Equity

BGF European Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
  From
30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

18.74 1.58 7.89 17.68 37.52
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

16.26 1.47 5.74 -7.76 28.76
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
37.52 20.42 16.06 - 9.39
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

28.76 7.89 8.18 - 3.83
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
21.15 -4.72 2.27 37.52 74.60 110.60 - 78.55
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

16.20 -3.01 0.74 28.76 25.58 48.15 - 27.46
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 Oct 18, 2021 EUR 1,919.430
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2021 49
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Nov 30, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Apr 15, 2015
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.83%
ISIN LU1210724834
Bloomberg Ticker BGFEA2C
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BWNH357
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker M7EU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment RMB 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment RMB 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2021 16.94
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2021 0.940
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2021 14.08
5y Beta as of Sep 30, 2021 0.929

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 Oct 7, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Oct 7, 2021 8.01
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Oct 7, 2021 29.74
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Oct 7, 2021 93.39
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Oct 7, 2021 Equity Europe
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Oct 7, 2021 30.95
Funds in Peer Group as of Oct 7, 2021 1,086
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Oct 7, 2021, based on holdings as of May 31, 2021. 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 Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Sep 30, 2021 98.10%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Sep 30, 2021 1.69%
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.

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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.45
ASML HOLDING NV 5.37
LONZA GROUP AG 4.93
DSV A/S 4.64
SIKA AG 3.49
Name Weight (%)
NETCOMPANY GROUP A/S 3.07
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 3.02
NOVO NORDISK A/S 2.79
RELX PLC 2.68
BE SEMICONDUCTOR IND. 2.55
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
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 183.92 -0.17 -0.09 192.10 126.00 - LU1210724834 - -
Class S2 EUR Accumulating 17.05 -0.01 -0.06 17.85 11.90 - LU1722863302 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 217.51 -0.09 -0.04 232.96 154.30 - LU0171280430 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 22.05 -0.02 -0.09 23.06 15.26 - LU1438596576 - -
A4 EUR Annual 174.34 -0.15 -0.09 182.64 122.80 - LU0408221439 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 140.77 -0.14 -0.10 147.60 100.36 - LU0147391493 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 244.84 -0.09 -0.04 262.01 172.44 - LU0411709727 - -
A4 GBP Annual 147.99 0.20 0.14 157.34 111.40 - LU0204061864 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 212.69 -0.17 -0.08 222.67 148.35 - LU0368230461 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 29.25 -0.03 -0.10 30.60 20.43 - LU0526926950 - -
D4 GBP Annual 150.21 0.22 0.15 159.55 112.25 - LU0827879098 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 211.06 -0.17 -0.08 221.00 147.58 - LU0252966055 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 167.61 -0.15 -0.09 175.66 118.63 - LU0090830901 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 187.50 -0.16 -0.09 196.43 132.07 - LU0011846440 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 21.92 -0.02 -0.09 22.96 15.34 - LU0963555726 - -
A2 Hgd NZD Accumulating 20.92 -0.02 -0.10 21.93 14.70 - LU1023060319 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 163.30 -0.09 -0.06 175.16 117.25 - LU0338175176 - -
A2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 19.41 -0.02 -0.10 20.32 13.61 - LU1023060079 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 27.57 -0.03 -0.11 28.83 19.13 - LU0827890574 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 231.18 -0.18 -0.08 241.91 160.08 - LU0147392624 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 28.29 -0.02 -0.07 29.60 19.79 - LU0788108743 - -
D4 EUR Annual 177.78 -0.15 -0.08 186.16 124.31 - LU1852330817 - -
X2 JPY Accumulating 30,635.00 -45.00 -0.15 31,490.00 19,572.00 - LU1165522308 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 18.50 -0.02 -0.11 19.39 13.01 - LU1023060665 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 20.12 -0.02 -0.10 21.09 14.11 - LU1023059733 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Literature

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