Equity

BGF FinTech 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. Investments in the technology securities are subject to absence or loss of intellectual property protections, rapid changes in technology, government regulation and competition. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political, sustainability-related or regulatory events. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. The Fund seeks to exclude companies engaging in certain activities inconsistent with ESG criteria. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Fund’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening.

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 (%) 44.05 43.70 0.77 -40.35 18.54

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

  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
5.03 -10.82 5.49 - 3.27
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-1.00 -1.00 26.19 3.57 5.03 -29.08 30.63 - 19.00
  From
31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2021
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31-Dec-2021
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31-Dec-2022
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2023

44.05 43.70 0.77 -40.35 18.54
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 Feb 22, 2024 USD 228,491,261
Share Class Inception Date Sep 4, 2018
Fund Inception Date Sep 4, 2018
Share Class Currency USD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
SFDR Classification Article 8
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charge 0.97%
ISIN LU1861217161
Annual Management Fee 0.68%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Technology
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGFFTD2
SEDOL BG093Y3

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2024 39
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 26.98%
P/E Ratio as of Jan 31, 2024 17.16
P/B Ratio as of Jan 31, 2024 1.61

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 Jan 19, 2024 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 19, 2024 80.60
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 19, 2024 5.83
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 19, 2024 31.68
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 19, 2024 Equity Sector Information Tech
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 19, 2024 988
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 19, 2024 5.08
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jan 19, 2024 75.80
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 19, 2024, based on holdings as of Sep 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 Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jan 31, 2024 99.72%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jan 31, 2024 0.43%
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 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 in the research phase of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, 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 Jan 31, 2024
Name Weight (%)
FISERV INC 4.99
GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC 4.94
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERV 4.92
WEX INC 4.90
NUVEI SUBORDINATE VOTING CORP 4.71
Name Weight (%)
JSC KASPI KZ GLOBAL SPONSORED ADS 4.66
RAKUTEN BANK LTD 4.29
XP CLASS A INC 3.84
PAGSEGURO DIGITAL LTD CLASS A 3.62
REPAY HOLDINGS CORP CLASS A 3.56
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jan 31, 2024

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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
D2 USD 12.21 0.14 1.16 Feb 22, 2024 12.23 8.99 LU1861217161
A2 Hgd SGD 10.87 0.13 1.21 Feb 22, 2024 10.89 8.21 LU1861220207
Class AI2 EUR 11.85 0.13 1.11 Feb 22, 2024 11.92 8.84 LU1960221718
A2 SEK 120.49 0.82 0.69 Feb 22, 2024 122.26 90.34 LU1861218052
D2 Hgd EUR 10.41 0.12 1.17 Feb 22, 2024 10.43 7.85 LU1861217757
I2 EUR 11.44 0.13 1.15 Feb 22, 2024 11.50 8.46 LU1917163963
I2 USD 12.38 0.15 1.23 Feb 22, 2024 12.40 9.09 LU1861217245
E2 EUR 13.49 0.15 1.12 Feb 22, 2024 13.56 10.11 LU1917163617
A2 USD 11.67 0.13 1.13 Feb 22, 2024 11.69 8.66 LU1861217088
D2 EUR 11.29 0.13 1.16 Feb 22, 2024 11.35 8.36 LU1917163450
D2 Hgd GBP 10.86 0.13 1.21 Feb 22, 2024 10.87 8.11 LU1861217914
Class Z2 USD 12.41 0.14 1.14 Feb 22, 2024 12.43 9.11 LU1861217591
I2 Hgd EUR 12.03 0.14 1.18 Feb 22, 2024 12.05 9.05 LU1917164003
C2 USD 5.71 0.06 1.06 Feb 22, 2024 5.72 4.28 LU2357541775
A2 Hgd EUR 9.95 0.11 1.12 Feb 22, 2024 9.98 7.56 LU1861217674
A4 USD 5.90 0.07 1.20 Feb 22, 2024 5.91 4.37 LU2360107671
E2 Hgd EUR 9.68 0.11 1.15 Feb 22, 2024 9.70 7.39 LU1861217831
X2 USD 12.85 0.15 1.18 Feb 22, 2024 12.87 9.38 LU1861217328
Class I4 USD 6.05 0.07 1.17 Feb 22, 2024 6.06 4.46 LU2360107598

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Vasco Moreno
Vasco Moreno

Literature

Literature