Fixed Income

BGF European High Yield 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. Changes to interest rates, credit risk and/or issuer defaults will have a significant impact on the performance of fixed income securities. Non-investment grade fixed income securities can be more sensitive to changes in these risks than higher rated fixed income securities. Potential or actual credit rating downgrades may increase the level of risk. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets, failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund and sustainability-related risks. Derivatives may be highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way. The Fund seeks to exclude companies engaging in certain activities inconsistent with ESG criteria. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Fund’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment.

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.

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Performance

Performance

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  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 6.49 6.78 -4.39 12.37 3.06 4.29 -13.17
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 9.02 6.77 -3.59 11.32 2.32 3.46 -10.72
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-13.17 -2.28 0.05 - 1.38
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-10.72 -1.86 0.29 - 2.09
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-13.17 -1.12 4.74 3.31 -13.17 -6.68 0.26 - 10.70
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-10.72 -0.63 4.79 4.02 -10.72 -5.48 1.44 - 16.60
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-4.39 12.37 3.06 4.29 -13.17
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-3.59 11.32 2.32 3.46 -10.72
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

Net Assets of Fund as of Feb 3, 2023 EUR 310,556,097
Share Class Inception Date Jul 23, 2015
Fund Inception Date Jul 23, 2015
Share Class Currency SEK
Base Currency EUR
Asset Class Fixed Income
Constraint Benchmark 1 BBG Pan European HY 3% Issuer Constrained 100% EUR Hedged Index
SFDR Classification Article 8
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charge 1.23%
Annual Management Fee 1.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment SEK 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category SEK Flexible High Yield Bond
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGEHA2S
ISIN LU1258857645
SEDOL BYN8B16

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Dec 30, 2022 315
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2022 11.36%
3y Beta as of Dec 31, 2022 0.981
Yield to Maturity as of Dec 30, 2022 9.33%
Modified Duration as of Dec 30, 2022 2.78 yrs
Yield to Worst as of Dec 30, 2022 9.88%
Effective Duration as of Dec 30, 2022 2.75 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Dec 30, 2022 4.36 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Dec 30, 2022 4.36 yrs

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 the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for new primary issuers under consideration for investment and existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores when selecting individual investments during portfolio construction. ESG factors are debated and considered in investment decisions. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European High Yield Bond Fund, Class A2 Hedged, as of Jan 31, 2023 rated against 71 SEK Flexible High Yield Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 30, 2022
Name Weight (%)
RCI BANQUE SA RegS 2.625 02/18/2030 1.71
COMMERZBANK AG RegS 6.125 12/31/2049 1.31
DEUTSCHE BANK AG MTN RegS 4 06/24/2032 1.30
BELLIS ACQUISITION COMPANY PLC RegS 3.25 02/16/2026 1.17
GOLDSTORY SAS RegS 5.375 03/01/2026 1.04
Name Weight (%)
INTESA SANPAOLO SPA PNC7.5 RegS 5.5 12/31/2049 1.03
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA RegS 6 12/31/2049 1.03
CELLNEX TELECOM SA RegS 0.75 11/20/2031 1.03
BAYER AG NC5.5 RegS 4.5 03/25/2082 1.01
UNITED GROUP BV RegS 4.875 07/01/2024 1.00
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 30, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 30, 2022

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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 Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 116.55 0.24 0.21 Feb 3, 2023 125.25 104.48 LU1258857645 -
X2 EUR Accumulating 12.92 0.02 0.16 Feb 3, 2023 13.72 11.56 LU1264796209 -
D4 EUR Annual 9.29 0.02 0.22 Feb 3, 2023 10.36 8.33 LU1258857561 -
D2 EUR Accumulating 12.24 0.03 0.25 Feb 3, 2023 13.08 10.97 LU1191877965 -
E5 EUR Quarterly 9.14 0.01 0.11 Feb 3, 2023 10.21 8.30 LU1270846964 -
E2 EUR Accumulating 11.33 0.02 0.18 Feb 3, 2023 12.23 10.19 LU1270846881 -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.76 0.02 0.21 Feb 3, 2023 10.75 8.71 LU1258858023 -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.38 0.03 0.26 Feb 3, 2023 12.27 10.25 LU1258857728 -
A2 EUR Accumulating 11.75 0.03 0.26 Feb 3, 2023 12.61 10.54 LU1191877379 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stephen Gough
Stephen Gough
Jose Aguilar
Managing Director

Jose Aguilar, Managing Director, is the head of European High Yield Strategies within BlackRock's Global Credit Platform.

James Turner
Managing Director

James Turner ACA, is Head of European Leveraged Finance, overseeing investment strategies across European High Yield, Long/Short Credit, CLOs, Leveraged Loans and the European Fundamental Credit Research team.

Literature

Literature