Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond 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

  • Returns

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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of May 29, 2020 USD 2,766.181
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 29, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Aug 18, 2010
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc US Corp High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0532707519
Bloomberg Ticker BGUHYD2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B5369T1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Apr 30, 2020 8.39
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Apr 30, 2020 7.71
5y Beta as of Apr 30, 2020 0.949

Ratings

Ratings

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 Oct 9, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 4.62
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC 5.45 03/15/2043 0.70
ALLIED UNIVERSAL HOLDCO LLC 144A 6.625 07/15/2026 0.69
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.69
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.63
Name Weight (%)
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.62
FINANCIAL & RISK US HOLDINGS INC 144A 6.25 05/15/2026 0.57
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP 144A 0 04/01/2027 0.57
SS&C TECHNOLOGIES INC 144A 5.5 09/30/2027 0.54
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC 4.625 04/13/2030 0.54
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

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.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 215.24 0.62 0.29 230.40 174.13 - LU0532707519 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.51 0.04 0.28 15.50 11.72 - LU0578945809 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 9.07 0.00 0.00 9.90 7.44 - LU0580330818 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 202.62 0.57 0.28 217.29 164.13 - LU0330917963 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 8.63 -0.01 -0.12 9.40 7.07 - LU0578943853 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.59 0.05 0.29 18.90 14.22 - LU0827886895 - -
A1 USD Daily 5.52 0.02 0.36 5.92 4.48 - LU0046675905 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 31.07 0.09 0.29 32.97 25.03 - LU0147389919 - -
C1 USD Daily 5.53 0.02 0.36 5.93 4.49 - LU0147389166 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 27.94 -0.12 -0.43 30.53 23.21 - LU0277197595 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 9.50 -0.01 -0.11 10.32 7.76 - LU0803751741 - -
A6 USD Monthly 4.74 -0.01 -0.21 5.14 3.88 - LU0738912566 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 97.93 -0.28 -0.29 106.04 79.95 - LU1919856218 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 8.85 0.03 0.34 9.62 7.16 - LU1111085442 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 33.98 0.10 0.30 36.01 27.35 - LU0046676465 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 26.20 0.08 0.31 27.86 21.14 - LU0147389596 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 10.64 -0.01 -0.09 11.63 8.71 - LU0578942376 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.79 0.03 0.28 11.54 8.73 - LU1090156289 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 10.41 -0.01 -0.10 11.39 8.55 - LU0803752046 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.40 0.03 0.29 11.14 8.42 - LU1090155554 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.08 0.03 0.27 11.85 8.96 - LU1111085798 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 16.73 0.05 0.30 18.01 13.54 - LU0578947334 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 14.65 0.05 0.34 15.49 11.77 - LU0822668108 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.23 -0.01 -0.11 10.01 7.54 - LU0578937376 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 8.57 -0.01 -0.12 9.40 7.04 - LU0871640396 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 10.18 0.03 0.30 11.09 8.24 - LU0681219902 - -
D3 USD Monthly 9.54 -0.02 -0.21 10.27 7.77 - LU0592702061 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 36.09 0.11 0.31 38.18 29.02 - LU0552552704 - -
I3 USD Monthly 8.98 -0.02 -0.22 9.67 7.32 - LU0764821012 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 8.70 -0.02 -0.23 9.51 7.15 - LU1314333441 - -
A4 GBP Annual 10.18 0.03 0.30 11.07 8.25 - LU0706698544 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 84.43 -0.46 -0.54 92.60 69.42 - LU1023056127 - -
X6 USD Monthly 10.25 -0.03 -0.29 11.07 8.37 - LU1376384019 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 35.40 -0.09 -0.25 38.42 28.98 - LU0764619531 - -
A3 USD Monthly 5.57 0.00 0.00 5.99 4.53 - LU0172419151 - -
D3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.26 -0.01 -0.11 10.05 7.57 - LU0827886978 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.21 0.05 0.33 16.22 12.27 - LU0827887273 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 40.11 0.12 0.30 42.34 32.20 - LU0147390172 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

 James E. Keenan

David Delbos
Co-Head of US High Yield, Global Credit

David Delbos

Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA
Managing Director, Co-Head of Leveraged Finance

Mitchell Garfin

Literature

Literature