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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

  • Returns

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

as of Mar 31, 2020

2.40 32.23 17.70 -9.90 -1.85
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Japan Mid Small Cap in GBP Performance 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 Mar 31, 2020

3.77 32.93 10.45 -5.47 -7.24
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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 3, 2020 JPY 22,595.829
Base Currency Japanese Yen
Fund Inception Date May 13, 1987
Share Class Inception Date Sep 27, 2012
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index S&P Japan Mid Small Cap in GBP Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0827883017
Bloomberg Ticker BJSMD4R
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B8KTH89
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SPBMIMSJP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund, Class D4, as of Mar 31, 2020 rated against 155 Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2020
Name Weight (%)
NICHIAS CORPORATION 2.07
DAIFUKU CO. LTD. 1.95
KEISEI ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO LTD 1.94
SHIP HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS INC 1.86
NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP INC. 1.84
Name Weight (%)
BIC CAMERA INC 1.80
NICHIREI CORPORATION 1.72
MATSUMOTOKIYOSHI HOLDINGS CO LTD 1.71
CKD CORPORATION 1.66
NIPPON REIT INVESTMENT CORP 1.62
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
D4 GBP Annual 44.09 -0.94 -2.09 56.79 41.14 - LU0827883017 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 35.97 -0.68 -1.86 50.21 32.98 - LU0255399742 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 38.05 -0.72 -1.86 53.02 34.87 - LU0827883280 - -
A2 JPY Accumulating 5,711.00 -106.00 -1.82 7,905.00 5,231.00 - LU0249411835 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 40.37 -1.22 -2.93 55.61 37.77 - LU0147408305 - -
C2 JPY Accumulating 4,381.00 -81.00 -1.82 6,080.00 4,015.00 - LU0249422360 - -
A4 GBP Annual 42.86 -0.91 -2.08 55.29 40.00 - LU0204063480 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 52.63 -1.58 -2.91 72.29 49.22 - LU0006061252 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 43.88 -1.06 -2.36 58.45 39.89 - LU0171289225 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 47.34 -1.43 -2.93 65.10 44.28 - LU0090841692 - -
E2 JPY Accumulating 5,137.00 -96.00 -1.83 7,119.00 4,707.00 - LU0249422956 - -
I2 JPY Accumulating 1,255.00 -23.00 -1.80 1,734.00 1,149.00 - LU0992622497 - -
A2 Hgd USD Accumulating 11.19 -0.21 -1.84 15.65 10.30 - LU0931342652 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 53.51 -1.29 -2.35 71.07 48.61 - LU0252965594 - -
X2 JPY Accumulating 6,634.00 -123.00 -1.82 9,147.00 6,071.00 - LU0249423681 - -
I2 EUR - 10.72 -0.26 -2.37 14.23 9.74 - LU1822774011 - -
D2 JPY Accumulating 6,265.00 -116.00 -1.82 8,657.00 5,736.00 - LU0496417709 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 48.78 -1.18 -2.36 64.90 44.33 - LU0171289068 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 6.74 -0.13 -1.89 9.39 6.18 - LU1822774102 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 57.73 -1.74 -2.93 79.15 53.97 - LU0827883108 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama

Literature

Literature