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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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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-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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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

-17.88 18.09 -5.79 26.44 4.04
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI World Health Care Index Net Return in EUR<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

-13.55 15.55 -5.10 22.93 3.24
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 Apr 3, 2020 USD 5,751.320
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index Net Return in EUR
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171309270
Bloomberg Ticker MERHLEE
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43GMR3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSCWRHLEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Healthscience Fund, Class E2, as of Mar 31, 2012 rated against 223 Sector Equity Healthcare Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2020
Name Weight (%)
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 5.56
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.67
SANOFI SA 4.14
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.00
MERCK & CO INC 3.01
Name Weight (%)
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.73
ZOETIS INC CLASS A 2.70
MEDTRONIC PLC 2.49
STRYKER CORP 2.44
AMGEN INC 2.36
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
E2 EUR Accumulating 38.31 1.26 3.40 45.19 33.33 - LU0171309270 - -
I2 EUR - 9.47 0.31 3.38 11.15 8.23 - LU1960219571 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 986.00 26.00 2.71 1,163.00 859.00 - LU1948809360 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 15.44 0.41 2.73 18.46 13.45 - LU1023059063 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 49.86 1.36 2.80 58.72 43.41 - LU0329593007 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 54.53 1.49 2.81 64.14 47.45 - LU0462856898 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 46.22 1.52 3.40 54.43 40.19 - LU0827889485 - -
D4 USD Annual 11.38 0.31 2.80 13.41 9.91 - LU1728553774 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 156.21 4.25 2.80 184.42 136.00 - LU1061106388 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 42.07 1.38 3.39 49.59 36.59 - LU0171307068 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.54 0.42 2.78 18.50 13.56 - LU1057294990 - -
I2 USD - 10.22 0.28 2.82 12.03 8.89 - LU1960219225 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 45.39 1.23 2.79 53.51 39.52 - LU0122379950 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 36.11 0.99 2.82 42.63 31.45 - LU0147404148 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 128.25 3.58 2.87 151.08 111.34 - LU1254117382 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.52 0.29 2.83 12.48 9.18 - LU1822774284 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 33.47 1.10 3.40 39.51 29.12 - LU0331289677 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 41.33 1.12 2.79 48.75 35.99 - LU0122380701 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.20 0.37 3.42 13.20 9.74 - LU1960224654 - -

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