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BGF World Healthscience 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

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30-Sep-2014
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30-Sep-2015
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30-Sep-2015
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
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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

3.18 3.01 11.47 16.95 -0.86
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI World Health Care 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

2.66 5.33 12.41 14.17 -1.83
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 13, 2019 USD 5,321.051
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Jul 1, 2002
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0147404148
Bloomberg Ticker MLWORHC
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7559378
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDWUHC
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 World Healthscience Fund, Class C2, as of Nov 30, 2019 rated against 294 Sector Equity Healthcare Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Nov 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 5.98
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.52
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.26
MERCK & CO INC 4.15
ASTRAZENECA PLC 4.07
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 3.56
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.17
STRYKER CORP 2.75
AMGEN INC 2.63
MEDTRONIC PLC 2.61
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
C2 USD Accumulating 40.54 0.20 0.50 40.54 32.32 - LU0147404148 - -
I2 USD - 11.39 0.06 0.53 11.39 9.28 - LU1960219225 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,108.00 5.00 0.45 1,108.00 925.00 - LU1948809360 - -
D4 USD Annual 12.70 0.06 0.47 12.70 9.96 - LU1728553774 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 46.30 0.23 0.50 46.30 36.65 - LU0122380701 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 41.52 0.10 0.24 41.65 32.07 - LU0171309270 - -
I2 EUR - 10.19 0.02 0.20 10.24 9.10 - LU1960219571 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 55.64 0.27 0.49 55.64 43.51 - LU0329593007 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 45.53 0.12 0.26 45.66 34.99 - LU0171307068 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 17.55 0.08 0.46 17.55 13.93 - LU1057294990 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 36.35 0.09 0.25 36.48 28.28 - LU0331289677 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 60.66 0.30 0.50 60.66 46.98 - LU0462856898 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.09 0.01 0.08 12.16 10.82 - LU1960224654 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.90 0.06 0.51 11.90 9.65 - LU1822774284 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 143.15 0.70 0.49 143.15 112.74 - LU1254117382 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 50.77 0.25 0.49 50.77 39.99 - LU0122379950 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 174.87 0.85 0.49 174.87 138.57 - LU1061106388 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.55 0.09 0.52 17.55 13.96 - LU1023059063 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 49.90 0.13 0.26 50.02 38.07 - LU0827889485 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Erin Xie, PhD
Managing Director, Head of Health Sciences

Erin Xie, PhD, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is the head of the Health Sciences team, part of BlackRock's Active Equity Group.

Literature

Literature