Equity

BGF US Basic Value 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 EUR, hedged Share Class 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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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 14-Aug-2020 USD 454.25
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 08-Jan-1997
Share Class launch date 25-Apr-2003
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category US Large-Cap Value Equity
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171295891
Bloomberg Ticker MLSBAEE
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43C9H0
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker RUSL1KEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

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-Aug-2020 27.30
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-Aug-2020 Equity US
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Aug-2020, based on holdings as of 31-Jan-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 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 US Basic Value Fund, Class E2, as of 31-Mar-2012 rated against 208 US Large-Cap Value Equity Funds.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Carrie King
Carrie King
Tony DeSpirito
Tony DeSpirito
Franco Tapia, CFA
Franco Tapia, CFA
David Zhao
David Zhao
Joseph Wolfe
Joseph Wolfe

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2020
Name Weight (%)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 3.47
CITIGROUP INC 3.38
COMCAST CORP CLASS A 2.93
WELLS FARGO 2.73
UNILEVER ADR REPRESENTING NV 2.69
Name Weight (%)
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 2.54
DOLLAR TREE INC 2.49
BAE SYSTEMS ADR PLC 2.48
ANTHEM INC 2.32
GENERAL MOTORS 2.20
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 E2 EUR None 64.41 -0.20 -0.31 80.02 49.55 - LU0171295891 - -
Class A2 USD None 83.60 -0.41 -0.49 96.02 58.58 - LU0072461881 - -
Class A2 GBP None 63.70 -0.35 -0.55 73.87 50.44 - LU0171296279 - -
Class D4 USD Annual 84.08 -0.41 -0.49 96.16 58.75 - LU0827886465 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 62.99 -0.35 -0.55 73.05 49.88 - LU0204064967 - -
Class I2 USD None 91.76 -0.45 -0.49 104.78 64.04 - LU0368249990 - -
Class A2 Hedged CNH None 134.04 -0.65 -0.48 153.16 93.25 - LU1333800354 - -
Class E2 Hedged EUR None 44.84 -0.22 -0.49 52.53 31.85 - LU0200685666 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 55.90 -0.27 -0.48 65.03 39.51 - LU0329591993 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 52.72 -0.26 -0.49 61.59 37.37 - LU0200685153 - -
Class A4 USD Annual 82.80 -0.40 -0.48 95.08 58.02 - LU0162691827 - -
Class E2 USD None 76.23 -0.38 -0.50 87.80 53.52 - LU0147417710 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 63.94 -0.35 -0.54 73.84 50.48 - LU0827886549 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 69.96 -0.22 -0.31 86.69 53.72 - LU0213336463 - -
Class D2 EUR None 78.53 -0.24 -0.30 96.95 60.12 - LU0827886119 - -
Class D2 GBP None 70.81 -0.40 -0.56 81.77 55.91 - LU0827886200 - -
Class D2 USD None 92.94 -0.46 -0.49 106.29 64.93 - LU0275209954 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 15.78 -0.08 -0.50 18.41 11.13 - LU0602533316 - -
Class A2 EUR None 70.64 -0.22 -0.31 87.54 54.24 - LU0171293920 - -

Literature

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