Fixed Income

BGF Global High Yield Bond 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

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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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

15.26 15.81 6.75 10.68 5.94
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

13.51 9.20 2.11 7.56 2.85
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
5.94 7.77 10.81 - 9.00
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

2.85 4.15 6.96 - 5.14
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.98 -1.14 4.93 5.94 25.16 67.06 - 76.86
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

-0.05 -0.98 4.10 2.85 12.96 40.02 - 39.33
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 Oct 21, 2020 USD 1,661.384
12m Trailing Yield as of Sep 30, 2020 9.65
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2020 1563
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Dec 22, 1998
Share Class Inception Date Feb 19, 2014
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index ICE BofA Global High Yield Constrained (HW0C) 100% USD Hedged Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 1.46%
ISIN LU1023055319
Bloomberg Ticker BGGHA8Z
Annual Management Fee 1.25%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BJ35Z98
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment ZAR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment ZAR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Worst as of Sep 30, 2020 5.32%
Modified Duration as of Sep 30, 2020 5.09 yrs
Effective Duration as of Sep 30, 2020 4.35 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Sep 30, 2020 6.12 yrs
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 9.45
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.959
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2020 8.06
5y Beta as of Sep 30, 2020 0.962
WAL to Worst as of Sep 30, 2020 6.12 yrs

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global High Yield Bond Fund, Class A8 Hedged, as of Jul 31, 2018 rated against 1349 Other Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 1.30
PETROLEOS MEXICANOS 6.375 01/23/2045 0.85
ALLIED UNIVERSAL HOLDCO LLC 144A 6.625 07/15/2026 0.45
PETROBRAS GLOBAL FINANCE BV 5.093 01/15/2030 0.43
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.41
Name Weight (%)
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.40
CONNECT FINCO SARL 144A 6.75 10/01/2026 0.38
ALTICE FINANCING SA 144A 7.5 05/15/2026 0.37
ALPHA 3 BV 144A 6.25 02/01/2025 0.36
PETROBRAS GLOBAL FINANCE BV 6.85 06/05/2115 0.35
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

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

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 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
A8 Hgd ZAR Monthly 88.94 0.04 0.04 93.35 70.34 - LU1023055319 - -
A8 Hgd CNH Monthly 104.25 0.05 0.05 107.45 81.45 - LU1919856135 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 23.36 0.00 0.00 23.44 17.86 - LU0331284447 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 17.39 0.00 0.00 17.63 13.37 - LU0093504206 - -
C1 Hgd EUR Daily 5.23 0.01 0.19 5.44 4.11 - LU0147394323 - -
A5 EUR Quarterly 10.50 -0.04 -0.38 11.85 8.95 - LU1125545993 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 21.32 0.00 0.00 21.40 16.25 - LU0147394752 - -
D3 USD Monthly 8.14 0.00 0.00 8.32 6.33 - LU0827882126 - -
A6 Hgd SGD Monthly 9.58 0.00 0.00 10.07 7.59 - LU1830001522 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 18.61 0.00 0.00 18.77 14.24 - LU0368267034 - -
Class E5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 10.04 0.00 0.00 10.51 7.88 - LU0500207039 - -
A1 USD Daily 8.03 0.00 0.00 8.21 6.24 - LU0171284770 - -
D3 Hgd EUR Monthly 5.09 0.00 0.00 5.30 4.01 - LU0827882472 - -
D5 Hgd GBP Quarterly 8.89 0.00 0.00 9.33 6.96 - LU1072327023 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 20.82 -0.07 -0.34 22.82 17.43 - LU0628613712 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 29.50 0.01 0.03 29.53 22.31 - LU0297941899 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 11.75 0.01 0.09 11.75 8.85 - LU0580566189 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 20.25 0.00 0.00 20.46 15.48 - LU0372548783 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 15.63 0.00 0.00 15.89 12.05 - LU0093505864 - -
A1 EUR Daily 5.11 0.00 0.00 5.32 4.02 - LU0118259661 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 13.58 0.00 0.00 13.88 10.51 - LU0147394596 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 14.84 0.00 0.00 15.03 11.38 - LU0849758007 - -
A2 Hgd SEK Accumulating 13.80 0.00 0.00 13.95 10.56 - LU0797429023 - -
Class AI2 Hedged EUR - 10.45 0.00 0.01 10.59 8.03 - LU1960223250 - -
A8 Hgd AUD Monthly 6.58 0.01 0.15 6.92 5.19 - LU0871640040 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 51.67 0.01 0.02 53.62 40.67 - LU0784402520 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 29.76 0.01 0.03 29.78 22.48 - LU0369584726 - -
I2 Hgd EUR - 10.78 0.00 0.00 10.87 8.25 - LU1791806000 - -
Class AI5 Hedged EUR - 10.42 0.00 0.01 10.56 8.01 - LU1960223334 - -
A6 USD Monthly 6.85 0.00 0.00 7.11 5.40 - LU0764618640 - -
A3 Hgd EUR Monthly 5.06 0.00 0.00 5.27 3.98 - LU0172401704 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 27.47 0.00 0.00 27.52 20.86 - LU0171284937 - -
I2 Hgd CAD Accumulating 13.14 0.00 0.00 13.17 10.00 - LU1153585705 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 24.69 0.00 0.00 24.75 18.80 - LU0171285157 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 19.05 0.00 0.00 19.34 14.63 - LU0567554463 - -
I3 USD Monthly 10.53 0.00 0.00 10.77 8.19 - LU0764819032 - -
C1 USD Daily 8.23 0.00 0.00 8.42 6.40 - LU0331284363 - -
A3 USD Monthly 8.09 0.00 0.00 8.27 6.29 - LU0172401969 - -
X4 Hgd EUR Annual 8.75 0.00 0.00 9.28 7.05 - LU0984200880 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Jimmy Keenan
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

Jimmy E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI).

Jose Aguilar
Managing Director

Jose Aguilar, Managing Director, is the head of European High Yield Strategies within BlackRock's Global Credit Platform.

David Delbos
Co-Head of US High Yield, Global Credit

David Delbos

Mitchell S. Garfin
Co-Head of Leveraged Finance, BlackRock

Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance within BlackRock's Global Credit team. He is responsible for managing US High Yield and Global strategies.

James Turner
Managing Director

James Turner ACA, is Head of European Leveraged Finance, overseeing investment strategies across European High Yield, Long/Short Credit, CLOs, Leveraged Loans and the European Fundamental Credit Research team.

Literature

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