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

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 Sep 29, 2020 USD 2,916.947
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 29, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Nov 10, 2010
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD High Yield 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 LU0552552704
Bloomberg Ticker BGUHD2U
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B596DQ0
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Aug 31, 2020 9.08
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Aug 31, 2020 8.03
5y Beta as of Aug 31, 2020 0.943

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond Fund, Class D2, as of Aug 31, 2020 rated against 538 USD High Yield Bond 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 Sep 18, 2020)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ALLIED UNIVERSAL HOLDCO LLC 144A 6.625 07/15/2026 0.73
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.67
KRAFT HEINZ FOODS CO 144A 4.25 03/01/2031 0.61
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.57
CONNECT FINCO SARL 144A 6.75 10/01/2026 0.56
Name Weight (%)
ALPHA 3 BV 144A 6.25 02/01/2025 0.53
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.53
HD SUPPLY INC 144A 5.375 10/15/2026 0.50
CALPINE CORP 144A 5.125 03/15/2028 0.50
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 0.50
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Aug 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 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 USD Accumulating 37.78 0.14 0.37 38.50 29.02 - LU0552552704 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 8.75 0.03 0.34 9.49 7.16 - LU1111085442 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 9.33 0.04 0.43 9.90 7.44 - LU0580330818 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.13 0.06 0.40 15.50 11.72 - LU0578945809 - -
A6 USD Monthly 4.88 0.02 0.41 5.14 3.88 - LU0738912566 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 27.25 0.11 0.41 27.86 21.14 - LU0147389596 - -
A1 USD Daily 5.68 0.02 0.35 5.92 4.48 - LU0046675905 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.80 0.04 0.37 11.14 8.42 - LU1090155554 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 9.79 0.04 0.41 10.32 7.76 - LU0803751741 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 210.40 0.80 0.38 217.29 164.13 - LU0330917963 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 32.39 0.12 0.37 33.04 25.03 - LU0147389919 - -
C1 USD Daily 5.69 0.02 0.35 5.93 4.49 - LU0147389166 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 101.19 0.40 0.40 106.04 79.95 - LU1919856218 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 224.03 0.86 0.39 230.40 174.13 - LU0532707519 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.54 0.05 0.44 11.85 8.96 - LU1111085798 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 10.73 0.05 0.47 11.39 8.55 - LU0803752046 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 8.86 0.03 0.34 9.40 7.07 - LU0578943853 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 35.49 0.14 0.40 36.19 27.35 - LU0046676465 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 10.95 0.04 0.37 11.63 8.71 - LU0578942376 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 27.63 -0.02 -0.07 30.53 23.21 - LU0277197595 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 18.36 0.07 0.38 18.90 14.22 - LU0827886895 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.42 0.07 0.40 18.01 13.54 - LU0578947334 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.24 0.05 0.45 11.54 8.73 - LU1090156289 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 86.88 0.33 0.38 92.60 69.42 - LU1023056127 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.52 0.04 0.42 10.01 7.54 - LU0578937376 - -
I3 USD Monthly 9.28 0.03 0.32 9.67 7.32 - LU0764821012 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 10.09 0.03 0.30 10.92 8.24 - LU0681219902 - -
X6 USD Monthly 10.58 0.04 0.38 11.07 8.37 - LU1376384019 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 8.80 0.04 0.46 9.40 7.04 - LU0871640396 - -
D3 USD Monthly 9.86 0.04 0.41 10.27 7.77 - LU0592702061 - -
A4 GBP Annual 10.13 0.03 0.30 10.94 8.25 - LU0706698544 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 15.34 0.06 0.39 15.63 11.77 - LU0822668108 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 36.40 0.14 0.39 38.42 28.98 - LU0764619531 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 8.92 0.03 0.34 9.51 7.15 - LU1314333441 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 42.09 0.17 0.41 42.87 32.20 - LU0147390172 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.90 0.06 0.38 16.22 12.27 - LU0827887273 - -
A3 USD Monthly 5.75 0.02 0.35 5.99 4.53 - LU0172419151 - -
D3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.55 0.03 0.32 10.05 7.57 - LU0827886978 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Jimmy E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI).

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