Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar 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

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30-Jun-2015
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30-Jun-2016
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30-Jun-2016
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Jun 30, 2020

4.51 0.21 -1.11 7.01 7.87
Benchmark (%) Index: BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate Index<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 Jun 30, 2020

6.00 -0.31 -0.40 7.87 8.74
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 Sep 29, 2020 USD 933.331
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 7, 1989
Share Class Inception Date Mar 3, 2003
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Diversified Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0028835386
Bloomberg Ticker MERCPIA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 4580456
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LBUSTRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Aug 31, 2020 3.40
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Aug 31, 2020 3.15
5y Beta as of Aug 31, 2020 1.054

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar Bond Fund, Class A1, as of Aug 31, 2020 rated against 376 USD Diversified Bond 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 Dec 11, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
UNITED STATES TREASURY 18.26
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 12.42
GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION II 5.67
UNIFORM MBS 4.54
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) 3.03
Name Weight (%)
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2.40
GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION I 1.42
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.42
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 1.33
MORGAN STANLEY 0.77
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
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settlement 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.
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
A1 USD Daily 18.25 0.01 0.05 18.45 16.33 - LU0028835386 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 27.40 0.01 0.04 27.70 24.50 - LU0147418874 - -
C1 USD Daily 17.17 0.00 0.00 17.36 15.37 - LU0147418528 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 38.20 0.01 0.03 38.52 33.86 - LU0548367084 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 12.31 0.00 0.00 12.41 10.90 - LU1165522647 - -
A3 USD Monthly 18.28 0.01 0.05 18.47 16.36 - LU0172417379 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.96 0.01 0.09 11.06 9.78 - LU1564327929 - -
Class X5 USD Quarterly 10.75 0.01 0.09 10.90 9.62 - LU1694209633 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 36.66 0.01 0.03 36.99 32.57 - LU0096258362 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 33.27 0.01 0.03 33.59 29.63 - LU0147419096 - -
A2 CZK Accumulating 848.30 -4.79 -0.56 904.89 777.35 - LU1791174102 - -
D3 USD Monthly 18.28 0.01 0.05 18.46 16.36 - LU0592701923 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 11.58 0.01 0.09 11.68 10.32 - LU1294567448 - -
I5 USD Quarterly 10.83 0.01 0.09 10.97 9.68 - LU1718847640 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 11.83 0.01 0.08 11.91 10.45 - LU0147419252 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Bob Miller
Managing Director, Head of Americas Fundamental Fixed Income

Bob Miller, Managing Director, is head of Americas Fundamental Fixed Income within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group and a member of the Global Fixed Income Executive Committee.

Chi Chen
Chi Chen
Aidan Doyle (FI)
Aidan Doyle (FI)
Sam Summers
Sam Summers

Literature

Literature