Equity

BGF European Equity Income 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.
Loading

Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

Performance chart data not available for display.
View full chart

Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
  From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

- - - -9.69 32.63
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
32.63 - - - 9.46
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.99 5.27 4.99 32.63 - - - 19.90
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.
Stay ahead of the competition
Receive BlackRock Insights delivered straight
to your inbox.
Stay ahead of the competition

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 22, 2021 EUR 1,907.419
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 41
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Dec 3, 2010
Share Class Inception Date Mar 27, 2019
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.82%
ISIN LU1960221478
Bloomberg Ticker BGEAAI2
Annual Management Fee -
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee -
SEDOL BHL2TK6
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 25000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 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 AAA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 7, 2021 8.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 7, 2021 94.69
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 7, 2021 99.86
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 7, 2021 Equity Europe Income
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 7, 2021 142.83
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 7, 2021 113
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Oct 31, 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 0.00%
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 98.83%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 1.17%
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 combination with other information in the research and decision phases 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 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

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Low Risk High Risk
Low Yield High Yield

Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 4.25
EDP - ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL SA 4.16
ENEL SPA 4.03
TELE2 AB 4.00
ALLIANZ SE 3.96
Name Weight (%)
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP AG 3.92
NESTLE SA 3.24
ASML HOLDING NV 3.23
VOLVO AB 3.07
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.05
Holdings 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 AI2 EUR - 12.28 0.07 0.57 12.33 9.17 - LU1960221478 - -
A8 Hgd NZD Monthly Stable with IRD 9.22 0.06 0.66 9.25 7.19 - LU1220229196 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 24.72 0.14 0.57 24.81 18.32 - LU0579997130 - -
A5G Hgd USD Quarterly 22.55 0.13 0.58 22.63 17.24 - LU1003076772 - -
D5G EUR Quarterly 14.83 0.08 0.54 14.89 11.35 - LU0871639463 - -
D4G EUR Annual 15.00 0.08 0.54 15.06 11.46 - LU0875160912 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 11.38 0.06 0.53 11.42 8.87 - LU1019636163 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly Stable 12.20 0.07 0.58 12.24 9.37 - LU1019634622 - -
I4G EUR Annual 15.12 0.08 0.53 15.18 11.52 - LU0883524240 - -
A6 Hgd USD Monthly Stable 12.56 0.07 0.56 12.61 9.64 - LU1019632923 - -
A5G EUR Quarterly 15.04 0.08 0.53 15.10 11.60 - LU0561744862 - -
Class D6 Hedged USD Monthly Stable 10.57 0.06 0.57 10.61 8.05 - LU1200839964 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 23.06 0.13 0.57 23.14 17.21 - LU0562822386 - -
E5G EUR Quarterly 14.36 0.08 0.56 14.42 11.12 - LU0579995191 - -
A8 Hgd CAD Monthly Stable with IRD 9.26 0.06 0.65 9.29 7.26 - LU1220229436 - -
A6 Hgd GBP Monthly Stable 14.17 0.08 0.57 14.22 10.91 - LU1051771274 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 16.33 0.09 0.55 16.39 11.99 - LU0563471787 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 21.95 0.12 0.55 22.04 16.46 - LU0628612748 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly Stable 194.57 1.11 0.57 195.31 149.36 - LU1051770623 - -
X5G GBP Daily 13.90 0.16 1.16 13.90 10.74 - LU1015435362 - -
A4G EUR Annual 16.00 0.09 0.57 16.06 12.31 - LU0619515397 - -
X5G EUR Quarterly 16.00 0.09 0.57 16.05 12.13 - LU1834329150 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 29.74 0.22 0.75 29.84 19.77 - LU1984140779 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 12.80 0.07 0.55 12.85 9.46 - LU1222728690 - -
D5G Hgd GBP Quarterly 13.64 0.07 0.52 13.69 10.39 - LU0949170855 - -
Class AI5G EUR Quarterly 11.39 0.07 0.62 11.43 8.78 - LU1960221551 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 15.87 0.09 0.57 15.93 11.75 - LU1153584641 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 98.77 0.59 0.60 99.08 76.27 - LU1241525267 - -
A6 EUR Monthly Stable 11.16 0.07 0.63 11.20 8.64 - LU1051768569 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.14 0.08 0.57 14.19 10.40 - LU1185942585 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Andreas Zoellinger
Andreas Zoellinger
Brian Hall
Brian Hall

Literature

Literature