Equity

BGF China Impact 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, failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund and sustainability-related risks. 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 may invest in China A-Shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect which may expose the Fund to additional risks including quota limitations, uncertainty around the legal and regulatory framework, restrictions on selling in certain circumstances and clearing, settlement and custody risk which may expose the Fund to financial loss. 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.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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30-Jun-2016
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Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2021

- - - - 30.90
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.27 - - - 16.48
Benchmark (%)

as of Aug 31, 2021

7.59 - - - 20.78
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-5.27 -0.84 -9.64 4.27 - - - 33.45
Benchmark (%)

as of Aug 31, 2021

-5.34 0.10 -10.05 7.59 - - - 42.93
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 Sep 24, 2021 USD 18.834
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Aug 31, 2021 46
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 9, 2019
Share Class Inception Date Oct 9, 2019
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
Benchmark Index CSI 300 Net TR in USD
SFDR Classification Article 9
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.96%
ISIN LU2048601061
Bloomberg Ticker BCHCAAC
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BJXC5Z5
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment RMB 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment RMB 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 Sep 7, 2021 B
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Sep 7, 2021 2.18
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Sep 7, 2021 52.12
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Sep 7, 2021 91.30
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Sep 7, 2021 Equity China
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Sep 7, 2021 193.21
Funds in Peer Group as of Sep 7, 2021 965
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Sep 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 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 Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Aug 31, 2021 1.28%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Aug 31, 2021 99.90%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Aug 31, 2021 0.11%
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 2.65% 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’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 Aug 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
KWEICHOW MOUTAI CO LTD 5.06
CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO LTD 4.96
EAST MONEY INFORMATION CO LTD 3.66
WULIANGYE YIBIN CO LTD 3.38
CHINA MOLYBDENUM CO LTD 3.34
Name Weight (%)
INDUSTRIAL BANK CO LTD 3.29
CHINA VANKE CO LTD 3.12
GANFENG LITHIUM CO LTD 3.08
INNER MONGOLIA YILI INDUSTRIAL GROUP CO LTD 3.06
HAIER SMART HOME CO LTD 2.93
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Aug 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Aug 31, 2021

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Type Fund
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
A2 CNH - 97.23 0.06 0.06 115.31 87.83 - LU2048601061 - -
X2 USD - 15.55 -0.01 -0.06 18.35 13.05 - LU2048602036 - -
D2 USD - 15.25 -0.01 -0.07 18.11 12.93 - LU2048601228 - -
A2 USD - 15.04 -0.02 -0.13 17.95 12.84 - LU2048600170 - -
I2 USD - 15.32 -0.02 -0.13 18.17 12.96 - LU2048601574 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin
Nicholas Chui, CFA, CA
Portfolio manager, Global Emerging Market Equities team

Nicholas Chui, CFA, CA (Singapore), Director, is a portfolio manager and research analyst within the Global Emerging Market Equities team in BlackRock's Fundamental Equity Group

Literature

Literature