Equity

BlackRock World Technology Fund

IMPORTANT:
•The Fund's investments in equities could incur significant losses due to higher fluctuation of equity values. The Fund’s investments are concentrated in the technology sector. This may result in greater volatility than more broad-based investments.
•The Fund is subject to currency risk, emerging market risk, foreign investments restrictions risk, small-cap companies’ volatility and liquidity risks, and currency conversion risk including Renminbi denominated Classes.
•The Fund may use derivatives for hedging and for investment purposes. However, usage for investment purposes will not be extensive. The Fund may suffer losses from its derivatives usage.
•The value of the Fund can be volatile and can go down substantially within a short period of time. It is possible that a certain amount of your investment could be lost.
•Investors should not make investment decisions based on this document alone. Investors should refer to the Prospectus and Key Facts Statement for details including risk factors.

Overview

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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

Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
54.92 30.09 32.79 17.23 9.80
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.42 6.60 54.92 120.13 312.95 390.24 414.52
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Performance is calculated based on the period NAV-to-NAV with dividend reinvested. Performance figures are calculated net of fees.

These figures show by how much the Share Class of the Fund increased or decreased in value during the period being shown. Performance is calculated in the relevant share class currency, including ongoing charges and taxes and excluding subscription and redemption fees, if applicable.

Where no past performance is shown there was insufficient data available in that period to provide performance.

Please refer to the Key Facts section for the inception date of the Fund and the Share Class.
Why invest in technology equities?
We believe that technology sector is well-positioned to deliver returns to investors in coming years. The strong earnings, positive free cash generation and low levels of debt set the sector up to perform well across different macro environments.
Why invest in technology equities?

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 11-Jun-2021 USD 12,799.806 M
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception 03-Mar-1995
Share Class Currency U.S. Dollar
Share Class Inception Date 24-Nov-2003
Additional Currencies Australian Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Japanese Yen, RMB, Singapore Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Technology
Distribution Frequency Non-Distributing
ISIN LU0147408131
Bloomberg Ticker MWOTECA
Management Fee (incl Distribution Fee, if any) 2.75%
Initial Charge 0.00%
For Fee details, please refer to the Fund Prospectus.
What is the impact of COVID-19 to the technology sector?
We have seen impacts of Covid-19 on various long-term trends in the sector, such as increasing demand in Consumer Facing technology and Cloud Computing.
What is the impact of COVID-19 to the technology sector?

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of 28-May-2021 58.45
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of 28-May-2021 USD 363,263.1 M
Modified Duration as of 28-May-2021 0.00 yrs
12M Trailing Distribution as of - -
3y Volatility as of 31-May-2021 23.61
5yr Volatility as of 31-May-2021 19.67
Since Class Inception – Volatility as of 31-May-2021 19.95
Since Class Inception - Beta as of 31-May-2021 1.07

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-May-2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-May-2021 4.97
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-May-2021 39.85
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-May-2021 90.70
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-May-2021 Equity Sector Information Tech
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-May-2021 38.02
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-May-2021 517
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-May-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 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 28-May-2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 28-May-2021 93.69%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 28-May-2021 6.28%
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 phase 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.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5 stars
As of 31-May-2021
Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 28-May-2021
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 3.84
MICROSOFT CORP 3.79
ALPHABET INC CLASS A 2.53
KAKAO CORP 2.30
LAM RESEARCH CORP 2.25
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 2.23
AMAZON COM INC 2.11
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC 1.99
TESLA INC 1.99
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.87
The Fund is actively managed and its composition will vary. Holdings shown are for illustrative purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities listed. Fund details, holdings and characteristics are as of the date noted and subject to change.
Holdings subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-May-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the geography where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business. “Others” excluded from the chart above.
as of 28-May-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
as of 28-May-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Allocations subject to change.
as of 28-May-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
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.
Due to rounding, the total may not be equal to 100%

Pricing

Pricing

Share Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV $ Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
C2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 61.65 0.54 0.88 11-Jun-2021 69.78 40.34 LU0147408131
A2 Hedged Singapore Dollar Non-Distributing 21.62 0.19 0.89 11-Jun-2021 24.37 14.01 LU1852331112
A2 Hedged Japanese Yen Non-Distributing 2,215.00 19.00 0.87 11-Jun-2021 2,502.00 1,444.00 LU1948809444
D2 Euro Non-Distributing 71.48 0.98 1.39 11-Jun-2021 80.56 49.30 LU0376438312
A2 Hedged RMB - 117.75 1.02 0.87 11-Jun-2021 131.71 101.02 LU2250418907
A2 British Pound Non-Distributing 55.97 0.61 1.10 11-Jun-2021 64.25 40.66 LU0171311680
D2 British Pound Non-Distributing 61.36 0.67 1.10 11-Jun-2021 70.27 44.25 LU0827890491
A2 Hedged Australian Dollar - 11.63 0.10 0.87 11-Jun-2021 13.09 10.10 LU2250418659
D2 Hedged Euro - 16.43 0.14 0.86 11-Jun-2021 18.53 10.65 LU2168656184
A2 Hedged Euro Non-Distributing 22.16 0.19 0.86 11-Jun-2021 25.05 14.47 LU1822773716
A2 Hong Kong Dollar - 613.45 5.42 0.89 11-Jun-2021 690.95 531.68 LU2250418816
D2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 86.66 0.76 0.88 11-Jun-2021 97.47 55.61 LU0724618946
A2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 79.05 0.70 0.89 11-Jun-2021 89.12 51.10 LU0056508442
A2 Euro Non-Distributing 65.21 0.90 1.40 11-Jun-2021 73.66 45.30 LU0171310443

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Reid Menge
Reid Menge

Documents

Documents