Equity

BSF European Absolute Return Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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

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Reinvestments

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  From
31.Mar.2016
To
31.Mar.2017
From
31.Mar.2017
To
31.Mar.2018
From
31.Mar.2018
To
31.Mar.2019
From
31.Mar.2019
To
31.Mar.2020
From
31.Mar.2020
To
31.Mar.2021
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

-6.02 4.29 3.78 4.19 0.60
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.33 4.13 1.93 3.05 3.00
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.08 2.19 1.49 2.33 12.91 10.01 35.10 43.37
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) -7.76 2.88 3.69 0.54 8.72

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 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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 18-May-2021 EUR 1,535.06
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 30-Apr-2021 100
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 27-Feb-2009
Share Class launch date 27-Feb-2009
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Equity Market Neutral EUR
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.86%
ISIN LU0411704413
Bloomberg Ticker BLEURAA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
SEDOL B4Y52B3
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for BSF European Absolute Return Fund, Class A2, as of 30-Apr-2021 rated against 180 Equity Market Neutral EUR Funds.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stephanie Bothwell
Stephanie Bothwell
Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-2021
Name Weight (%)
DSV PANALPINA A/S 3.79
LONZA GROUP AG 3.60
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 3.42
TELEPERFORMANCE 2.45
NOVO NORDISK A/S 2.39
Name Weight (%)
TRYG A/S 2.19
RELX PLC 2.14
JD SPORTS FASHION PLC 2.00
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 1.98
SIKA AG 1.87
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-2021

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of 30-Apr-2021

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of 30-Apr-2021

% of Market Value

Type Long Short 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 A2 EUR None 142.05 0.03 0.02 150.64 137.51 - LU0411704413 - -
Class D2 EUR None 148.94 0.04 0.03 157.49 143.56 - LU0414666189 - -
Class D2 USD - 96.85 0.03 0.03 102.94 93.81 - LU2213651438 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 157.50 0.04 0.03 166.86 151.56 - LU0802637750 - -
Class I2 EUR None 151.81 0.04 0.03 160.61 146.23 - LU0776931064 - -
Class E2 EUR None 135.24 0.03 0.02 143.83 131.40 - LU0414665884 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 146.15 0.04 0.03 154.82 141.22 - LU0827970921 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 142.01 0.04 0.03 150.60 137.46 - LU0414668557 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 143.49 0.04 0.03 152.63 139.18 - LU0748867792 - -

Literature

Literature