Fixed Income

BGF Global Corporate Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

Loading

Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

Performance chart data not available for display.
View full chart

Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 2.62 3.36 -5.41 9.28 6.20 -2.59 -16.63 6.47
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 6.22 5.70 -1.00 12.51 8.26 -0.79 -14.11 9.10

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
0.29 -4.61 -1.25 - -0.57
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 3.06 -2.17 1.10 - 2.14
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.52 -2.16 -2.46 5.09 0.29 -13.19 -6.09 - -5.19
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -1.79 -1.89 -1.74 6.72 3.06 -6.36 5.63 - 21.72
  From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
From
31-Mar-2021
To
31-Mar-2022
From
31-Mar-2022
To
31-Mar-2023
From
31-Mar-2023
To
31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

0.32 7.61 -6.07 -7.72 3.07
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

3.16 9.21 -4.42 -4.98 5.89
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.

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in SEK, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of May 17, 2024 USD 926,004,024
Share Class Inception Date Jan 14, 2015
Fund Inception Date Oct 19, 2007
Share Class Currency SEK
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Constraint Benchmark 1 BBG Global Agg Corporate Index, 100% USD Hedged
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charge 1.02%
ISIN LU1162516634
Annual Management Fee 0.80%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment SEK 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment SEK 1000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BRGCA2S
SEDOL BV54928

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Apr 30, 2024 411
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 7.84%
3y Beta as of Apr 30, 2024 0.994
Yield to Maturity as of Apr 30, 2024 5.29%
Modified Duration as of Apr 30, 2024 6.18 yrs
Yield to Worst as of Apr 30, 2024 5.28%
Effective Duration as of Apr 30, 2024 6.12 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Apr 30, 2024 7.94 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Apr 30, 2024 7.94 yrs

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 Apr 21, 2024 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 21, 2024 95.92
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 21, 2024 6.75
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 21, 2024 28.30
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 21, 2024 Bond Global Corporates USD
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 21, 2024 106
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 21, 2024 262.44
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Apr 21, 2024 88.43
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 21, 2024, based on holdings as of Nov 30, 2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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 Apr 30, 2024 1.53%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Apr 30, 2024 0.57%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Apr 30, 2024 1.53%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Apr 30, 2024 1.23%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Apr 30, 2024 0.68%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Apr 30, 2024 86.33%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Apr 30, 2024 14.26%
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 1.53% and for Oil Sands 0.60%.

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 financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase 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, where appropriate, 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

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Low Risk High Risk
Low Yield High Yield

Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2024
Name Weight (%)
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 1.60
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC MTN RegS 1.625 05/09/2028 0.98
TELEFONICA EUROPE BV RegS 3.875 12/31/2079 0.98
VOLKSWAGEN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE N MTN RegS 4.552 03/27/2026 0.94
TRATON FINANCE LUXEMBOURG SA MTN RegS 4.878 09/18/2025 0.91
Name Weight (%)
UBS GROUP AG 144A 3.091 05/14/2032 0.78
DEUTSCHE BAHN FINANCE GMBH PNC5.5 RegS 0.95 12/31/2079 0.75
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2.545 11/08/2032 0.75
SES SA RegS 2.875 12/31/2079 0.75
SOUTHERN COMPANY (THE) 1.875 09/15/2081 0.72
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2024

