Equity

BGF Systematic Global SmallCap Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2022

14.70 -6.49 -22.72 79.01 3.77
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2022

16.21 -2.72 -23.06 82.01 -0.35
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-10.30 10.58 6.71 8.32 9.82
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2022

-12.69 10.14 7.23 9.88 6.96
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-12.65 -3.02 -5.57 -10.30 35.22 38.38 122.28 1,224.51
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2022

-13.58 -0.39 -6.79 -12.69 33.59 41.77 156.52 539.26
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 28, 2022 USD 222.709
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of May 31, 2022 1022
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Nov 4, 1994
Share Class Inception Date Nov 4, 1994
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI ACW Small Cap Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.87%
ISIN LU0054578231
Bloomberg Ticker MERGSML
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 4456706
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NCUDWI
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

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2022 21.69
3y Beta as of May 31, 2022 1.025
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2022 19.03
5y Beta as of May 31, 2022 1.019

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 May 6, 2022 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of May 6, 2022 92.10
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of May 6, 2022 6.13
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of May 6, 2022 41.38
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of May 6, 2022 Equity Global Sm&Mid Cap
Funds in Peer Group as of May 6, 2022 232
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of May 6, 2022 136.70
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of May 6, 2022 95.49
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of May 6, 2022, based on holdings as of Nov 30, 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 May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 31, 2022 0.01%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 31, 2022 99.56%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 31, 2022 0.35%
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 0.43% and for Oil Sands 0.20%.

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 research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant, internal ESG research which along with multiple other research insights, informs active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome, if applicable). 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 Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Systematic Global SmallCap Fund, Class A2, as of May 31, 2022 rated against 386 Global Small/Mid-Cap Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 31, 2022
Name Weight (%)
ESSENT GROUP LTD 1.03
TRAVEL LEISURE 1.01
ATCO LTD CLASS I 0.98
WINTRUST FINANCIAL CORP 0.97
SELECT MEDICAL HOLDINGS CORP 0.92
Name Weight (%)
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP INC CLASS A 0.91
CLEAN HARBORS INC 0.87
POWERTECH TECHNOLOGY INC 0.86
BELIMO N AG 0.84
ANDRITZ AG 0.81
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
A2 USD Accumulating 121.15 1.45 1.21 151.67 114.95 - LU0054578231 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 104.24 1.76 1.72 120.46 99.02 - LU0171288508 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 127.71 2.16 1.72 146.45 121.28 - LU0376433602 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 91.26 1.09 1.21 115.16 86.61 - LU0147403330 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 86.65 1.46 1.71 100.60 82.33 - LU0331285766 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 12.78 0.16 1.27 16.19 12.11 - LU1023057448 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 115.03 1.94 1.72 132.52 109.26 - LU0171288334 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 109.78 1.31 1.21 137.88 104.17 - LU0147403843 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Raffaele Savi
Global Head of BlackRock Systematic and Co-CIO and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity

Raffaele Savi, Managing Director, is Global Head of BlackRock Systematic and Co-CIO and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity (SAE).

Kevin Franklin
Scientific Active Equity Investment Group

Literature

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