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BGF US Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

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Performance

Performance

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

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

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 23-Sep-20 USD 125.645
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 13-May-87
Inception Date 01-Sep-98
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category US Mid-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index S&P US Mid Small Cap in EUR Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171298721
Bloomberg Ticker MIGSNNE
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43DJ51
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker CGEMIUSEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-Sep-20 93.26
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-Sep-20 Equity US Sm&Mid Cap
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Sep-20, based on holdings as of 29-Feb-20. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, 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.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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.

Business Involvement exposures shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for issuers within the fund that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction, as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to issuers within the fund that generate any revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.86%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research 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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund, Class E2, as of 31-Mar-12 rated against 149 US Mid-Cap Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-20
Name Weight (%)
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 2.47
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 2.46
EQUITABLE HOLDINGS INC 2.40
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 2.16
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER 2.10
Name Weight (%)
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS COR 2.05
ASSURANT INC 2.01
TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS INC 1.87
RAYMOND JAMES INC 1.86
WILLIAMS INC 1.81
Holdings 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
Class E2 EUR None 162.94 1.68 1.04 211.40 123.41 - LU0171298721 - -
Class C2 USD None 161.80 1.03 0.64 196.38 113.72 - LU0147413560 - -
Class E2 USD None 190.35 1.22 0.65 229.97 133.29 - LU0090841858 - -
Class D2 USD None 233.12 1.50 0.65 279.50 162.22 - LU0341384864 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 12.00 0.07 0.59 15.01 8.51 - LU1023058412 - -
Class I2 EUR None 10.19 0.11 1.09 13.10 7.66 - LU1715605785 - -
Class A2 USD None 211.89 1.36 0.65 255.21 148.00 - LU0006061336 - -
Class D2 EUR None 199.55 2.06 1.04 257.00 150.19 - LU0827887786 - -
Class A2 EUR None 181.38 1.87 1.04 234.63 137.03 - LU0171298648 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony DeSpirito
Tony DeSpirito
Franco Tapia, CFA
Franco Tapia, CFA
David Zhao
David Zhao

Literature

Literature