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BGF World Financials 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

33.22 -14.89 33.49 9.30 16.97
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

24.09 -15.66 23.25 -3.78 24.35
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
16.97 19.50 14.11 12.90 3.74
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

24.35 13.82 9.07 10.88 2.51
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
16.97 2.83 -3.52 16.97 70.67 93.50 236.54 68.02
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2021

24.35 4.03 3.11 24.35 47.47 54.33 180.94 41.94
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 2,036.431
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2021 47
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Mar 3, 2000
Share Class Inception Date Nov 12, 2007
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Financial Services
Benchmark Index MSCI ACWI Financials Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.07%
ISIN LU0329593262
Bloomberg Ticker MWOFUSD
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43HN17
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SPFINUSBGF
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 23.05
3y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.267
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2021 19.45
5y Beta as of Dec 31, 2021 1.257

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 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 90.83
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 7, 2022 8.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 7, 2022 63.09
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 7, 2022 Equity Sector Financials
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 7, 2022 298
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 7, 2022 4.64
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2022 91.64
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 0.00%
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 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 31, 2021 95.58%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 31, 2021 4.38%
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 0.00% 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 combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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 World Financials Fund, Class D2, as of Dec 31, 2021 rated against 170 Sector Equity Financial Services 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 Oct 20, 2021)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 6.66
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 6.65
WELLS FARGO 5.93
UNICREDIT 4.53
BARCLAYS PLC 4.28
Name Weight (%)
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA 4.18
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP 3.48
INTESA SANPAOLO 2.73
SBERBANK RUSSIA SPONSORED ADR REPR 2.72
MORGAN STANLEY 2.68
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
D2 USD Accumulating 45.37 -0.36 -0.79 48.38 36.62 - LU0329593262 - -
I2 EUR - 13.95 -0.11 -0.78 14.53 10.49 - LU2032644028 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 14.53 -0.11 -0.75 15.16 11.03 - LU1960223920 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 32.59 -0.25 -0.76 34.05 24.86 - LU0171305443 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 31.82 -0.25 -0.78 34.09 26.18 - LU0147401128 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.11 -0.12 -0.79 16.16 12.32 - LU1668664300 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 36.96 -0.30 -0.81 39.53 30.20 - LU0147401714 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 40.73 -0.32 -0.78 43.51 33.11 - LU0106831901 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 138.57 -1.10 -0.79 148.10 112.82 - LU1791807156 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 28.05 -0.22 -0.78 29.36 21.55 - LU0331289321 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 22.86 -0.18 -0.78 24.31 18.27 - LU0988582291 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 40.00 -0.32 -0.79 41.67 30.14 - LU0827889055 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 35.90 -0.29 -0.80 37.47 27.26 - LU0171304719 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Vasco Moreno
Vasco Moreno

Literature

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