Equity

BGF Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

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

as of Mar 31, 2021

25.85 19.78 -8.32 -18.77 59.80
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

18.19 20.71 -3.50 -15.24 58.63
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
59.80 5.97 12.40 - 8.77
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

58.63 9.07 13.11 - 8.01
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.57 -0.88 4.57 59.80 19.02 79.42 - 72.98
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

2.72 -2.10 2.72 58.63 29.76 85.13 - 65.19
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 Apr 22, 2021 USD 201.534
12m Trailing Yield as of Mar 31, 2021 4.97
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 56
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Sep 18, 2009
Share Class Inception Date Sep 24, 2014
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex Japan Index, Net Dividends
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.86%
ISIN LU1109561776
Bloomberg Ticker BGAPA8Z
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BQT3VT7
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDUECAPF
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment ZAR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment ZAR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 18.31
3y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 1.034
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 15.47
5y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 1.028

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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Apr 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 7, 2021 6.22
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 7, 2021 41.33
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 7, 2021 94.03
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 7, 2021 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 7, 2021 439.21
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 7, 2021 663
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Oct 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 Mar 31, 2021 0.81%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 98.53%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 1.47%
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 0.06% 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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 7.51
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 6.28
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 3.75
BLACKROCK PREMIER FUNDS - BLACKROCK CHINA A-SHARES FUND 2.87
NINE ENTERTAINMENT CO HOLDINGS LTD 2.68
Name Weight (%)
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 2.63
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD 2.51
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD 2.40
ENN ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 2.23
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO LTD 2.21
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 31, 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
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly Stable with IRD 108.99 0.59 0.54 114.83 74.62 - LU1109561776 - -
A5G HKD Quarterly 117.91 0.55 0.47 124.62 80.93 - LU0448666767 - -
E5G Hgd EUR Quarterly 9.76 0.04 0.41 10.35 6.83 - LU0628613472 - -
A6 USD Monthly Stable 15.85 0.08 0.51 16.76 10.86 - LU0738912210 - -
C5G Hgd SGD Quarterly 11.99 0.06 0.50 12.72 8.37 - LU0414403922 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 14.74 0.07 0.48 15.49 9.72 - LU1523255765 - -
A4G Hgd EUR Annual 10.58 0.05 0.47 11.15 7.37 - LU1031077412 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 128.03 0.67 0.53 134.88 86.37 - LU1257007481 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 23.40 0.12 0.52 24.59 15.47 - LU0628613555 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly Stable 120.18 0.61 0.51 127.08 82.33 - LU0765512784 - -
A5G Hgd SGD Quarterly 13.77 0.07 0.51 14.57 9.50 - LU0414403682 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 17.28 0.09 0.52 18.13 11.31 - LU1333799754 - -
D5G Hgd SGD Quarterly 14.82 0.08 0.54 15.65 10.15 - LU0827874966 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 21.69 0.11 0.51 22.83 14.45 - LU0414403419 - -
A5G USD Quarterly 15.20 0.08 0.53 16.07 10.44 - LU0414403500 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 14.85 0.07 0.47 15.68 10.17 - LU0916957664 - -
C5G USD Quarterly 13.22 0.06 0.46 14.02 9.19 - LU0414403849 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 17.17 0.06 0.35 18.07 12.68 - LU0628613399 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 19.04 0.18 0.95 20.20 14.22 - LU0852073260 - -
D5G USD Quarterly 16.37 0.09 0.55 17.29 11.16 - LU0827875005 - -
D4G GBP Annual 14.56 0.14 0.97 15.42 11.14 - LU1379100800 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Sidharth Mahapatra
Sidharth Mahapatra
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews

Literature

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