Equity

BGF World Healthscience Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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30-Jun-2015
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Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Jun 30, 2020

-8.00 13.92 8.26 12.03 15.22
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 Jun 30, 2020

-4.60 9.83 4.88 10.84 13.87
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 29, 2020 USD 9,875.040
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 Aug 31, 2020 rated against 327 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 Aug 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.95
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.82
SANOFI SA 4.00
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 3.77
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.66
Name Weight (%)
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 2.85
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 2.77
PFIZER INC 2.51
STRYKER CORP 2.08
AMGEN INC 2.02
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 60.92 0.32 0.53 62.31 43.41 - LU0329593007 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.54 0.22 1.79 13.20 9.74 - LU1960224654 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 42.80 0.01 0.02 45.19 33.33 - LU0171309270 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 18.70 0.10 0.54 19.13 13.45 - LU1023059063 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 50.19 0.26 0.52 51.38 35.99 - LU0122380701 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 157.28 0.82 0.52 160.73 111.34 - LU1254117382 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 47.12 0.01 0.02 49.59 36.59 - LU0171307068 - -
D4 USD Annual 13.89 0.07 0.51 14.21 9.91 - LU1728553774 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 190.27 0.98 0.52 194.72 136.00 - LU1061106388 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 43.68 0.22 0.51 44.74 31.45 - LU0147404148 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 51.95 0.02 0.04 54.43 40.19 - LU0827889485 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,195.00 6.00 0.50 1,224.00 859.00 - LU1948809360 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 55.25 0.28 0.51 56.54 39.52 - LU0122379950 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.74 0.07 0.55 13.04 9.18 - LU1822774284 - -
I2 USD - 12.50 0.07 0.56 12.78 8.89 - LU1960219225 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 66.95 0.34 0.51 68.43 47.45 - LU0462856898 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 37.25 0.01 0.03 39.51 29.12 - LU0331289677 - -
I2 EUR - 10.65 0.18 1.72 11.15 8.23 - LU1960219571 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 18.88 0.10 0.53 19.32 13.56 - LU1057294990 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Erin Xie
Head of Health Sciences Investing, Active Equities

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

Xiang Liu
Xiang Liu
Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee

Literature

Literature