Fixed Income

BGF Global High Yield Bond Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

0.52 3.77 -1.56 13.51 -16.40
Benchmark (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

2.09 8.62 0.05 14.40 -14.98
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-12.46 -0.99 0.10 2.75 5.64
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

-10.74 0.47 2.30 4.81 7.75
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-12.02 4.61 -4.06 -12.46 -2.94 0.52 31.11 106.01
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

-10.66 4.95 -2.37 -10.74 1.40 12.03 60.02 167.25
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 Aug 10, 2022 USD 1,776.567
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Jul 29, 2022 1455
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Dec 22, 1998
Share Class Inception Date Jun 1, 2009
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global High Yield Bond - EUR Hedged
Benchmark Index ICE BofA Global High Yield Constrained (HW0C) 100% USD Hedged Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.76%
ISIN LU0368267034
Bloomberg Ticker BGGHED2
Annual Management Fee 0.55%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B39TX54
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker ML_GHYUSDH
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Jul 29, 2022 7.41%
Modified Duration as of Jul 29, 2022 4.25 yrs
Effective Duration as of Jul 29, 2022 3.95 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Jul 29, 2022 5.74 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2022 10.87
3y Beta as of Jul 31, 2022 0.972
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2022 8.80
5y Beta as of Jul 31, 2022 0.970
WAL to Worst as of Jul 29, 2022 5.74 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 Jul 21, 2022 BBB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 69.96
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 21, 2022 5.14
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 21, 2022 43.12
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 21, 2022 Bond Global High Yield USD
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 21, 2022 109
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 21, 2022 354.50
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 69.53
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Feb 28, 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 Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 29, 2022 0.02%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 29, 2022 43.48%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 29, 2022 56.31%
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 0.40% 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 the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for new primary issuers under consideration for investment and existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores when selecting individual investments during portfolio construction. ESG factors are debated and considered in investment decisions. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global High Yield Bond Fund, Class D2 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2022 rated against 571 Global High Yield Bond - EUR Hedged Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Sep 14, 2021)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 29, 2022
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 2.68
CLARIOS GLOBAL LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.62
CELLNEX TELECOM SA RegS 0.75 11/20/2031 0.57
SPRINT CAPITAL CORPORATION 8.75 03/15/2032 0.49
CHENIERE ENERGY INC 4.625 10/15/2028 0.49
Name Weight (%)
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.47
ALLIANT HOLDINGS INTERMEDIATE LLC 144A 6.75 10/15/2027 0.44
NFP CORP 144A 6.875 08/15/2028 0.44
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 144A 4 03/01/2027 0.42
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.41
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jul 29, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jul 29, 2022

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jul 29, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Jul 29, 2022

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 17.72 0.01 0.06 20.16 16.68 - LU0368267034 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 11.59 0.01 0.09 12.91 10.88 - LU0580566189 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 14.57 0.01 0.07 16.75 13.73 - LU0093505864 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 8.84 0.01 0.11 10.50 8.33 - LU0500207039 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 91.01 0.08 0.09 108.31 86.10 - LU1919856135 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 22.82 -0.16 -0.70 23.29 21.27 - LU0628613712 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.49 0.01 0.08 14.46 11.78 - LU0147394596 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 20.56 0.01 0.05 23.24 19.34 - LU0147394752 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 28.75 0.03 0.10 32.21 27.00 - LU0297941899 - -
A1 Hgd EUR Monthly 4.49 0.01 0.22 5.32 4.24 - LU0118259661 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 16.36 0.02 0.12 18.72 15.40 - LU0093504206 - -
A5 EUR Quarterly 10.88 -0.08 -0.73 11.38 10.14 - LU1125545993 - -
D5 Hgd GBP Quarterly 7.99 0.05 0.63 9.36 7.46 - LU1072327023 - -
A1 USD Monthly 7.23 0.01 0.14 8.43 6.82 - LU0171284770 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 21.98 0.02 0.09 25.07 20.68 - LU0331284447 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 8.27 0.00 0.00 9.87 7.82 - LU1830001522 - -
C1 Hgd EUR Daily 5.44 0.01 0.18 5.45 5.13 - LU0147394323 - -
D3 Hgd EUR Monthly 4.46 0.00 0.00 5.29 4.22 - LU0827882472 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 19.56 0.02 0.10 22.04 18.38 - LU0372548783 - -
D3 USD Monthly 7.31 0.01 0.14 8.53 6.89 - LU0827882126 - -
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 13.01 0.01 0.08 14.89 12.26 - LU0797429023 - -
A6 USD Monthly 5.93 0.00 0.00 7.06 5.60 - LU0764618640 - -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 9.83 0.01 0.10 11.25 9.26 - LU1960223250 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 78.54 0.55 0.71 92.60 73.66 - LU1023055319 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 44.48 0.04 0.09 53.19 42.07 - LU0784402520 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 5.72 0.01 0.18 6.83 5.40 - LU0871640040 - -
I2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 12.77 0.01 0.08 14.34 12.00 - LU1153585705 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 29.08 0.03 0.10 32.54 27.31 - LU0369584726 - -
Class AI5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 8.85 0.01 0.11 10.52 8.34 - LU1960223334 - -
I3 USD Monthly 9.53 0.07 0.74 11.04 8.92 - LU0764819032 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 10.30 0.01 0.10 11.70 9.69 - LU1791806000 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 26.44 0.03 0.11 29.81 24.85 - LU0171284937 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 4.44 0.00 0.00 5.26 4.20 - LU0172401704 - -
X4 Hgd EUR Annual 8.02 0.01 0.12 9.49 7.54 - LU0984200880 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 23.55 0.03 0.13 26.68 22.14 - LU0171285157 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 14.46 0.02 0.14 16.05 13.53 - LU0849758007 - -
A3 USD Monthly 7.27 0.01 0.14 8.48 6.86 - LU0172401969 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 18.17 0.01 0.06 20.61 17.09 - LU0567554463 - -
C1 USD Monthly 7.41 0.01 0.14 8.64 6.99 - LU0331284363 - -

Listings

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan
Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Credit

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI).

Jose Aguilar
Managing Director

Jose Aguilar, Managing Director, is the head of European High Yield Strategies within BlackRock's Global Credit Platform.

David Delbos
Co-Head of US High Yield, Global Credit

David Delbos

Mitchell S. Garfin
Co-Head of Leveraged Finance, BlackRock

Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance within BlackRock's Global Credit team. He is responsible for managing US High Yield and Global strategies.

James Turner
Managing Director

James Turner ACA, is Head of European Leveraged Finance, overseeing investment strategies across European High Yield, Long/Short Credit, CLOs, Leveraged Loans and the European Fundamental Credit Research team.

Literature

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