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BGF Asian Dragon 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

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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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 25-Sep-20 USD 1,864.143
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 02-Jan-97
Inception Date 19-Jan-05
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (Net) in GBP Performance Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0204061278
Bloomberg Ticker MDRGADS
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1PF6V9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker MSACXJPGBP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 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 Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-Sep-20 24.70
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-Sep-20 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Sep-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.

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 0.84% and for Oil Sands 2.53%.

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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Asian Dragon Fund, Class A4, as of 31-Aug-20 rated against 779 Asia ex-Japan Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-20
Name Weight (%)
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 9.06
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 8.29
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 6.86
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 6.28
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP 2.71
Name Weight (%)
CNOOC LTD 2.53
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC 2.36
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO LTD 2.26
CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO LTD 2.12
BHARTI AIRTEL LTD 2.08
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Aug-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 A4 GBP Annual 33.95 0.12 0.35 35.35 27.14 - LU0204061278 - -
Class A2 USD None 44.96 0.08 0.18 48.23 32.84 - LU0072462343 - -
Class I2 Hedged AUD None 10.64 0.02 0.19 11.50 7.80 - LU1664188957 - -
Class C2 USD None 33.67 0.06 0.18 36.15 24.74 - LU0147401474 - -
Class X4 GBP Annual 32.49 0.12 0.37 34.23 26.15 - LU0462858753 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 13.71 0.02 0.15 14.72 10.07 - LU1279613282 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 9.87 0.03 0.30 10.35 7.92 - LU1260044513 - -
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 121.55 0.23 0.19 131.14 89.43 - LU1499592209 - -
Class C2 EUR None 28.94 0.06 0.21 32.44 22.91 - LU0331282235 - -
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 13.21 0.03 0.23 14.25 9.74 - LU1279613100 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 13.92 0.03 0.22 14.96 10.24 - LU1279613522 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 34.19 0.12 0.35 35.78 27.41 - LU0827875260 - -
Class D2 GBP None 38.88 0.14 0.36 40.42 30.96 - LU0827875187 - -
Class I2 USD None 13.29 0.02 0.15 14.25 9.66 - LU1214678440 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 13.39 0.03 0.22 14.46 9.88 - LU1279613365 - -
Class D2 USD None 49.44 0.09 0.18 53.00 35.97 - LU0411709560 - -
Class A2 GBP None 35.37 0.13 0.37 36.82 28.27 - LU0171270639 - -
Class X2 USD None 54.40 0.10 0.18 58.28 39.38 - LU0462857276 - -
Class D2 EUR None 42.49 0.09 0.21 47.05 33.30 - LU0329592298 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 13.82 0.02 0.14 14.83 10.14 - LU1048588211 - -
Class A2 EUR None 38.65 0.09 0.23 42.99 30.40 - LU0171269466 - -
Class E2 USD None 41.03 0.08 0.20 44.02 30.04 - LU0147401631 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 10.80 0.02 0.19 12.05 8.53 - LU1330249480 - -
Class I4 USD Annual 12.55 0.02 0.16 13.58 9.20 - LU1250982748 - -
Class D2 Hedged AUD None 21.86 0.05 0.23 23.67 16.04 - LU1697774625 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 14.60 0.02 0.14 15.90 10.76 - LU1023056804 - -
Class I2 EUR None 11.43 0.03 0.26 12.63 8.94 - LU1250987382 - -
Class E2 EUR None 35.26 0.07 0.20 39.35 27.81 - LU0171270985 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews

Literature

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