Fixed Income

BSF European Select Strategies Fund

Overview

The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies which, compared to bonds issued or guaranteed by governments, are exposed to greater risk of default in the repayment of the capital provided to the company or interest payments due to the fund. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. The Fund utilises derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of risk and volatility. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both ‘long’ and ‘synthetic short’ positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Fund. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund.

The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount is not guaranteed. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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 15, 2019 EUR 550.803
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception Date Aug 19, 2015
Share Class Inception Date Sep 14, 2016
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Allocation
Benchmark Index 75% Barclays Pan Euro Agg Bond (Euro Hedged)/25% MSCI Europe (Euro Hedged)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU1433515993
Bloomberg Ticker BSEA2CH
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BYVFS41
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment CZK 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
VINCI SA 1.13
SAMPO 1.11
SANOFI SA 1.08
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 1.08
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 1.07
Name Weight (%)
KONE 1.06
TOTAL SA 1.03
SCOR 0.93
BOUYGUES SA 0.92
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP AG 0.81
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Allocations subject to change.
Sorry, maturities are not available at this time.
as of Mar 31, 2017

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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
A2 Hgd CZK Accumulating 1,010.43 2.06 0.20 1,013.77 964.04 - LU1433515993 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 109.93 0.21 0.19 109.93 104.93 - LU1271725951 - -
A4 EUR Annual 104.35 0.21 0.20 105.90 99.89 - LU1308276598 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 104.63 0.20 0.19 105.82 100.16 - LU1271725100 - -
D5 Hgd USD Quarterly 109.99 0.23 0.21 109.99 104.48 - LU1308276754 - -
E5 EUR Quarterly 102.61 0.20 0.20 104.21 98.33 - LU1271725522 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 103.75 0.21 0.20 104.21 99.14 - LU1461867779 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 103.31 0.20 0.19 104.95 98.73 - LU1271725878 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 106.91 0.21 0.20 107.56 102.21 - LU1271725365 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 102.79 0.20 0.19 104.39 98.50 - LU1271725449 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Krautzberger
Managing Director

  

Jozef Prokes
Jozef Prokes

Literature

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