Equity

BSF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. 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. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Investments in China are subject to certain additional risks, particularly regarding the ability to deal in equity securities in China due to issues relating to liquidity and the repatriation of capital. As a result, the Fund may choose to gain exposure to Chinese equities indirectly and may be unable to gain full exposure to the Chinese equity markets. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both 'long' and 'synthetic short' positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Funds. Investors in this fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general stock market trends as both positive and negative share movements affect the overall value of the fund. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within the Fund. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. The fund may invest in exchange traded funds which have exposure to property securities and commodities (through an index). Property investments are subject to adverse changes in economic conditions, adverse local market conditions and risks associated with the acquisition, financing and ownership and operation and disposal of real property. The underlying commodities index may concentrate investment on selected commodity futures of multinational markets. This makes the exchange traded fund extremely dependent on the performance of the commodity markets concerned. The Fund may invest more than 10% of its Net Asset Value in the units of UCITS and/or other UCIs.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
  From
31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
From
31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
From
31-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
To
31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- -2.96 -7.73 0.07 6.92
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- 1.11 2.08 2.60 1.08
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.16 -1.64 - - -1.11
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

0.91 1.88 - - 1.63
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-3.23 -3.23 -1.79 2.16 -4.84 - - -4.73
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

0.03 0.03 0.06 0.91 5.76 - - 7.29
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 Feb 24, 2021 USD 33.001
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Jan 29, 2021 106
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Aug 31, 2016
Share Class Inception Date Sep 28, 2016
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Alt - Long/Short Equity - Other
Benchmark Index LIBOR 3 Month Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 2.28%
ISIN LU1495982271
Bloomberg Ticker BSAE2EI
Annual Management Fee 2.00%
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
SEDOL BD87XM6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker 1
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Weekly, Business Day
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jan 31, 2021 0.29
3y Beta as of Jan 31, 2021 0.556
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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 Jan 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
ENN ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 3.84
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP 3.25
MING YUAN CLOUD GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 2.94
JD.COM INC 2.88
PRUDENTIAL PLC 2.80
Name Weight (%)
INDOCEMENT TUNGGAL PRAKARSA TBK PT 2.80
NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORP 2.71
CHINA FEIHE LTD 2.69
ICICI BANK LTD 2.60
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC 2.54
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
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 99.92 -1.75 -1.72 101.67 92.26 - LU1495982271 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 105.98 -1.49 -1.39 107.47 97.58 - LU1417814057 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 101.41 -2.20 -2.12 107.59 96.87 - LU1417813836 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 99.63 -2.16 -2.12 105.81 94.88 - LU1417814131 - -
Class Z2 USD Accumulating 113.94 -1.67 -1.44 115.61 104.15 - LU1417814305 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 112.98 -1.57 -1.37 114.55 103.90 - LU1495982438 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 103.45 -1.42 -1.35 104.87 95.06 - LU1495982511 - -
Class Z2 Hedged CHF Accumulating 102.60 -1.52 -1.46 104.12 94.23 - LU1417814560 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 97.10 -3.24 -3.23 109.45 95.54 - LU1513020419 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 100.79 -1.38 -1.35 102.17 92.79 - LU1417813919 - -
Class Z2 Hedged EUR Accumulating 103.86 -1.52 -1.44 105.38 95.52 - LU1417814487 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 104.63 -2.27 -2.12 110.91 100.27 - LU1495982602 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 120.68 -2.06 -1.68 122.74 108.51 - LU1417814214 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Samuel Vecht, CFA
Head of Emerging Europe & Frontier Markets

Samuel Vecht

Steve Wong
Steve Wong
Ada Zhang
Ada Zhang

Literature

Literature