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
A2 Hgd SEK 96.43 -0.16 -0.17 May 17, 2024 97.48 89.48 LU1162516634
A3 Hgd NZD 10.85 -0.02 -0.18 May 17, 2024 11.07 10.18 LU0803752475
Class A10 USD 10.23 -0.01 -0.10 May 17, 2024 10.53 10.00 LU2708803122
Class B10 USD 10.01 -0.02 -0.20 May 17, 2024 10.05 9.84 LU2776655222
Class A10 Hedged ZAR 98.05 -0.17 -0.17 May 17, 2024 100.47 96.23 LU2725777655
I2 Hgd EUR 9.78 -0.01 -0.10 May 17, 2024 9.86 9.03 LU1625162489
D2 USD 15.70 -0.03 -0.19 May 17, 2024 15.76 14.36 LU0326960662
X4 Hgd GBP 8.46 -0.02 -0.24 May 17, 2024 8.50 7.74 LU0414062165
A6 USD 9.70 -0.02 -0.21 May 17, 2024 9.91 9.12 LU0788109634
Class A10 Hedged CNH 102.00 -0.19 -0.19 May 17, 2024 105.07 100.00 LU2708803395
Class A3G USD 10.12 -0.01 -0.10 May 17, 2024 10.35 9.53 LU2620702048
A8 Hgd AUD 9.51 -0.02 -0.21 May 17, 2024 9.71 8.94 LU0871639976
A5 USD 10.17 -0.01 -0.10 May 17, 2024 10.33 9.48 LU0825403933
A2 Hgd EUR 12.00 -0.02 -0.17 May 17, 2024 12.12 11.11 LU0297942434
A8 Hgd CNH 86.69 -0.16 -0.18 May 17, 2024 88.36 81.27 LU1220227653
I4 Hgd GBP 9.11 -0.01 -0.11 May 17, 2024 9.15 8.35 LU1403442228
A8 Hgd NZD 8.41 -0.01 -0.12 May 17, 2024 8.59 7.90 LU1149717313
D2 Hgd GBP 10.06 -0.01 -0.10 May 17, 2024 10.11 9.23 LU1222731728
A6 Hgd SGD 8.30 -0.02 -0.24 May 17, 2024 8.55 7.89 LU1435395121
D5 Hgd GBP 9.14 -0.02 -0.22 May 17, 2024 9.31 8.55 LU1814255474
E2 Hgd EUR 11.07 -0.02 -0.18 May 17, 2024 11.20 10.29 LU0307653898
A6 Hgd HKD 70.27 -0.12 -0.17 May 17, 2024 72.17 66.45 LU0788109550
Class B10 Hedged ZAR 100.12 -0.17 -0.17 May 17, 2024 100.54 98.30 LU2776655495
A6 Hgd JPY 964.00 -2.00 -0.21 May 17, 2024 1,003.00 949.00 LU2725777739
I2 USD 12.13 -0.02 -0.16 May 17, 2024 12.17 11.08 LU1181254019
A2 USD 14.65 -0.02 -0.14 May 17, 2024 14.72 13.43 LU0297942194
A4 Hgd EUR 7.77 -0.01 -0.13 May 17, 2024 7.85 7.20 LU0303846876
A3 Hgd GBP 9.27 -0.02 -0.22 May 17, 2024 9.45 8.71 LU0816460231
A3 Hgd CAD 9.88 -0.02 -0.20 May 17, 2024 10.09 9.29 LU0816460157
X2 Hgd EUR 14.07 -0.03 -0.21 May 17, 2024 14.17 12.96 LU0414062249
D2 Hgd EUR 12.85 -0.02 -0.16 May 17, 2024 12.96 11.87 LU0326951752
X2 USD 17.17 -0.03 -0.17 May 17, 2024 17.20 15.64 LU0434566104
A3 Hgd AUD 10.46 -0.02 -0.19 May 17, 2024 10.71 9.88 LU0816460074
E2 USD 13.47 -0.03 -0.22 May 17, 2024 13.56 12.39 LU0326961470
I2 Hgd CAD 11.68 -0.02 -0.17 May 17, 2024 11.75 10.72 LU1153585614

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tom Mondelaers
Tom Mondelaers
Daniel Chen
Managing Director, US Investment Grade Credit Team

Daniel Chen, CFA, Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager on the US Investment Grade Team within BlackRock's Fundamental Fixed Income Group.

Max Huefner
Max Huefner

Literature

Literature