Multi Asset

BGF Global Allocation Fund

Overview

The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Mar-2013
To
31-Mar-2014
From
31-Mar-2014
To
31-Mar-2015
From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Mar 31, 2018

9.33 3.25 -4.79 8.15 6.89
Benchmark (%) Index: 36SP500 24FWXUS 24ML5 16FWGBIX Index<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.

as of Mar 31, 2018

11.01 3.54 0.87 7.91 10.72
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.

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Number of Issuers 572
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 24, 2018 USD 18,551.640
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Jan 3, 1997
Share Class Currency U.S. Dollar
Share Class Inception Date Jan 3, 1997
Asset Class Multi Asset
Morningstar Category USD Moderate Allocation
Benchmark Index 36SP500 24FWXUS 24ML5 16FWGBIX Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0072462426
Bloomberg Ticker MERGAAI
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5301377
Dealing Settlement Trade date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global Allocation Fund, Class A2, as of Mar 31, 2018 rated against 572 USD Moderate Allocation Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jun 30, 2017)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 29, 2018
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 2.24
MICROSOFT CORP 1.88
AMAZON COM INC 1.22
COMCAST A CORP 1.12
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 0.99
Name Weight (%)
FACEBOOK CLASS A INC 0.96
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 0.90
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV 0.87
DOWDUPONT INC 0.85
DANONE SA 0.74
as of Mar 29, 2018
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE (OLD) 2.625 02/28/2023 4.81
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 2.75 02/15/2028 3.17
TREASURY NOTE (2OLD) 2.375 01/31/2023 2.51
TREASURY NOTE (OLD) 2.75 02/28/2025 2.10
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 2.625 03/31/2025 1.66
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE (2OLD) 2.5 01/31/2025 1.18
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) RegS 2.75 04/21/2024 0.94
POLAND (REPUBLIC OF) 2.5 07/25/2027 0.83
CANADA (GOVERNMENT OF) 0.5 08/01/2018 0.74
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO 10 01/01/2027 0.65
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 29, 2018

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Mar 29, 2018

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 29, 2018

% of Net Assets

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund’s exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, and swaps (except with respect to fixed income securities), and convertible bonds.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
A2 USD Accumulating 56.75 0.05 0.09 59.60 53.07 - LU0072462426 - -
C2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 29.17 0.03 0.10 30.89 28.28 - LU0212926058 - -
D2 EUR Accumulating 50.18 0.01 0.02 53.03 49.16 - LU0523293024 - -
A4 EUR Annual 45.39 0.01 0.02 48.42 44.50 - LU0408221512 - -
E2 EUR Accumulating 42.83 0.01 0.02 45.80 42.00 - LU0171283533 - -
D4 EUR Annual 45.64 0.02 0.04 48.68 44.72 - LU0827880005 - -
X4 USD Annual 12.39 0.01 0.08 12.96 11.61 - LU0953392981 - -
D2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.87 0.02 0.11 18.74 16.58 - LU0827880187 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 52.38 0.05 0.10 55.08 49.23 - LU0147396450 - -
D2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.21 0.02 0.14 14.92 13.22 - LU0827880690 - -
E2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 15.97 0.02 0.13 16.81 15.10 - LU0530192003 - -
A2 HUF Accumulating 14,495.51 24.09 0.17 15,344.32 14,027.09 - LU0566074125 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 44.36 0.04 0.09 46.73 42.01 - LU0147395726 - -
I2 EUR Accumulating 49.89 0.01 0.02 52.24 48.88 - LU1653088838 - -
A2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 17.14 0.02 0.12 18.01 16.02 - LU0468326631 - -
A2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 16.58 0.02 0.12 17.43 15.60 - LU0480534592 - -
C2 EUR Accumulating 36.27 0.01 0.03 39.06 35.59 - LU0331284793 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 55.43 0.02 0.04 58.03 54.26 - LU0984173384 - -
X2 Hgd AUD Accumulating 19.55 0.02 0.10 20.46 17.96 - LU0525289509 - -
D2 Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.78 0.01 0.08 13.50 12.21 - LU0827880260 - -
X2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 11.39 0.01 0.09 11.97 10.72 - LU0260352280 - -
A2RF Hgd CHF Accumulating 12.24 0.01 0.08 12.96 11.78 - LU0343169966 - -
D2 Hgd PLN Accumulating 17.29 0.02 0.12 18.14 16.15 - LU0827880427 - -
A4 USD Annual 55.52 0.06 0.11 58.30 52.03 - LU0724617625 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 39.71 0.04 0.10 41.82 37.66 - LU0368231949 - -
E2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 35.87 0.03 0.08 37.92 34.52 - LU0212926132 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 61.03 0.07 0.11 63.94 56.52 - LU0368249560 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 31.30 0.03 0.10 32.99 29.55 - LU0827880344 - -
D4 Hgd EUR Annual 35.07 0.04 0.11 36.95 33.64 - LU0827880773 - -
A2 Hgd HKD Accumulating 13.72 0.01 0.07 14.46 12.98 - LU0788109477 - -
X2 Hgd JPY Accumulating 1,117.00 1.00 0.09 1,173.00 1,047.00 - LU1445720094 - -
A2 Hgd CNH Accumulating 127.76 0.13 0.10 133.39 117.30 - LU1062906877 - -
I2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 14.22 0.02 0.14 14.93 13.28 - LU0810842038 - -
A2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 30.04 0.03 0.10 31.72 28.57 - LU0236177068 - -
A2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 37.30 0.04 0.11 39.38 35.71 - LU0212925753 - -
J2 USD Accumulating 68.24 0.07 0.10 71.37 62.74 - LU0304953069 - -
A4 Hgd EUR Annual 34.88 0.04 0.11 36.82 33.47 - LU0240613025 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 67.79 0.07 0.10 70.90 62.32 - LU0328507826 - -
A2 EUR Accumulating 46.40 0.01 0.02 49.38 45.49 - LU0171283459 - -
D2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 40.34 0.04 0.10 42.51 38.33 - LU0329591480 - -
A2 Hgd SGD Accumulating 13.55 0.01 0.07 14.26 12.78 - LU0308772762 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 61.38 0.06 0.10 64.34 56.97 - LU0329592538 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dan Chamby, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

Dan Chamby, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies Group.

David Clayton, CFA, JD
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

David Clayton

Kent Hogshire, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

 Kent Hogshire, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies Group.

Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
Portfolio Manager, Global Allocation

Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group.

Literature

Literature