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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

  From
30-Sep-2014
To
30-Sep-2015
From
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
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Sep 30, 2019

- 7.68 16.38 20.21 0.61
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 Sep 30, 2019

- 5.33 12.41 14.17 -1.83
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

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Nov 21, 2019 USD 5,048.036
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Jul 15, 2015
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU1254117382
Bloomberg Ticker BGWHA2C
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BYM6PT7
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDWUHC
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment RMB 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment RMB 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 5.41
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 5.08
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.32
MERCK & CO INC 4.28
ASTRAZENECA PLC 4.26
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 3.66
STRYKER CORP 3.33
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.17
MEDTRONIC PLC 2.65
ZOETIS INC CLASS A 2.55
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 Hgd CNH Accumulating 138.64 -0.68 -0.49 139.32 112.74 - LU1254117382 - -
I2 EUR - 10.00 0.04 0.40 10.00 9.10 - LU1960219571 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,074.00 -6.00 -0.56 1,080.00 925.00 - LU1948809360 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 48.62 -0.25 -0.51 48.87 38.07 - LU0827889485 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 17.01 -0.08 -0.47 17.09 13.93 - LU1057294990 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 44.86 -0.23 -0.51 45.09 36.65 - LU0122380701 - -
I2 USD - 11.03 -0.05 -0.45 11.08 9.28 - LU1960219225 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.88 0.05 0.42 11.88 10.82 - LU1960224654 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.01 -0.08 -0.47 17.09 13.96 - LU1023059063 - -
D4 USD Annual 12.30 -0.06 -0.49 12.36 9.96 - LU1728553774 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 169.41 -0.82 -0.48 170.23 138.57 - LU1061106388 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 53.87 -0.27 -0.50 54.14 43.51 - LU0329593007 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 35.47 -0.18 -0.50 35.65 28.28 - LU0331289677 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 39.30 -0.20 -0.51 39.50 32.32 - LU0147404148 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 40.49 -0.21 -0.52 40.70 32.07 - LU0171309270 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 44.38 -0.23 -0.52 44.61 34.99 - LU0171307068 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 58.70 -0.29 -0.49 58.99 46.98 - LU0462856898 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.54 -0.06 -0.52 11.60 9.65 - LU1822774284 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 49.18 -0.24 -0.49 49.42 39.99 - LU0122379950 - -

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