Equity

BGF European Value Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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30-Jun-2017
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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

-0.42 -3.35 -2.95 33.04 -3.36
Benchmark (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

1.59 -0.07 -15.44 27.08 -0.62
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.38 10.45 5.17 - 5.26
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

2.90 3.81 2.37 - 3.16
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-5.11 6.94 -2.78 1.38 34.73 28.65 - 54.00
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

-2.86 4.04 -3.66 2.90 11.88 12.43 - 29.96
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 Aug 12, 2022 EUR 842.886
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Jul 29, 2022 50
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Jan 8, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Feb 26, 2014
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Value Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.82%
ISIN LU1023061473
Bloomberg Ticker BGEVA2U
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BJMZFG6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
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 Jul 31, 2022 21.04
3y Beta as of Jul 31, 2022 0.942
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2022 18.01
5y Beta as of Jul 31, 2022 0.946

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 Jul 21, 2022 AAA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 97.81
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 21, 2022 8.82
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 21, 2022 35.66
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 21, 2022 Equity Europe
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 21, 2022 1,074
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 21, 2022 225.95
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 97.58
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Feb 28, 2022. 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 Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 29, 2022 2.16%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jul 29, 2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 29, 2022 99.64%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 29, 2022 0.38%
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 7.14%.

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 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 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

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European Value Fund, Class A2 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2018 rated against 228 Other 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 Jun 28, 2022)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 29, 2022
Name Weight (%)
TOTALENERGIES SE 4.17
ASTRAZENECA PLC 3.85
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP AG 3.84
RWE AG 3.42
SANOFI SA 3.29
Name Weight (%)
NORDEA BANK ABP 3.18
COMPAGNIE DE SAINT GOBAIN SA 3.01
BP PLC 2.99
RELX PLC 2.76
CAPGEMINI SE 2.74
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 15.68 0.10 0.64 16.62 14.24 - LU1023061473 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 75.03 -0.19 -0.25 89.98 66.61 - LU0171281834 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 89.81 0.54 0.60 96.18 81.66 - LU0329592454 - -
Class S4 EUR Annual 10.98 0.07 0.64 11.74 9.98 - LU1706558696 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 15.34 0.09 0.59 16.40 13.94 - LU1023061044 - -
D2 GBP Accumulating 76.08 0.55 0.73 80.36 68.09 - LU0827879338 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 159.53 0.98 0.62 167.89 144.42 - LU1333800198 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 92.24 -0.23 -0.25 109.83 81.81 - LU0827879411 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 16.96 0.10 0.59 17.90 15.37 - LU1153585531 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 68.12 0.49 0.72 72.28 61.17 - LU0171282212 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 80.42 0.49 0.61 86.51 73.17 - LU0072462186 - -
A4 EUR Annual 59.74 0.36 0.61 64.27 54.36 - LU0162690340 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 19.13 0.11 0.58 20.45 17.39 - LU0949170939 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 13.05 0.08 0.62 13.89 11.85 - LU1333799911 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 150.90 0.94 0.63 160.63 137.26 - LU1023061713 - -
D4 GBP Annual 54.46 0.38 0.70 57.54 48.75 - LU0827879502 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 73.06 0.44 0.61 78.83 66.51 - LU0147394679 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 58.94 -0.15 -0.25 70.99 52.36 - LU0213373748 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 82.59 -0.21 -0.25 98.77 73.30 - LU0171281750 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 57.39 0.35 0.61 62.20 52.28 - LU0147394240 - -
A4 GBP Annual 54.06 0.38 0.71 57.36 48.55 - LU0204062672 - -

Listings

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Brian Hall
Brian Hall
Peter Hopkins
Peter Hopkins

Literature

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