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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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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Nov 22, 2019 USD 2,120.276
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 29, 1993
Share Class Inception Date Dec 14, 2007
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 LU0330917963
Bloomberg Ticker MERCAA2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43DCV8
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
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 4.09
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2019 5.34
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2019 0.937

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond Fund, Class A2 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2018 rated against 1349 Other 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 Oct 9, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
INFOR US INC 6.5 05/15/2022 0.91
GMAC CAPITAL TRUST I 0.89
ALLY FINANCIAL INC 8 11/01/2031 0.87
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.66
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC 5.45 03/15/2043 0.65
Name Weight (%)
ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS INC / O 144A 6.625 05/15/2022 0.65
HD SUPPLY INC 144A 5.375 10/15/2026 0.63
AVANTOR INC 144A 6 10/01/2024 0.60
PANTHER BF AGGREGATOR 2 LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.60
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS INC 144A 5.125 08/15/2027 0.59
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 211.41 -0.16 -0.08 212.58 193.44 - LU0330917963 - -
A8 Hgd CNH - 103.92 -0.08 -0.08 104.99 97.93 - LU1919856218 - -
A3 Hgd AUD Monthly 11.39 -0.01 -0.09 11.51 10.69 - LU0578942376 - -
A3 Hgd NZD Monthly 11.15 -0.01 -0.09 11.26 10.44 - LU0803752046 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 31.92 -0.02 -0.06 32.06 28.55 - LU0147389919 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 9.24 -0.01 -0.11 9.36 8.83 - LU0578943853 - -
A3 Hgd CAD Monthly 10.09 -0.01 -0.10 10.19 9.46 - LU0803751741 - -
I4 Hgd GBP Annual 9.18 -0.01 -0.11 9.62 8.72 - LU1111085442 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.51 0.00 0.00 11.56 10.45 - LU1111085798 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 223.77 -0.16 -0.07 224.93 203.46 - LU0532707519 - -
C1 USD Daily 5.80 0.00 0.00 5.85 5.39 - LU0147389166 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 11.22 0.00 0.00 11.28 10.24 - LU1090156289 - -
A1 USD Daily 5.79 0.00 0.00 5.83 5.37 - LU0046675905 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 28.90 0.08 0.28 29.23 24.97 - LU0277197595 - -
A3 Hgd GBP Monthly 9.71 0.00 0.00 9.81 9.19 - LU0580330818 - -
A6 USD Monthly 5.05 0.00 0.00 5.11 4.77 - LU0738912566 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 10.85 -0.01 -0.09 10.91 9.96 - LU1090155554 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 27.02 -0.02 -0.07 27.15 24.34 - LU0147389596 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 34.82 -0.02 -0.06 34.97 31.01 - LU0046676465 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 18.28 -0.01 -0.05 18.36 16.33 - LU0827886895 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.00 -0.01 -0.07 15.07 13.45 - LU0578945809 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.79 -0.01 -0.10 9.88 9.16 - LU0578937376 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 36.85 -0.02 -0.05 36.99 32.61 - LU0552552704 - -
D4 Hgd GBP Annual 10.58 -0.01 -0.09 11.09 10.06 - LU0681219902 - -
D3 USD Monthly 10.04 -0.01 -0.10 10.12 9.33 - LU0592702061 - -
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 90.64 -0.04 -0.04 91.47 84.84 - LU1023056127 - -
A4 GBP Annual 10.61 -0.01 -0.09 11.07 10.09 - LU0706698544 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 14.94 -0.01 -0.07 15.00 13.21 - LU0822668108 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.35 -0.01 -0.11 9.47 8.90 - LU1314333441 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.45 -0.01 -0.06 17.53 15.68 - LU0578947334 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.67 -0.01 -0.06 15.73 13.96 - LU0827887273 - -
D3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.83 -0.01 -0.10 9.92 9.20 - LU0827886978 - -
X6 USD Monthly 10.83 -0.01 -0.09 10.93 10.09 - LU1376384019 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 9.24 -0.01 -0.11 9.37 8.81 - LU0871640396 - -
I3 USD Monthly 9.45 -0.01 -0.11 9.53 8.79 - LU0764821012 - -
A3 USD Monthly 5.86 0.00 0.00 5.90 5.44 - LU0172419151 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 37.73 -0.02 -0.05 38.21 35.96 - LU0764619531 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 40.80 -0.02 -0.05 40.95 35.88 - 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