Equity

BSF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Fund

Overview

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. 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. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Investments in China are subject to certain additional risks, particularly regarding the ability to deal in equity securities in China due to issues relating to liquidity and the repatriation of capital. As a result, the Fund may choose to gain exposure to Chinese equities indirectly and may be unable to gain full exposure to the Chinese equity markets. 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 Funds. Investors in this fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general stock market trends as both positive and negative share movements affect the overall value of the fund. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within the Fund. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. The fund may invest in exchange traded funds which have exposure to property securities and commodities (through an index). Property investments are subject to adverse changes in economic conditions, adverse local market conditions and risks associated with the acquisition, financing and ownership and operation and disposal of real property. The underlying commodities index may concentrate investment on selected commodity futures of multinational markets. This makes the exchange traded fund extremely dependent on the performance of the commodity markets concerned. The Fund may invest more than 10% of its Net Asset Value in the units of UCITS and/or other UCIs.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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

as of Mar 31, 2019

- - - -2.81 2.85
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 Apr 17, 2019 USD 27.258
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Aug 31, 2016
Share Class Inception Date Oct 5, 2016
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Alt - Long/Short Equity - Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU1495982438
Bloomberg Ticker BSAPD2U
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
SEDOL BD87XK4
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Weekly, Business Day
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 29, 2019
Name Weight (%)
NINTENDO CO LTD 2.62
BANK CENTRAL ASIA TBK PT 2.46
LT GROUP INC 2.20
PANASONIC CORP 2.20
RECRUIT HOLDINGS CO LTD 2.19
Name Weight (%)
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.08
CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS LTD 2.02
ZOOMLION HEAVY INDUSTRY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO LTD 2.02
KOREAN REINSURANCE CO 1.90
FLEXIUM INTERCONNECT INC 1.82
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 101.39 -0.25 -0.25 102.31 98.62 - LU1495982438 - -
Class Z2 USD Accumulating 101.41 -0.24 -0.24 102.20 98.55 - LU1417814305 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 95.21 -0.32 -0.33 97.61 93.42 - LU1495982511 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 96.64 -0.30 -0.31 98.45 94.55 - LU1417814057 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 97.96 -0.82 -0.83 98.81 87.98 - LU1417813836 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 104.70 -0.23 -0.22 105.04 101.15 - LU1417814214 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 93.46 -0.32 -0.34 96.31 91.82 - LU1417813919 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 93.47 -0.34 -0.36 96.75 91.95 - LU1495982271 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 100.26 -0.80 -0.79 101.06 89.50 - LU1495982602 - -
Class Z2 Hedged EUR Accumulating 95.39 -0.32 -0.33 97.58 93.53 - LU1417814487 - -
Class Z2 Hedged CHF Accumulating 94.53 -0.33 -0.35 97.00 92.78 - LU1417814560 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 96.83 -0.79 -0.81 97.67 87.36 - LU1417814131 - -
A2 GBP Accumulating 94.54 -0.07 -0.07 96.12 85.24 - LU1513020419 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Andrew Swan
Managing Director, Head of Asian Equities and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Asia Fund and BlackRock Special Situations Fund

  

Oisin Crawley
Oisin Crawley

Literature

Literature