Fixed Income

BGF ESG Emerging Markets Blended 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. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund. Currency Risk: The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment. Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

- - 1.10 1.88 -23.03
Benchmark (%)

as of Jun 30, 2022

- - -0.37 6.83 -21.25
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-21.88 -7.54 - - -5.35
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

-19.76 -5.44 - - -1.73
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-15.70 1.01 -5.21 -21.88 -20.95 - - -20.00
Benchmark (%)

as of Jul 31, 2022

-16.65 1.83 -2.63 -19.76 -15.45 - - -6.85
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 Aug 12, 2022 USD 47.564
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Jul 29, 2022 140
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jul 9, 2018
Share Class Inception Date Jul 9, 2018
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Bond - EUR Biased
Benchmark Index JP Morgan 50% GBI EM Global DivESG and 50% EMBI Global Div ESG custom index
SFDR Classification Article 8
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.73%
ISIN LU1817795781
Bloomberg Ticker BGBLA2H
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BG0X163
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Jul 31, 2022 11.45
3y Beta as of Jul 31, 2022 1.015
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

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 Jul 21, 2022 BB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 98.94
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 21, 2022 3.94
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 21, 2022 70.19
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 21, 2022 Bond Emerging Markets Global HC
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 21, 2022 416
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 21, 2022 431.65
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jul 21, 2022 3.94
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 21, 2022, based on holdings as of Mar 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.

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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 29, 2022
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 0.125 12/31/2022 16.66
POLAND (REPUBLIC OF) 2.5 01/25/2023 3.61
TREASURY NOTE 2.5 04/30/2024 2.13
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 7.75 11/23/2034 2.06
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF 10 01/01/2025 1.85
Name Weight (%)
SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF) 10.5 12/21/2026 1.67
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2023 1.56
INDONESIA (REPUBLIC OF) 8.375 03/15/2034 1.56
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 2.85 06/04/2027 1.41
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2027 1.40
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jul 29, 2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Allocations subject to change.
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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 Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 8.27 -0.03 -0.36 10.39 7.58 - LU1817795781 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 9.02 -0.04 -0.44 11.24 8.26 - LU1864665192 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 7.95 -0.04 -0.50 10.27 7.29 - LU1864664625 - -
I2 EUR - 9.63 0.03 0.31 10.18 8.97 - LU1864664971 - -
I2 USD - 9.90 -0.04 -0.40 12.08 9.04 - LU1864664898 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 8.48 -0.04 -0.47 10.54 7.77 - LU1817795948 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 9.39 -0.04 -0.42 11.48 8.58 - LU1817795518 - -
E2 Hgd EUR - 8.53 -0.04 -0.47 10.76 7.82 - LU1864664542 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 9.10 -0.04 -0.44 11.21 8.32 - LU1860488060 - -
Class Z2 GBP - 9.46 0.05 0.53 10.11 8.75 - LU2038736208 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 8.52 -0.04 -0.47 10.63 7.81 - LU1817795864 - -
X2 USD - 9.75 -0.04 -0.41 11.81 8.90 - LU1817795609 - -

Listings

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Amer Bisat
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Amer Bisat, PhD., Managing Director, is Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income and a member of the Fundamental-GFI Executive Committee.

Michal Katrencik
Michal Katrencik
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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