Equity

BGF European Equity Income 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 EUR, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

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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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 11-Aug-20 EUR 1,652.767
Base Currency EUR
Fund Launch Date 03-Dec-10
Inception Date 30-Jan-13
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Equity Income
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0883524240
Bloomberg Ticker BGEEII4
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B9L6H53
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker M7EU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 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 09-Jul-20 84.11
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 09-Jul-20 Equity Europe Income
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 09-Jul-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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF European Equity Income Fund, Class I4G, as of 31-Jul-20 rated against 334 Europe Equity Income Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 19-Jun-20)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-20
Name Weight (%)
IBERDROLA SA 4.37
TELE2 AB 4.11
ENEL SPA 4.08
NESTLE SA 4.03
EDP - ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL SA 3.96
Name Weight (%)
LONZA GROUP AG 3.91
SANOFI SA 3.85
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP AG 3.52
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.48
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 3.19
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 I4G EUR Annual 13.42 0.12 0.90 15.51 9.93 - LU0883524240 - -
Class A5G EUR Quarterly 13.29 0.13 0.99 15.73 10.07 - LU0561744862 - -
Class E2 EUR None 19.11 0.18 0.95 22.24 14.23 - LU0628612748 - -
Class A2 EUR None 20.00 0.19 0.96 23.22 14.86 - LU0562822386 - -
Class D4G EUR Annual 13.34 0.12 0.91 15.44 9.89 - LU0875160912 - -
Class A5G Hedged USD Quarterly 19.81 0.19 0.97 23.36 14.94 - LU1003076772 - -
Class A4G EUR Annual 14.31 0.14 0.99 16.62 10.63 - LU0619515397 - -
Class A8 Hedged CAD Monthly Stable with IRD 8.31 0.08 0.97 10.08 6.36 - LU1220229436 - -
Class D5G EUR Quarterly 13.03 0.12 0.93 15.38 9.85 - LU0871639463 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly Stable with IRD 10.16 0.10 0.99 12.45 7.76 - LU1019636163 - -
Class A6 Hedged USD Monthly Stable 11.11 0.11 1.00 13.16 8.38 - LU1019632923 - -
Class D5G Hedged GBP Quarterly 11.97 0.12 1.01 14.27 9.04 - LU0949170855 - -
Class X2 EUR None 13.99 0.13 0.94 16.11 10.33 - LU0563471787 - -
Class D2 EUR None 21.33 0.20 0.95 24.68 15.80 - LU0579997130 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly Stable 172.28 1.73 1.01 203.94 129.97 - LU1051770623 - -
Class D6 Hedged USD Monthly Stable 9.30 0.09 0.98 10.97 7.00 - LU1200839964 - -
Class A8 Hedged NZD Monthly Stable with IRD 8.25 0.09 1.10 10.06 6.31 - LU1220229196 - -
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly Stable 12.57 0.12 0.96 15.12 9.53 - LU1051771274 - -
Class X5G GBP Daily 12.54 0.10 0.80 13.73 9.59 - LU1015435362 - -
Class A6 Hedged SGD Monthly Stable 10.80 0.11 1.03 12.92 8.19 - LU1019634622 - -
Class E5G EUR Quarterly 12.73 0.12 0.95 15.11 9.67 - LU0579995191 - -
Class AI5G EUR - 9.96 0.02 0.20 11.91 7.62 - LU1960221551 - -
Class A8 Hedged USD Monthly 9.02 0.09 1.01 10.00 6.82 - LU2114397693 - -
Class D2 USD None 25.14 0.24 0.96 26.63 17.18 - LU1984140779 - -
Class A2 USD - 23.57 0.22 0.94 25.05 16.15 - LU2091194634 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly Stable with IRD 87.60 0.86 0.99 105.60 67.07 - LU1241525267 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 13.70 0.14 1.03 15.84 10.13 - LU1153584641 - -
Class A6 EUR Monthly Stable 9.92 0.09 0.92 11.81 7.53 - LU1051768569 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 10.55 0.02 0.19 12.37 7.92 - LU1960221478 - -
Class X5G EUR - 13.95 0.13 0.94 16.39 10.50 - LU1834329150 - -
Class I2 EUR None 11.03 0.11 1.01 12.74 8.16 - LU1222728690 - -
Class I2 USD - 12.99 0.12 0.93 13.74 8.87 - LU2091194477 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 12.14 0.12 1.00 13.99 8.95 - LU1185942585 - -
Class D4G GBP - 11.99 0.09 0.76 12.94 9.03 - LU2091194550 - -
Class I4G GBP - 12.06 0.09 0.75 13.00 9.07 - LU2091194394 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Andreas Zoellinger
Andreas Zoellinger

Literature

Literature