Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar Bond Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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

as of Dec 31, 2018

6.08 -0.56 2.19 3.47 -1.10
Benchmark (%) Index: BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate 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 Dec 31, 2018

5.97 0.55 2.65 3.54 0.01
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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jan 23, 2019 USD 517.972
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Apr 7, 1989
Share Class Inception Date Apr 7, 1989
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Diversified Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0096258362
Bloomberg Ticker MERCPA2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 7556799
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LBUSTRUU
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

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2018 2.88
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Dec 31, 2018 2.79
5y Beta as of Dec 31, 2018 0.900

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar Bond Fund, Class A2, as of Dec 31, 2018 rated against 412 USD Diversified Bond 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 Dec 17, 2018)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 13.01
GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION II 8.66
UNITED STATES TREASURY 7.84
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION -GOLD 4.49
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 3.09
Name Weight (%)
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.21
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/THE 1.06
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GOVERNMENT) 0.85
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.80
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.66
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settlement 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.
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2018

% 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 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
A2 USD Accumulating 31.71 0.05 0.16 31.77 30.92 - LU0096258362 - -
C1 USD Daily 15.35 0.02 0.13 15.76 15.06 - LU0147418528 - -
Class X5 USD Quarterly 9.64 0.02 0.21 9.89 9.46 - LU1694209633 - -
I2 USD Accumulating 10.55 0.02 0.19 10.56 10.27 - LU1165522647 - -
A2 CZK Accumulating 716.46 2.13 0.30 717.00 640.24 - LU1791174102 - -
A1 USD Daily 16.31 0.02 0.12 16.75 16.00 - LU0028835386 - -
I2 Hgd EUR Accumulating 9.81 0.01 0.10 10.05 9.62 - LU1564327929 - -
E2 USD Accumulating 29.02 0.05 0.17 29.20 28.33 - LU0147419096 - -
D2 USD Accumulating 32.82 0.05 0.15 32.87 31.97 - LU0548367084 - -
D3 USD Monthly 16.35 0.03 0.18 16.79 16.01 - LU0592701923 - -
C2 USD Accumulating 24.20 0.04 0.17 24.53 23.66 - LU0147418874 - -
A3 USD Monthly 16.34 0.02 0.12 16.78 16.01 - LU0172417379 - -
A6 Hgd HKD Monthly 90.98 0.13 0.14 95.59 89.51 - LU1484781122 - -
D2 Hgd GBP Accumulating 10.22 0.01 0.10 10.37 10.00 - LU1294567448 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 10.05 0.02 0.20 10.06 9.77 - LU0147419252 - -
I5 USD Quarterly 9.70 0.01 0.10 9.96 9.52 - LU1718847640 - -
A6 Hgd GBP Monthly 8.92 0.01 0.11 9.43 8.79 - LU1484781049 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Managing Director, Global Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income

Rick Rieder

Bob Miller
Managing Director, Head of U.S. Multi-Sector Fixed Income

  

Literature

Literature