Fixed Income

BGF Asian Tiger Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

3.42 5.39 -4.37 9.95 5.27
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

5.81 5.78 -0.77 11.34 6.33
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.59 3.66 3.55 3.48 4.26
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

3.04 5.73 5.13 5.44 6.17
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-0.95 -0.86 0.25 2.59 11.39 19.06 40.81 105.48
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

-0.79 -0.79 -0.16 3.04 18.18 28.39 69.85 181.37
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 USD 5,809.469
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Feb 26, 2021 467
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Feb 2, 1996
Share Class Inception Date Nov 24, 2003
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Asia Bond
Benchmark Index JP Morgan Asia Credit Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 2.46%
ISIN LU0147399470
Bloomberg Ticker MASIACA
Annual Management Fee 2.25%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7452068
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker JACI_INX
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Feb 26, 2021 4.36%
Modified Duration as of Feb 26, 2021 5.47 yrs
Effective Duration as of Feb 26, 2021 5.32 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Feb 26, 2021 6.56 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 4.86
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.257
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 4.21
5y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.227
WAL to Worst as of Feb 26, 2021 6.56 yrs

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 BB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 3.10
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 43.27
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 77.87
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Bond Asia Pacific HC
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 433.01
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 104
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 59.53%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 26, 2021 40.47%
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 1.55% and for Oil Sands 1.16%.

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 environmental, social and governance considerations across all steps of the investment process. In the initial idea generation and credit research process this includes an assessment of each company’s positive ESG attributes or material risks and the use of internal sovereign or corporate ESG due diligence templates alongside third-party ESG data. Positive ESG attributes and material ESG risks and their potential financial impact are highlighted in credit research reports and may influence investment decisions and security selection by portfolio managers. From a top-down perspective, the Fund manager also reviews ESG aggregate portfolio metrics through BlackRock’s Aladdin system. The Fund manager also considers environmental, social and governance criteria during portfolio monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include the analysis and discussion of portfolio exposure to material ESG risks.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Asian Tiger Bond Fund, Class C2, as of Feb 28, 2021 rated against 344 Asia Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 26, 2021
Name Weight (%)
INDONESIA (REPUBLIC OF) 7 09/15/2030 1.07
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 1.99 04/09/2025 1.05
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD MTN RegS 3.975 04/11/2029 0.71
LENOVO GROUP LTD RegS 3.421 11/02/2030 0.71
SK BATTERY AMERICA INC RegS 2.125 01/26/2026 0.66
Name Weight (%)
STAR ENERGY GEOTHERMAL DARAJAT II RegS 4.85 10/14/2038 0.64
GALAXY PIPELINE ASSETS BIDCO LTD RegS 2.94 09/30/2040 0.62
PERIAMA HOLDINGS LLC RegS 5.95 04/19/2026 0.60
CONTEMPORARY RUIDING DEVELOPMENT L RegS 2.625 09/17/2030 0.59
LLPL CAPITAL PTE. LTD. RegS 6.875 02/04/2039 0.58
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 26, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 26, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 26, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Feb 26, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 26, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 26, 2021

% 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

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
C2 USD Accumulating 35.42 -0.15 -0.42 36.11 30.56 - LU0147399470 - -
A3 USD Monthly 13.06 -0.05 -0.38 13.35 11.51 - LU0172393414 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 85.52 -0.35 -0.41 87.73 76.62 - LU0784395997 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 10.96 -0.05 -0.45 11.20 9.71 - LU0841155764 - -
A3 Hgd HKD Monthly 11.24 -0.04 -0.35 11.49 9.91 - LU0496654236 - -
A6 Hgd EUR Monthly 9.49 -0.04 -0.42 9.91 8.62 - LU1200839535 - -
D3 USD Monthly 13.07 -0.05 -0.38 13.35 11.53 - LU0827875344 - -
D6 USD Monthly 12.01 -0.05 -0.41 12.31 10.71 - LU0827875427 - -
D3 Hgd HKD Monthly 11.25 -0.04 -0.35 11.50 9.92 - LU0827875690 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.31 -0.04 -0.43 9.62 8.37 - LU1149717156 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 46.10 -0.19 -0.41 46.90 39.31 - LU0063729296 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 99.99 -0.41 -0.41 102.41 88.74 - LU1257007309 - -
Class I5 EUR Hedged EUR Quarterly 9.23 -0.04 -0.43 9.49 8.16 - LU1196525700 - -
I3 USD Monthly 11.33 -0.04 -0.35 11.58 9.99 - LU1456638573 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 11.55 -0.04 -0.35 11.80 10.21 - LU0803752632 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.65 -0.04 -0.34 11.87 10.10 - LU1062842700 - -
A8 Hgd CAD Monthly 10.74 -0.04 -0.37 11.08 9.65 - LU1200839881 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 13.70 -0.05 -0.36 13.92 11.61 - LU1111085012 - -
C1 USD Daily 13.22 -0.06 -0.45 13.51 11.64 - LU0147399041 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.23 -0.05 -0.44 11.41 9.59 - LU1559745671 - -
A6 Hgd GBP Monthly 7.09 -0.03 -0.42 7.38 6.41 - LU1200839618 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.18 -0.05 -0.45 11.39 9.66 - LU1250980452 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.63 -0.05 -0.43 11.83 9.98 - LU1250973911 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.94 -0.05 -0.50 10.28 8.84 - LU1250979793 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.86 -0.06 -0.40 15.12 12.71 - LU0540000063 - -
I2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 11.30 -0.05 -0.44 11.49 9.61 - LU1728037687 - -
A8 Hgd NZD Monthly 11.66 -0.05 -0.43 12.03 10.45 - LU1200839709 - -
A6 USD Monthly 11.43 -0.05 -0.44 11.72 10.24 - LU0764618053 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 35.28 0.22 0.63 36.81 33.34 - LU0277197249 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.43 -0.06 -0.41 14.66 12.28 - LU0969580215 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 42.03 -0.17 -0.40 42.79 36.01 - LU0147399801 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 15.44 -0.06 -0.39 15.69 13.10 - LU0776122383 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 10.14 -0.04 -0.39 10.36 8.97 - LU0830182670 - -
A1 USD Daily 13.04 -0.05 -0.38 13.33 11.47 - LU0063728728 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 105.46 -0.43 -0.41 107.91 94.03 - LU1023054775 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.96 -0.04 -0.40 10.30 8.85 - LU1250978043 - -
X3 USD Monthly 10.87 -0.04 -0.37 11.10 9.60 - LU0984171172 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 11.14 -0.04 -0.36 11.49 9.97 - LU0871639620 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.07 -0.06 -0.46 13.30 11.23 - LU0969580132 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 9.12 -0.04 -0.44 9.37 8.15 - LU0841166456 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Neeraj Seth
Managing Director

Neeraj seth

Artur Piasecki
Artur Piasecki
Ronie Ganguly
Ronie Ganguly

Literature

Literature