Fixed Income

BGF Global Corporate Bond 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 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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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 5 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) -4.7 9.6 6.3 -2.2 -16.5
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -1.0 12.5 8.3 -0.8 -14.1

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

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-0.64 -5.00 -0.85 - -1.02
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 1.82 -3.27 1.38 - 1.34
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.18 -0.64 -0.32 1.85 -0.64 -14.26 -4.19 - -6.20
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 3.39 -0.39 0.38 2.38 1.82 -9.48 7.07 - 8.67
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2020
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30-Jun-2021
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30-Jun-2022
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Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

6.38 3.87 3.26 -15.06 -0.53
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 30-Jun-23

9.60 7.15 3.71 -12.88 1.78

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 26-Sep-23 USD 859,796,560
Inception Date 07-Jun-17
Fund Launch Date 19-Oct-07
Share Class Currency EUR
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Constraint Benchmark 1 BBG Global Agg Corporate Index, 100% USD Hedged
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.51%
ISIN LU1625162489
Annual Management Fee 0.45%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Global Corporate Bond - EUR Hedged
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGCI2EH
SEDOL BYTPFF3

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-23 456
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Aug-23 7.10%
3y Beta as of 31-Aug-23 1.016
Yield to Maturity as of 31-Aug-23 5.42
Modified Duration as of 31-Aug-23 6.20
Weighted Average YTM as of 31-Aug-23 5.86%
Effective Duration as of 31-Aug-23 6.18
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 31-Aug-23 8.25
WAL to Worst as of 31-Aug-23 8.25

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 21-Sep-23 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Sep-23 95.39
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Sep-23 6.77
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Sep-23 29.52
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Sep-23 Bond Global Corporates USD
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Sep-23 105
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Sep-23 259.12
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Sep-23 89.58
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21-Sep-23, based on holdings as of 30-Apr-23. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

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.

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 0.71%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Aug-23 2.86%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Aug-23 0.71%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Aug-23 0.00%
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 1.30%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Aug-23 89.15%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Aug-23 11.32%
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 1.02% and for Oil Sands 1.74%.

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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Global Corporate Bond Fund, Class I2 Hedged, as of 31-Aug-23 rated against 308 Global Corporate Bond - EUR Hedged Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-23
Name Weight (%)
UK CONV GILT 1.5 07/31/2053 1.13
T-MOBILE USA INC 2.875 02/15/2031 0.86
TOTALENERGIES SE MTN RegS 1.75 12/31/2079 0.83
ABN AMRO BANK NV MTN RegS 5.5 09/21/2033 0.72
MORGAN STANLEY MTN 5.148 01/25/2034 0.71
Name Weight (%)
SOUTHERN COMPANY (THE) 1.875 09/15/2081 0.69
BANQUE FEDERATIVE DU CREDIT MUTUEL MTN RegS 4.125 03/13/2029 0.69
UBS AG RegS 5.125 05/15/2024 0.69
SES SA RegS 2.875 12/31/2079 0.68
UBS GROUP AG 144A 9.016 11/15/2033 0.68
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 Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-23

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 9.24 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 9.61 8.70 LU1625162489
Class A8 Hedged NZD Monthly 8.10 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 8.50 7.75 LU1149717313
Class I2 USD None 11.32 -0.01 -0.09 26-Sep-23 11.61 10.40 LU1181254019
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 11.38 -0.01 -0.09 26-Sep-23 11.88 10.78 LU0297942434
Class A3 Hedged NZD Monthly 10.44 -0.01 -0.10 26-Sep-23 10.97 9.98 LU0803752475
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly 8.11 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 8.60 7.82 LU1435395121
Class D5 Hedged GBP Quarterly 8.75 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 9.28 8.43 LU1814255474
Class D2 USD None 14.67 -0.01 -0.07 26-Sep-23 15.06 13.50 LU0326960662
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 9.43 -0.01 -0.11 26-Sep-23 9.73 8.78 LU1222731728
Class X4 Hedged GBP Annual 7.91 -0.01 -0.13 26-Sep-23 8.53 7.68 LU0414062165
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 68.20 -0.04 -0.06 26-Sep-23 72.32 65.74 LU0788109550
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 9.17 -0.01 -0.11 26-Sep-23 9.65 8.79 LU0871639976
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 83.21 -0.05 -0.06 26-Sep-23 88.63 81.33 LU1220227653
Class A4 Hedged EUR Annual 7.37 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 7.93 7.19 LU0303846876
Class A3 Hedged GBP Monthly 8.93 -0.01 -0.11 26-Sep-23 9.42 8.58 LU0816460231
Class A2 USD None 13.72 -0.01 -0.07 26-Sep-23 14.12 12.68 LU0297942194
Class E2 Hedged EUR None 10.53 -0.01 -0.09 26-Sep-23 11.03 10.03 LU0307653898
Class X2 Hedged EUR None 13.26 -0.01 -0.08 26-Sep-23 13.75 12.44 LU0414062249
Class A5 USD Quarterly 9.69 -0.01 -0.10 26-Sep-23 10.22 9.23 LU0825403933
Class A6 USD Monthly 9.35 -0.01 -0.11 26-Sep-23 9.81 8.90 LU0788109634
Class A2 Hedged SEK None 91.56 -0.06 -0.07 26-Sep-23 95.64 86.71 LU1162516634
Class A3 Hedged CAD Monthly 9.52 -0.01 -0.10 26-Sep-23 10.03 9.10 LU0816460157
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 12.15 -0.01 -0.08 26-Sep-23 12.65 11.46 LU0326951752
Class E2 USD None 12.66 -0.01 -0.08 26-Sep-23 13.07 11.75 LU0326961470
Class A3 Hedged AUD Monthly 10.14 -0.01 -0.10 26-Sep-23 10.74 9.79 LU0816460074
Class X2 USD None 15.97 -0.02 -0.13 26-Sep-23 16.35 14.61 LU0434566104
Class I4 Hedged GBP Annual 8.54 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 9.12 8.22 LU1403442228
Class I2 Hedged CAD None 10.96 0.00 0.00 26-Sep-23 11.28 10.13 LU1153585614

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Krautzberger
Head, BlackRock’s Pan-European Fixed Income Team

     

Daniel Chen
Daniel Chen
Tom Mondelaers
Managing Director

Tom Mondelaers, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Euro Fixed Income team, where he is the lead portfolio manager for the investment grade credit portfolios.

Max Huefner
Max Huefner

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 : 3 years
Example Investment EUR 10,000
Scenario
If you exit after 1 year
If you exit after 3 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
7,510 EUR
-24.9%
7,340 EUR
-9.8%

Unfavourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
8,050 EUR
-19.5%
8,350 EUR
-5.9%

Moderate

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
10,190 EUR
1.9%
10,660 EUR
2.2%

Favourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
11,050 EUR
10.5%
11,580 EUR
5.0%

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



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