Fixed Income

BGF ESG 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. 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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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
From
30-Sep-2020
To
30-Sep-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

- - 6.27 0.75 2.97
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

- - 10.59 4.69 6.02
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.97 3.31 - - 3.15
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

6.02 7.07 - - 7.15
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-1.60 -0.89 -0.02 2.97 10.25 - - 10.12
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

1.53 -0.65 0.30 6.02 22.74 - - 23.92
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 28, 2021 USD 113.145
12m Trailing Yield as of Sep 30, 2021 1.86
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2021 137
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jul 9, 2018
Share Class Inception Date Aug 22, 2018
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond - EUR Biased
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan ESG-Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index Broad Diversified
SFDR Classification Article 8
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 2.19%
ISIN LU1864664112
Bloomberg Ticker BGEE5EH
Annual Management Fee -
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee -
SEDOL BG0NM93
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 Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2021 8.07
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2021 1.085
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

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 Oct 7, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Oct 7, 2021 4.39
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Oct 7, 2021 87.91
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Oct 7, 2021 84.74
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 629.44
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 May 31, 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 0.64%
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 56.23%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Sep 30, 2021 44.90%
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%.

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

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
MC BRAZIL DOWNSTREAM TRADING SARL RegS 7.25 06/30/2031 1.83
GRUPO BIMBO SAB DE CV RegS 5.95 12/31/2049 1.70
MILLICOM INTERNATIONAL CELLULAR S. RegS 6.25 03/25/2029 1.68
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL FINANCE NETHER 3.15 10/01/2026 1.66
BBVA BANCOMER SA INSTITUCION DE BA RegS 5.875 09/13/2034 1.61
Name Weight (%)
MERCADOLIBRE INC 3.125 01/14/2031 1.58
HDFC BANK LTD RegS 3.7 12/31/2049 1.50
BANCO CONTINENTAL SAECA RegS 2.75 12/10/2025 1.41
VTR FINANCE BV RegS 6.375 07/15/2028 1.40
CEMEX SAB DE CV RegS 5.125 12/31/2049 1.39
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2021

% of Market Value

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 10.09 0.00 0.00 10.57 10.08 - LU1864664112 - -
E2 Hgd EUR - 10.88 0.00 0.00 11.21 10.75 - LU1864664039 - -
X2 USD - 12.45 0.00 0.00 12.70 11.94 - LU1817796169 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.24 0.00 0.00 11.49 10.97 - LU1817796326 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.14 0.00 0.00 11.39 10.90 - LU1817796599 - -
I2 EUR - 10.46 -0.03 -0.29 10.63 9.92 - LU1864664385 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 11.40 0.00 0.00 11.66 11.12 - LU1864664468 - -
I2 USD - 12.19 0.00 0.00 12.45 11.78 - LU1864664203 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 12.09 0.01 0.08 12.34 11.69 - LU1817796086 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 11.72 0.00 0.00 11.98 11.42 - LU1860487922 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.98 0.01 0.09 11.26 10.79 - LU1817796243 - -

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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