Equity

BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 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

  From
30-Jun-2015
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30-Jun-2016
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30-Jun-2016
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Jun 30, 2020

-14.15 27.79 20.23 -20.19 9.27
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Japan MidSmall Cap 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 Jun 30, 2020

-15.92 31.79 11.02 -11.72 0.42
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 Sep 25, 2020 JPY 24,567.252
Base Currency Japanese Yen
Fund Inception Date May 13, 1987
Share Class Inception Date May 13, 1987
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index S&P Japan MidSmall Cap Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0249411835
Bloomberg Ticker MLJOPAY
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1664V7
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SPBMIMSJP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment JPY 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment JPY 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund, Class A2, as of Aug 31, 2020 rated against 159 Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO. LTD. 2.46
NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO LTD 2.32
KUSURI NO AOKI HOLDINGS CO LTD 2.17
SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO LTD 2.16
DAIFUKU CO. LTD. 2.04
Name Weight (%)
ITOCHU TECHNO-SOLUTIONS CORP 2.03
SHIMACHU CO LTD 1.97
INTERNET INITIATIVE JAPAN INC. 1.90
TOYODA GOSEI CO. LTD. 1.89
BIC CAMERA INC 1.83
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 JPY Accumulating 7,360.00 77.00 1.06 7,905.00 5,231.00 - LU0249411835 - -
D4 GBP Annual 56.13 0.63 1.14 56.79 41.14 - LU0827883017 - -
I2 JPY Accumulating 1,625.00 17.00 1.06 1,734.00 1,149.00 - LU0992622497 - -
D2 JPY Accumulating 8,103.00 85.00 1.06 8,657.00 5,736.00 - LU0496417709 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 62.55 0.58 0.94 65.10 44.28 - LU0090841692 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 8.72 0.10 1.16 9.39 6.18 - LU1822774102 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 69.70 0.65 0.94 72.29 49.22 - LU0006061252 - -
I2 EUR - 13.23 0.13 0.99 14.23 9.74 - LU1822774011 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 53.15 0.50 0.95 55.61 37.77 - LU0147408305 - -
E2 JPY Accumulating 6,605.00 69.00 1.06 7,119.00 4,707.00 - LU0249422956 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 14.47 0.15 1.05 15.65 10.30 - LU0931342652 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 76.74 0.73 0.96 79.15 53.97 - LU0827883108 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 59.92 0.60 1.01 64.90 44.33 - LU0171289068 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 49.11 0.53 1.09 53.02 34.87 - LU0827883280 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 53.77 0.53 1.00 58.45 39.89 - LU0171289225 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 46.27 0.50 1.09 50.21 32.98 - LU0255399742 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 65.96 0.65 1.00 71.07 48.61 - LU0252965594 - -
X2 JPY Accumulating 8,622.00 91.00 1.07 9,147.00 6,071.00 - LU0249423681 - -
A4 GBP Annual 54.75 0.61 1.13 55.29 40.00 - LU0204063480 - -
C2 JPY Accumulating 5,612.00 58.00 1.04 6,080.00 4,015.00 - LU0249422360 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama

Literature

Literature