currency exposures against which the Fund is hedged appreciates investors may not benefit from such appreciation. The Fund may seek to exclude Funds which are not subject to ESG-related requirements. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Fund’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 17.03 0.73 -0.71 2.94 17.05 -13.29 19.60 4.16 15.29 -15.91
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 22.80 4.16 -2.36 7.86 23.97 -9.41 26.60 16.25 18.54 -18.36
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.91 0.33 0.93 4.12 3.95
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-18.36 4.00 5.23 7.98 7.11
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.91 -1.45 11.40 1.11 -15.91 0.98 4.73 49.81 57.37
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-18.36 -3.94 9.76 2.28 -18.36 12.50 29.01 115.45 123.35
  From
31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2021
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-13.29 19.60 4.16 15.29 -15.91
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-9.41 26.60 16.25 18.54 -18.36
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

Net Assets of Fund as of Jan 27, 2023 USD 971,651,442
Share Class Inception Date Apr 19, 2011
Fund Inception Date Nov 12, 2010
Share Class Currency USD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Constraint Benchmark 1 MSCI All Country World Index (Net Total Return)
SFDR Classification Article 8
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charge 3.07%
Annual Management Fee 2.75%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Use of Income Distributing
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Global Equity Income
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGFEIC5
ISIN LU0592708423
SEDOL B3YYK75

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Dec 30, 2022 48
12m Trailing Yield as of Dec 31, 2022 2.45%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2022 18.45%
3y Beta as of Dec 31, 2022 0.870
P/E Ratio as of Dec 30, 2022 17.19
P/B Ratio as of Dec 30, 2022 2.97

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 Nov 21, 2022 AAA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 21, 2022 99.92
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 21, 2022 10.00
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 21, 2022 100.00
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 21, 2022 Equity Global Income
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 21, 2022 465
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 21, 2022 66.61
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Nov 21, 2022 99.31
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Jun 30, 2022. 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 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Dec 30, 2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 30, 2022 99.34%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 30, 2022 0.54%
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 0.98%.

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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 30, 2022
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORP 3.33
RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC 3.31
SANOFI SA 3.07
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.97
PRUDENTIAL PLC 2.68
Name Weight (%)
INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL INDITEX 2.67
ABBVIE INC 2.66
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.62
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 2.54
INTUIT INC 2.51
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 30, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 30, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 30, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 30, 2022

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
C5G USD Quarterly 11.92 0.01 0.08 Jan 27, 2023 13.43 9.90 LU0592708423 -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 19.72 0.01 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 21.54 16.28 LU0827881581 -
A4G EUR Annual 13.50 0.03 0.22 Jan 27, 2023 14.82 12.47 LU0739721834 -
A2 USD Accumulating 20.75 0.01 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 22.55 17.10 LU0545039389 -
Class SR6 USD Monthly 9.77 0.01 0.10 Jan 27, 2023 10.09 8.08 LU2471417829 -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 15.41 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 17.21 12.84 LU0862987244 -
D5G GBP Quarterly 12.67 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 13.11 11.56 LU0827881748 -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 17.28 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 19.39 14.38 LU0827881409 -
D2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 22.82 0.02 0.09 Jan 27, 2023 24.35 18.64 LU0827881151 -
C2 USD Accumulating 16.86 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 18.55 13.94 LU0545039629 -
D5G USD Quarterly 15.67 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 17.32 12.94 LU0827881235 -
A6 USD Monthly Stable 14.69 0.01 0.07 Jan 27, 2023 16.35 12.19 LU0738911758 -
D4G EUR Annual 15.74 0.04 0.25 Jan 27, 2023 17.18 14.51 LU0938162426 -
D5G Hgd GBP Quarterly 8.62 0.01 0.12 Jan 27, 2023 9.78 7.17 LU0827881318 -
A5G USD Quarterly 14.50 0.01 0.07 Jan 27, 2023 16.14 12.00 LU0553294199 -
Class SR2 USD - 9.93 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 10.09 8.16 LU2471417662 -
A2 EUR Accumulating 19.10 0.05 0.26 Jan 27, 2023 20.47 17.64 LU0880975056 -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 21.12 0.01 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 22.70 17.29 LU0654592483 -
D5G Hgd EUR Quarterly 12.36 0.01 0.08 Jan 27, 2023 14.21 10.34 LU0827881664 -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.36 0.03 0.24 Jan 27, 2023 13.25 11.42 LU1960222955 -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 18.26 0.01 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 20.09 15.11 LU0661495795 -
E2 EUR Accumulating 18.00 0.04 0.22 Jan 27, 2023 19.37 16.65 LU0628613043 -
Class AI5G Hedged EUR Quarterly 9.87 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 11.43 8.28 LU1960223177 -
E5G Hgd EUR Quarterly 10.51 0.01 0.10 Jan 27, 2023 12.23 8.82 LU0628613126 -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 16.00 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 18.08 13.35 LU0625451603 -
A5G Hgd EUR Quarterly 11.44 0.01 0.09 Jan 27, 2023 13.24 9.58 LU0625451512 -
A5G Hgd SGD Quarterly 13.24 0.01 0.08 Jan 27, 2023 14.93 11.00 LU0661504455 -
E5G USD Quarterly 13.69 0.01 0.07 Jan 27, 2023 15.32 11.35 LU0579999342 -
I2 EUR - 14.39 0.03 0.21 Jan 27, 2023 14.58 13.25 LU2533723461 -
D2 USD Accumulating 22.73 0.01 0.04 Jan 27, 2023 24.53 18.69 LU0545039975 -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 114.60 0.06 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 130.61 96.11 LU1220226846 -
X2 USD Accumulating 25.74 0.02 0.08 Jan 27, 2023 27.51 21.11 LU0545040635 -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.10 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 13.62 10.11 LU1115429885 -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly Stable 110.57 0.06 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 124.03 91.82 LU1003077747 -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly Stable with IRD 117.77 0.08 0.07 Jan 27, 2023 133.09 97.92 LU1023055079 -
I2 USD Accumulating 15.64 0.01 0.06 Jan 27, 2023 16.83 12.85 LU0545040395 -
A5G GBP Quarterly 11.70 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 12.15 10.70 LU0557294096 -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 10.88 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 12.29 9.08 LU1960223094 -
Class A10 USD Monthly 11.16 0.01 0.09 Jan 27, 2023 11.18 9.76 LU2533723628 -
E2 Hgd EUR - 10.41 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 11.82 8.70 LU1786037793 -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 11.19 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 12.68 9.33 LU0949170699 -
A4G Hgd EUR Annual 10.50 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 12.16 8.76 LU1529944511 -
E2 USD Accumulating 19.56 0.01 0.05 Jan 27, 2023 21.36 16.14 LU0545040122 -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly Stable 11.25 0.00 0.00 Jan 27, 2023 12.68 9.37 LU0949170772 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Olivia Treharne
Olivia Treharne
Molly Greenen
Molly Greenen

Literature

Literature