BlackRock Global Funds and A Share Classes Explained

In the BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) range, there are different types of Class A Shares available to investors. The key differences between the various monthly distributing share classes are set out below (Dividend payment is not guaranteed. The Fund may effectively pay dividends from capital see Important Information 1):

Comparison between A8, A6, and A3 share classes

 

The A8 Share Class is a Distributing (R) share class which aims to pay dividends based on an estimate of net interest rate differential (IRD) arising from share class currency hedging in addition to a stable monthly dividend.

Explanation of A8 IRD calculation

The A6 Share Class is a Distributing (S) share class which aims to provide investors with a stable monthly dividend per share, by smoothing income generated by a fund over time.

A6 dividend explanation
Fund Share Class List

For more information, please read the following detailed introduction to each share class:

A6 Share Class

A8 Share Class

Hedged Share Class