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. 
•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.
59.39 33.48 29.66 20.31 -
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-2020

34.61 24.00 23.52 19.56 -
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
44.41 53.42 59.39 137.82 266.40 535.49 -
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-2020

21.04 37.08 34.61 90.65 187.54 496.85 -
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.
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 22-Oct-2020 USD 8,321.363 M
Base Currency USD
Fund Inception 03-Mar-1995
Share Class Currency EUR
Share Class Inception Date 03-Mar-1995
Additional Currencies GBP, JPY, SGD, USD
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Technology
Benchmark Index MSCI World All Country Information Technology net Index in EUR
Distribution Frequency Non-Distributing
ISIN LU0171310443
Bloomberg Ticker MWOTEEA
Management Fee (incl Distribution Fee, if any) 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%
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.
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Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of 30-Sep-2020 56.57
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of 30-Sep-2020 USD 321,481.0 M
Modified Duration as of 30-Sep-2020 0.01 yrs
12M Trailing Distribution as of - -
3y Volatility as of 30-Sep-2020 21.68
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-2020 18.90
3y Beta as of 30-Sep-2020 1.067
5yr Volatility as of 30-Sep-2020 19.62
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-2020 16.97
5y Beta as of 30-Sep-2020 1.083
Since Class Inception – Volatility as of - -
Since Class Inception Volatility – Benchmark as of - -
Since Class Inception - Beta as of - -

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
As of 30-Sep-2020

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Effective 04-Sep-2020
Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-2020
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 4.29
MICROSOFT CORP 3.58
AMAZON COM INC 2.65
TESLA INC 2.24
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING ADR REPRESEN 2.17
Name Weight (%)
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 1.84
SQUARE INC CLASS A 1.76
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.69
LG CHEM LTD 1.57
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC 1.47
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 30-Sep-2020

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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 30-Sep-2020

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Sep-2020

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 30-Sep-2020

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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 EUR Non-Distributing 56.65 -0.42 -0.74 22-Oct-2020 58.04 30.94 LU0171310443
D2 GBP Non-Distributing 55.77 -0.53 -0.94 22-Oct-2020 57.34 30.84 LU0827890491
D2 EUR Non-Distributing 61.80 -0.46 -0.74 22-Oct-2020 63.32 33.61 LU0376438312
A2 USD Non-Distributing 66.97 -0.72 -1.06 22-Oct-2020 68.27 33.64 LU0056508442
A2 Hedged SGD Non-Distributing 18.34 -0.20 -1.06 22-Oct-2020 18.70 9.26 LU1852331112
C2 USD Non-Distributing 52.64 -0.57 -1.07 22-Oct-2020 53.68 26.64 LU0147408131
A2 Hedged EUR Non-Distributing 18.90 -0.20 -1.05 22-Oct-2020 19.27 9.58 LU1822773716
A2 Hedged JPY Non-Distributing 1,886.00 -21.00 -1.10 22-Oct-2020 1,923.00 950.00 LU1948809444
A2 GBP Non-Distributing 51.12 -0.48 -0.93 22-Oct-2020 52.56 28.39 LU0171311680
D2 USD Non-Distributing 73.07 -0.78 -1.06 22-Oct-2020 74.47 36.54 LU0724618946

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Reid Menge
Reid Menge

Documents

Documents