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BGF Asian Dragon 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
To
30-Sep-2015
From
30-Sep-2015
To
30-Sep-2016
From
30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
From
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

-9.62 22.33 18.42 -1.66 1.25
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in USD Performance 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 Sep 30, 2019

-12.40 16.84 22.68 1.45 -3.44
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 Dec 5, 2019 USD 2,479.400
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jan 2, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Jan 2, 1997
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in USD Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0072462343
Bloomberg Ticker MERDGAI
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5301258
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSACXJPUSD
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 Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Asian Dragon Fund, Class A2, as of Nov 30, 2019 rated against 765 Asia ex-Japan Equity 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 Jun 21, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 6.54
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 5.93
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 5.34
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 4.40
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 2.71
Name Weight (%)
BANK CENTRAL ASIA TBK PT 2.55
SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD 2.40
CK ASSET HOLDINGS LTD 2.23
BHARTI AIRTEL LTD 2.23
THAI BEVERAGE PCL 2.18
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Oct 31, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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 USD Accumulating 43.33 0.14 0.32 44.67 36.60 - LU0072462343 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 39.03 0.16 0.41 40.03 32.15 - LU0171269466 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 9.20 -0.01 -0.11 9.74 8.13 - LU1260044513 - -
X4 GBP Annual 30.31 -0.01 -0.03 32.23 26.81 - LU0462858753 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.65 0.04 0.29 14.29 11.79 - LU1279613522 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 32.77 0.10 0.31 34.06 28.01 - LU0147401474 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 42.65 0.17 0.40 43.72 34.89 - LU0329592298 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 12.70 0.04 0.32 13.01 10.63 - LU1214678440 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 13.44 0.04 0.30 14.10 11.64 - LU1279613282 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 51.69 0.18 0.35 52.76 42.96 - LU0462857276 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 13.02 0.03 0.23 13.73 11.36 - LU1279613100 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 29.52 0.12 0.41 30.31 24.60 - LU0331282235 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.21 0.04 0.30 13.90 11.49 - LU1279613365 - -
I2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 10.48 0.04 0.38 10.86 8.90 - LU1664188957 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 32.94 -0.01 -0.03 34.60 29.07 - LU0171270639 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 119.52 0.39 0.33 124.32 102.19 - LU1499592209 - -
D4 GBP Annual 31.87 -0.01 -0.03 33.66 28.16 - LU0827875260 - -
D2 GBP Accumulating 36.00 -0.01 -0.03 37.72 31.55 - LU0827875187 - -
A4 GBP Annual 31.63 0.00 0.00 33.24 27.93 - LU0204061278 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 47.35 0.16 0.34 48.58 39.72 - LU0411709560 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 13.51 0.05 0.37 14.02 11.52 - LU1048588211 - -
Class I4 USD Annual 12.10 0.04 0.33 12.53 10.24 - LU1250982748 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 39.69 0.13 0.33 41.05 33.69 - LU0147401631 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 21.57 0.07 0.33 22.39 18.35 - LU1697774625 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.92 0.04 0.37 11.19 9.01 - LU1330249480 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 35.75 0.14 0.39 36.68 29.59 - LU0171270985 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 14.50 0.05 0.35 15.12 12.42 - LU1023056804 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 11.44 0.04 0.35 11.73 9.34 - LU1250987382 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Andrew Swan
Managing Director, Head of Asian Equities and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Asia Fund and BlackRock Special Situations Fund

  

Alethea Leung
Alethea Leung

Literature

Literature