Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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

as of Mar 31, 2020

-5.78 8.25 -12.83 12.70 1.77
Benchmark (%) Index: ICE BofAML US Corp & Govt Index in EUR, 1-3 Yrs<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 Mar 31, 2020

-4.76 7.29 -12.79 12.88 6.89
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 Jul 3, 2020 USD 1,540.687
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 31, 2002
Share Class Inception Date Sep 2, 2003
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Diversified Bond - Short Term
Benchmark Index ICE BofAML US Corp & Govt Index in EUR, 1-3 Yrs
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0172420597
Bloomberg Ticker MLULDEA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43DCX0
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker ML1-3GCEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2020 5.80
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2020 6.36
5y Beta as of May 31, 2020 0.976

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund, Class A3, as of Dec 31, 2017 rated against 180 USD Diversified Bond - Short Term Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 29, 2020
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 1.5 01/15/2023 4.75
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 1.98
TREASURY NOTE 1.375 10/15/2022 1.58
FNMA 15YR 2018 PRODUCTION 1.38
FGOLD 30YR 4.5% MLB 110K 2018 1.18
Name Weight (%)
FNMA 30YR 4.5% SHLB 200K 2017 1.14
DELL INTERNATIONAL LLC 144A 4.42 06/15/2021 0.94
FORDR_18-B A4 0.85
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL FUNDING C 2.342 11/15/2020 0.80
AVMT_13-AVM A 144A 0.72
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of May 29, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 29, 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 May 29, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of May 29, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 29, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 29, 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
A3 EUR Monthly 7.64 - - 7.94 7.45 - LU0172420597 - -
A3 USD Monthly 8.58 - - 8.63 8.07 - LU0172419748 - -
C1 USD Daily 8.60 - - 8.64 8.08 - LU0155447161 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 14.00 - - 14.00 13.10 - LU0154237225 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 9.23 - - 9.56 8.98 - LU1960224142 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 11.23 - - 11.27 10.54 - LU0331289081 - -
Class I5 USD USD - 10.23 - - 10.33 9.61 - LU1883300532 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 15.77 - - 15.77 14.72 - LU0245444947 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.02 - - 10.07 9.40 - LU1423762613 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 11.32 - - 11.72 11.00 - LU0171298564 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 9.97 - - 10.03 9.36 - LU1423762027 - -
D3 USD Monthly 9.85 - - 9.91 9.27 - LU0592702228 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.63 - - 9.72 9.07 - LU1062843773 - -
Class AI2 USD - 10.40 - - 10.41 9.73 - LU1960224225 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 14.38 - - 14.38 13.44 - LU0827887356 - -
A1 USD Daily 8.59 - - 8.63 8.07 - LU0155445546 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.01 - - 10.08 9.40 - LU0839485744 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 10.96 - - 10.96 10.24 - LU1479925726 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 12.73 - - 12.74 11.92 - LU0154237738 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Scott MacLellan, CFA, CMT
Scott MacLellan, CFA, CMT
Thomas Musmanno, CFA
Managing Director, Head of US Short Duration and New York Core Portfolio Management

Thomas Musmanno, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of US Short Duration and New York Core Portfolio Management (CorePM) within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group and a member of the Global Fixed Income Leadership team.

Literature

Literature