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BGF World Healthscience Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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30-Sep-2015
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2020
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

3.76 12.30 17.84 -0.12 19.74
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

5.33 12.41 14.17 -1.83 20.81
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
19.74 12.12 10.43 13.33 8.63
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

20.81 10.63 9.90 13.08 7.56
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
6.61 -1.45 5.55 19.74 40.93 64.22 249.62 401.70
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-20

6.26 -1.38 4.78 20.81 35.42 60.33 241.83 313.64

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 USD, 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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 28-Oct-20 USD 9,726.661
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 30-Sep-20 132
Base Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 06-Apr-01
Inception Date 06-Apr-01
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Sector Equity Healthcare
Benchmark Index MSCI World Health Care Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 2.32%
ISIN LU0122380701
Bloomberg Ticker MERHLTE
Annual Management Fee 2.00%
Initial Charge 3.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B43GMZ1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDWUHC
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 Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-20 14.46
3y Beta as of 30-Sep-20 0.972
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Sep-20 13.26
5y Beta as of 30-Sep-20 1.008

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 Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 01-Oct-20 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01-Oct-20 7.44
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01-Oct-20 94.36
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01-Oct-20 98.73
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01-Oct-20 Equity Sector Healthcare
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01-Oct-20 20.79
Funds in Peer Group as of 01-Oct-20 319
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-Oct-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.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30-Sep-20 0.00%
MSCI Business Involvement % Coverage as of 30-Sep-20 96.47%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF World Healthscience Fund, Class E2, as of 30-Sep-20 rated against 332 Sector Equity Healthcare Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-20
Name Weight (%)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4.98
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.87
SANOFI SA 3.91
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 3.65
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.60
Name Weight (%)
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 2.89
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 2.69
PFIZER INC 2.46
STRYKER CORP 2.21
AMGEN INC 2.05
Holdings 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 E2 USD None 48.95 -1.34 -2.66 52.27 35.99 - LU0122380701 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 12.47 -0.04 -0.32 13.20 9.74 - LU1960224654 - -
Class D4 USD Annual 13.56 -0.37 -2.66 14.47 9.91 - LU1728553774 - -
Class A2 EUR None 45.94 -0.90 -1.92 49.59 36.59 - LU0171307068 - -
Class D5 GBP Quarterly 10.65 -0.24 -2.20 11.37 8.70 - LU2112292763 - -
Class A2 Hedged CNH None 153.69 -4.22 -2.67 163.87 111.34 - LU1254117382 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD None 18.23 -0.51 -2.72 19.48 13.45 - LU1023059063 - -
Class C2 USD None 42.58 -1.16 -2.65 45.48 31.45 - LU0147404148 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR - 10.54 -0.29 -2.68 11.26 9.90 - LU2178160680 - -
Class A2 Hedged JPY None 1,166.00 -32.00 -2.67 1,245.00 859.00 - LU1948809360 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR - 10.53 -0.29 -2.68 11.24 9.90 - LU2168656341 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 8.67 -0.17 -1.92 9.37 6.91 - LU2112291799 - -
Class D2 EUR None 50.68 -0.99 -1.92 54.43 40.19 - LU0827889485 - -
Class D2 USD None 59.47 -1.62 -2.65 63.47 43.41 - LU0329593007 - -
Class A2 USD None 53.91 -1.47 -2.65 57.55 39.52 - LU0122379950 - -
Class A2 Hedged HKD None 185.65 -5.08 -2.66 198.21 136.00 - LU1061106388 - -
Class E2 EUR None 41.72 -0.81 -1.90 45.19 33.33 - LU0171309270 - -
Class A4 USD Annual 10.18 -0.27 -2.58 10.86 7.46 - LU2112291526 - -
Class I2 USD - 12.20 -0.34 -2.71 13.02 8.89 - LU1960219225 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 12.41 -0.35 -2.74 13.26 9.18 - LU1822774284 - -
Class X2 USD None 65.41 -1.79 -2.66 69.78 47.45 - LU0462856898 - -
Class C2 EUR None 36.29 -0.70 -1.89 39.51 29.12 - LU0331289677 - -
Class I2 EUR - 10.60 -0.04 -0.38 11.15 8.23 - LU1960219571 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 18.40 -0.51 -2.70 19.66 13.56 - LU1057294990 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Erin Xie
Erin Xie
Xiang Liu
Xiang Liu
Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee

Literature

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