Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond 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

  • Returns


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

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in USD, hedged fund benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

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-Apr-2019 USD 2,183.08
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 29-Oct-1993
Share Class launch date 24-Oct-2003
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD High Yield Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc US Corp High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0172419151
Bloomberg Ticker MLUSHYA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7659740
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1,000.00
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond Fund, Class A3, as of 31-Mar-2019 rated against 457 USD High Yield Bond 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 16-Oct-2018)

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan
James Keenan
David Delbos
David Delbos
Mitchell Garfin
Mitchell Garfin

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Mar-2019
Name Weight (%)
TRANSDIGM INC 144A 6.25 03/15/2026 1.93
BLACKSTONE CQP HOLDCO LP 144A 6.5 03/20/2021 1.35
ALLY FINANCIAL INC 8 11/01/2031 0.97
CLEAR CHANNEL WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS I 6.5 11/15/2022 0.94
INFOR US INC 6.5 05/15/2022 0.92
Name Weight (%)
GMAC CAPITAL TRUST I 8.46875 02/15/2040 0.88
FINANCIAL & RISK US HOLDINGS INC 144A 6.25 05/15/2026 0.76
CLEAR CHANNEL WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS I 144A 9.25 02/15/2024 0.72
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.71
CENTENE CORPORATION 144A 5.375 06/01/2026 0.66
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Mar-2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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
Class A3 USD Monthly 5.82 -0.01 -0.17 5.90 5.44 - LU0172419151 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly 5.08 0.00 0.00 5.22 4.77 - LU0738912566 - -
Class A3 Hedged NZD Monthly 11.16 -0.01 -0.09 11.34 10.44 - LU0803752046 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 208.29 -0.20 -0.10 208.49 193.44 - LU0330917963 - -
Class D2 Hedged AUD None 17.75 -0.02 -0.11 17.77 16.33 - LU0827886895 - -
Class E2 EUR None 27.56 0.12 0.44 27.56 24.24 - LU0277197595 - -
Class E2 USD None 31.00 -0.02 -0.06 31.02 28.55 - LU0147389919 - -
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 10.72 -0.01 -0.09 10.73 9.96 - LU1090155554 - -
Class A3 Hedged CAD Monthly 10.09 -0.01 -0.10 10.31 9.46 - LU0803751741 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 14.57 -0.02 -0.14 14.59 13.45 - LU0578945809 - -
Class A3 Hedged EUR Monthly 9.36 0.00 0.00 9.76 8.83 - LU0578943853 - -
Class A3 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.78 -0.01 -0.10 9.99 9.16 - LU0578937376 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 219.55 -0.20 -0.09 219.75 203.46 - LU0532707519 - -
Class A2 USD None 33.71 -0.03 -0.09 33.74 31.01 - LU0046676465 - -
Class I4 Hedged GBP Annual 9.44 -0.01 -0.11 9.79 8.72 - LU1111085442 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH - 104.42 -0.08 -0.08 104.50 97.93 - LU1919856218 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 11.03 -0.02 -0.18 11.05 10.24 - LU1090156289 - -
Class A3 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.76 -0.01 -0.10 10.07 9.19 - LU0580330818 - -
Class A1 USD Daily 5.76 0.00 0.00 5.82 5.37 - LU0046675905 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 11.28 -0.01 -0.09 11.29 10.45 - LU1111085798 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 9.98 -0.01 -0.10 10.10 9.33 - LU0592702061 - -
Class D2 USD None 35.53 -0.03 -0.08 35.56 32.61 - LU0552552704 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 10.89 -0.01 -0.09 11.28 10.06 - LU0681219902 - -
Class A3 Hedged AUD Monthly 11.41 -0.01 -0.09 11.61 10.69 - LU0578942376 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 17.02 -0.01 -0.06 17.03 15.68 - LU0578947334 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 9.35 -0.01 -0.11 9.69 8.81 - LU0871640396 - -
Class A8 Hedged ZAR Monthly 90.50 -0.04 -0.04 93.08 84.84 - LU1023056127 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 10.89 -0.01 -0.09 11.26 10.09 - LU0706698544 - -
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.44 -0.01 -0.11 9.82 8.90 - LU1314333441 - -
Class I2 USD None 14.40 -0.01 -0.07 14.41 13.21 - LU0822668108 - -
Class I3 USD Monthly 9.40 -0.01 -0.11 9.52 8.79 - LU0764821012 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 38.11 -0.03 -0.08 39.72 35.96 - LU0764619531 - -
Class D3 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.81 -0.01 -0.10 10.03 9.20 - LU0827886978 - -
Class D2 Hedged SGD None 15.17 -0.01 -0.07 15.18 13.96 - LU0827887273 - -

Literature

Literature