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BGF China A-Share Opportunities Fund

China is a market of opportunities. With a market value of roughly $6tn*, China’s equity market is the third-largest globally*, and around the size of the rest of the emerging markets combined. As barriers to entry break down, foreign investors are increasingly able to get exposure to this economic powerhouse.

* Source: Financial Times, October 2018

With more than 3,000 A-shares listed, this is the category with the highest liquidity. Historically, A-shares were the preserve of domestic investors only but the market has gradually opened up to international investors and allowing access to sectors, industries and themes that have historically been challenging to harness. With the recent inclusion of China A-Share in the MSCI Indices, more and more investors will seek investment opportunities in Chinese on-shore equities.

Introducing the BlackRock China A-Share Opportunities Fund – a subfund of the BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) range.

Price and performance


Why this fund?

The fund aims to uncover alpha opportunities by blending together traditional quantitative insights with big data and machine learning signals including satellite images, social media and local language text analysis.
Long-only, systematic active equity fund investing 100% in the newly opened up China A-share market via Stock Connect.
The investment strategy has successfully outperformed the index in both rising and falling markets.1
China A shares have a low correlation to Developed Markets, Emerging Markets and Chinese companies listing outside of China.


Hear from portfolio managers

Dr Jeff Shen and Dr Rui Zhao briefly explain their systematic, active approach to investing and how the team combines fundamental equity analysis and techniques such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to help them invest in China’s onshore equity market.

How we invest in the China A-share market

Jeff Shen identifies the three factors underpinning his process

Where do we look for ideas?

Rui Zhao on exploring a universe of 3000+ stocks

When San Francisco insights marry Hong Kong presence

From sharing satellite images to executing trades – the pros and cons of a global platform

Where there are risks, there can be rewards

China – risk management sits at the heart of our process

Fund essentials

Overview of the Fund’s performance, philosophy and team.
Overview of the BlackRock Chinese equity fund range

1 Based on monthly performance data of the existing Cayman-domiciled fund. This fund aims to generate a targeted rate of growth but the manager cannot guarantee that the intended target rate will be achieved. In addition, over time the target rate is subject to change at the manager’s discretion.

The BlackRock Global Funds is domiciled in Luxembourg. BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH-8001 Zurich, is the Swiss Representative and State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch, Beethovenstrasse 19, CH-8002 Zürich, the Swiss Paying Agent. The Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, the Articles of Incorporation, the latest and any previous annual and semi-annual reports are available free of charge from the Swiss representative. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Prospectus. 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. The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Fund to financial loss. Overseas investment will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates. Emerging market investments are usually associated with higher investment risk than developed market investments. Therefore the value of these investments may be unpredictable and subject to greater variation. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. Smaller company investments are often associated with greater investment risk than those of larger company shares. Investments in China are subject to certain additional risks, particularly regarding the ability to deal in equity securities in China due to issues relating to liquidity and the repatriation of capital. As a result, the Fund may choose to gain exposure to Chinese equities indirectly and may be unable to gain full exposure to Chinese equity markets. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both ‘long’ and ‘synthetic short’ positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets.