Equity

BLSIX

Advantage Emerging Markets Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
5.73 0.22 -0.09 - 0.93
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net).<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 22.46 4.90 3.99 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Diversified Emerging Mkts 19.93 3.86 4.09 1.27 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 788/797 579/642 428/447 - -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 4 4 4 - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Alt Long/Short Equity 9.24 3.77 5.90 3.29 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 788/811 573/653 429/457 - -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 4 4 4 - -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
6.93 -0.29 7.48 5.73 0.67 -0.43 - 5.72
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net).<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 27.78 -0.40 7.89 22.46 15.44 21.58 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Diversified Emerging Mkts 26.19 -0.10 7.32 19.93 12.04 22.22 13.45 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Alt Long/Short Equity 6.79 1.25 2.51 9.24 12.28 34.60 43.77 -


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) $147.5 M
Share Class launch date Oct 06, 2011
Size of Class (Millions) $140.4 M
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Lipper Classification Emerging Markets Funds
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net)
CUSIP 091936690
Max Offer Price as of Oct 20, 2017 $10.64
Number of Holdings (Long) 453.00
Number of Holdings (Short) 284.00
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent 7%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio - Long as of Sep 29, 2017 15.19
P/E Ratio - Short as of Sep 29, 2017 0.00
Market Cap - Long (Millions) as of Sep 29, 2017 $94,316.9 M
Market Cap - Short (Millions) as of Sep 29, 2017 $2,738.6 M
P/B Ratio - Short as of Sep 29, 2017 5.83
P/B Ratio - Long as of Sep 29, 2017 1.76
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Aug 31, 2017 7.24%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jul 31, 2015 -6.02%
Nominal WAL as of Sep 29, 2017 0.14 yrs
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Sep 30, 2017 out of 653, 11,917, 653, 364 and 653 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Emerging Markets Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 29, 2017
Name Fund Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 6.11
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 4.24
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.16
ITAU UNIBANCO HOLDING SA 2.25
BANCO BRADESCO SA 1.97
Name Fund Weight (%)
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 1.96
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 1.88
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP 1.87
CTBC FINANCIAL HOLDING CO LTD 1.79
SK HYNIX INC 1.72
as of Sep 29, 2017
Name Fund Weight (%)
CHINA SHANSHUI CEMENT GROUP LTD -0.23
HANJIN KAL CORP 0.00
Name Fund Weight (%)
POSCO ICT CO LTD 0.00
KIMBERLY CLARK DE MEXICO SAB DE CV 0.00

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 29, 2017

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of Sep 29, 2017

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of Sep 29, 2017

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of Sep 29, 2017

% of Market Value

Type Long Short 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.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Jeff Shen, PhD
Head of Emerging Markets and Co-Head of Investments for Scientific Active Equity

   

Richard Mathieson
Richard Mathieson
David Piazza
David Piazza
Gerardo Rodriguez
Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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