Fixed Income

BGF Emerging Markets Corporate 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.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

- - 7.71 3.58 4.76
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.76 5.34 - - 3.05
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-0.71 -0.88 0.27 4.76 16.88 - - 12.20
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 Oct 25, 2021 USD 1,005.265
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2021 145
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Feb 18, 2013
Share Class Inception Date Nov 29, 2017
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond - EUR Biased
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.95%
ISIN LU1728038495
Bloomberg Ticker BEMD2HE
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BD1FWZ3
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Oct 7, 2021 BB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Oct 7, 2021 3.46
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Oct 7, 2021 31.87
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Oct 7, 2021 86.09
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Oct 7, 2021 Bond Emerging Markets Global Corporates
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Oct 7, 2021 892.80
Funds in Peer Group as of Oct 7, 2021 91
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Oct 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 2021. 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 Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Sep 30, 2021 4.73%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Sep 30, 2021 55.54%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Sep 30, 2021 45.25%
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 3.69% 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 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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund, Class D2 Hedged, as of Sep 30, 2021 rated against 285 Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond - EUR Biased Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
HDFC BANK LTD RegS 3.7 12/31/2049 1.53
MC BRAZIL DOWNSTREAM TRADING SARL RegS 7.25 06/30/2031 1.50
BBVA BANCOMER SA INSTITUCION DE BA RegS 5.875 09/13/2034 1.49
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL FINANCE NETHER 3.15 10/01/2026 1.40
BANCO DO BRASIL SA (CAYMAN ISLANDS MTN RegS 3.25 09/30/2026 1.35
Name Weight (%)
VEON HOLDINGS BV MTN RegS 3.375 11/25/2027 1.30
CEMEX SAB DE CV RegS 5.125 12/31/2049 1.30
BANCO CONTINENTAL SAECA RegS 2.75 12/10/2025 1.29
GRUPO BIMBO SAB DE CV RegS 5.95 12/31/2049 1.20
PETROLEOS MEXICANOS MTN 4.5 01/23/2026 1.19
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2021

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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

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.08 -0.01 -0.09 11.36 10.77 - LU1728038495 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.38 -0.01 -0.08 12.72 12.13 - LU0843229971 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.61 -0.02 -0.15 13.96 13.22 - LU0995332854 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 9.72 -0.01 -0.10 10.20 9.72 - LU1062843187 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 15.06 -0.01 -0.07 15.42 14.52 - LU0843231795 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 15.23 -0.01 -0.07 15.59 14.66 - LU0843232686 - -
Class I3 Hedged GBP Monthly 10.53 -0.01 -0.09 10.97 10.49 - LU0995325486 - -
D3 Hgd GBP Monthly 10.53 -0.01 -0.09 10.97 10.49 - LU0995319919 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 14.08 -0.02 -0.14 14.44 13.67 - LU0843229542 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.81 -0.02 -0.17 12.19 11.63 - LU1062843005 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.37 0.02 0.18 11.53 10.78 - LU1960220157 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 15.50 0.03 0.19 15.73 14.72 - LU0843232173 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 16.26 -0.02 -0.12 16.64 15.53 - LU0843232926 - -

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.

Jack Deino, CFA
Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Jack Deino, CFA, Director, is Head of the Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Team and a lead portfolio manager within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. 

Jane Yu
Jane Yu

Literature

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