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BGF European Focus 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
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2018
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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

-1.82 -5.44 17.66 -4.46 -4.30
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Europe Index (Net Total Return USD)<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

-9.33 2.49 22.30 -0.30 -0.75
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 12, 2019 EUR 377.793
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.
ISIN LU0252970834
Bloomberg Ticker MLEFA2U
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

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

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 Nov 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
SAFRAN SA 5.94
SAP SE 5.84
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.60
SIKA AG 5.16
RELX PLC 4.79
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 4.68
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 4.55
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.24
ADIDAS AG 4.13
DSV PANALPINA A/S 3.74
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 27.98 0.14 0.50 27.98 22.28 - LU0252970834 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 30.69 0.16 0.52 30.69 24.20 - LU0541185541 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 25.15 0.05 0.20 25.33 19.49 - LU0229084990 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 23.81 0.13 0.55 23.81 19.18 - LU0331283712 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 27.41 0.06 0.22 27.59 21.09 - LU0368266812 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 23.59 0.05 0.21 23.76 18.37 - LU0252967707 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 21.40 0.04 0.19 21.56 16.78 - LU0331283639 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 19.36 0.05 0.26 19.48 14.72 - LU1270847426 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.14 0.02 0.18 11.22 9.96 - LU1960221635 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.03 0.03 0.21 14.12 10.58 - LU0969580306 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 30.49 0.16 0.53 30.49 24.10 - LU0827878959 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 27.59 0.06 0.22 27.77 21.17 - LU0603021113 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Literature

Literature