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BGF World Healthscience 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

  • Returns

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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
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31-Dec-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Dec 31, 2019

5.36 -7.35 22.71 5.81 25.26
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI World Health Care 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, 2019

6.60 -6.81 19.80 2.51 23.24
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 27, 2020 USD 5,526.133
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Nov 12, 2007
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0329593007
Bloomberg Ticker MLWORHD
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43GMP1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDWUHC
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 Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Healthscience Fund, Class D2, as of Feb 29, 2020 rated against 300 Sector Equity Healthcare 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 Dec 4, 2019)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2020
Name Weight (%)
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 5.56
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.67
SANOFI SA 4.14
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.00
MERCK & CO INC 3.01
Name Weight (%)
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.73
ZOETIS INC CLASS A 2.70
MEDTRONIC PLC 2.49
STRYKER CORP 2.44
AMGEN INC 2.36
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
D2 USD Accumulating 48.61 0.14 0.29 58.72 43.41 - LU0329593007 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 125.01 0.34 0.27 151.08 111.34 - LU1254117382 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 31.99 0.05 0.16 39.51 29.12 - LU0331289677 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 40.20 0.05 0.12 49.59 36.59 - LU0171307068 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 53.15 0.16 0.30 64.14 47.45 - LU0462856898 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 962.00 2.00 0.21 1,163.00 859.00 - LU1948809360 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 10.27 0.03 0.29 12.48 9.18 - LU1822774284 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 15.07 0.04 0.27 18.46 13.45 - LU1023059063 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 152.29 0.44 0.29 184.42 136.00 - LU1061106388 - -
D4 USD Annual 11.10 0.04 0.36 13.41 9.91 - LU1728553774 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 44.16 0.06 0.14 54.43 40.19 - LU0827889485 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 44.26 0.13 0.29 53.51 39.52 - LU0122379950 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 35.21 0.10 0.28 42.63 31.45 - LU0147404148 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 36.61 0.05 0.14 45.19 33.33 - LU0171309270 - -
I2 USD - 9.96 0.03 0.30 12.03 8.89 - LU1960219225 - -
I2 EUR - 9.03 0.20 2.27 11.15 8.23 - LU1960219571 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 15.17 0.04 0.26 18.50 13.56 - LU1057294990 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 40.30 0.11 0.27 48.75 35.99 - LU0122380701 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 10.69 0.24 2.30 13.20 9.74 - LU1960224654 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Erin Xie, PhD
Managing Director, Head of Health Sciences

Erin Xie, PhD, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is the head of the Health Sciences team, part of BlackRock's Active Equity Group.

Literature

Literature