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Fixed Income

BGF World 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

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

as of Sep 30, 2019

1.14 4.71 -2.22 -3.52 6.93
Benchmark (%) Index: BBG Barc Global Aggregate Index (USD Hedged)<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 Sep 30, 2019

3.14 6.54 -0.17 0.82 10.65
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 Nov 18, 2019 USD 1,469.351
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Sep 4, 1985
Share Class Inception Date Dec 14, 2007
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Bond - EUR Hedged
Benchmark Index BBG Barc Global Aggregate Index (USD Hedged)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0330917880
Bloomberg Ticker MERWAA2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43HJP3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LEGATRUH
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

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2019 2.67
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2019 2.70
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2019 0.932

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Bond Fund, Class A2 Hedged, as of Oct 31, 2019 rated against 391 Global Bond - EUR Hedged Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jan 16, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 5YR #140 0.1 06/20/2024 2.12
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 2YR #404 0.1 09/01/2021 1.87
GNMA2 30YR 2016 PRODUCTION 1.78
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 1.71
INDIA (REPUBLIC OF) 7.17 01/08/2028 1.54
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.5 04/15/2024 1.54
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 07/01/2024 1.36
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 30YR #54 0.8 03/20/2047 0.93
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 5YR #139 0.1 03/20/2024 0.83
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 7.05 01/19/2028 0.82
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 31, 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
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 193.91 0.09 0.05 197.97 181.69 - LU0330917880 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 68.14 -0.10 -0.15 69.82 60.30 - LU0277197678 - -
X2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 14.79 0.01 0.07 15.08 13.79 - LU0372548510 - -
A3 USD Monthly 59.16 0.03 0.05 60.25 54.58 - LU0184696853 - -
A6 Hgd GBP Monthly 9.56 0.00 0.00 9.79 9.06 - LU1484780744 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 85.66 0.05 0.06 86.87 77.55 - LU0297941972 - -
A1 USD Daily 59.27 0.03 0.05 60.33 54.69 - LU0012053665 - -
X2 Hgd DKK Accumulating 117.06 0.07 0.06 119.32 108.87 - LU0862984498 - -
C1 USD Daily 59.67 0.03 0.05 60.74 55.03 - LU0184697588 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 75.43 0.04 0.05 76.63 68.89 - LU0184697075 - -
D3 USD Monthly 59.24 0.04 0.07 60.34 54.65 - LU0827888321 - -
X2 Hgd NZD Accumulating 12.19 0.01 0.08 12.37 11.05 - LU1288049783 - -
X2 Hgd NOK Accumulating 13.95 0.01 0.07 14.16 12.73 - LU0739658705 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.51 0.00 0.00 10.73 9.86 - LU0308772333 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 11.10 0.01 0.09 11.25 10.03 - LU1087925589 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 10.46 0.01 0.10 10.68 9.80 - LU1830001282 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 12.05 0.01 0.08 12.26 11.15 - LU0808759830 - -
X2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 12.99 0.00 0.00 13.20 11.90 - LU0757589873 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 209.72 0.12 0.06 213.66 194.54 - LU0692855462 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 81.48 0.05 0.06 82.69 74.05 - LU0184696937 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 91.70 0.06 0.07 92.87 82.51 - LU0184697158 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 104.68 0.08 0.08 106.65 97.90 - LU1529944784 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 98.46 0.07 0.07 100.57 92.43 - LU1484780827 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 199.29 0.11 0.06 203.29 185.99 - LU0827888594 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 12.08 0.00 0.00 12.29 11.14 - LU0871639547 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income and Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team in the Multi-Asset Strategies Group

Rick Rieder, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team in the Multi-Asset Strategies Group, a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Chairman of the firm-wide BlackRock Investment Council.

Aidan Doyle (FI)
Aidan Doyle (FI)

Literature

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