Equity

BGF European Focus Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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

as of Dec 31, 2018

4.65 12.57 -6.55 5.21 -14.52
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Europe Net TR 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 Dec 31, 2018

6.84 8.22 2.58 10.24 -10.57
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 19, 2019 EUR 487.785
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Oct 14, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Oct 14, 2005
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Net TR in EUR
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0229084990
Bloomberg Ticker MLEFA2E
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B15DY75
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker M7EU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European Focus Fund, Class A2, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 1536 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 Jul 6, 2015)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ROCHE HOLDING AG 5.23
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.73
SANOFI SA 4.12
SAFRAN SA 3.88
EXPERIAN PLC 3.55
Name Weight (%)
SAP SE 3.32
WORLDPAY INC 3.23
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 3.18
INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL SA 3.16
WEIR GROUP PLC 3.13
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 EUR Accumulating 22.92 0.14 0.61 24.30 19.49 - LU0229084990 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 26.02 0.18 0.70 28.72 22.28 - LU0252970834 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 12.53 0.09 0.72 12.94 10.58 - LU0969580306 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 19.69 0.13 0.66 21.09 16.78 - LU0331283639 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 24.84 0.15 0.61 26.18 21.09 - LU0368266812 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 22.34 0.15 0.68 24.95 19.18 - LU0331283712 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 24.96 0.16 0.65 26.24 21.17 - LU0603021113 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 28.33 0.19 0.68 30.99 24.20 - LU0541185541 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 28.20 0.19 0.68 30.92 24.10 - LU0827878959 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 17.39 0.11 0.64 18.15 14.72 - LU1270847426 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 21.58 0.13 0.61 22.98 18.37 - LU0252967707 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Nigel Bolton, FCSI
Managing Director, CIO of Fundamental Active Equities and Head of the European Equity team within BlackRock's Equity business

 

 

Simon Hunter
Simon Hunter

Literature

Literature