Equity

BGF Next Generation Technology 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.

Investments in the technology securities are subject to absence or loss of intellectual property protections, rapid changes in technology, government regulation and competition. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.
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Performance

Performance

  From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
Total Return (%) Total return is expressed as the percentage change of an investment over a certain timeframe. It includes the net income earned by the investment in terms of dividends or interest along with any change in the capital value of the investment.

as of 31-Mar-20

- - - - 4.19

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 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 06-Jul-20 USD 550.892
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 04-Sep-18
Inception Date 04-Sep-18
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU1861216866
Bloomberg Ticker BGNHD2G
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BG094W8
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1000
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-Jun-20 17.60
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-Jun-20 Equity Sector Information Tech
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Jun-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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Jun-20
Name Weight (%)
LOCAWEB SERVICOS DE INTERNET SA 1.45
TWILIO INC CLASS A 1.38
KAKAO CORP 1.31
SQUARE INC CLASS A 1.29
TESLA INC 1.25
Name Weight (%)
INPHI CORP 1.23
ALCHIP TECHNOLOGIES LTD 1.20
ZOOMINFO TECHNOLOGIES INC CLASS A 1.20
MERCADOLIBRE INC 1.19
SILERGY CORP 1.18
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Jun-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Jun-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Jun-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 Hedged GBP None 16.62 0.40 2.47 16.62 8.60 - LU1861216866 - -
Class I2 GBP - 13.94 0.27 1.98 13.94 10.81 - LU2168066202 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR - 19.87 0.46 2.37 19.87 10.29 - LU1917165158 - -
Class E2 EUR - 20.34 0.31 1.55 20.34 11.05 - LU1917164938 - -
Class A2 SEK None 158.08 2.55 1.64 158.08 89.59 - LU1861216940 - -
Class X2 USD - 17.65 0.41 2.38 17.65 9.07 - LU1861216353 - -
Class Z2 USD - 17.45 0.40 2.35 17.45 8.99 - LU1861216437 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 16.44 0.38 2.37 16.44 8.52 - LU1861216601 - -
Class D2 EUR None 15.32 0.24 1.59 15.32 8.29 - LU1917164854 - -
Class D2 USD None 17.36 0.41 2.42 17.36 8.95 - LU1861216197 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 16.94 0.26 1.56 16.94 9.18 - LU1960223847 - -
Class E2 Hedged EUR - 16.05 0.37 2.36 16.05 8.35 - LU1861216783 - -
Class I2 EUR - 15.40 0.24 1.58 15.40 8.32 - LU1917165075 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 16.70 0.39 2.39 16.70 8.66 - LU1861220033 - -
Class A2 USD None 17.09 0.40 2.40 17.09 8.83 - LU1861215975 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 16.19 0.37 2.34 16.19 8.41 - LU1861216510 - -
Class I2 USD - 17.44 0.41 2.41 17.44 8.98 - LU1861216270 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Reid Menge
Reid Menge

Literature

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