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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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Dec 13, 2019 USD 2,167.816
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 29, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Nov 14, 2011
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 LU0706698544
Bloomberg Ticker BGUA4RF
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B78K1J6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2019 4.06
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2019 5.34
5y Beta as of Nov 30, 2019 0.947

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 Nov 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
INFOR US INC 6.5 05/15/2022 0.89
ALLY FINANCIAL INC 8 11/01/2031 0.71
GMAC CAPITAL TRUST I 0.70
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.67
ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS INC / O 144A 6.625 05/15/2022 0.64
Name Weight (%)
HD SUPPLY INC 144A 5.375 10/15/2026 0.63
AVANTOR INC 144A 6 10/01/2024 0.61
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC 5.45 03/15/2043 0.60
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS INC 144A 5.125 08/15/2027 0.59
ALTICE FRANCE SA (FRANCE) 144A 7.375 05/01/2026 0.59
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Nov 29, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Nov 29, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Nov 29, 2019

% of Market Value

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

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Nov 29, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Nov 29, 2019

% 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
A4 GBP Annual 10.75 0.02 0.19 11.07 10.09 - LU0706698544 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 35.32 0.08 0.23 35.32 31.01 - LU0046676465 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 226.73 0.42 0.19 226.73 203.46 - LU0532707519 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 10.20 0.02 0.20 10.20 9.46 - LU0803751741 - -
A8 Hgd CNH - 104.88 0.21 0.20 104.99 97.93 - LU1919856218 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 9.80 0.02 0.20 9.81 9.19 - LU0580330818 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 214.12 0.39 0.18 214.12 193.44 - LU0330917963 - -
C1 USD Daily 5.87 0.01 0.17 5.87 5.39 - LU0147389166 - -
A6 USD Monthly 5.10 0.01 0.20 5.11 4.77 - LU0738912566 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 32.36 0.06 0.19 32.36 28.55 - LU0147389919 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 18.54 0.04 0.22 18.54 16.33 - LU0827886895 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 29.02 -0.01 -0.03 29.23 24.97 - LU0277197595 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.31 0.02 0.22 9.62 8.72 - LU1111085442 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.98 0.01 0.09 10.98 9.96 - LU1090155554 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 9.33 0.02 0.21 9.36 8.83 - LU0578943853 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 27.39 0.06 0.22 27.39 24.34 - LU0147389596 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.66 0.02 0.17 11.66 10.45 - LU1111085798 - -
A1 USD Daily 5.86 0.01 0.17 5.86 5.37 - LU0046675905 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 11.27 0.03 0.27 11.27 10.44 - LU0803752046 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 11.51 0.03 0.26 11.51 10.69 - LU0578942376 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.21 0.03 0.20 15.21 13.45 - LU0578945809 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.36 0.02 0.18 11.36 10.24 - LU1090156289 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.90 0.02 0.20 9.90 9.16 - LU0578937376 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 37.39 0.08 0.21 37.39 32.61 - LU0552552704 - -
D3 USD Monthly 10.15 0.02 0.20 10.15 9.33 - LU0592702061 - -
A3 USD Monthly 5.92 0.01 0.17 5.92 5.44 - LU0172419151 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 91.39 0.17 0.19 91.47 84.84 - LU1023056127 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 10.73 0.02 0.19 11.09 10.06 - LU0681219902 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.69 0.03 0.17 17.69 15.68 - LU0578947334 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 15.17 0.03 0.20 15.17 13.21 - LU0822668108 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 38.06 0.08 0.21 38.21 35.96 - LU0764619531 - -
X6 USD Monthly 10.94 0.02 0.18 10.94 10.09 - LU1376384019 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 9.32 0.01 0.11 9.37 8.81 - LU0871640396 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.89 0.03 0.19 15.89 13.96 - LU0827887273 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.43 0.02 0.21 9.47 8.90 - LU1314333441 - -
I3 USD Monthly 9.55 0.02 0.21 9.55 8.79 - LU0764821012 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 41.42 0.09 0.22 41.42 35.88 - LU0147390172 - -
D3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.93 0.02 0.20 9.93 9.20 - LU0827886978 - -

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