Equity

BGF Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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  From
30-Sep-2015
To
30-Sep-2016
From
30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
From
30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
From
30-Sep-2019
To
30-Sep-2020
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

17.54 15.15 -1.20 -5.52 1.15
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

18.07 20.67 1.95 -1.77 13.59
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.15 -1.90 5.03 - 5.01
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

13.59 4.39 10.14 - 6.19
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-6.88 -2.44 6.27 1.15 -5.58 27.79 - 48.17
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

2.77 -2.29 9.45 13.59 13.76 62.09 - 62.16

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 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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 27-Oct-20 USD 229.132
12m Trailing Yield as of 30-Sep-20 3.12
Number of Holdings as of 30-Sep-20 59
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 18-Sep-09
Inception Date 13-Sep-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity Income
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex Japan Index, Net Dividends
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.11%
ISIN LU0827875005
Bloomberg Ticker BGAD5GU
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B7JZV90
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDUECAPF
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 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 Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 01-Oct-20 BB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01-Oct-20 4.19
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01-Oct-20 5.39
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01-Oct-20 96.25
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01-Oct-20 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01-Oct-20 406.48
Funds in Peer Group as of 01-Oct-20 668
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Oct-20, based on holdings as of 31-Mar-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.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI Business Involvement % Coverage as of 30-Sep-20 95.41%
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 1.52%.

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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-20
Name Weight (%)
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 7.71
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 7.53
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 6.74
BLACKROCK PREMIER FUNDS - BLACKROCK CHINA A-SHARES FUND 2.61
CHINA RESOURCES LAND LTD 2.29
Name Weight (%)
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO LTD 2.10
ANHUI CONCH CEMENT CO LTD 2.04
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD 2.04
JIANGSU EXPRESSWAY CO LTD 1.92
PETRONET LNG LTD 1.85
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Sep-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Sep-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Sep-20

% 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
Class D5G USD Quarterly 13.51 0.01 0.07 14.56 9.37 - LU0827875005 - -
Class D2 USD None 19.12 0.02 0.10 20.04 12.98 - LU0628613555 - -
Class A2 GBP None 16.57 -0.04 -0.24 17.49 12.69 - LU0852073260 - -
Class A4G Hedged EUR Annual 8.73 0.01 0.11 9.70 6.21 - LU1031077412 - -
Class C5G USD Quarterly 11.02 0.01 0.09 12.07 7.73 - LU0414403849 - -
Class X2 USD None 14.05 0.01 0.07 14.61 9.48 - LU1333799754 - -
Class A5G HKD Quarterly 97.54 0.09 0.09 106.03 67.99 - LU0448666767 - -
Class D4G GBP Annual 12.62 -0.04 -0.32 13.67 9.93 - LU1379100800 - -
Class I2 USD None 12.03 0.01 0.08 12.58 8.15 - LU1523255765 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 105.75 0.10 0.09 113.60 72.86 - LU1257007481 - -
Class A5G Hedged SGD Quarterly 11.43 0.01 0.09 12.57 8.00 - LU0414403682 - -
Class C5G Hedged SGD Quarterly 10.01 0.01 0.10 11.12 7.06 - LU0414403922 - -
Class A8 Hedged ZAR Monthly Stable with IRD 90.36 0.09 0.10 99.98 63.19 - LU1109561776 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly Stable 99.99 0.09 0.09 108.53 69.62 - LU0765512784 - -
Class D5G Hedged SGD Quarterly 12.25 0.01 0.08 13.40 8.53 - LU0827874966 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 12.35 0.01 0.08 13.64 8.61 - LU0916957664 - -
Class A5G USD Quarterly 12.59 0.02 0.16 13.65 8.77 - LU0414403500 - -
Class E5G Hedged EUR Quarterly 8.16 0.01 0.12 9.07 5.76 - LU0628613472 - -
Class E2 EUR None 14.36 0.00 0.00 16.18 10.75 - LU0628613399 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly Stable 13.18 0.01 0.08 14.28 9.18 - LU0738912210 - -
Class A2 USD None 17.79 0.01 0.06 18.76 12.13 - LU0414403419 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Sidharth Mahapatra
Sidharth Mahapatra
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews

Literature

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