Equity

BGF Asian Dragon Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Dec-2013
To
31-Dec-2014
From
31-Dec-2014
To
31-Dec-2015
From
31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
From
31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
From
31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Dec 31, 2018

12.38 -0.14 29.38 26.25 -12.80
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in GBP Performance 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 Dec 31, 2018

11.32 -3.91 25.77 29.45 -9.05
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 Mar 21, 2019 USD 3,062.968
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Mar 20, 2003
Share Class Inception Date Jul 1, 2002
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia ex Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in GBP Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171270639
Bloomberg Ticker MERDRAA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5301292
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSACXJPGBP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Asian Dragon Fund, Class A2, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 766 Asia ex Japan Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Oct 9, 2018)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 5.88
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 5.39
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 4.83
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.85
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 3.10
Name Weight (%)
SK HYNIX INC 2.99
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP 2.72
SUNNY OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO LTD 2.31
CTRIP.COM INTERNATIONAL LTD 2.30
CK ASSET HOLDINGS LTD 2.18
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are 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 GBP Accumulating 32.70 0.31 0.96 34.86 27.62 - LU0171270639 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 13.46 0.04 0.30 15.01 11.21 - LU1048588211 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 50.51 0.17 0.34 54.53 41.59 - LU0462857276 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 12.48 0.04 0.32 13.58 10.31 - LU1214678440 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 119.41 0.38 0.32 133.37 99.39 - LU1499592209 - -
X4 GBP Annual 30.27 0.29 0.97 32.44 25.36 - LU0462858753 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 9.17 0.09 0.99 9.81 7.71 - LU1260044513 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.74 0.04 0.29 15.49 11.49 - LU1279613522 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 32.72 0.11 0.34 36.40 27.25 - LU0147401474 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 46.60 0.15 0.32 50.82 38.52 - LU0411709560 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 37.71 0.09 0.24 39.53 31.25 - LU0171269466 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 13.56 0.04 0.30 15.33 11.36 - LU1279613282 - -
I2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 10.43 0.04 0.38 11.51 8.65 - LU1664188957 - -
D2 GBP Accumulating 35.55 0.34 0.97 37.67 29.92 - LU0827875187 - -
A2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 13.21 0.03 0.23 15.05 11.10 - LU1279613100 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.37 0.04 0.30 15.19 11.22 - LU1279613365 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 40.99 0.09 0.22 42.72 33.87 - LU0329592298 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 42.87 0.14 0.33 47.10 35.54 - LU0072462343 - -
D4 GBP Annual 31.73 0.30 0.95 33.91 26.70 - LU0827875260 - -
A4 GBP Annual 31.41 0.30 0.96 33.51 26.53 - LU0204061278 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 28.78 0.07 0.24 30.47 23.96 - LU0331282235 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 39.42 0.13 0.33 43.53 32.74 - LU0147401631 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.59 0.03 0.28 11.13 8.74 - LU1330249480 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 34.67 0.08 0.23 36.50 28.79 - LU0171270985 - -
Class I4 USD Annual 12.02 0.04 0.33 13.22 9.93 - LU1250982748 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 14.53 0.05 0.35 16.19 12.10 - LU1023056804 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 21.50 0.07 0.33 23.78 17.85 - LU1697774625 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 10.98 0.03 0.27 11.42 9.06 - LU1250987382 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Andrew Swan
Managing Director, Head of Asian Equities and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Asia Fund and BlackRock Special Situations Fund

  

Literature

Literature