Equity

BGF Continental European Flexible 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.

Please note the Fund-specific risks under the relevant section in Disclaimer.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

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Performance

Performance

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in GBP, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 18-Sep-2020 EUR 4,826.73
Base Currency EUR
Fund Launch Date 24-Nov-1986
Share Class launch date 22-Jul-2005
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe ex-UK Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe ex UK Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0071969892
Bloomberg Ticker MIGOEUI
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B0FBSM5
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTXUKEUGBP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1,000.00
Use of Income Distributing

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a Fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-Sep-2020 49.41
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-Sep-2020 Equity Europe ex UK
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Sep-2020, based on holdings as of 29-Feb-2020. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a Fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics using links below.

Business Involvement exposures shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for issuers within the fund that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction, as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to issuers within the fund that generate any revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a Fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Continental European Flexible Fund, Class A4, as of 30-Jun-2019 rated against 548 Europe ex-UK Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 05-Jul-2019)

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alister Hibbert
Managing Director

  

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-2020
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.21
ASML HOLDING NV 4.97
LONZA GROUP AG 4.37
SIKA AG 4.28
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.28
Name Weight (%)
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.56
SAP SE 3.47
SAFRAN SA 3.44
VOLVO AB 3.42
STMICROELECTRONICS NV 3.24
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
Class A4 GBP Annual 27.72 -0.02 -0.07 27.81 18.04 - LU0071969892 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 18.90 -0.01 -0.05 18.95 12.26 - LU1330249563 - -
Class E2 EUR None 28.99 0.01 0.03 29.05 18.75 - LU0224105980 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 16.82 0.01 0.06 16.85 10.71 - LU1207311066 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 30.81 0.01 0.03 30.88 19.81 - LU1202926504 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 30.97 0.01 0.03 31.03 19.85 - LU0827876235 - -
Class A2 USD None 36.98 0.08 0.22 37.09 21.77 - LU0769137737 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 30.55 0.01 0.03 30.62 19.72 - LU0628613803 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 46.27 0.02 0.04 46.36 29.51 - LU0827876151 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.68 0.00 0.00 12.71 8.18 - LU1960219654 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 16.74 0.00 0.00 16.78 10.72 - LU1196525536 - -
Class D2 EUR None 34.14 0.01 0.03 34.22 21.95 - LU0406496546 - -
Class A4 Hedged GBP Annual 29.00 0.01 0.03 29.10 18.66 - LU0534241806 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 28.15 -0.02 -0.07 28.23 18.25 - LU0827876318 - -
Class I2 EUR None 23.43 0.00 0.00 23.48 15.05 - LU0888974473 - -
Class A2 EUR None 31.25 0.01 0.03 31.32 20.17 - LU0224105477 - -
Class I4 Hedged USD Annual 17.15 0.01 0.06 17.18 10.95 - LU1505938164 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 29.48 0.00 0.00 29.55 18.90 - LU0827876409 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 20.68 0.00 0.00 20.73 13.31 - LU1505937943 - -
Class D4 Hedged USD Annual 49.39 0.02 0.04 49.49 31.50 - LU0669554353 - -
Class D2 USD None 40.40 0.09 0.22 40.52 23.70 - LU1984140423 - -

Literature

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