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BGF European Special Situations 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. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies which, compared to bonds issued or guaranteed by governments, are exposed to greater risk of default in the repayment of the capital provided to the company or interest payments due to the fund. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. The Fund utilises derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of risk and volatility. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both ‘long’ and ‘synthetic short’ positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Fund. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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  From
30-Sep-2015
To
30-Sep-2016
From
30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
From
30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

1.46 22.91 0.56 1.00 17.16
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

2.49 22.30 -0.30 -0.75 -0.79
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
17.16 5.97 8.21 8.60 10.46
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-0.79 -0.61 4.24 4.43 7.06
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
4.93 -1.50 11.04 17.16 19.00 48.39 128.09 497.78
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-8.85 -3.33 4.51 -0.79 -1.83 23.05 54.19 240.53
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 21, 2020 EUR 1,246.647
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2020 52
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Mar 20, 2003
Share Class Inception Date Oct 14, 2002
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Large-Cap Growth Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Index (Net Total Return USD)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.82%
ISIN LU0171276677
Bloomberg Ticker MLEUURA
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7453135
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSEGRERUSD
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 16.46
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.988
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 14.91
5y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.987

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European Special Situations Fund, Class A2, as of Sep 30, 2020 rated against 362 Europe Large-Cap Growth 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 Jul 5, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 5.08
SAP SE 4.69
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.54
DSV PANALPINA A/S 3.41
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 3.17
Name Weight (%)
LONZA GROUP AG 3.10
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC 3.03
FERRARI NV 2.69
SIKA AG 2.69
UNILEVER PLC 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
A2 USD Accumulating 61.86 -0.25 -0.40 62.16 37.88 - LU0171276677 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 20.68 -0.16 -0.77 20.95 13.72 - LU0969580561 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 18.87 -0.15 -0.79 19.62 12.64 - LU1023062109 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 57.15 -0.23 -0.40 57.43 35.10 - LU0171277139 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 17.22 -0.13 -0.75 17.74 11.50 - LU1023063255 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 58.25 -0.44 -0.75 59.05 38.75 - LU0252965834 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 15.69 -0.11 -0.70 15.89 10.42 - LU0369584999 - -
A2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 18.20 -0.14 -0.76 18.66 12.13 - LU1023062521 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 48.18 -0.36 -0.74 49.25 32.29 - LU0154235443 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 50.06 -0.20 -0.40 50.31 30.88 - LU0331283985 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 426.72 -3.05 -0.71 431.84 282.47 - LU1244156169 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 42.20 -0.32 -0.75 43.36 28.40 - LU0331283803 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 69.09 -0.28 -0.40 69.42 42.12 - LU0827879171 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 18.35 -0.07 -0.38 18.43 11.12 - LU0462856112 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 135.49 -1.02 -0.75 137.28 89.89 - LU1355424745 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 15.47 -0.12 -0.77 15.67 10.23 - LU1003011217 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 52.16 -0.39 -0.74 53.14 34.85 - LU0154234636 - -
D2 Hgd USD Accumulating 19.59 -0.14 -0.71 19.84 12.94 - LU1078072763 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Constantis
Michael Constantis

Literature

Literature