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BGF Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond 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.
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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  From
31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - -13.42 10.80 1.10
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - -6.21 13.47 2.69
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
0.84 -2.92 - - -1.63
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

2.92 1.15 - - 2.19
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-1.48 -1.48 8.00 0.84 -8.51 - - -5.44
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

-1.07 -1.07 7.99 2.92 3.48 - - 7.63
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 Mar 1, 2021 USD 2,378.947
12m Trailing Yield as of Feb 28, 2021 6.51
Number of Holdings as of Jan 29, 2021 153
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jun 26, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Sep 6, 2017
Asset Class -
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.28%
ISIN LU1676225185
Bloomberg Ticker BGLEA6S
Annual Management Fee 1.00%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BF00P54
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment SGD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment SGD 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jan 31, 2021 12.28
3y Beta as of Jan 31, 2021 1.206
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

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 Feb 5, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 4.44
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 59.67
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 99.40
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Bond Emerging Markets Global LC
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 366.61
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 243
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 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.

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 stage of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced from both internal and external sources and included in the Aladdin risk system. The Fund manager 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, 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 (%)
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2023 2.73
SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF) 10.5 12/21/2026 2.26
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF 10 01/01/2025 2.14
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 1.99 04/09/2025 2.05
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 3.13 11/21/2029 1.97
Name Weight (%)
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GOV 0 07/01/2023 1.96
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2027 1.91
PERU (REPUBLIC OF) 6.35 08/12/2028 1.67
BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF) 0 07/01/2022 1.61
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 7.5 06/03/2027 1.60
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 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
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 7.30 0.00 0.00 7.84 6.25 - LU1676225185 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 26.44 0.03 0.11 27.61 20.97 - LU0383940458 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 8.96 0.01 0.11 9.37 7.21 - LU1688375184 - -
I5 EUR Quarterly 7.73 0.06 0.78 8.72 7.07 - LU0995350831 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 22.03 0.17 0.78 23.59 19.45 - LU1559746307 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 20.75 0.02 0.10 21.72 16.73 - LU0278476923 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 6.46 0.01 0.16 6.92 5.49 - LU1133072774 - -
X2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 10.27 0.01 0.10 10.70 8.17 - LU1505939139 - -
X2 GBP Accumulating 5.41 0.02 0.37 5.79 4.95 - LU1688375267 - -
D3 Hgd GBP Monthly 6.46 0.01 0.16 6.82 5.42 - LU0995345831 - -
Class AI5 EUR Quarterly 9.25 0.07 0.76 10.44 8.47 - LU1960220660 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 7.62 0.01 0.13 7.97 6.16 - LU0359002093 - -
Class S3 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.79 0.01 0.10 10.33 8.21 - LU1911699996 - -
D2 CHF Accumulating 24.18 0.26 1.09 25.03 20.58 - LU1065150267 - -
A1 EUR Daily 3.09 0.02 0.65 3.47 2.86 - LU0278461065 - -
A1 USD Daily 3.72 0.00 0.00 3.92 3.09 - LU0278477574 - -
