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

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 GBP, 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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 07-Aug-20 EUR 4,357.038
Base Currency EUR
Fund Launch Date 24-Nov-86
Inception Date 24-Sep-10
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe x UK TR - in EUR
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0534241806
Bloomberg Ticker BGFCEA4
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B51MM36
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTREERXU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1000
Use of Income Distributing

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 09-Jul-20 51.70
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 09-Jul-20 Equity Europe ex UK
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 09-Jul-20, based on holdings as of 31-Jan-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 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

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-20
Name Weight (%)
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 5.23
ASML HOLDING NV 4.90
LONZA GROUP AG 4.77
SIKA AG 4.26
DSV PANALPINA A/S 4.08
Name Weight (%)
SAP SE 4.05
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.85
VOLVO AB 3.45
SAFRAN SA 2.91
WORLDLINE SA 2.84
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 A4 Hedged GBP Annual 27.51 0.13 0.47 29.10 18.66 - LU0534241806 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 29.35 0.14 0.48 30.94 19.85 - LU0827876235 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 26.00 0.19 0.74 26.85 18.04 - LU0071969892 - -
Class D4 Hedged USD Annual 46.79 0.22 0.47 48.45 31.50 - LU0669554353 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 26.38 0.19 0.73 27.23 18.25 - LU0827876318 - -
Class C2 EUR None 24.78 0.11 0.45 26.10 16.93 - LU0224105808 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 15.93 0.08 0.50 16.47 10.71 - LU1207311066 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 17.74 0.13 0.74 18.31 12.26 - LU1330249563 - -
Class X4 GBP Annual 26.67 0.19 0.72 27.52 18.38 - LU0462858084 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 43.84 0.21 0.48 45.39 29.51 - LU0827876151 - -
Class I2 EUR None 22.22 0.10 0.45 23.16 15.05 - LU0888974473 - -
Class I4 Hedged USD Annual 16.27 0.07 0.43 16.83 10.95 - LU1505938164 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 29.23 0.14 0.48 30.49 19.81 - LU1202926504 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 19.65 0.08 0.41 20.48 13.31 - LU1505937943 - -
Class D2 USD None 38.12 -0.11 -0.29 38.37 23.70 - LU1984140423 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 27.94 0.12 0.43 29.46 18.90 - LU0827876409 - -
Class E2 EUR None 27.53 0.12 0.44 28.89 18.75 - LU0224105980 - -
Class D2 EUR None 32.39 0.15 0.47 33.79 21.95 - LU0406496546 - -
Class A2 EUR None 29.67 0.13 0.44 31.06 20.17 - LU0224105477 - -
Class A2 USD None 34.92 -0.10 -0.29 35.17 21.77 - LU0769137737 - -
Class X2 EUR None 35.42 0.16 0.45 36.78 23.91 - LU0224106442 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.04 0.06 0.50 12.60 8.18 - LU1960219654 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 15.88 0.08 0.51 16.50 10.72 - LU1196525536 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 29.01 0.14 0.48 30.37 19.72 - LU0628613803 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alister Hibbert
Managing Director

  

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

Literature

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