Equity

BGF Asian Dragon 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 05-Jun-20 USD 1,976.526
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 02-Jan-97
Inception Date 28-Apr-08
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in EUR Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0329592298
Bloomberg Ticker MERDRDD
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B41FDK2
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSACXJPEUR
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
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-May-20 28.63
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-20 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-20, based on holdings as of 30-Nov-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 Asian Dragon Fund, Class D2, as of 31-Jan-20 rated against 772 Asia ex-Japan 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 21-Jun-19)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-May-20
Name Weight (%)
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 8.44
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 7.32
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 6.31
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 5.18
CNOOC LTD 2.79
Name Weight (%)
BHARTI AIRTEL LTD 2.46
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO LTD 2.46
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC 2.14
CHINA MOBILE LTD 2.08
CK ASSET HOLDINGS LTD 1.89
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-May-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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
Class D2 EUR None 41.66 0.52 1.26 47.05 33.30 - LU0329592298 - -
Class A2 GBP None 33.86 0.20 0.59 36.53 28.27 - LU0171270639 - -
Class X4 GBP Annual 31.43 0.19 0.61 33.68 26.15 - LU0462858753 - -
Class C2 EUR None 28.55 0.36 1.28 32.44 22.91 - LU0331282235 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 32.50 0.19 0.59 35.07 27.14 - LU0204061278 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 12.83 0.17 1.34 14.46 9.88 - LU1279613365 - -
Class D2 USD None 47.07 0.69 1.49 52.05 35.97 - LU0411709560 - -
Class X2 USD None 51.64 0.75 1.47 56.89 39.38 - LU0462857276 - -
Class D2 GBP None 37.14 0.22 0.60 39.95 30.96 - LU0827875187 - -
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 116.24 1.68 1.47 131.14 89.43 - LU1499592209 - -
Class I2 USD None 12.65 0.19 1.52 13.97 9.66 - LU1214678440 - -
Class A2 EUR None 37.98 0.47 1.25 42.99 30.40 - LU0171269466 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 9.51 0.06 0.63 10.22 7.92 - LU1260044513 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.68 0.13 1.23 12.05 8.53 - LU1330249480 - -
Class I2 EUR None 11.19 0.14 1.27 12.63 8.94 - LU1250987382 - -
Class I2 Hedged AUD None 10.15 0.14 1.40 11.50 7.80 - LU1664188957 - -
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 12.68 0.18 1.44 14.25 9.74 - LU1279613100 - -
Class C2 USD None 32.25 0.46 1.45 35.95 24.74 - LU0147401474 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 13.13 0.19 1.47 14.71 10.07 - LU1279613282 - -
Class I4 USD Annual 12.05 0.18 1.52 13.31 9.20 - LU1250982748 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 32.88 0.20 0.61 35.37 27.41 - LU0827875260 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 13.31 0.18 1.37 14.96 10.24 - LU1279613522 - -
Class D2 Hedged AUD None 20.87 0.30 1.46 23.67 16.04 - LU1697774625 - -
Class E2 EUR None 34.71 0.43 1.25 39.35 27.81 - LU0171270985 - -
Class E2 USD None 39.21 0.57 1.48 43.57 30.04 - LU0147401631 - -
Class A2 USD None 42.91 0.62 1.47 47.59 32.84 - LU0072462343 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 13.20 0.19 1.46 14.82 10.14 - LU1048588211 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 13.98 0.20 1.45 15.90 10.76 - LU1023056804 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews
Alethea Leung
Alethea Leung

Literature

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