A2 CHF Accumulating 22.63 0.25 1.12 23.53 19.35 - LU0938162186 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 8.54 0.01 0.12 8.92 6.83 - LU0358998713 - -
I5 USD Quarterly 9.30 0.01 0.11 9.74 7.63 - LU1495982867 - -
Class I3 Hedged GBP Monthly 6.48 0.00 0.00 6.84 5.44 - LU0995336418 - -
X2 AUD Accumulating 9.70 0.02 0.21 11.19 9.54 - LU1554267051 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 24.74 0.03 0.12 25.85 19.72 - LU0278470058 - -
A3 EUR Monthly 3.11 0.02 0.65 3.50 2.88 - LU0278457469 - -
I2 GBP - 19.05 0.04 0.21 20.46 17.54 - LU1741217027 - -
I2 CHF - 24.26 0.26 1.08 25.07 20.62 - LU1781817694 - -
A4 EUR Annual 12.58 0.10 0.80 14.21 11.71 - LU0478974834 - -
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 90.59 0.08 0.09 94.63 73.09 - LU1715605868 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 7.83 0.00 0.00 8.18 6.30 - LU0622213642 - -
D5 GBP Quarterly 7.92 0.01 0.13 8.96 7.56 - LU1694209807 - -
D3 USD Monthly 15.50 0.02 0.13 16.30 12.88 - LU0523291242 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 20.54 0.15 0.74 22.14 18.26 - LU0278457204 - -
D3 EUR Monthly 12.87 0.10 0.78 14.46 11.92 - LU0827884924 - -
A3 USD Monthly 3.75 0.01 0.27 3.94 3.11 - LU0278470132 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 6.11 0.01 0.16 6.48 5.09 - LU1062843260 - -
A6 USD Monthly 8.07 0.01 0.12 8.58 6.87 - LU1408528211 - -
A4 USD Annual 15.15 0.02 0.13 15.83 12.65 - LU0548402170 - -
D3 Hgd AUD Monthly 6.12 0.00 0.00 6.46 5.13 - LU0827884841 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 21.96 0.17 0.78 23.55 19.42 - LU0329592702 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 17.23 0.13 0.76 18.80 15.49 - LU0278457972 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 14.72 0.02 0.14 15.36 11.78 - LU0827885491 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 8.09 0.01 0.12 8.45 6.50 - LU0473186707 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 8.92 0.01 0.11 9.31 7.10 - LU0827884767 - -
D2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 10.43 0.01 0.10 10.90 8.34 - LU0827884684 - -
A3 HKD Monthly 29.07 0.04 0.14 30.55 24.14 - LU0388349754 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 23.06 0.02 0.09 24.12 18.46 - LU0374975414 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 26.53 0.03 0.11 27.69 21.01 - LU0520955575 - -
C1 USD Daily 3.72 0.00 0.00 3.91 3.08 - LU0278478119 - -
D4 EUR Annual 12.63 0.10 0.80 14.26 11.76 - LU0827885145 - -
D3 HKD Monthly 120.20 0.13 0.11 126.36 99.87 - LU0827885061 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 19.15 0.15 0.79 20.74 17.09 - LU0278459671 - -
A6 Hgd GBP Monthly 7.40 0.01 0.14 8.02 6.37 - LU1408528302 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 9.93 0.07 0.71 10.70 8.83 - LU1960220587 - -
D4 USD Annual 15.20 0.01 0.07 15.88 12.70 - LU0827885228 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 7.43 0.00 0.00 7.78 6.01 - LU0623004180 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 10.00 0.01 0.10 10.46 8.04 - LU0480535052 - -
A8 Hgd NZD Monthly 8.04 0.01 0.12 8.62 6.84 - LU1408528724 - -
A2 CZK Accumulating 535.75 1.95 0.37 564.52 507.04 - LU1791177113 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 6.13 0.01 0.16 6.47 5.13 - LU0575500318 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 7.21 0.00 0.00 7.55 5.85 - LU0474536231 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 6.25 0.05 0.81 6.66 5.49 - LU0531082021 - -
Class X5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 9.46 -0.12 -1.25 10.04 7.83 - LU1954752702 - -
A6 Hgd CAD Monthly 7.89 0.00 0.00 8.51 6.78 - LU1408528641 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 7.52 0.00 0.00 7.85 5.93 - LU0344905624 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 80.27 0.08 0.10 85.46 68.40 - LU1408528484 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Sergio Trigo Paz
Managing Director, Head of BlackRock's Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Sergio Trigo Paz, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock's Emerging Markets Fixed Income.

Laurent Develay
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Local Debt Investments

Laurent Develay, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Local Debt Investments within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group.

Michal Wozniak, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Management team

Michal Wozniak, CFA, Director, is a Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Management team for Blackrock Global Fixed Income Group.

Literature

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