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

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 GBP, 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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 10-Aug-2020 USD 3,012.60
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 29-Oct-1993
Share Class launch date 11-Jul-2012
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark Index Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield 2% Constrained Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0580330818
Bloomberg Ticker BUSA3SH
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B3YFKK1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LF89TRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1,000.00
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

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 09-Jul-2020 58.31
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 09-Jul-2020 Bond USD High Yield
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 09-Jul-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 Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 09-Oct-2019)

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2020
Name Weight (%)
ALLIED UNIVERSAL HOLDCO LLC 144A 6.625 07/15/2026 0.74
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.67
KRAFT HEINZ FOODS CO 144A 4.25 03/01/2031 0.61
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.61
SOLERA LLC / SOLERA FINANCE INC 144A 10.5 03/01/2024 0.53
Name Weight (%)
ALPHA 3 BV 144A 6.25 02/01/2025 0.53
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC 5.45 03/15/2043 0.52
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP 144A 0 04/01/2027 0.52
CONNECT FINCO SARL 144A 6.75 10/01/2026 0.51
HD SUPPLY INC 144A 5.375 10/15/2026 0.50
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jul-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jul-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 31-Jul-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jul-2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jul-2020

% 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 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.52 0.00 0.00 9.90 7.44 - LU0580330818 - -
Class A3 Hedged CAD Monthly 9.98 0.00 0.00 10.32 7.76 - LU0803751741 - -
Class A3 Hedged NZD Monthly 10.94 0.01 0.09 11.39 8.55 - LU0803752046 - -
Class E2 USD None 32.93 0.03 0.09 32.97 25.03 - LU0147389919 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly 4.98 0.01 0.20 5.14 3.88 - LU0738912566 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 11.72 0.01 0.09 11.85 8.96 - LU1111085798 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 103.06 0.08 0.08 106.04 79.95 - LU1919856218 - -
Class D2 Hedged AUD None 18.65 0.02 0.11 18.90 14.22 - LU0827886895 - -
Class A3 Hedged AUD Monthly 11.18 0.01 0.09 11.63 8.71 - LU0578942376 - -
Class I4 Hedged GBP Annual 9.38 0.01 0.11 9.62 7.16 - LU1111085442 - -
Class A3 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.71 0.01 0.10 10.01 7.54 - LU0578937376 - -
Class A2 USD None 36.05 0.03 0.08 36.05 27.35 - LU0046676465 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 227.69 0.17 0.07 230.40 174.13 - LU0532707519 - -
Class A1 USD Daily 5.80 0.00 0.00 5.92 4.48 - LU0046675905 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 15.38 0.02 0.13 15.50 11.72 - LU0578945809 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 11.42 0.01 0.09 11.54 8.73 - LU1090156289 - -
Class A3 Hedged EUR Monthly 9.05 0.01 0.11 9.40 7.07 - LU0578943853 - -
Class E2 EUR None 27.93 -0.02 -0.07 30.53 23.21 - LU0277197595 - -
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 10.99 0.00 0.00 11.14 8.42 - LU1090155554 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 214.04 0.15 0.07 217.29 164.13 - LU0330917963 - -
Class D2 USD None 38.34 0.03 0.08 38.34 29.02 - LU0552552704 - -
Class A8 Hedged ZAR Monthly 88.54 0.08 0.09 92.60 69.42 - LU1023056127 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 8.98 0.00 0.00 9.40 7.04 - LU0871640396 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 37.17 0.03 0.08 38.42 28.98 - LU0764619531 - -
Class D3 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.74 0.01 0.10 10.05 7.57 - LU0827886978 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 17.71 0.01 0.06 18.01 13.54 - LU0578947334 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 10.77 0.01 0.09 11.07 8.25 - LU0706698544 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 10.05 0.01 0.10 10.27 7.77 - LU0592702061 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 5.86 0.00 0.00 5.99 4.53 - LU0172419151 - -
Class I2 USD None 15.56 0.01 0.06 15.56 11.77 - LU0822668108 - -
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly 9.12 0.01 0.11 9.51 7.15 - LU1314333441 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 10.79 0.01 0.09 11.09 8.24 - LU0681219902 - -
Class I3 USD Monthly 9.46 0.01 0.11 9.67 7.32 - LU0764821012 - -
Class D2 Hedged SGD None 16.14 0.01 0.06 16.22 12.27 - LU0827887273 - -

Literature

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