Equity

BlackRock Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 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 Japan. This may result in greater volatility than more broad-based investments. The Fund invests in smaller companies which can be more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.
• The Fund is subject to currency risk and liquidity risk.
• 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.
7.31 2.78 9.11 - 9.81
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-2020

5.02 1.63 7.76 - 8.89
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-3.17 22.10 7.31 8.56 54.67 - 111.59
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-2020

-2.70 21.41 5.02 4.98 45.33 - 97.78
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 26-Oct-2020 JPY 24,004.452 M
Base Currency JPY
Fund Inception 13-May-1987
Share Class Currency USD
Share Class Inception Date 27-Sep-2012
Additional Currencies EUR, GBP, JPY
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index S&P Japan Mid Small Cap Index (USD)
Distribution Frequency Non-Distributing
ISIN LU0827883108
Bloomberg Ticker BJSMD2U
Management Fee (incl Distribution Fee, if any) 0.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%
For Fee details, please refer to the Fund Prospectus.

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of 30-Sep-2020 15.89
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of 30-Sep-2020 JPY 294,550.8 M
Modified Duration as of 30-Sep-2020 0.00 yrs
12M Trailing Distribution as of - -
3y Volatility as of 30-Sep-2020 18.31
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-2020 15.42
3y Beta as of 30-Sep-2020 1.143
5yr Volatility as of 30-Sep-2020 16.06
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-2020 14.00
5y Beta as of 30-Sep-2020 1.071
Since Class Inception – Volatility as of 30-Sep-2020 15.82
Since Class Inception Volatility – Benchmark as of 30-Sep-2020 13.37
Since Class Inception - Beta as of 30-Sep-2020 1.11

Ratings

Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-2020
Name Weight (%)
SANWA HOLDINGS CORP 2.32
NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO LTD 2.17
MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO. LTD. 2.06
RYOHIN KEIKAKU CO LTD 1.98
ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 1.96
Name Weight (%)
INTERNET INITIATIVE JAPAN INC. 1.86
DAIWA HOUSE REIT INVESTMENT CORP 1.86
MITSUI CHEMICALS INC 1.82
SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO LTD 1.70
SHIP HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS INC 1.68
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

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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
Sorry, asset classes are not available at this time.
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
D2 USD Non-Distributing 77.95 -0.71 -0.90 26-Oct-2020 79.68 53.97 LU0827883108
D2 EUR Non-Distributing 66.00 -0.45 -0.68 26-Oct-2020 71.07 48.61 LU0252965594
A4 GBP Annually 54.36 -0.23 -0.42 26-Oct-2020 55.30 40.00 LU0204063480
C2 JPY Non-Distributing 5,660.00 -40.00 -0.70 26-Oct-2020 6,080.00 4,015.00 LU0249422360
D2 Hedged EUR Non-Distributing 49.59 -0.35 -0.70 26-Oct-2020 53.02 34.87 LU0827883280
D2 JPY Non-Distributing 8,185.00 -57.00 -0.69 26-Oct-2020 8,657.00 5,736.00 LU0496417709
A2 USD Non-Distributing 70.76 -0.65 -0.91 26-Oct-2020 72.33 49.22 LU0006061252
A2 EUR Non-Distributing 59.92 -0.41 -0.68 26-Oct-2020 64.90 44.33 LU0171289068
A2 JPY Non-Distributing 7,430.00 -52.00 -0.70 26-Oct-2020 7,905.00 5,231.00 LU0249411835
A2 Hedged USD Non-Distributing 14.61 -0.11 -0.75 26-Oct-2020 15.65 10.30 LU0931342652
A2 Hedged EUR Non-Distributing 46.69 -0.33 -0.70 26-Oct-2020 50.21 32.98 LU0255399742
D4 GBP Annually 55.76 -0.23 -0.41 26-Oct-2020 56.79 41.14 LU0827883017
C2 USD Non-Distributing 53.90 -0.50 -0.92 26-Oct-2020 55.61 37.77 LU0147408305

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama

Documents

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