Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

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

1.45 1.66 0.45 4.55 2.87
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

1.32 0.65 0.28 4.65 3.74
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.85 2.62 2.20 - 2.11
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

3.39 2.88 2.12 - 1.64
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
2.36 0.10 0.33 2.85 8.06 11.51 - 22.07
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

3.13 0.02 0.08 3.39 8.89 11.06 - 16.72
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 Nov 25, 2020 USD 1,681.058
12m Trailing Yield as of Oct 31, 2020 1.88
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 671
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 31, 2002
Share Class Inception Date Apr 19, 2011
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Diversified Bond - Short Term
Benchmark Index ICE BofA Government Corporate 1-3 Yr Index (B1A0)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.53%
ISIN LU0592702228
Bloomberg Ticker BGFUSD3
Annual Management Fee 0.40%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B410CL1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker ML1-3GC
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Oct 30, 2020 1.24%
Modified Duration as of Oct 30, 2020 2.02 yrs
Effective Duration as of Oct 30, 2020 1.62 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Oct 30, 2020 2.76 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2020 1.00
3y Beta as of Oct 31, 2020 0.974
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Oct 31, 2020 0.94
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2020 0.901
WAL to Worst as of Oct 30, 2020 2.76 yrs

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund, Class D3, as of Oct 31, 2020 rated against 235 USD Diversified Bond - Short Term Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 1.125 06/30/2021 6.99
CANADA HOUSING TRUST NO.1 144A 2.4 12/15/2022 4.53
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 4.25
TREASURY NOTE 0.125 07/15/2023 3.48
ISHARES $ SHORT DURATION HI YLD CO 2.34
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 2 10/31/2021 1.98
FNMA BENCHMARK NOTE 0.75 10/08/2027 1.50
TREASURY NOTE 0.125 09/15/2023 1.44
TREASURY (CPI) NOTES 0.125 04/15/2022 1.35
UMBS 15YR TBA(REG B) 1.12
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settlement 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.
as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Oct 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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
D3 USD Monthly 9.94 0.00 0.00 9.94 9.27 - LU0592702228 - -
A3 EUR Monthly 7.27 -0.03 -0.41 7.94 7.21 - LU0172420597 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 12.85 0.00 0.00 12.85 11.92 - LU0154237738 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 8.87 -0.01 -0.11 9.56 8.75 - LU1960224142 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 16.02 0.00 0.00 16.02 14.72 - LU0245444947 - -
A3 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.71 0.00 0.00 9.72 9.07 - LU1062843773 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 11.31 0.00 0.00 11.31 10.54 - LU0331289081 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 14.17 0.00 0.00 14.17 13.10 - LU0154237225 - -
A3 USD Monthly 8.66 0.00 0.00 8.66 8.07 - LU0172419748 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.07 0.00 0.00 10.07 9.36 - LU1423762027 - -
Class AI2 USD - 10.53 0.00 0.00 10.53 9.73 - LU1960224225 - -
C1 USD Daily 8.66 0.00 0.00 8.66 8.08 - LU0155447161 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 10.79 -0.04 -0.37 11.72 10.70 - LU0171298564 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 14.57 0.00 0.00 14.57 13.44 - LU0827887356 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.10 0.00 0.00 10.10 9.40 - LU0839485744 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.12 0.00 0.00 10.12 9.40 - LU1423762613 - -
Class I5 USD USD Quarterly 10.33 0.00 0.00 10.33 9.61 - LU1883300532 - -
A1 USD Daily 8.65 0.00 0.00 8.65 8.07 - LU0155445546 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 11.11 0.00 0.00 11.11 10.24 - LU1479925726 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Bob Miller
Managing Director, Head of Americas Fundamental Fixed Income

Bob Miller, Managing Director, is head of Americas Fundamental Fixed Income within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group and a member of the Global Fixed Income Executive Committee.

Akiva Dickstein
Head of Customized Multi-Sector Portfolios and co-Head of Global Inflation Linked Portfolios

Mr. Dickstein earned a BA degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1990, and an MA degree in physics from Princeton University in 1993.

Scott MacLellan, CFA, CMT
Scott MacLellan, CFA, CMT

Literature

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