Equity

BlackRock Global Equity Income Fund

IMPORTANT:
• The Fund's investments in equities could incur significant losses due to higher fluctuation of equity values. The Fund's income-generating investment strategy may reduce the potential for capital growth and future income of the Fund. The Fund may invest in assets denominated in various currencies. Changes in exchange rates and currency controls may affect the value of the Fund's assets.
• The Fund is subject to emerging market risk, foreign investments restrictions risk, small-cap companies’ volatility and liquidity risks and currency conversion risk including Renminbi denominated Classes.
• Class 4(G) and Class 5(G) Shares pay dividends gross of expenses. Class 6 Shares pay dividends gross of expenses and/or from capital at the Directors’ discretion. Class 8 Shares pay dividends gross of expenses and/or from capital at the Directors’ discretion and include interest rate differentials arising from share class currency hedging. Negative interest rate differentials may decrease the dividends paid. Paying dividends gross of expenses may result in more income being available for distribution; however these shares may effectively pay dividends from capital – may amount to a partial return or withdrawal of an investor’s original investment or capital gains. All declared dividends result in an immediate reduction in the NAV price of the share class on the ex-dividend date.
• 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.
-1.48 6.96 5.93 6.52 6.79
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-7.37 -5.14 -1.48 22.36 33.35 88.04 112.30
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 20-May-2022 USD 1,010.890 M
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception 12-Nov-2010
Share Class Currency U.S. Dollar
Share Class Inception Date 12-Nov-2010
Additional Currencies Australian Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Polish Zloty, RMB, Singapore Dollar, Swiss Franc, ZAR
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Equity Income
Distribution Frequency Non-Distributing
ISIN LU0545039389
Bloomberg Ticker BGFGEA2
Management Fee (incl Distribution Fee, if any) 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
SFDR Classification Other
For Fee details, please refer to the Fund Prospectus.

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of 29-Apr-2022 18.92
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of 29-Apr-2022 USD 182,756.6 M
12M Trailing Distribution as of - -
3y Volatility as of 30-Apr-2022 15.84
5yr Volatility as of 30-Apr-2022 13.86
Since Class Inception – Volatility as of 30-Apr-2022 12.00
Since Class Inception - Beta as of 30-Apr-2022 0.78

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 06-May-2022 AAA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 06-May-2022 100.00
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 06-May-2022 9.53
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 06-May-2022 92.58
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 06-May-2022 Equity Global Income
Funds in Peer Group as of 06-May-2022 485
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 06-May-2022 42.89
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 06-May-2022 98.80
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 06-May-2022, based on holdings as of 30-Nov-2021. 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 with ESG coverage 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 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 29-Apr-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 29-Apr-2022 2.38%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 29-Apr-2022 100.36%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 29-Apr-2022 0.03%
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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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

Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2022
Name Weight (%)
SANOFI SA 3.62
MICROSOFT CORP 3.59
RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC 3.30
ASTRAZENECA PLC 3.20
RELX PLC 3.02
Name Weight (%)
NOVO NORDISK CLASS B 3.02
INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE INC 2.74
HASBRO INC 2.71
M&T BANK CORP 2.69
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERV 2.54
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 29-Apr-2022

% 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 29-Apr-2022

% of Weight

Type Fund
as of 29-Apr-2022

% of Weight

Type Fund
Allocations subject to change.
as of 29-Apr-2022

% 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
A2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 20.33 0.29 1.45 20-May-2022 23.13 19.72 LU0545039389
D2 Hedged Singapore Dollar Non-Distributing 19.41 0.28 1.46 20-May-2022 22.08 18.82 LU0827881581
A2 Euro Non-Distributing 19.25 0.28 1.48 20-May-2022 20.48 17.86 LU0880975056
D5 British Pound Quarterly 12.50 0.19 1.54 20-May-2022 13.14 11.98 LU0827881748
D2 Hedged Swiss Franc Non-Distributing 15.48 0.23 1.51 20-May-2022 17.65 15.00 LU0862987244
A4 Euro Annually 13.94 0.20 1.46 20-May-2022 14.83 13.22 LU0739721834
A2 Hedged Euro Non-Distributing 16.16 0.24 1.51 20-May-2022 18.56 15.67 LU0625451603
A5 U.S. Dollar Quarterly 14.50 0.21 1.47 20-May-2022 16.55 14.06 LU0553294199
D2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 22.16 0.33 1.51 20-May-2022 25.13 21.48 LU0545039975
A8 Hedged ZAR Monthly 118.91 1.72 1.47 20-May-2022 136.43 115.15 LU1023055079
D2 Hedged Euro Non-Distributing 17.37 0.26 1.52 20-May-2022 19.89 16.84 LU0827881409
A6 Hedged Hong Kong Dollar Monthly 111.00 1.61 1.47 20-May-2022 127.44 107.64 LU1003077747
A2 Hedged Singapore Dollar Non-Distributing 18.07 0.26 1.46 20-May-2022 20.61 17.52 LU0661495795
A5 British Pound Quarterly 11.60 0.17 1.49 20-May-2022 12.23 11.19 LU0557294096
D5 U.S. Dollar Quarterly 15.59 0.22 1.43 20-May-2022 17.75 15.12 LU0827881235
A6 Hedged Singapore Dollar Monthly 11.33 0.16 1.43 20-May-2022 13.03 10.99 LU0949170772
A4 HEDGED Euro Annually 10.87 0.16 1.49 20-May-2022 12.48 10.54 LU1529944511
A8 Hedged Australian Dollar Monthly 11.32 0.16 1.43 20-May-2022 13.04 10.98 LU0949170699
A5 HEDGED Euro Quarterly 11.80 0.18 1.55 20-May-2022 13.59 11.44 LU0625451512
C5 U.S. Dollar Quarterly 12.03 0.18 1.52 20-May-2022 13.79 11.67 LU0592708423
D2 Hedged Polish Zloty Non-Distributing 21.95 0.32 1.48 20-May-2022 24.91 21.25 LU0827881151
A6 Hedged RMB Monthly 117.30 1.70 1.47 20-May-2022 133.81 113.67 LU1075907227
A5 HEDGED Singapore Dollar Quarterly 13.37 0.19 1.44 20-May-2022 15.31 12.97 LU0661504455
A2 Hedged Swiss Franc Non-Distributing 12.22 0.18 1.50 20-May-2022 13.98 11.84 LU1115429885
A8 Hedged RMB Monthly 116.91 1.69 1.47 20-May-2022 134.25 113.30 LU1220226846
D5 Hedged Euro Quarterly 12.68 0.18 1.44 20-May-2022 14.57 12.29 LU0827881664
A2 Hedged Polish Zloty Non-Distributing 20.42 0.29 1.44 20-May-2022 23.24 19.78 LU0654592483
D4 Euro Annually 16.17 0.23 1.44 20-May-2022 17.18 15.21 LU0938162426
A6 U.S. Dollar Monthly 14.65 0.21 1.45 20-May-2022 16.80 14.21 LU0738911758
C2 U.S. Dollar Non-Distributing 16.66 0.24 1.46 20-May-2022 19.04 16.16 LU0545039629
D5 Hedged British Pound Quarterly 8.76 0.12 1.39 20-May-2022 10.02 8.49 LU0827881318

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Olivia Treharne
Olivia Treharne
Molly Greenen
Molly Greenen

Documents

Documents