Equity

BGF Continental European Flexible 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

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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 USD, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

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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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 02-Jun-20 EUR 3,785.823
Base Currency EUR
Fund Launch Date 24-Nov-86
Inception Date 05-Apr-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe ex-UK Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe ex UK Net TR Index - in USD
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0769137737
Bloomberg Ticker BGCEA2A
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B7SC6P3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTREERXU
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

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-May-20 94.04
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-20 Equity Europe ex UK
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-20, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-19. 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 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 Continental European Flexible Fund, Class A2, as of 31-May-20 rated against 578 Europe ex-UK Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 05-Jul-19)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.52
ASML HOLDING NV 5.32
NOVO NORDISK A/S 4.93
SAP SE 4.62
DSV PANALPINA A/S 3.91
Name Weight (%)
LONZA GROUP AG 3.83
SIKA AG 3.43
SAFRAN SA 3.39
STMICROELECTRONICS NV 3.17
KERING SA 3.05
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 A2 USD None 31.07 0.95 3.15 33.60 21.77 - LU0769137737 - -
Class D4 Hedged USD Annual 43.66 1.10 2.58 48.45 31.50 - LU0669554353 - -
Class X2 EUR None 33.04 0.81 2.51 36.78 23.91 - LU0224106442 - -
Class A4 Hedged GBP Annual 25.70 0.64 2.55 29.10 18.66 - LU0534241806 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 24.02 0.35 1.48 25.34 18.04 - LU0071969892 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 24.34 0.35 1.46 25.62 18.25 - LU0827876318 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 27.31 0.67 2.52 30.49 19.81 - LU1202926504 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 16.36 0.24 1.49 17.21 12.26 - LU1330249563 - -
Class A2 EUR None 27.76 0.67 2.47 31.06 20.17 - LU0224105477 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 26.07 0.65 2.56 29.46 18.90 - LU0827876409 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 18.36 0.45 2.51 20.48 13.31 - LU1505937943 - -
Class I2 EUR None 20.75 0.50 2.47 23.16 15.05 - LU0888974473 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 14.85 0.37 2.56 16.47 10.71 - LU1207311066 - -
Class D2 USD None 33.87 1.04 3.17 36.55 23.70 - LU1984140423 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 40.90 1.03 2.58 45.39 29.51 - LU0827876151 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 27.38 0.68 2.55 30.94 19.85 - LU0827876235 - -
Class X4 GBP Annual 24.56 0.36 1.49 25.78 18.38 - LU0462858084 - -
Class C2 EUR None 23.24 0.56 2.47 26.10 16.93 - LU0224105808 - -
Class E2 EUR None 25.78 0.62 2.46 28.89 18.75 - LU0224105980 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 14.84 0.38 2.63 16.50 10.72 - LU1196525536 - -
Class D2 EUR None 30.26 0.74 2.51 33.79 21.95 - LU0406496546 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 11.26 0.27 2.46 12.60 8.18 - LU1960219654 - -
Class I4 Hedged USD Annual 15.18 0.38 2.57 16.83 10.95 - LU1505938164 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 27.14 0.66 2.49 30.37 19.72 - LU0628613803 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alister Hibbert
Managing Director

  

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Literature

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