Fixed Income

BGF Global High Yield Bond 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.
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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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31-Mar-2016
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

12.03 2.59 2.13 -6.49 20.25
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

15.80 4.35 5.49 -7.35 24.05
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
12.53 5.28 5.28 4.17 5.59
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

15.29 7.18 7.40 6.68 8.03
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.28 0.26 1.13 12.53 16.70 29.31 50.50 166.11
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

2.22 0.42 1.53 15.29 23.12 42.87 90.94 301.43
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 Jun 14, 2021 USD 2,415.056
12m Trailing Yield as of May 31, 2021 2.58
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 1746
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Dec 22, 1998
Share Class Inception Date May 16, 2003
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global High Yield Bond
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 2.70%
ISIN LU0331284363
Bloomberg Ticker MEUHCCC
Annual Management Fee 2.50%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7505995
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker ML_GHYUSDH
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 Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of May 28, 2021 4.26%
Modified Duration as of May 28, 2021 5.12 yrs
Effective Duration as of May 28, 2021 4.10 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of May 28, 2021 5.15 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 9.65
3y Beta as of May 31, 2021 0.926
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 7.67
5y Beta as of May 31, 2021 0.930
WAL to Worst as of May 28, 2021 5.15 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 Jun 7, 2021 BB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jun 7, 2021 3.72
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jun 7, 2021 30.40
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jun 7, 2021 80.51
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jun 7, 2021 Bond Global High Yield USD
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jun 7, 2021 331.06
Funds in Peer Group as of Jun 7, 2021 125
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jun 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Dec 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 May 28, 2021 0.33%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 2.93%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.33%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.01%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.05%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 47.02%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 52.61%
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 0.57% and for Oil Sands 0.14%.

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 C1, as of May 31, 2021 rated against 689 Global High Yield Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 2.45
PETROLEOS MEXICANOS 6.375 01/23/2045 0.63
CONNECT FINCO SARL 144A 6.75 10/01/2026 0.49
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.48
PANTHER BF AGGREGATOR 2 LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.43
Name Weight (%)
PETROLEOS MEXICANOS 6.84 01/23/2030 0.39
ALLIED UNIVERSAL HOLDCO LLC 144A 6.625 07/15/2026 0.38
RADIATE HOLDCO LLC / RADIATE FINAN 144A 6.5 09/15/2028 0.37
CELLNEX TELECOM SA RegS 0.75 11/20/2031 0.33
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS INC 144A 5.125 08/15/2027 0.33
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of May 28, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of May 28, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 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
C1 USD Daily 8.64 0.00 0.00 8.64 7.88 - LU0331284363 - -
C1 Hgd EUR Daily 5.45 0.00 0.00 5.45 5.02 - LU0147394323 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.92 0.01 0.10 9.96 9.20 - LU1830001522 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 21.85 0.02 0.09 22.06 20.45 - LU0628613712 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 108.64 0.10 0.09 108.70 99.56 - LU1919856135 - -
A5 EUR Quarterly 10.85 0.01 0.09 10.94 10.41 - LU1125545993 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 24.93 0.01 0.04 24.93 22.17 - LU0331284447 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 10.53 0.01 0.10 10.53 9.63 - LU0500207039 - -
A1 USD Daily 8.43 0.00 0.00 8.43 7.69 - LU0171284770 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 12.76 0.02 0.16 12.76 11.05 - LU0580566189 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 19.99 0.02 0.10 19.99 17.62 - LU0368267034 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 23.00 0.02 0.09 23.00 20.15 - LU0147394752 - -
D5 Hgd GBP Quarterly 9.37 0.01 0.11 9.37 8.50 - LU1072327023 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 14.41 0.01 0.07 14.41 12.94 - LU0147394596 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 21.83 0.02 0.09 21.83 19.13 - LU0372548783 - -
D3 Hgd EUR Monthly 5.30 0.00 0.00 5.30 4.88 - LU0827882472 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 31.89 0.03 0.09 31.89 27.82 - LU0297941899 - -
D3 USD Monthly 8.53 0.00 0.00 8.53 7.77 - LU0827882126 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 16.66 0.01 0.06 16.66 14.86 - LU0093505864 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 18.60 0.02 0.11 18.60 16.51 - LU0093504206 - -
A1 Hgd EUR Daily 5.33 0.01 0.19 5.33 4.90 - LU0118259661 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 15.92 0.01 0.06 15.92 14.06 - LU0849758007 - -
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 14.77 0.01 0.07 14.77 13.08 - LU0797429023 - -
Class AI5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 10.55 0.01 0.09 10.87 9.89 - LU1960223334 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 6.85 0.00 0.00 6.85 6.30 - LU0871640040 - -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 11.18 0.01 0.09 11.18 9.92 - LU1960223250 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 53.49 0.05 0.09 53.71 49.58 - LU0784402520 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 32.20 0.03 0.09 32.20 28.05 - LU0369584726 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 26.48 0.02 0.08 26.48 23.37 - LU0171285157 - -
A6 USD Monthly 7.10 0.01 0.14 7.12 6.57 - LU0764618640 - -
I2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 14.19 0.01 0.07 14.19 12.40 - LU1153585705 - -
I3 USD Monthly 11.05 0.01 0.09 11.05 10.05 - LU0764819032 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 20.44 0.01 0.05 20.44 18.04 - LU0567554463 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 92.70 0.07 0.08 92.76 85.04 - LU1023055319 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 5.27 0.00 0.00 5.28 4.85 - LU0172401704 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 29.56 0.02 0.07 29.56 25.97 - LU0171284937 - -
X4 Hgd EUR Annual 9.45 0.01 0.11 9.45 8.56 - LU0984200880 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 11.59 0.01 0.09 11.59 10.21 - LU1791806000 - -
A3 USD Monthly 8.49 0.01 0.12 8.49 7.72 - LU0172401969 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Jimmy Keenan
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

Jimmy 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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