Equity

BlackRock Sustainable Advantage US Equity 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.

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.

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

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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 5 years.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 31.5 9.6 40.0 -15.3 22.3
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 33.3 10.8 36.1 -14.6 22.2

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
26.55 12.61 15.20 - 13.38
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 25.51 12.74 15.77 - -
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
12.49 1.32 3.44 16.62 26.55 42.81 102.86 - 104.61
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 12.66 3.15 3.21 16.48 25.51 43.30 107.95 - -
  From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
From
31-Mar-2021
To
31-Mar-2022
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31-Mar-2022
To
31-Mar-2023
From
31-Mar-2023
To
31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-2024

-4.59 44.82 22.21 -8.28 32.29
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 31-Mar-2024

- 48.02 20.04 -6.73 30.44

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in EUR, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund
as of 11-Jun-2024
USD 1,732,796,018
Fund Launch Date
04-Jun-2018
Fund Base Currency
USD
Constraint Benchmark 1
MSCI Developed - US NET Index in EUR
Initial Charge
0.00%
ISIN
IE00BF553F02
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
EUR 1,000.00
Domicile
Ireland
Management Company
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Dealing Settlement
Trade Date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
BRAUDEA
Share Class launch date
18-Sept-2018
Share Class Currency
EUR
Asset Class
Equity
SFDR Classification
Article 8
Ongoing Charges Figures
0.30%
Annual Management Fee
0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment
EUR 5,000.00
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
US Large-Cap Blend Equity
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
BF553F0

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of 31-May-2024
162
3y Beta
as of 31-May-2024
0.969
P/B Ratio
as of 31-May-2024
5.11
Standard Deviation (3y)
as of 31-May-2024
14.50%
P/E Ratio
as of 31-May-2024
27.24

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 19-May-2024
AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10)
as of 19-May-2024
7.29
Fund Lipper Global Classification
as of 19-May-2024
Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES)
as of 19-May-2024
52.03
MSCI ESG % Coverage
as of 19-May-2024
98.62
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile
as of 19-May-2024
94.90
Funds in Peer Group
as of 19-May-2024
3,645
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage
as of 19-May-2024
98.53
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 19-May-2024, based on holdings as of 31-Jan-2024. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage
as of 31-May-2024
99.71%
Percentage of Fund not covered
as of 31-May-2024
0.00%
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 1.43%.

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 financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager may include ESG considerations in the research and decision phases of the investment process. Funds with ESG-related objectives may also include ESG considerations in the portfolio construction phase of the investment process. The research phase may include relevant, internal ESG research used to assess certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, economic and environmental transition, market structure, superior growth, management quality, and risk characteristics associated with environmental, social, and governance matters. ESG insights may be combined with other internal research views to inform active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome, if applicable). The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate metrics, and other factors.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - GOLD
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal. (Effective 30-Apr-2024)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-May-2024
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 7.28
APPLE INC 6.58
NVIDIA CORPORATION 6.36
ALPHABET INC 5.07
AMAZON.COM INC 4.56
Name Weight (%)
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY 2.12
MASTERCARD INC 1.89
VISA INC 1.83
HOME DEPOT INC 1.80
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION 1.61
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-May-2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-May-2024

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class D Acc EUR 213.01 1.02 0.48 11-Jun-2024 213.01 163.38 IE00BF553F02
Class D Hedged Acc GBP 187.26 0.69 0.37 11-Jun-2024 187.26 142.76 IE00BG1DFJ36
Class D Hedged Acc EUR 180.46 0.66 0.37 11-Jun-2024 180.46 138.43 IE00BFZP7X62
Class A Acc USD 198.87 0.73 0.37 11-Jun-2024 198.87 151.22 IE00BDDRH524
Class D Acc USD 207.20 0.77 0.37 11-Jun-2024 207.20 157.24 IE00BFZP7V49

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Travis Cooke

Travis Cooke, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of North American strategies within BlackRock’s Systematic investment team. In his current role, Mr. Cooke is responsible for US and Canadian long-only and long-short strategies for retail and institutional clients.

Ali Almufti
Ali Almufti

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