Fixed Income

BGF Euro Bond Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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

as of Mar 31, 2021

-0.35 2.45 1.02 0.42 4.54
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

-0.58 2.37 2.19 2.26 3.22
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.54 1.98 1.60 - 1.89
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

3.22 2.55 1.88 - 2.33
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.20 0.16 -2.20 4.54 6.06 8.28 - 11.18
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

-1.91 0.10 -1.91 3.22 7.85 9.77 - 13.95
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 9, 2021 EUR 4,890.149
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 900
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Mar 31, 1994
Share Class Inception Date Jul 29, 2015
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc Euro Aggregate 500+
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.62%
ISIN LU1266592374
Bloomberg Ticker BGEBD2C
Annual Management Fee 0.40%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BYV6YP7
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment CHF 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Mar 31, 2021 0.14%
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 3.67
3y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 1.120
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 3.41
5y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 1.041

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 Mar 5, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Mar 5, 2021 6.91
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Mar 5, 2021 68.08
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Mar 5, 2021 91.55
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Mar 5, 2021 Bond EUR
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Mar 5, 2021 78.34
Funds in Peer Group as of Mar 5, 2021 307
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Mar 5, 2021, based on holdings as of Sep 30, 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 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 1.08%
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 0.33%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 44.07%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 55.93%
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 0.56%.

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, social or governance topics, or 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 Euro Bond Fund, Class D2 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2018 rated against 1349 Other Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.25 07/04/2039 1.56
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.85 07/01/2025 1.55
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.45 11/15/2024 1.37
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 06/25/2039 1.28
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.75 07/04/2040 1.03
Name Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 0.05 04/15/2021 1.00
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0.75 05/25/2052 1.00
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0 03/25/2025 0.93
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.75 10/31/2024 0.92
UNEDIC MTN RegS 0.875 05/25/2028 0.86
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
Allocations subject to change.
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
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.43 -0.04 -0.32 12.74 11.91 - LU1266592374 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 11.42 -0.04 -0.35 11.66 10.87 - LU1376384282 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 114.10 -0.35 -0.31 116.83 108.81 - LU1499592381 - -
D4 GBP Annual 24.35 -0.06 -0.25 26.44 23.58 - LU0827877712 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.66 -0.03 -0.28 10.91 10.20 - LU1808491655 - -
D3 USD Monthly 24.82 -0.11 -0.44 26.27 21.67 - LU0827877639 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 32.35 -0.10 -0.31 33.13 30.90 - LU0297941469 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 36.60 -0.16 -0.44 38.76 32.00 - LU0171279184 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 32.76 -0.14 -0.43 34.73 28.78 - LU0171279937 - -
I4 Hgd USD Annual 11.35 -0.04 -0.35 11.59 10.78 - LU1808491812 - -
A3 USD Monthly 24.73 -0.11 -0.44 26.19 21.62 - LU0172748641 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 10.50 -0.04 -0.38 10.77 10.07 - LU1960220827 - -
A4 EUR Annual 27.89 -0.09 -0.32 28.59 26.73 - LU0430265933 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 30.79 -0.10 -0.32 31.57 29.51 - LU0050372472 - -
A1 EUR Daily 20.82 -0.06 -0.29 21.34 19.95 - LU0118259232 - -
D3 EUR Monthly 20.88 -0.07 -0.33 21.40 19.98 - LU0827877555 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 27.55 -0.12 -0.43 29.27 24.38 - LU0331283399 - -
A4 GBP Annual 24.22 -0.06 -0.25 26.34 23.48 - LU0204069685 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 11.39 -0.03 -0.26 11.63 10.84 - LU1376384365 - -
A1 USD Daily 24.74 -0.11 -0.44 26.20 21.63 - LU0171278889 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 38.45 -0.17 -0.44 40.68 33.51 - LU0827877472 - -
Class S4 EUR Annual 10.69 -0.03 -0.28 10.94 10.23 - LU1722863484 - -
D4 EUR Annual 12.38 -0.03 -0.24 12.67 11.85 - LU0938162699 - -
A3 EUR Monthly 20.81 -0.06 -0.29 21.33 19.94 - LU0172396516 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 23.18 -0.07 -0.30 23.86 22.49 - LU0147393358 - -
E5 EUR Quarterly 25.72 -0.08 -0.31 26.41 24.77 - LU0500207468 - -
I2 Hgd USD Accumulating 12.53 -0.04 -0.32 12.79 11.85 - LU1376384100 - -
I2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,098.00 -4.00 -0.36 1,123.00 1,045.00 - LU1668661629 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.73 -0.05 -0.34 15.05 13.96 - LU0869640077 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 27.56 -0.09 -0.33 28.30 26.55 - LU0090830810 - -
I2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.07 -0.03 -0.27 11.34 10.59 - LU1180456292 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.30 -0.05 -0.35 14.62 13.60 - LU0869650977 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,078.00 -4.00 -0.37 1,105.00 1,031.00 - LU1668663914 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 34.95 -0.11 -0.31 35.73 33.21 - LU0298377911 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 15.55 -0.05 -0.32 15.92 14.83 - LU0368229703 - -
A2 CZK Accumulating 799.50 0.84 0.11 858.00 795.07 - LU1791174284 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon
Michael Krautzberger
Managing Director, Head of EMEA Fundamental Fixed Income

Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director. Michael is Head of the Fundamental Pan European Fixed Income team.

Literature

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