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BSF Global Event Driven 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. The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount is not guaranteed. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

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

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Performance

Performance

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  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Return (%) 3.92 3.44 5.17 6.53 1.62
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) 0.86 1.87 2.28 0.67 0.05
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.14 2.15 2.59 - 2.79
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) 0.78 0.58 1.16 - 1.02
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.17 1.70 0.73 -1.64 -2.14 6.59 13.61 - 20.10
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) 0.76 0.16 0.57 0.71 0.78 1.76 5.95 - 6.97
  From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
From
30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
From
30-Sep-2020
To
30-Sep-2021
From
30-Sep-2021
To
30-Sep-2022
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2022

1.40 5.14 3.98 4.89 -3.68
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Sep 30, 2022

1.59 2.39 1.10 0.07 0.62
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 Nov 29, 2022 USD 4,324,407,625
Share Class Inception Date Mar 2, 2016
Fund Inception Date Aug 4, 2015
Share Class Currency GBP
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Comparator Benchmark 1 ICE BofA 3-MO US Treasury Bill (G0O1)
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charge 1.35%
Annual Management Fee 1.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 0
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Event Driven
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BSGD2RG
ISIN LU1373034930
SEDOL BDCNS92

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Oct 31, 2022 279
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Oct 31, 2022 6.04%
P/E Ratio as of Oct 31, 2022 18.89
P/B Ratio as of Oct 31, 2022 3.51

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% 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. For newly launched funds, Sustainability Characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 Oct 31, 2022 0.01%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 31, 2022 0.01%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 31, 2022 0.13%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 31, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 31, 2022 0.84%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 31, 2022 45.79%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 31, 2022 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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.07%.

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 evaluates the fundamental and strategic aspects of each security in which the Fund may invest. This may include a detailed, comprehensive review and analysis of all aspects of the company, including ESG policies, when evaluating opportunities. The Fund manager's deep due diligence informs a holistic perspective on a given issuer and may impact the investment decision. Additionally, on a regular basis the Fund manager conducts 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 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BSF Global Event Driven Fund, Class D2 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2018 rated against 90 Event Driven Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Mar 17, 2022)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2022
Name Weight (%)
FIRST HORIZON CORP (TENNESSEE) 4.96
SWEDISH MATCH AB 3.82
HOWMET AEROSPACE INC 3.39
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 2.86
ROGERS CORPORATION 2.64
Name Weight (%)
ATLANTIA SPA 2.53
DOUBLEVERIFY HOLDINGS INC 2.35
VMWARE INC 2.32
HOMESERVE PLC 2.21
SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC. 2.20
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Oct 31, 2022

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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
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 118.79 -0.22 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 123.53 114.83 LU1373034930 -
Class Z2 Hedged CHF Accumulating 118.68 -0.21 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 124.51 115.43 LU1341466644 -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 111.77 -0.20 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 117.66 108.96 LU1387771113 -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 113.06 -0.20 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 118.62 110.04 LU1373035077 -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 108.68 -0.19 -0.17 Nov 29, 2022 114.79 106.19 LU1400751324 -
Class Z2 USD Accumulating 137.48 -0.26 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 141.27 131.73 LU1258025839 -
Class Z2 Hedged EUR Accumulating 121.43 -0.21 -0.17 Nov 29, 2022 126.97 117.91 LU1288049940 -
I2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 108.17 -0.20 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 113.70 105.37 LU1603214401 -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 108.52 -0.20 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 114.75 106.11 LU1278928574 -
I2 Hgd JPY - 11,096.47 -21.05 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 11,609.99 10,796.02 LU1781817421 -
E2 EUR Accumulating 136.66 0.83 0.61 Nov 29, 2022 146.37 126.27 LU1278928657 -
A2 USD Accumulating 126.89 -0.24 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 131.06 122.13 LU1251620883 -
D2 USD Accumulating 130.70 -0.25 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 134.54 125.51 LU1251621188 -
X2 USD Accumulating 152.67 -0.29 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 156.52 145.76 LU1264793958 -
I5 USD Quarterly 122.52 -0.23 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 125.96 117.50 LU1603214153 -
Class Z2 Hedged GBP Accumulating 128.47 -0.24 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 133.13 123.89 LU1288049866 -
I4 Hgd EUR - 110.70 -0.19 -0.17 Nov 29, 2022 115.88 107.59 LU1817852764 -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 104.63 -0.19 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 110.15 102.09 LU1697783881 -
I2 USD Accumulating 121.29 -0.23 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 124.70 116.33 LU1251621345 -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 109.02 -0.19 -0.17 Nov 29, 2022 114.76 106.36 LU1376384878 -
Class I5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 115.05 -0.21 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 119.41 111.07 LU1603215044 -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 115.43 -0.21 -0.18 Nov 29, 2022 120.89 112.21 LU1382784764 -
Class I2 BRL Hedged (USD) USD - 93.22 1.42 1.55 Nov 29, 2022 103.15 79.85 LU2008661006 -
Class IA2 USD - 116.67 -0.22 -0.19 Nov 29, 2022 119.78 111.64 LU1921562119 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Mark McKenna
Managing Director, Founder and Global Head of Event Driven

Mark R. McKenna, Managing Director, is Founder and Global Head of Event Driven. Mr. McKenna is responsible for managing BlackRock's event-driven investing efforts.

Literature

Literature