Equity

BGF European 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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  From
31.Mar.2016
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31.Mar.2017
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31.Mar.2017
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31.Mar.2018
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31.Mar.2019
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31.Mar.2019
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Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

9.79 1.11 4.10 0.26 54.35
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

16.95 -0.43 5.45 -13.53 35.32
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
48.30 18.10 13.37 - 11.40
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Apr-2021

30.16 6.38 7.55 - 8.26
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
11.32 5.52 13.41 48.30 64.70 87.27 - 148.70
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Apr-2021

10.60 2.07 11.43 30.16 20.39 43.88 - 95.47
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) -4.46 9.55 -11.71 37.15 22.75
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) -9.23 4.07 -16.12 30.29 16.61
Benchmark (%) 2.58 10.24 -10.57 26.05 -3.32
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) -0.03 12.85 -7.92 21.73 -5.93

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 USD, 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 10-May-2021 EUR 1,485.45
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 30-Apr-2021 47
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 30-Nov-1993
Share Class launch date 21-Nov-2012
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.06%
ISIN LU0827890574
Bloomberg Ticker BEUD2UH
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B91YWQ3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker M7EU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, 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 ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 07-Apr-2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Apr-2021 7.88
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Apr-2021 70.37
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Apr-2021 95.95
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Apr-2021 Equity Europe
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Apr-2021 31.54
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Apr-2021 1
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Apr-2021, based on holdings as of 30-Nov-2020. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), 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.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30-Apr-2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30-Apr-2021 96.06%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30-Apr-2021 3.94%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data 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. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

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.

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Ratings

Ratings

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 17-Sep-2020)

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stefan Gries
Stefan Gries

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-2021
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 5.63
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.24
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.98
KERING SA 4.20
LONZA GROUP AG 4.15
Name Weight (%)
SIKA AG 3.95
ROYAL UNIBREW A/S 3.69
SAFRAN SA 3.60
NETCOMPANY GROUP A/S 3.27
TELEPERFORMANCE 2.86
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 D2 Hedged USD None 24.84 -0.06 -0.24 24.95 15.99 - LU0827890574 - -
Class A2 USD None 206.84 0.17 0.08 206.84 120.21 - LU0171280430 - -
Class A2 EUR None 170.09 -0.41 -0.24 170.90 111.37 - LU0011846440 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 19.82 -0.05 -0.25 19.92 12.89 - LU0963555726 - -
Class I2 EUR None 192.09 -0.44 -0.23 192.97 124.53 - LU0368230461 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 158.15 -0.38 -0.24 158.91 103.55 - LU0408221439 - -
Class A2 Hedged CAD None 17.56 -0.05 -0.28 17.65 11.45 - LU1023060079 - -
Class D2 USD None 232.06 0.20 0.09 232.06 133.88 - LU0411709727 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 138.53 -1.52 -1.09 140.12 92.60 - LU0827879098 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 160.75 -0.37 -0.23 161.49 104.60 - LU1852330817 - -
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 16.76 -0.04 -0.24 16.84 10.91 - LU1023060665 - -
Class A2 Hedged NZD None 18.95 -0.05 -0.26 19.05 12.34 - LU1023060319 - -
Class E2 EUR None 152.38 -0.37 -0.24 153.13 100.27 - LU0090830901 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 18.21 -0.05 -0.27 18.30 11.88 - LU1023059733 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 26.43 -0.07 -0.26 26.55 17.15 - LU0526926950 - -
Class D2 EUR None 190.83 -0.45 -0.24 191.72 124.04 - LU0252966055 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 19.84 -0.05 -0.25 19.93 12.74 - LU1438596576 - -
Class A2 Hedged HKD None 25.58 -0.06 -0.23 25.70 16.60 - LU0788108743 - -
Class A2 Hedged CNH None 164.60 -0.40 -0.24 165.30 104.77 - LU1210724834 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 136.94 -1.52 -1.10 138.54 92.11 - LU0204061864 - -

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