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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

3.98 3.76 12.30 17.84 -0.12
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 Nov 20, 2019 USD 5,068.427
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
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0122380701
Bloomberg Ticker MERHLTE
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43GMZ1
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 E2, as of Oct 31, 2019 rated against 292 Sector Equity Healthcare Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 5.41
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 5.08
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.32
MERCK & CO INC 4.28
ASTRAZENECA PLC 4.26
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 3.66
STRYKER CORP 3.33
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.17
MEDTRONIC PLC 2.65
ZOETIS INC CLASS A 2.55
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 USD Accumulating 45.09 0.21 0.47 45.09 36.65 - LU0122380701 - -
I2 EUR - 9.96 -0.03 -0.30 9.99 9.10 - LU1960219571 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 40.70 0.17 0.42 40.70 32.07 - LU0171309270 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.83 -0.04 -0.34 11.87 10.82 - LU1960224654 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 39.50 0.19 0.48 39.50 32.32 - LU0147404148 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 139.32 0.66 0.48 139.32 112.74 - LU1254117382 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 17.09 0.08 0.47 17.09 13.93 - LU1057294990 - -
I2 USD - 11.08 0.05 0.45 11.08 9.28 - LU1960219225 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.60 0.05 0.43 11.60 9.65 - LU1822774284 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 48.87 0.21 0.43 48.87 38.07 - LU0827889485 - -
D4 USD Annual 12.36 0.06 0.49 12.36 9.96 - LU1728553774 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 35.65 0.15 0.42 35.65 28.28 - LU0331289677 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.09 0.08 0.47 17.09 13.96 - LU1023059063 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 170.23 0.80 0.47 170.23 138.57 - LU1061106388 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 58.99 0.28 0.48 58.99 46.98 - LU0462856898 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,080.00 5.00 0.47 1,080.00 925.00 - LU1948809360 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 44.61 0.19 0.43 44.61 34.99 - LU0171307068 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 49.42 0.23 0.47 49.42 39.99 - LU0122379950 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 54.14 0.25 0.46 54.14 43.51 - LU0329593007 - -

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