Fixed Income

BGF Asian 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.

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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Reinvestments

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  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) -2.59 14.50 12.22 -16.69 -17.75 -1.51
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -3.29 13.18 8.43 -6.21 -13.30 -0.49

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
3.42 -10.27 -3.14 - -1.51
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 2.21 -5.50 -0.71 - 0.17
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
6.95 1.68 6.95 14.07 3.42 -27.76 -14.74 - -9.20
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 4.91 1.40 4.91 9.70 2.21 -15.61 -3.51 - 1.06
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2022
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31-Mar-2023
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31-Mar-2023
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31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

-5.92 25.45 -26.25 -5.29 3.42
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

-11.08 28.58 -16.53 -1.07 2.21
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.

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in USD, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of Apr 15, 2024 USD 1,397,113,789
Share Class Inception Date Dec 1, 2017
Fund Inception Date Dec 1, 2017
Share Class Currency USD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Constraint Benchmark 1 iBoxx ChinaBond Asian High Yield USD Hedged Index
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charge 0.04%
ISIN LU1564328901
Annual Management Fee 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 10000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGAHX2U
SEDOL BFNHLP4

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Mar 28, 2024 321
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Mar 31, 2024 16.39%
Yield to Maturity as of Mar 28, 2024 8.96%
Modified Duration as of Mar 28, 2024 3.04 yrs
Yield to Worst as of Mar 28, 2024 9.25%
Effective Duration as of Mar 28, 2024 2.65 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Mar 28, 2024 4.42 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Mar 28, 2024 4.42 yrs

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Mar 21, 2024 BBB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Mar 21, 2024 81.90
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Mar 21, 2024 4.85
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Mar 21, 2024 21.09
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Mar 21, 2024 Bond Asia Pacific HC
Funds in Peer Group as of Mar 21, 2024 147
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Mar 21, 2024 579.04
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Mar 21, 2024 80.28
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Mar 21, 2024, based on holdings as of Nov 30, 2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 28, 2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 28, 2024 43.28%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 28, 2024 57.01%
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 2.17% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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 financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information during the investment process. In the initial idea generation and credit research process this may include an assessment of each company's positive ESG attributes or material risks or the use of internal sovereign or corporate ESG due diligence templates alongside third-party ESG data. Positive ESG attributes and material ESG risks and their potential financial impact are generally highlighted in credit research reports and may influence investment decisions and security selection by portfolio managers. From a top-down perspective, ESG aggregate portfolio metrics are available for the Fund manager to review through BlackRock's Aladdin system. The Fund manager also considers environmental, social and governance criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include the analysis and discussion of portfolio exposure to material ESG risks, where appropriate.

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 28, 2024
Name Weight (%)
VEDANTA RESOURCES FINANCE II PLC RegS 13.875 12/09/2028 2.07
FWD GROUP HOLDINGS LTD MTN RegS 8.4 04/05/2029 1.62
STANDARD CHARTERED PLC RegS 7.875 12/31/2079 1.41
NISSAN MOTOR CO LTD RegS 4.81 09/17/2030 1.39
MEDCO MAPLE TREE PTE LTD RegS 8.96 04/27/2029 1.21
Name Weight (%)
HUARONG FINANCE 2017 CO LTD MTN RegS 3.8 11/07/2025 1.14
MONGOLIA (GOVERNMENT OF) RegS 3.5 07/07/2027 1.14
PAKISTAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) MTN RegS 6 04/08/2026 1.12
CA MAGNUM HOLDINGS RegS 5.375 10/31/2026 1.08
KASIKORNBANK PCL (HONG KONG BRANCH MTN RegS 4 12/31/2079 1.07
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 28, 2024

% of Market Value

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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 NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
X2 USD 9.06 -0.01 -0.11 Apr 15, 2024 9.13 7.86 LU1564328901
A8 Hgd EUR 5.26 -0.02 -0.38 Apr 15, 2024 5.69 4.81 LU2125116413
D3 Hgd GBP 5.99 -0.01 -0.17 Apr 15, 2024 6.43 5.44 LU2381873038
A8 Hgd GBP 5.35 -0.01 -0.19 Apr 15, 2024 5.78 4.88 LU2125116330
A8 Hgd AUD 5.26 -0.01 -0.19 Apr 15, 2024 5.73 4.81 LU1564328737
A8 Hgd SGD 5.84 -0.01 -0.17 Apr 15, 2024 6.47 5.38 LU2127175417
I2 USD 7.00 -0.02 -0.28 Apr 15, 2024 7.06 6.09 LU2339509122
A8 Hgd HKD 53.12 -0.11 -0.21 Apr 15, 2024 58.24 48.61 LU2125116504
D2 Hgd EUR 6.81 -0.01 -0.15 Apr 15, 2024 6.87 5.98 LU2250419111
D2 Hgd GBP 7.34 -0.02 -0.27 Apr 15, 2024 7.41 6.40 LU2381872907
Class I6 USD 5.36 -0.01 -0.19 Apr 15, 2024 5.82 4.89 LU2211195172
E2 EUR 9.44 -0.02 -0.21 Apr 15, 2024 9.46 8.12 LU1728556793
A6 USD 4.90 -0.01 -0.20 Apr 15, 2024 5.36 4.48 LU1564328141
Class E5 Hedged EUR 4.58 -0.01 -0.22 Apr 15, 2024 4.99 4.19 LU1728557684
A2 USD 8.42 -0.02 -0.24 Apr 15, 2024 8.50 7.35 LU1564328067
D2 USD 8.67 -0.02 -0.23 Apr 15, 2024 8.75 7.55 LU1564328224
A2 Hgd SGD 8.34 -0.01 -0.12 Apr 15, 2024 8.41 7.33 LU1564328810
A5 USD 6.12 -0.02 -0.33 Apr 15, 2024 6.55 5.55 LU2379469104
D6 USD 5.21 -0.01 -0.19 Apr 15, 2024 5.67 4.76 LU1564328497
A8 Hgd CNH 52.01 -0.12 -0.23 Apr 15, 2024 57.80 47.87 LU1919856309
E2 Hgd EUR 6.98 -0.01 -0.14 Apr 15, 2024 7.04 6.15 LU1728556959
A2 Hgd HKD 76.63 -0.17 -0.22 Apr 15, 2024 77.33 67.13 LU2125116173
A2 Hgd GBP 7.54 -0.01 -0.13 Apr 15, 2024 7.60 6.59 LU2125115951
A2 Hgd EUR 7.20 -0.02 -0.28 Apr 15, 2024 7.27 6.33 LU2125116090
I2 Hgd EUR 6.65 -0.01 -0.15 Apr 15, 2024 6.71 5.83 LU2327297755
A2 Hgd AUD 7.40 -0.02 -0.27 Apr 15, 2024 7.47 6.50 LU2125116256
D3 Hgd EUR 5.20 -0.01 -0.19 Apr 15, 2024 5.66 4.76 LU2344714063

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Neeraj Seth
CIO and Head of Asia-Pacific Fundamental Fixed Income

Neeraj Seth, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer and Head of APAC Fundamental Fixed Income.

Stephen Gough
Stephen Gough
Suanjin Tan
Suanjin Tan

Literature

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