Fixed Income

BGF US Dollar Bond 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

  • Returns


The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of 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 fund 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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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 20-Feb-19 USD 542.123
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 07-Apr-89
Inception Date 03-Mar-03
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Diversified Bond
Benchmark Index BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0028835386
Bloomberg Ticker MERCPIA
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 4580456
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LBUSTRUU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31-Jan-19 2.84
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31-Jan-19 2.76
5y Beta as of 31-Jan-19 0.903

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF US Dollar Bond Fund, Class A1, as of 31-Jan-19 rated against 411 USD Diversified Bond Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 17-Dec-18)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jan-19
Name Weight (%)
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 10.70
GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION II 8.70
UNITED STATES TREASURY 7.45
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION -GOLD 4.19
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 3.23
Name Weight (%)
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.21
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/THE 1.04
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.86
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GOVERNMENT) 0.85
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.67
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jan-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settlement 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.
as of 31-Jan-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 31-Jan-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-19

% 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 A1 USD Daily 16.45 0.01 0.06 16.52 16.00 - LU0028835386 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 16.48 0.01 0.06 16.53 16.01 - LU0172417379 - -
Class X5 USD Quarterly 9.74 0.00 0.00 9.79 9.46 - LU1694209633 - -
Class C2 USD None 24.43 0.02 0.08 24.43 23.66 - LU0147418874 - -
Class A2 CZK None 725.52 -1.59 -0.22 733.09 640.24 - LU1791174102 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 9.89 0.01 0.10 9.92 9.62 - LU1564327929 - -
Class C1 USD Daily 15.48 0.01 0.06 15.55 15.06 - LU0147418528 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 16.48 0.01 0.06 16.54 16.01 - LU0592701923 - -
Class A2 USD None 32.04 0.02 0.06 32.04 30.92 - LU0096258362 - -
Class E2 USD None 29.31 0.02 0.07 29.31 28.33 - LU0147419096 - -
Class I2 USD None 10.66 0.00 0.00 10.66 10.27 - LU1165522647 - -
Class D2 USD None 33.17 0.02 0.06 33.17 31.97 - LU0548367084 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 91.54 0.05 0.05 94.01 89.51 - LU1484781122 - -
Class X2 USD None 10.16 0.00 0.00 10.16 9.77 - LU0147419252 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 10.31 0.00 0.00 10.31 10.00 - LU1294567448 - -
Class I5 USD Quarterly 9.81 0.01 0.10 9.81 9.52 - LU1718847640 - -
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly 8.97 0.01 0.11 9.27 8.79 - LU1484781049 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Rick Rieder
Bob Miller
Bob Miller

Literature

Literature