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BGF European Focus Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Reinvestments

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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  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
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-5.44 17.66 -4.46 -4.30 24.78
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

2.49 22.30 -0.30 -0.75 -0.79
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
24.78 4.49 4.89 5.36 6.79
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-0.79 -0.61 4.24 4.26 3.82
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
11.60 -1.47 12.46 24.78 14.09 26.94 68.57 167.03
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-8.85 -3.33 4.51 -0.79 -1.83 23.05 51.76 75.31
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 23, 2020 EUR 329.350
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2020 42
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Sep 6, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Oct 14, 2005
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Index (Net Total Return USD)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.85%
ISIN LU0252970834
Bloomberg Ticker MLEFA2U
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B15DY64
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSEUNETUSD
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 16.46
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.971
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 14.91
5y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.970

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European Focus Fund, Class A2, as of Dec 31, 2017 rated against 1421 Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity 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 Apr 24, 2017)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
SIKA AG 5.06
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 4.98
ASML HOLDING NV 4.87
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 4.42
LONZA GROUP AG 4.32
Name Weight (%)
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.22
SAP SE 3.84
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.62
VOLVO AB 3.37
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC 3.00
Holdings 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 33.52 0.06 0.18 33.80 19.37 - LU0252970834 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 28.31 0.00 0.00 28.67 17.95 - LU0229084990 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 28.21 0.04 0.14 28.45 16.43 - LU0331283712 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 21.81 0.01 0.05 22.08 13.80 - LU1270847426 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 16.00 0.00 0.00 16.20 10.06 - LU0969580306 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 26.44 0.00 0.00 26.78 16.81 - LU0252967707 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 23.83 0.00 0.00 24.14 15.22 - LU0331283639 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 37.09 0.06 0.16 37.40 21.31 - LU0541185541 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 31.05 0.00 0.00 31.44 19.60 - LU0368266812 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.54 0.00 0.00 12.70 7.95 - LU1960221635 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 36.76 0.06 0.16 37.07 21.15 - LU0827878959 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 31.33 0.01 0.03 31.72 19.74 - LU0603021113 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Literature

Literature