Multi Asset

BGF Global Allocation Fund

Overview

The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Mar-2014
To
31-Mar-2015
From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Mar 31, 2019

32.70 -10.40 15.47 -7.34 8.71
Benchmark (%) Index: 36% SNP500EUR / 24% FTWXUS_EUR / ML5YREURU Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of Mar 31, 2019

32.86 -4.94 14.98 -3.71 12.73
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.

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Number of Issuers 595
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 17, 2019 USD 15,134.204
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jan 3, 1997
Share Class Currency Euro
Share Class Inception Date Jul 31, 2002
Asset Class Multi Asset
Morningstar Category USD Moderate Allocation
Benchmark Index 36% SNP500EUR / 24% FTWXUS_EUR / ML5YREURU Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171283459
Bloomberg Ticker MERGAAA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B03TN71
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

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global Allocation Fund, Class A2, as of Mar 31, 2019 rated against 685 USD Moderate Allocation Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jun 11, 2018)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.42
APPLE INC 1.18
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.16
COMCAST CORP CLASS A 1.12
EXXON MOBIL CORP 1.07
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORP 0.99
WILLIAMS INC 0.95
ANTHEM INC 0.89
NESTLE SA 0.87
AMAZON COM INC 0.86
as of Mar 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 2.875 09/30/2023 6.11
TREASURY NOTE (2OLD) 2.5 01/31/2024 5.08
TREASURY NOTE (OLD) 2.375 02/29/2024 3.20
TREASURY NOTE (2OLD) 2.625 01/31/2026 3.15
TREASURY NOTE 2.625 12/31/2023 2.28
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 2.125 03/31/2024 1.85
TREASURY NOTE 3 10/31/2025 1.64
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.625 04/15/2023 0.93
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) RegS 0.5 02/15/2028 0.80
TREASURY NOTE 2.875 11/30/2025 0.51
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 29, 2019

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Mar 29, 2019

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2019

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund’s exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, and swaps (except with respect to fixed income securities), and convertible bonds.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
A2 EUR Accumulating 49.89 -0.05 -0.10 50.21 45.00 - LU0171283459 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 54.15 -0.05 -0.09 54.49 48.70 - LU1653088838 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 38.52 -0.04 -0.10 38.79 34.88 - LU0331284793 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 45.82 -0.05 -0.11 46.13 41.39 - LU0171283533 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 60.60 -0.06 -0.10 60.96 54.38 - LU0984173384 - -
X4 USD Annual 12.29 0.00 0.00 12.56 11.15 - LU0953392981 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 16.29 0.00 0.00 16.77 14.90 - LU0480534592 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.37 0.00 0.00 12.93 11.37 - LU0827880260 - -
X2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 19.60 -0.01 -0.05 19.78 17.82 - LU0525289509 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 51.80 -0.01 -0.02 52.99 47.31 - LU0147396450 - -
A4 EUR Annual 48.70 -0.05 -0.10 49.02 43.93 - LU0408221512 - -
D4 EUR Annual 48.97 -0.05 -0.10 49.28 44.07 - LU0827880005 - -
A2 HUF Accumulating 15,947.25 -41.14 -0.26 16,141.50 14,366.48 - LU0566074125 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 54.35 -0.05 -0.09 54.69 48.91 - LU0523293024 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 27.77 -0.01 -0.04 29.52 25.66 - LU0212926058 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.07 0.00 0.00 14.37 12.84 - LU0827880690 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.75 -0.01 -0.06 18.07 16.19 - LU0827880187 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 43.54 -0.02 -0.05 44.88 39.86 - LU0147395726 - -
D2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 17.11 -0.01 -0.06 17.49 15.62 - LU0827880427 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 16.90 -0.01 -0.06 17.34 15.44 - LU0468326631 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.17 0.00 0.00 11.52 10.22 - LU0260352280 - -
E2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 15.62 0.00 0.00 16.16 14.31 - LU0530192003 - -
A4 USD Annual 55.05 -0.02 -0.04 56.15 50.20 - LU0724617625 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 34.40 -0.01 -0.03 36.30 31.71 - LU0212926132 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 61.21 -0.02 -0.03 61.72 55.66 - LU0368249560 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 35.94 -0.02 -0.06 37.74 33.08 - LU0212925753 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.76 -0.01 -0.08 12.39 10.84 - LU0343169966 - -
D4 Hgd EUR Annual 33.71 -0.02 -0.06 35.48 30.96 - LU0827880773 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 38.63 -0.02 -0.05 40.18 35.45 - LU0368231949 - -
D4 GBP Accumulating 42.44 0.07 0.17 43.84 39.82 - LU1852330908 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 33.53 -0.02 -0.06 35.29 30.87 - LU0240613025 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 30.70 -0.01 -0.03 31.66 28.12 - LU0827880344 - -
X2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,098.00 0.00 0.00 1,130.00 1,005.00 - LU1445720094 - -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 10.00 0.00 0.00 10.01 9.99 - LU1960222286 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 68.51 -0.01 -0.01 68.69 62.14 - LU0328507826 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 9.95 -0.01 -0.10 10.01 9.94 - LU1960222104 - -
I2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.11 -0.01 -0.07 14.38 12.87 - LU0810842038 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 56.39 -0.02 -0.04 57.40 51.42 - LU0072462426 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 61.44 -0.01 -0.02 62.07 55.90 - LU0329592538 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 127.64 -0.05 -0.04 129.24 116.57 - LU1062906877 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 29.25 -0.01 -0.03 30.39 26.85 - LU0236177068 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 39.16 -0.02 -0.05 40.81 35.96 - LU0329591480 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 13.49 -0.01 -0.07 13.88 12.35 - LU0788109477 - -
J2 USD Accumulating 68.96 -0.01 -0.01 69.15 62.56 - LU0304953069 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 13.32 0.00 0.00 13.71 12.18 - LU0308772762 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Managing Director, Global Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income

Rick Rieder

Dan Chamby, CFA
Managing Director, Global Allocation

Managing Director, Global Allocation

David Clayton, CFA, JD
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

David Clayton

Russ Koesterich
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group.

 

Mr. Koesterich's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. He joined the BlackRock Global Allocation team in 2016 as Head of Asset Allocation and was named a portfolio manager of the Fund in 2017. Previously, he was BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Model Portfolio Solutions business, and formerly served as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for scientific active equities and as senior portfolio manager in the U.S. Market Neutral Group. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Koesterich was the Chief North American Strategist at State Street Bank and Trust. He began his investment career at Instinet Research Partners where he occupied several positions in research, including Director of Investment Strategy for both U.S. and European research, and Equity Analyst. He is a frequent contributor to financials news media and the author of two books, including his most recent "The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble."

 

Mr. Koesterich earned a BA in history from Brandeis University, a JD from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Literature

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