Equity

BGF Circular Economy

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. Shares in smaller companies typically trade in less volume and experience greater price variations than larger companies. 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. 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. Due to the criteria applied during stock selection to meet the definition of Circular Economy, the range of companies the fund can invest in may be less diversified than a typical fund. Circular Economy companies may be subject to environmental concerns, taxes, government regulation, price, supply and competition. Investors should consider this fund as part of a broader investment strategy.

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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  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 12.77 28.55 -21.70 12.72

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

  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
14.15 2.57 - - 8.44
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
7.39 -2.43 5.17 20.05 14.15 7.91 - - 44.91
  From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
From
31-Mar-2021
To
31-Mar-2022
From
31-Mar-2022
To
31-Mar-2023
From
31-Mar-2023
To
31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2024

- 49.43 5.98 -6.69 17.20
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 EUR, 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 May 17, 2024 USD 1,374,300,840
Share Class Inception Date Oct 2, 2019
Fund Inception Date Oct 2, 2019
Share Class Currency EUR
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
SFDR Classification Article 9
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charge 0.72%
ISIN LU2041044764
Annual Management Fee 0.68%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGBCEIE
SEDOL BHNMYY3

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Apr 30, 2024 40
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 16.59%
P/E Ratio as of Apr 30, 2024 29.51
P/B Ratio as of Apr 30, 2024 4.24

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 Apr 21, 2024 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 21, 2024 99.32
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 21, 2024 7.91
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 21, 2024 95.51
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 21, 2024 Equity Global
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 21, 2024 5,545
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 21, 2024 200.04
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Apr 21, 2024 97.67
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 21, 2024, based on holdings as of Dec 31, 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 Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Apr 30, 2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Apr 30, 2024 99.99%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Apr 30, 2024 0.51%
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 considers ESG criteria in combination with other information during the idea generation, company research, portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring phases of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced from third-party vendors, as well as internal engagement commentary and site visits and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship. 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 Apr 30, 2024
Name Weight (%)
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC 5.66
MICROSOFT CORP 5.20
AVERY DENNISON CORP 3.98
ASML HOLDING NV 3.77
XYLEM INC 3.67
Name Weight (%)
UPM-KYMMENE 3.48
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.38
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 3.15
GRAPHIC PACKAGING HOLDING 3.13
SIG GROUP N AG 3.06
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2024

% of Market Value

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Type Fund
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Type Fund
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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
I2 EUR 13.51 -0.07 -0.52 May 17, 2024 13.60 10.87 LU2041044764
Class SR4 USD USD 10.46 -0.05 -0.48 May 17, 2024 10.51 8.21 LU2319961335
E2 USD 13.63 -0.07 -0.51 May 17, 2024 13.70 10.79 LU2041044418
Class SR4 GBP GBP 8.25 -0.06 -0.72 May 17, 2024 8.34 6.76 LU2319961178
A2 EUR 12.85 -0.07 -0.54 May 17, 2024 12.94 10.40 LU2041044178
Class Z2 USD 14.70 -0.07 -0.47 May 17, 2024 14.77 11.53 LU2041044848
X2 USD 15.14 -0.07 -0.46 May 17, 2024 15.21 11.84 LU2041044921
I2 USD 14.67 -0.07 -0.47 May 17, 2024 14.74 11.51 LU2041044681
C2 EUR 11.13 -0.06 -0.54 May 17, 2024 11.21 9.07 LU2641782581
A2 USD 13.95 -0.07 -0.50 May 17, 2024 14.02 11.02 LU2041044095
A2 Hgd SGD 12.36 -0.07 -0.56 May 17, 2024 12.43 9.86 LU2092937221
D2 USD 14.48 -0.07 -0.48 May 17, 2024 14.55 11.38 LU2041044251
Class I4 GBP GBP 11.43 -0.08 -0.70 May 17, 2024 11.56 9.36 LU2319961095
Class SR2 USD USD 10.62 -0.06 -0.56 May 17, 2024 10.68 8.35 LU2319961251
D2 Hgd GBP 12.98 -0.07 -0.54 May 17, 2024 13.05 10.24 LU2087589854
Class I4 USD 14.49 -0.07 -0.48 May 17, 2024 14.56 11.38 LU2360107911
I2 JPY 2,284.00 -8.00 -0.35 May 17, 2024 2,292.00 1,716.00 LU2168065493
A4 USD 9.37 -0.05 -0.53 May 17, 2024 9.42 7.40 LU2360108059
Class AI2 EUR 13.87 -0.07 -0.50 May 17, 2024 13.96 11.23 LU2070343475
Class SR2 EUR EUR 9.79 -0.05 -0.51 May 17, 2024 9.85 7.88 LU2319961509
Class SR2 EUR Hedged EUR 9.77 -0.05 -0.51 May 17, 2024 9.82 7.76 LU2319961418
A5G SGD 11.82 -0.07 -0.59 May 17, 2024 11.89 9.53 LU2667125376
Class A10 Hedged HKD 106.17 -0.53 -0.50 May 17, 2024 107.66 87.60 LU2597099626
E2 EUR 12.56 -0.06 -0.48 May 17, 2024 12.64 10.19 LU2041044509
I2 Hgd JPY 1,358.00 -7.00 -0.51 May 17, 2024 1,369.00 1,099.00 LU2168065576
A2 Hgd GBP 9.90 -0.05 -0.50 May 17, 2024 9.95 7.85 LU2298321154
Class A10 Hedged AUD 10.50 -0.05 -0.47 May 17, 2024 10.66 8.69 LU2597099899
D2 EUR 13.34 -0.07 -0.52 May 17, 2024 13.42 10.75 LU2041044335
A2 Hgd AUD 9.76 -0.05 -0.51 May 17, 2024 9.81 7.78 LU2298320933
A2 Hgd CNH 101.23 -0.52 -0.51 May 17, 2024 101.75 81.07 LU2298321402
A2 Hgd HKD 101.09 -0.51 -0.50 May 17, 2024 101.60 80.25 LU2298321311
A2 Hgd NZD 10.00 -0.05 -0.50 May 17, 2024 10.05 7.92 LU2298321238
A2 Hgd CAD 10.07 -0.05 -0.49 May 17, 2024 10.12 7.99 LU2298321071
Class A10 Hedged CNH 104.32 -0.53 -0.51 May 17, 2024 105.92 86.54 LU2597099972
A2 Hgd EUR 9.54 -0.05 -0.52 May 17, 2024 9.59 7.62 LU2298320859
Class A10 USD 10.73 -0.05 -0.46 May 17, 2024 10.87 8.82 LU2597095632

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Evy Hambro
Managing Director, Global Head of Thematic and Sector based Investing, Fundamental Equity

Stephanie Lee

Olivia Markham
Olivia Markham
Sumana Manohar
Sumana Manohar

Literature

Literature