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BGF Continental European Flexible Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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30-Sep-2015
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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

2.12 24.45 5.34 3.80 18.02
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

3.18 20.47 0.92 7.07 -2.11
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
23.37 13.32 10.95 - 13.21
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2020

2.10 4.60 5.03 - 8.36
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
22.50 15.24 14.64 23.37 45.54 68.10 - 162.40
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2020

0.41 14.27 7.13 2.10 14.45 27.80 - 86.69
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 Dec 4, 2020 EUR 5,589.800
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 53
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Nov 24, 1986
Share Class Inception Date Feb 20, 2013
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe ex-UK Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe x UK TR - in EUR
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.81%
ISIN LU0888974473
Bloomberg Ticker BGCEFI2
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B91Q1X9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTREERXU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 16.93
3y Beta as of Nov 30, 2020 1.022
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 14.62
5y Beta as of Nov 30, 2020 1.009

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 Nov 1, 2020 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 1, 2020 7.68
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 1, 2020 34.22
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 1, 2020 97.25
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 1, 2020 Equity Europe ex UK
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 1, 2020 208.22
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 1, 2020 415
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 1, 2020, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 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 Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 30, 2020 94.28%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 30, 2020 5.72%
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.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Continental European Flexible Fund, Class I2, as of Nov 30, 2020 rated against 583 Europe ex-UK Equity 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 Sep 17, 2020)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.24
ASML HOLDING NV 4.94
SIKA AG 4.53
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.25
LONZA GROUP AG 4.15
Name Weight (%)
THG HOLDINGS PLC 3.87
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.47
STMICROELECTRONICS NV 3.37
SAFRAN SA 3.21
HEXAGON AB 2.84
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
I2 EUR Accumulating 26.22 0.03 0.11 26.24 15.05 - LU0888974473 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 32.96 0.04 0.12 32.98 18.90 - LU0827876409 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 46.42 0.05 0.11 46.42 23.70 - LU1984140423 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 42.42 0.04 0.09 42.42 21.77 - LU0769137737 - -
D4 Hgd USD Annual 55.30 0.08 0.14 55.32 31.50 - LU0669554353 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 51.80 0.08 0.15 51.82 29.51 - LU0827876151 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 18.84 0.03 0.16 18.84 10.71 - LU1207311066 - -
D4 GBP Annual 30.99 -0.09 -0.29 31.11 18.25 - LU0827876318 - -
D4 EUR Annual 34.46 0.05 0.15 34.48 19.81 - LU1202926504 - -
A4 GBP Annual 30.47 -0.09 -0.29 30.59 18.04 - LU0071969892 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 34.62 0.05 0.14 34.64 19.85 - LU0827876235 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 34.90 0.05 0.14 34.92 20.17 - LU0224105477 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 38.19 0.06 0.16 38.21 21.95 - LU0406496546 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 29.03 0.03 0.10 29.06 16.93 - LU0224105808 - -
X4 GBP Annual 31.15 -0.10 -0.32 31.27 18.38 - LU0462858084 - -
A4 Hgd GBP Annual 32.37 0.04 0.12 32.39 18.66 - LU0534241806 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 41.90 0.06 0.14 41.92 23.91 - LU0224106442 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 20.82 -0.06 -0.29 20.90 12.26 - LU1330249563 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 32.33 0.04 0.12 32.36 18.75 - LU0224105980 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 14.16 0.02 0.14 14.17 8.18 - LU1960219654 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 18.72 0.03 0.16 18.73 10.72 - LU1196525536 - -
A4 EUR Annual 34.12 0.05 0.15 34.14 19.72 - LU0628613803 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alister Hibbert
Alister Hibbert
Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Literature

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