Equity

BGF World Financials 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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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

0.83 -7.63 6.47 32.21 -15.52
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI ACWI Financials 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

4.17 -5.59 12.38 24.09 -15.66
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 22, 2019 USD 1,036.012
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Mar 3, 2000
Share Class Inception Date Mar 3, 2000
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Financial Services
Benchmark Index MSCI ACWI Financials Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0106831901
Bloomberg Ticker MERFSPA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5899883
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SPFINUSBGF
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Financials Fund, Class A2, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 169 Sector Equity Financial Services Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 5.90
CITIGROUP INC 5.88
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 5.34
MORGAN STANLEY 3.52
BANCO BPM 3.35
Name Weight (%)
INTESA SANPAOLO 3.28
AXA SA 3.16
CHINA MERCHANTS BANK LTD H 3.15
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA 3.14
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP 3.06
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 26.25 -0.82 -3.03 30.08 23.36 - LU0106831901 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 14.02 -0.44 -3.04 15.82 12.43 - LU0988582291 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 24.16 -0.76 -3.05 27.81 21.53 - LU0147401714 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 10.04 -0.31 -3.00 11.62 8.96 - LU1668664300 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 90.35 -2.84 -3.05 104.53 80.65 - LU1791807156 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 18.84 -0.43 -2.23 20.62 16.59 - LU0331289321 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 21.24 -0.67 -3.06 24.61 18.96 - LU0147401128 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 21.42 -0.50 -2.28 23.30 18.84 - LU0171305443 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 25.38 -0.59 -2.27 27.31 22.26 - LU0827889055 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 28.63 -0.89 -3.01 32.59 25.44 - LU0329593262 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 23.27 -0.54 -2.27 25.20 20.44 - LU0171304719 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Vasco Moreno
Vasco Moreno

Literature

Literature