Equity

BGF World Healthscience Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of May 29, 2020 USD 8,097.707
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 6, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Feb 28, 2018
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU1728553774
Bloomberg Ticker BGWHD4U
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BG0QCX6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Distributing

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.90
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 4.59
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 4.35
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.07
SANOFI SA 3.97
Name Weight (%)
MERCK & CO INC 2.87
PFIZER INC 2.60
AMGEN INC 2.51
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 2.35
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.24
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 USD Annual 13.32 0.07 0.53 13.41 9.91 - LU1728553774 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 42.11 0.21 0.50 42.63 31.45 - LU0147404148 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 12.26 0.06 0.49 12.48 9.18 - LU1822774284 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 150.02 0.78 0.52 151.08 111.34 - LU1254117382 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 53.04 0.27 0.51 53.51 39.52 - LU0122379950 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 58.33 0.30 0.52 58.72 43.41 - LU0329593007 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 63.90 0.34 0.53 64.14 47.45 - LU0462856898 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.98 0.09 0.50 18.46 13.45 - LU1023059063 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 43.40 -0.10 -0.23 45.19 33.33 - LU0171309270 - -
A2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,149.00 6.00 0.52 1,163.00 859.00 - LU1948809360 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 182.64 0.96 0.53 184.42 136.00 - LU1061106388 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 47.70 -0.11 -0.23 49.59 36.59 - LU0171307068 - -
I2 USD - 11.96 0.07 0.59 12.03 8.89 - LU1960219225 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 52.46 -0.11 -0.21 54.43 40.19 - LU0827889485 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 48.26 0.24 0.50 48.75 35.99 - LU0122380701 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.73 0.34 2.74 13.20 9.74 - LU1960224654 - -
I2 EUR - 10.78 0.29 2.76 11.15 8.23 - LU1960219571 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 37.87 -0.09 -0.24 39.51 29.12 - LU0331289677 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 18.13 0.09 0.50 18.50 13.56 - LU1057294990 - -

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