Equity

BGF World Healthscience 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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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 23-Apr-2019 USD 3,963.87
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 06-Apr-2001
Share Class launch date 06-Apr-2001
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI WRLD HealthCare ND
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0122380701
Bloomberg Ticker MERHLTE
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43GMZ1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDWUHC
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 Accumulating

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Healthscience Fund, Class E2, as of 31-Mar-2019 rated against 281 Sector Equity Healthcare Funds.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Erin Xie
Erin Xie

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Mar-2019
Name Weight (%)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 5.51
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.91
PFIZER INC 4.46
MERCK & CO INC 4.33
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 4.20
Name Weight (%)
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 3.96
ASTRAZENECA PLC 3.75
NOVARTIS AG 3.66
NOVO NORDISK CLASS B 3.04
SANOFI SA 2.97
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 USD None 38.68 0.55 1.44 42.26 35.70 - LU0122380701 - -
Class AI2 EUR - - - - - - - LU1960224654 - -
Class I2 EUR - - - - - - - LU1960219571 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 14.72 0.21 1.45 16.15 13.64 - LU1023059063 - -
Class D2 EUR None 41.13 0.73 1.81 44.07 34.51 - LU0827889485 - -
Class A2 Hedged JPY - 938.00 13.00 1.41 1,009.00 925.00 - LU1948809360 - -
Class A2 Hedged HKD None 145.98 2.07 1.44 160.06 135.44 - LU1061106388 - -
Class E2 EUR None 34.50 0.60 1.77 36.99 29.32 - LU0171309270 - -
Class I2 USD - 9.42 0.14 1.51 10.10 9.28 - LU1960219225 - -
Class A2 EUR None 37.71 0.66 1.78 40.42 31.88 - LU0171307068 - -
Class A2 Hedged CNH None 119.02 1.70 1.45 129.46 108.75 - LU1254117382 - -
Class D2 USD None 46.11 0.66 1.45 50.03 42.05 - LU0329593007 - -
Class A2 USD None 42.27 0.60 1.44 46.06 38.83 - LU0122379950 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 14.68 0.21 1.45 16.11 13.63 - LU1057294990 - -
Class D4 USD Annual 10.56 0.16 1.54 11.45 9.66 - LU1728553774 - -

Literature

Literature