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BGF US Basic Value Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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31-Dec-2016
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

3.78 -13.91 16.70 -2.28 16.93
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

13.66 -8.27 26.54 2.80 25.16
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
16.93 10.07 3.56 6.79 8.69
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

25.16 17.64 11.16 12.97 13.67
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
16.93 3.97 1.97 16.93 33.34 19.14 92.83 193.60
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

25.16 6.31 7.77 25.16 62.81 69.76 238.46 423.92
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 20, 2022 USD 912.264
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2021 86
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jan 8, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Jan 26, 2009
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 3.07%
ISIN LU0200685583
Bloomberg Ticker MLBVEC2
Annual Management Fee 2.75%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B034D10
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker RU10VATR
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 Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 19.33
3y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.063
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 16.51
5y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.048

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 AAA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 99.14
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 7, 2022 8.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 7, 2022 93.52
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 7, 2022 Equity US
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 7, 2022 3,348
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 7, 2022 150.85
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 96.54
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 1.31%
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 1.40%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 31, 2021 99.20%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 31, 2021 0.77%
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 0.45% and for Oil Sands 3.21%.

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 integrates ESG criteria into screening, company research and portfolio construction tools. The data may include multiple third-party ESG vendors, BlackRock internal scoring, internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. ESG criteria are considered in combination with other information. 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 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 Feb 11, 2011)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
WELLS FARGO 3.66
ANTHEM INC 2.94
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.88
CITIGROUP INC 2.81
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.51
Name Weight (%)
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 2.36
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.05
SANOFI ADR REPRESENTING SA 1.99
GENERAL MOTORS 1.92
UNILEVER ADR REPTG PLC 1.91
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
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 61.88 -0.27 -0.43 62.88 51.84 - LU0200685583 - -
D4 GBP Annual 85.61 -0.39 -0.45 86.88 69.98 - LU0827886549 - -
D2 GBP Accumulating 96.47 -0.44 -0.45 97.90 78.34 - LU0827886200 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 106.08 -0.45 -0.42 107.76 87.36 - LU0147417710 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 152.93 -0.64 -0.42 155.33 123.23 - LU0147417983 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 116.07 -0.49 -0.42 117.19 88.61 - LU0827886119 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 117.17 -0.50 -0.42 119.02 96.03 - LU0072461881 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 115.02 -0.49 -0.42 116.13 87.59 - LU1559748261 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 130.47 -0.55 -0.42 132.52 105.90 - LU0368249990 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 78.02 -0.34 -0.43 79.27 64.11 - LU0329591993 - -
A4 USD Annual 115.66 -0.49 -0.42 117.49 94.80 - LU0162691827 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 72.80 -0.32 -0.44 73.97 60.25 - LU0200685153 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 83.69 -0.36 -0.43 85.03 69.43 - LU0147417470 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 22.04 -0.09 -0.41 22.39 18.09 - LU0602533316 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 131.66 -0.56 -0.42 133.73 107.13 - LU0275209954 - -
A4 EUR Annual 101.96 -0.44 -0.43 102.96 78.42 - LU0213336463 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 85.85 -0.40 -0.46 87.13 70.23 - LU0171296279 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 103.29 -0.44 -0.42 104.30 79.43 - LU0171293920 - -
A4 GBP Annual 84.63 -0.39 -0.46 85.89 69.22 - LU0204064967 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 61.47 -0.27 -0.44 62.46 51.12 - LU0200685666 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 193.61 -0.77 -0.40 196.58 155.13 - LU1333800354 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 93.51 -0.40 -0.43 94.43 72.26 - LU0171295891 - -
D4 USD Annual 117.06 -0.50 -0.43 118.90 95.88 - LU0827886465 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony DeSpirito
Director of Investments, U.S. Fundamental Equities and Head of U.S. Income & Value Team

Tony DeSpirito

Joseph Wolfe
Joseph Wolfe
David Zhao
David Zhao

Literature

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