Equity

BGF Japan Flexible Equity 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.
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Reinvestments

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  From
31-Dec-2015
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - - - 18.59
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - - - 8.76
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
18.59 - - - 21.59
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

8.76 - - - 14.72
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
18.59 3.42 13.44 18.59 - - - 35.90
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

8.76 3.10 12.77 8.76 - - - 24.05
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 Jan 22, 2021 JPY 15,834.545
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2020 54
Base Currency Japanese Yen
Fund Inception Date Feb 18, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Jun 5, 2019
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
Benchmark Index -
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.04%
ISIN LU2004776857
Bloomberg Ticker BJFEX2E
Annual Management Fee -
Initial Charge -
Performance Fee -
SEDOL BK5CVP2
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10000000
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 Jan 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 7, 2021 5.94
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 7, 2021 32.18
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 7, 2021 99.52
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 7, 2021 Equity Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 7, 2021 50.30
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 7, 2021 867
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Jul 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.

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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION 4.98
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 4.86
SONY CORPORATION 4.59
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO LTD 3.49
KEYENCE CORP 3.31
Name Weight (%)
NIDEC CORPORATION 3.31
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO LTD 3.02
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD 2.96
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.84
TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC 2.59
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
X2 Hgd EUR - 14.04 -0.06 -0.43 14.11 8.39 - LU2004776857 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.49 -0.05 -0.43 11.55 6.97 - LU0255399239 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 17.04 -0.11 -0.64 17.15 10.08 - LU0212924947 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 15.07 -0.10 -0.66 15.17 8.97 - LU0212924863 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 20.32 -0.13 -0.64 20.45 11.90 - LU0827883520 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 12.38 -0.10 -0.80 12.48 8.08 - LU0212925241 - -
A4 GBP Annual 13.25 -0.02 -0.15 13.29 8.68 - LU0236176334 - -
Class X2 GBP GBP - 16.29 0.07 0.43 16.31 10.49 - LU1967588366 - -
X2 JPY Accumulating 2,306.00 -10.00 -0.43 2,317.00 1,370.00 - LU0497860428 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 16.69 -0.14 -0.83 16.83 10.72 - LU0827883447 - -
E2 JPY Accumulating 1,768.00 -8.00 -0.45 1,778.00 1,071.00 - LU0249411165 - -
D4 GBP Annual 13.51 -0.02 -0.15 13.55 8.84 - LU0827883363 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 19.20 -0.08 -0.41 19.29 11.54 - LU0940328577 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 14.00 -0.11 -0.78 14.11 9.08 - LU0212925324 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.23 -0.06 -0.49 12.30 7.37 - LU0827883793 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.74 -0.05 -0.46 10.80 6.54 - LU0277197835 - -
I2 JPY Accumulating 1,711.00 -7.00 -0.41 1,719.00 1,023.00 - LU1495982941 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 15.09 -0.12 -0.79 15.21 9.74 - LU0212924608 - -
C2 JPY Accumulating 1,564.00 -7.00 -0.45 1,573.00 954.00 - LU0249411082 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 18.37 -0.11 -0.60 18.48 10.82 - LU0212924517 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tad Fukushima
Tad Fukushima

Literature

Literature