Multi Asset

BGF Global Multi-Asset 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

6.65 1.67 0.03 -8.53 19.59
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
19.59 3.05 3.48 - 2.22
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.64 0.66 1.64 19.59 9.42 18.64 - 14.99
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 16, 2021 USD 6,772.992
12m Trailing Yield as of Mar 31, 2021 5.16
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 4233
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jun 28, 2012
Share Class Inception Date Nov 19, 2014
Asset Class Multi Asset
Morningstar Category EUR Moderate Allocation - Global
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.77%
ISIN LU1133085917
Bloomberg Ticker BGFMAA6
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BSJWR34
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

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 Apr 7, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 7, 2021 5.33
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 7, 2021 33.14
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 7, 2021 65.04
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 7, 2021 Mixed Asset USD Flex - Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 7, 2021 250.74
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 7, 2021 175
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 0.02%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 0.74%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.01%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 31, 2021 0.01%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 31, 2021 0.05%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 31, 2021 0.35%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 66.39%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 34.07%
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 0.22% and for Oil Sands 0.35%.

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 due diligence phase of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced internally, via collaboration with the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team in engaging issuers on material environmental, societal or governance topics, and from third-party providers. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. 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
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global Multi-Asset Income Fund, Class A6 Hedged, as of Mar 31, 2021 rated against 2022 EUR Moderate Allocation - Global Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ISH ED MSCI USA VAL FCTR ETF 2.39
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 1.23
BGF USD HIGH YIELD BD X6 USD 1.10
ISHARES JPM EM LCAL GVT BD ETF DST 0.48
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 0.45
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 0.36
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS NON VOTING PRE 0.33
CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG 144A 6.25 12/31/2049 0.33
MSFT BNP PARIBAS SA 13.794/16/2021 0.31
MDPK_15-18A A1R 144A 0.31
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations subject to change.
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
A6 Hgd EUR Monthly Stable 8.18 0.03 0.37 8.18 7.34 - LU1133085917 - -
A6 USD Monthly Stable 9.71 0.04 0.41 9.71 8.61 - LU0784384876 - -
A4G Hgd CHF Annual 9.40 0.03 0.32 9.40 8.46 - LU1373034260 - -
Class E9 Hedged EUR - 8.75 0.03 0.34 8.75 7.89 - LU1294567109 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.38 0.04 0.35 11.38 9.61 - LU1523256144 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.48 0.05 0.40 12.48 10.57 - LU1373034187 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.35 0.04 0.35 11.35 9.73 - LU1062843690 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 12.67 0.05 0.40 12.67 10.82 - LU1005242950 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.44 0.04 0.32 12.44 10.53 - LU1062843344 - -
Class A3G EUR Monthly 8.67 0.02 0.23 8.75 8.15 - LU1238068834 - -
Class AI5G Hedged EUR Quarterly 9.98 0.03 0.30 9.98 8.94 - LU1960223680 - -
A5G USD Quarterly 10.34 0.04 0.39 10.34 9.16 - LU0784383803 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 18.26 0.06 0.33 18.26 15.15 - LU0784385766 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 9.51 0.03 0.32 9.51 8.42 - LU0871640123 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly Stable 93.55 0.33 0.35 93.55 83.01 - LU0784385170 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 99.85 0.35 0.35 99.85 87.79 - LU1257007564 - -
D4G Hgd CHF Annual 9.82 0.03 0.31 9.82 8.75 - LU1373034344 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 13.61 0.05 0.37 13.61 11.36 - LU1523255922 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.96 0.05 0.42 11.96 10.21 - LU0784383472 - -
C6 USD Monthly Stable 9.73 0.04 0.41 9.73 8.63 - LU1023056556 - -
A4G USD Annual 10.37 0.03 0.29 10.37 9.21 - LU1301847155 - -
A4G Hgd EUR Annual 8.51 0.03 0.35 8.51 7.65 - LU0784383712 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.74 0.04 0.34 11.74 10.02 - LU0784383399 - -
E5G Hgd EUR Quarterly 8.13 0.02 0.25 8.14 7.32 - LU0784385501 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 16.29 0.06 0.37 16.29 13.62 - LU0784385337 - -
A5G Hgd SGD Quarterly 8.93 0.03 0.34 8.93 7.93 - LU0784384363 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 15.68 0.06 0.38 15.68 13.23 - LU0784385840 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 14.98 0.05 0.33 15.06 13.77 - LU0813497111 - -
Class X5G GBP Hedged GBP Quarterly 10.39 0.04 0.39 10.39 9.09 - LU1877504073 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly Stable 9.01 0.03 0.33 9.01 8.02 - LU0949170426 - -
Class I5G Hedged EUR Quarterly 8.98 0.03 0.34 8.98 7.96 - LU1129992480 - -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 11.01 0.03 0.27 11.01 9.40 - LU1960223508 - -
D4G Hgd EUR Annual 9.40 0.04 0.43 9.40 8.37 - LU0944772804 - -
A8 Hgd NZD Monthly Stable with IRD 9.13 0.03 0.33 9.13 8.08 - LU0949170343 - -
A8 Hgd CAD Monthly Stable with IRD 8.96 0.03 0.34 8.96 7.97 - LU1003077580 - -
D6 USD Monthly Stable 10.39 0.03 0.29 10.39 9.14 - LU1003077408 - -
Class X8 Hedged AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 10.37 0.03 0.29 10.37 9.08 - LU1270847269 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 13.09 0.05 0.38 13.15 11.98 - LU1162516477 - -
Class D6 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.76 0.03 0.31 9.76 8.63 - LU1791173633 - -
A8 Hgd GBP Monthly Stable with IRD 8.97 0.04 0.45 8.97 7.92 - LU1003077663 - -
A5G Hgd AUD Quarterly 9.82 0.03 0.31 9.82 8.75 - LU0949170269 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Fredericks
Head of Income Investing for BlackRock Multi-Asset Strategies Team
Justin Christofel, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Portfolio Strategies
Alex Shingler, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Portfolio Strategies

Literature

Literature