Real Estate

BSF Global Real Asset Securities 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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  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) -5.53 26.33 7.48 14.23 -23.95
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -6.46 21.79 -6.80 13.75 -17.13
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.56 1.33 4.18 - 3.37
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -9.69 -0.22 1.75 - 0.84
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
5.27 -2.51 4.60 -2.13 -15.56 4.03 22.74 - 19.03
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 3.74 -3.73 2.34 -0.96 -9.69 -0.65 9.04 - 4.50
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-5.53 26.33 7.48 14.23 -23.95
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-6.46 21.79 -6.80 13.75 -17.13
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 Mar 24, 2023 USD 892,243,608
Share Class Inception Date Nov 30, 2017
Fund Inception Date Nov 30, 2017
Share Class Currency USD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Real Estate
Constraint Benchmark 1 FTSE Custom Dev Core Infrast 50/50 EPRA Nareit Dev Dividend+ NET Index (USD)
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charge 0.62%
Annual Management Fee 0.30%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 10000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 10000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BSGRZ2U
ISIN LU1721361928
SEDOL BF2VZH7

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Feb 28, 2023 55
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2023 19.64%
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2023 0.888
P/CF Ratio as of Feb 28, 2023 12.70
P/B Ratio as of Feb 28, 2023 1.04

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 Feb 7, 2023 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 7, 2023 91.94
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 7, 2023 8.36
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 7, 2023 46.62
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 7, 2023 Equity Global
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 7, 2023 5,180
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 7, 2023 381.04
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Feb 7, 2023 87.05
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 7, 2023, based on holdings as of Oct 31, 2022. 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 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.

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 Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Feb 28, 2023 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Feb 28, 2023 91.89%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 28, 2023 8.63%
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 0.00%.

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 the initial screening, sourcing and due diligence phases of the investment process. This may include the use of internal ESG due diligence templates to identify, analyze and document key ESG risks, and the use of thematic environmental, social and governance information sourced from both primary sources and third-party data providers. Identified material ESG risks are included in Investment Committee material and, where appropriate, discussed at relevant Investment Committee meetings. This information broadly informs the investment approach and may be considered in investment decisions or security selection. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and 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.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BSF Global Real Asset Securities Fund, Class Z2, as of Mar 31, 2021 rated against 564 Other Equity Funds.

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2023
Name Weight (%)
TRANSURBAN GROUP STAPLED UNITS 4.88
SEVERN TRENT PLC 4.16
ENEL 4.12
CELLNEX TELECOM SA 3.75
NEXTDC LTD 3.65
Name Weight (%)
EDP ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL SA 3.37
SALIK COMPANY PJSC 3.08
PROLOGIS REIT INC 3.02
ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES RE 2.98
SUN COMMUNITIES REIT INC 2.74
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2023

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class Z2 USD Accumulating 113.23 -1.92 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 146.47 98.95 LU1721361928 -
A3 Hgd HKD Monthly 68.07 -1.15 -1.66 Mar 24, 2023 98.02 62.26 LU2070343715 -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 66.98 -1.12 -1.64 Mar 24, 2023 97.17 61.43 LU2070343632 -
A3 USD Monthly 68.44 -1.16 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 97.58 62.30 LU2070343558 -
Class S5 Hedged CHF Quarterly 82.18 -1.37 -1.64 Mar 24, 2023 104.04 76.82 LU2412549508 -
D3 GBP Monthly 82.93 -0.78 -0.93 Mar 24, 2023 101.53 82.12 LU2508726747 -
Class S5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 83.24 -1.36 -1.61 Mar 24, 2023 104.13 77.01 LU2412549680 -
A3 Hgd CNH - 709.46 -11.90 -1.65 Mar 24, 2023 1,033.74 652.47 LU2451793678 -
Class S3 Hedged EUR Monthly 83.00 -1.38 -1.64 Mar 24, 2023 104.00 76.73 LU2499270150 -
A3 Hgd AUD - 70.22 -1.19 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 103.28 64.80 LU2451793322 -
A3 Hgd CAD - 71.22 -1.21 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 103.29 65.23 LU2451793595 -
Class S3 USD Monthly 85.73 -1.45 -1.66 Mar 24, 2023 104.14 77.75 LU2499270077 -
Class S3 Hedged SGD Monthly 84.28 -1.40 -1.63 Mar 24, 2023 104.09 77.06 LU2499270234 -
X2 USD Accumulating 116.56 -1.97 -1.66 Mar 24, 2023 149.99 101.61 LU1669037183 -
A2 USD Accumulating 107.98 -1.83 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 140.89 94.73 LU1669035997 -
E2 EUR Accumulating 116.49 -0.43 -0.37 Mar 24, 2023 149.90 113.62 LU1669036888 -
D2 USD Accumulating 111.45 -1.89 -1.67 Mar 24, 2023 144.57 97.52 LU1669036458 -
D3 USD Monthly 70.30 -1.20 -1.68 Mar 24, 2023 99.42 63.79 LU2047633727 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
Alastair Gillespie
Alastair Gillespie
Mark Howard-Johnson, CFA
Global Head of Real Asset Securities Management

Mark Howard-Johnson, CFA, Managing Director

Literature

Literature