Equity

BSF Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Fund

Overview

Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Credit risk, changes to interest rates and/or issuer defaults will have a significant impact on the performance of fixed income securities. Potential or actual credit rating downgrades may increase the level of risk. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund. Currency Risk: The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.
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Performance

Performance

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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 6 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Return (%) 19.0 32.7 -0.3 23.8 -9.4 4.4
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 11.2 37.3 -14.6 18.4 18.3 -2.5
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-15.81 -0.54 3.55 - 8.49
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -19.83 5.00 3.80 - 6.62
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-5.72 2.70 -0.09 -2.64 -15.81 -1.61 19.05 - 70.29
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -11.76 0.44 -7.29 -10.11 -19.83 15.75 20.51 - 52.04
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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Total Return (%)

as of 31-Dec-2021

32.74 -0.28 23.85 -9.41 4.39
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 31-Dec-2021

37.28 -14.57 18.42 18.31 -2.54

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 29-Jun-2022 USD 313,285,137
Share Class launch date 18-Nov-2015
Fund Launch Date 18-Sep-2015
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Constraint Benchmark 1 MSCI Emerging Markets Index
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.43%
Annual Management Fee 1.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Equity
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BREMD2U
ISIN LU1321847714
SEDOL BZ08Y95

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-May-2022 91
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-May-2022 25.16%
3y Beta as of 31-May-2022 1.158
P/E Ratio as of 31-May-2022 8.89
P/B Ratio as of 31-May-2022 0.95

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 31-May-2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-May-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-May-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-May-2022 3.64%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-May-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-May-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-May-2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-May-2022 96.52%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-May-2022 2.52%
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 3.64% 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.

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-May-2022
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 8.88
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 5.51
BAIDU INC 3.74
EMAAR PROPERTIES PJSC 3.63
ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK. PT. 3.52
Name Weight (%)
VIET NAM DAIRY PRODUCTS JSC 3.32
MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA LTD 3.17
B3 SA BRASIL BOLSA BALCAO 2.95
MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL PLC 2.89
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 2.89
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-May-2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-May-2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Sorry, geographic exposures are not available at this time.
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 country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 31-May-2022

% of Market Value

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.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class D2 USD None 156.87 -3.39 -2.12 29-Jun-2022 199.45 151.31 LU1321847714 -
Class D4 USD - 84.62 -1.83 -2.12 29-Jun-2022 108.93 81.62 LU1990956846 -
Class A2 USD None 162.40 -3.51 -2.12 29-Jun-2022 206.85 156.66 LU1289970086 -
Class I2 EUR - 96.45 -1.60 -1.63 29-Jun-2022 113.03 89.09 LU1992117652 -
Class I2 USD - 91.63 -1.98 -2.12 29-Jun-2022 116.36 88.38 LU1946828917 -
Class D2 EUR None 159.37 -2.65 -1.64 29-Jun-2022 186.96 147.34 LU1321847987 -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 137.89 -3.03 -2.15 29-Jun-2022 178.57 133.06 LU1321848019 -
Class D2 GBP - 109.42 -1.36 -1.23 29-Jun-2022 123.94 98.25 LU1896777239 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Samuel Vecht
Samuel Vecht
Gordon Fraser
Managing Director

Gordon Fraser, CFA, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager on the Global Emerging Markets Equities Team within the Fundamental Active Equity division.

Literature

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