Fixed Income

BGF World 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 15-Jan-2019 USD 1,343.01
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 04-Sep-1985
Share Class launch date 02-Apr-2004
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Bond - USD Hedged
Benchmark Index BBG Barc Global Aggregate Index (USD Hedged)
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0012053665
Bloomberg Ticker MERWBA1
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B00MZP5
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LEGATRUH
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

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Bond Fund, Class A1, as of 31-Dec-2018 rated against 254 Global Bond - USD Hedged 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 22-Jan-2018)

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Rick Rieder
Aidan Doyle (FI)
Aidan Doyle (FI)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Dec-2018
Name Weight (%)
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 10YR #318 1 09/20/2021 2.89
GNMA2 30YR 2016 PRODUCTION 2.62
TREASURY NOTE 2.75 07/31/2023 2.21
TREASURY NOTE 2.625 06/30/2023 1.85
ISH CORE EUR CORP BND ETF EUR DIST 1.46
Name Weight (%)
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 10YR #309 1.1 06/20/2020 1.27
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 10YR #350 0.1 03/20/2028 1.24
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 30YR #54 0.8 03/20/2047 1.23
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 20YR #130 1.8 09/20/2031 1.03
ISHARES J.P. MORGAN $ EMER MKTS BD 1.01
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Dec-2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Dec-2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Dec-2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 31-Dec-2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Dec-2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Dec-2018

% 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 A1 USD Daily 55.69 -0.01 -0.02 56.25 54.53 - LU0012053665 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 11.33 -0.01 -0.09 11.47 11.11 - LU0871639547 - -
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.18 0.00 0.00 9.56 9.06 - LU1484780744 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 55.57 -0.01 -0.02 56.17 54.41 - LU0184696853 - -
Class A2 USD None 75.54 0.00 0.00 75.58 73.74 - LU0184696937 - -
Class D2 USD None 79.15 -0.01 -0.01 79.18 77.19 - LU0297941972 - -
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 11.34 0.00 0.00 11.51 11.12 - LU0808759830 - -
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.94 0.00 0.00 10.05 9.79 - LU1830001282 - -
Class E2 USD None 70.23 0.00 0.00 70.44 68.65 - LU0184697075 - -
Class E2 EUR None 61.32 0.07 0.11 61.90 55.66 - LU0277197678 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 188.89 -0.04 -0.02 193.09 185.78 - LU0827888594 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 10.01 0.00 0.00 10.27 9.85 - LU0308772333 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 55.65 0.00 0.00 56.25 54.47 - LU0827888321 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 184.42 -0.04 -0.02 189.27 181.57 - LU0330917880 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 99.36 -0.01 -0.01 101.91 97.63 - LU1529944784 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 93.76 -0.01 -0.01 96.99 92.38 - LU1484780827 - -

Literature

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