Fixed Income

BGF ESG Emerging Markets Corporate 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. 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

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31-Mar-2016
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

- - - -6.45 15.46
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

- - - -3.06 17.85
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
15.46 - - - 3.73
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

17.85 - - - 7.19
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-2.73 -1.52 -2.73 15.46 - - - 10.50
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

-0.82 -0.67 -0.82 17.85 - - - 20.84
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 Apr 16, 2021 USD 79.532
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 123
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jul 9, 2018
Share Class Inception Date Jul 9, 2018
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan ESG-Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index Broad Diversified
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.97%
ISIN LU1817796599
Bloomberg Ticker BGCD2CH
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BG0X0Y4
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment CHF 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment CHF 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.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Apr 7, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 7, 2021 4.61
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 7, 2021 93.26
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 7, 2021 88.68
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 7, 2021 Bond Emerging Markets Global Corpora
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 7, 2021 390.95
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 7, 2021 89
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Nov 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.

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 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 1.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 57.20%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 42.80%
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 0.57% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Metrics have been reported based on MSCI data for consistency with MSCI fund rating, this fund is managed using data from Sustainalytics.


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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL FINANCE NETHER 3.15 10/01/2026 2.19
BBVA BANCOMER SA INSTITUCION DE BA RegS 5.875 09/13/2034 2.07
CORPORACION FINANCIERA DE DESARROL RegS 2.4 09/28/2027 1.84
VTR FINANCE BV RegS 6.375 07/15/2028 1.78
CABLE ONDA SA RegS 4.5 01/30/2030 1.54
Name Weight (%)
VEON HOLDINGS BV RegS 4 04/09/2025 1.52
OZTEL HOLDINGS SPC LTD RegS 5.625 10/24/2023 1.52
AES GENER SA RegS 6.35 10/07/2079 1.51
AES PANAMA GENERATION HOLDINGS SRL RegS 4.375 05/31/2030 1.48
FIBRA UNO RegS 4.869 01/15/2030 1.45
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

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Allocations subject to change.
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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 CHF Accumulating 11.13 0.02 0.18 11.39 9.86 - LU1817796599 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 10.22 0.02 0.20 10.57 9.32 - LU1864664112 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 11.37 0.03 0.26 11.61 10.03 - LU1864664468 - -
I2 USD - 12.11 0.03 0.25 12.34 10.56 - LU1864664203 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 12.01 0.03 0.25 12.24 10.49 - LU1817796086 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.00 0.03 0.27 11.26 9.79 - LU1817796243 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.22 0.03 0.27 11.47 9.92 - LU1817796326 - -
I2 EUR - 10.11 0.02 0.20 10.25 9.71 - LU1864664385 - -
X2 USD - 12.31 0.02 0.16 12.52 10.66 - LU1817796169 - -
E2 Hgd EUR - 10.93 0.02 0.18 11.21 9.78 - LU1864664039 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 11.69 0.03 0.26 11.94 10.29 - LU1860487922 - -

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
Mark Yu
Mark Yu

Literature

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