Fixed Income

BGF Global High Yield Bond 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.

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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 3 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Return (%) 11.8 5.2 2.2
Target Benchmark 1 (%) 14.5 6.5 3.0
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-12.34 -0.84 - - 0.37
Target Benchmark 1 (%) -10.74 0.47 - - 2.41
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-11.96 4.53 -4.06 -9.45 -12.34 -2.50 - - 1.60
Target Benchmark 1 (%) -10.66 4.95 -2.37 -8.46 -10.74 1.40 - - 10.87
  From
30-Jun-2017
To
30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2018
To
30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
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30-Jun-2020
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30-Jun-2021
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30-Jun-2021
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30-Jun-2022
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-2022

- 3.92 -1.35 13.61 -16.21
Target Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 30-Jun-2022

- 8.62 0.05 14.40 -14.98

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 17-Aug-2022 USD 1,784,090,261
Share Class launch date 28-Mar-2018
Fund Launch Date 22-Dec-1998
Share Class Currency EUR
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Target Benchmark 1 ICE BofA Global High Yield Constrained (HW0C) 100% USD Hedged Index
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.60%
Annual Management Fee 0.55%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGHI2EH
ISIN LU1791806000
SEDOL BZ9N0X7

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 29-Jul-2022 1455
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Jul-2022 10.61%
3y Beta as of 31-Jul-2022 0.971
Yield to Maturity as of 29-Jul-2022 7.28
Modified Duration as of 29-Jul-2022 4.25
Weighted Average YTM as of 29-Jul-2022 7.41
Effective Duration as of 29-Jul-2022 3.95
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 29-Jul-2022 5.74
WAL to Worst as of 29-Jul-2022 5.74

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 21-Jul-2022 BBB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Jul-2022 69.96
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Jul-2022 5.14
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Jul-2022 43.12
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Jul-2022 Bond Global High Yield USD
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Jul-2022 109
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Jul-2022 354.50
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Jul-2022 69.53
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21-Jul-2022, based on holdings as of 28-Feb-2022. 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-Jul-2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 29-Jul-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 29-Jul-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 29-Jul-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 29-Jul-2022 0.02%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 29-Jul-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 29-Jul-2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 29-Jul-2022 43.48%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 29-Jul-2022 56.31%
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 0.40% 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 the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for new primary issuers under consideration for investment and existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores when selecting individual investments during portfolio construction. ESG factors are debated and considered in investment decisions. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks.

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Jul-2022
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 2.68
CLARIOS GLOBAL LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.62
CELLNEX TELECOM SA RegS 0.75 11/20/2031 0.57
SPRINT CAPITAL CORPORATION 8.75 03/15/2032 0.49
CHENIERE ENERGY INC 4.625 10/15/2028 0.49
Name Weight (%)
ALTICE FRANCE HOLDING SA 144A 10.5 05/15/2027 0.47
ALLIANT HOLDINGS INTERMEDIATE LLC 144A 6.75 10/15/2027 0.44
NFP CORP 144A 6.875 08/15/2028 0.44
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 144A 4 03/01/2027 0.42
VERSCEND ESCROW CORP 144A 9.75 08/15/2026 0.41
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Jul-2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Jul-2022

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class I2 Hedged EUR - 10.33 -0.05 -0.48 17-Aug-2022 11.70 9.69 LU1791806000 -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 19.62 -0.10 -0.51 17-Aug-2022 22.04 18.38 LU0372548783 -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 16.40 -0.08 -0.49 17-Aug-2022 18.72 15.40 LU0093504206 -
Class A1 Hedged EUR Monthly 4.49 -0.03 -0.66 17-Aug-2022 5.32 4.24 LU0118259661 -
Class I3 USD Monthly 9.50 -0.04 -0.42 17-Aug-2022 11.04 8.92 LU0764819032 -
Class D5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 7.97 -0.03 -0.38 17-Aug-2022 9.36 7.46 LU1072327023 -
Class I2 USD None 29.19 -0.14 -0.48 17-Aug-2022 32.54 27.31 LU0369584726 -
Class D3 USD Monthly 7.34 -0.03 -0.41 17-Aug-2022 8.53 6.89 LU0827882126 -
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 18.23 -0.09 -0.49 17-Aug-2022 20.61 17.09 LU0567554463 -
Class A1 USD Monthly 7.25 -0.03 -0.41 17-Aug-2022 8.43 6.82 LU0171284770 -
Class A2 USD None 26.53 -0.13 -0.49 17-Aug-2022 29.81 24.85 LU0171284937 -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 17.77 -0.09 -0.50 17-Aug-2022 20.16 16.68 LU0368267034 -
Class A6 USD Monthly 5.95 -0.03 -0.50 17-Aug-2022 7.06 5.60 LU0764618640 -
Class D3 Hedged EUR Monthly 4.48 -0.02 -0.44 17-Aug-2022 5.29 4.22 LU0827882472 -
Class A5 EUR Quarterly 11.08 -0.05 -0.45 17-Aug-2022 11.38 10.14 LU1125545993 -
Class A3 USD Monthly 7.30 -0.03 -0.41 17-Aug-2022 8.48 6.86 LU0172401969 -
Class D2 USD None 28.85 -0.14 -0.48 17-Aug-2022 32.21 27.00 LU0297941899 -
Class A3 Hedged EUR Monthly 4.45 -0.02 -0.45 17-Aug-2022 5.26 4.20 LU0172401704 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan
James Keenan
Jose Aguilar
Jose Aguilar
David Delbos
David Delbos
Mitchell Garfin
Mitchell Garfin
James Turner
James Turner

Literature

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