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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

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

as of Mar 31, 2020

-6.21 -0.68 12.81 -8.60 -8.15
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 Mar 31, 2020

-8.44 9.76 14.49 -3.72 -15.50
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 Jun 5, 2020 EUR 327.499
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 May 29, 2020
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.46
ASML HOLDING NV 5.30
SIKA AG 4.33
SAP SE 4.30
LONZA GROUP AG 4.22
Name Weight (%)
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.20
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 4.04
SAFRAN SA 3.20
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC 3.20
RELX PLC 3.08
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 29.42 0.35 1.20 30.07 19.37 - LU0252970834 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.69 0.15 1.03 15.59 10.06 - LU0969580306 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 28.70 0.28 0.99 30.59 19.74 - LU0603021113 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.54 0.12 1.05 12.33 7.95 - LU1960221635 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 32.42 0.38 1.19 33.05 21.31 - LU0541185541 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 32.17 0.38 1.20 32.81 21.15 - LU0827878959 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 24.88 0.29 1.18 25.52 16.43 - LU0331283712 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 22.02 0.21 0.96 23.62 15.22 - LU0331283639 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 20.03 0.20 1.01 21.51 13.80 - LU1270847426 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 24.37 0.24 0.99 26.08 16.81 - LU0252967707 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 26.04 0.25 0.97 27.83 17.95 - LU0229084990 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 28.48 0.28 0.99 30.37 19.60 - LU0368266812 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Literature

Literature