Fixed Income

BGF ESG Asian 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. Changes to interest rates, credit risk and/or issuer defaults will have a significant impact on the performance of fixed income securities. Noninvestment grade fixed income securities can be more sensitive to changes in these risks than higher rated fixed income securities. Potential or actual credit rating downgrades may increase the level of risk. 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. Derivatives may be 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. Active management of currency exposure through derivatives may make the Fund more sensitive to changes in foreign exchange rates. If the currency exposures against which the Fund is hedged appreciates investors may not benefit from such appreciation. 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 investment 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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Benchmark (%)

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-1.38 -0.13 2.09 - - - - -2.38
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 Jun 14, 2021 USD 20.852
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 91
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 20, 2020
Share Class Inception Date Nov 25, 2020
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category -
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan ESG-Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified in EUR
SFDR Classification Article 8
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.80%
ISIN LU2252214056
Bloomberg Ticker EABF-AG
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BMHXGC9
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 Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 61.08%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 38.92%
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 1.13% 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 environmental, social and governance considerations across all steps of the investment process. In the initial idea generation and credit research process this includes an assessment of each company’s positive ESG attributes or material risks and the use of internal sovereign or corporate ESG due diligence templates alongside third-party ESG data. Positive ESG attributes and material ESG risks and their potential financial impact are highlighted in credit research reports and may influence investment decisions and security selection by portfolio managers. From a top-down perspective, the Fund manager also reviews ESG aggregate portfolio metrics through BlackRock’s Aladdin system. The Fund manager also considers environmental, social and governance criteria during portfolio monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include the analysis and discussion of portfolio exposure to material ESG risks.

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
INDONESIA (REPUBLIC OF) 5.35 02/11/2049 1.85
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD MTN RegS 2 10/14/2031 1.65
SINO-OCEAN LAND TREASURE IV LTD RegS 3.25 05/05/2026 1.62
KIA CORP RegS 1.75 10/16/2026 1.46
SHINHAN FINANCIAL GROUP CO LTD MTN RegS 2.875 12/31/2079 1.44
Name Weight (%)
ADANI RENEWABLE ENERGY RJ LTD MTN RegS 4.625 10/15/2039 1.40
PHILIPPINES (REPUBLIC OF) 6.375 10/23/2034 1.37
BANK OF EAST ASIA LTD MTN RegS 5.825 12/31/2049 1.30
BANK OF EAST ASIA LTD MTN RegS 4 05/29/2030 1.29
DUA CAPITAL LTD RegS 2.78 05/11/2031 1.26
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of May 28, 2021

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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
E2 Hgd EUR - 10.11 0.00 0.00 10.20 9.97 - LU2252214056 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ronie Ganguly
Ronie Ganguly
Artur Piasecki
Artur Piasecki
Neeraj Seth
Managing Director

Neeraj seth

Venn Saltirov
Venn Saltirov

Literature

Literature