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BSF Asia Pacific Absolute Return Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Investments in China are subject to certain additional risks, particularly regarding the ability to deal in equity securities in China due to issues relating to liquidity and the repatriation of capital. As a result, the Fund may choose to gain exposure to Chinese equities indirectly and may be unable to gain full exposure to the Chinese equity markets. The strategies utilized by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both 'long' and 'synthetic short' positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Funds. Investors in this fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general stock market trends as both positive and negative share movements affect the overall value of the fund. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within the Fund. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. The fund may invest in exchange traded funds which have exposure to property securities and commodities (through an index). Property investments are subject to adverse changes in economic conditions, adverse local market conditions and risks associated with the acquisition, financing and ownership and operation and disposal of real property. The underlying commodities index may concentrate investment on selected commodity futures of multinational markets. This makes the exchange traded fund extremely dependent on the performance of the commodity markets concerned. The Fund may invest more than 10% of its Net Asset Value in the units of UCITS and/or other UCIs.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This product does not have any distributions data as of now.

This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 6 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) -13.2 -0.5 5.0 -1.1 15.5 9.7
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 0.3

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-8.47 7.50 5.44 - 2.76
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) 2.65 0.57 0.18 - 0.03
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.54 3.72 -4.36 -3.59 -8.47 24.23 30.34 - 20.99
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%) 2.11 0.32 0.91 1.70 2.65 1.71 0.93 - 0.20
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
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30-Jun-2020
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30-Jun-2021
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30-Jun-2021
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30-Jun-2022
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30-Jun-2022
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30-Jun-2023
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

1.43 5.37 4.75 18.50 -2.45
Comparator Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

-0.35 -0.40 -0.53 -0.51 2.05

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 25-Sep-23 USD 114,044,796
Inception Date 31-Aug-16
Fund Launch Date 31-Aug-16
Share Class Currency EUR
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Comparator Benchmark 1 3 Month Euribor (Industry Standard) Index
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 3.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 2.42%
ISIN LU1417814131
Annual Management Fee 2.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Long/Short Equity - Other
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BSAPE2E
SEDOL BZB1TN2

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-23 78
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Aug-23 10.72%
3y Beta as of 31-Aug-23 -6.026
P/E Ratio as of 31-Aug-23 -47.95
P/B Ratio as of 31-Aug-23 3.19

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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 31-Aug-23 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Aug-23 4.46%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Aug-23 93.96%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Aug-23 4.98%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 4.46% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data 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. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund's investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-23
Name Weight (%)
CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO LTD 4.28
ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK. PT. 4.17
KWEICHOW MOUTAI CO LTD 4.03
BANK NEGARA INDONESIA PERSERO TBK PT 4.01
MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA LTD 3.63
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 3.50
CHINA OILFIELD SERVICES LTD 3.47
TENCENT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP 3.28
SBI CARDS AND PAYMENT SERVICES LTD 3.26
BANGKOK BANK PCL 3.23
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 31-Aug-23

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class E2 EUR None 123.88 0.48 0.39 25-Sep-23 136.73 116.65 LU1417814131
Class D2 GBP - 100.18 0.30 0.30 25-Sep-23 100.18 93.19 LU2615938151
Class Z2 GBP - 104.13 0.31 0.30 25-Sep-23 104.13 96.80 LU2634581172
Class X2 Hedged AUD - 100.66 -0.14 -0.14 25-Sep-23 101.19 100.00 LU2649166076
Class A2 USD - 101.26 -0.17 -0.17 25-Sep-23 101.74 99.71 LU2649165938
Class Z2 Hedged GBP - 97.84 -0.14 -0.14 25-Sep-23 100.04 95.58 LU2634581255
Class X2 USD None 141.50 -0.20 -0.14 25-Sep-23 144.56 136.04 LU1417814214
Class D2 EUR None 132.82 0.52 0.39 25-Sep-23 145.16 124.88 LU1495982602
Class A2 EUR None 127.57 0.49 0.39 25-Sep-23 140.09 120.04 LU1417813836
Class A4 Hedged EUR Annual 106.36 -0.18 -0.17 25-Sep-23 110.85 104.30 LU1417813919
Class Z2 USD None 128.38 -0.19 -0.15 25-Sep-23 131.44 124.43 LU1417814305
Class A2 GBP None 123.45 0.37 0.30 25-Sep-23 140.03 114.92 LU1513020419
Class D2 USD None 125.59 -0.20 -0.16 25-Sep-23 128.75 122.23 LU1495982438
Class E2 Hedged EUR None 104.48 -0.17 -0.16 25-Sep-23 109.33 102.52 LU1495982271
Class Z2 Hedged CHF None 109.09 -0.18 -0.16 25-Sep-23 114.23 107.15 LU1417814560
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 110.39 -0.18 -0.16 25-Sep-23 114.58 108.17 LU1495982511
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 116.62 -0.18 -0.15 25-Sep-23 119.76 114.01 LU1417814057
Class Z2 Hedged EUR None 112.27 -0.18 -0.16 25-Sep-23 116.27 109.93 LU1417814487

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Samuel Vecht
Samuel Vecht
Steve Wong
Steve Wong
Ada Zhang
Ada Zhang

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

The EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Products Regulation (PRIIPs) prescribes the calculation methodology, and publication of the outcomes, of four hypothetical performance scenarios regarding how the product may perform under certain conditions and for such to be published on a monthly basis. The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back. What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted. The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product, which may include input from benchmark(s) / proxy, over the last ten years.
Recommended holding period : 5 years
Example Investment EUR 10,000
Scenario
If you exit after 1 year
If you exit after 5 years

Minimum

There is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.

Stress

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
7,380 EUR
-26.2%
6,280 EUR
-8.9%

Unfavourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
8,020 EUR
-19.8%
8,770 EUR
-2.6%

Moderate

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
10,240 EUR
2.4%
12,190 EUR
4.0%

Favourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
13,460 EUR
34.6%
13,970 EUR
6.9%

The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.



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