Equity

BGF Continental European Flexible Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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Performance

Performance

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30-Jun-2016
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2017
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2018
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30-Jun-2019
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30-Jun-2021
Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-21

22.13 8.83 4.24 9.63 48.92
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Jun-21

22.14 1.79 6.67 -1.02 30.07
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
48.62 21.24 18.27 - 15.44
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Aug-21

32.65 11.96 11.24 - 10.33
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
25.44 2.87 10.74 48.62 78.21 131.43 - 240.20
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Aug-21

20.92 2.24 6.65 32.65 40.33 70.35 - 131.16

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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 24-Sep-21 EUR 8,999.189
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-21 54
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 24-Nov-86
Inception Date 20-Feb-13
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe ex-UK Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Europe x UK TR - in EUR
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.80%
ISIN LU0888974473
Bloomberg Ticker BGCEFI2
Annual Management Fee 0.75%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B91Q1X9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTREERXU
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 10,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31-Aug-21 16.79
3y Beta as of 31-Aug-21 1.036
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31-Aug-21 14.06
5y Beta as of 31-Aug-21 0.998

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, 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 ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 07-Sep-21 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Sep-21 7.63
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Sep-21 16.35
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Sep-21 96.73
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Sep-21 Equity Europe ex UK
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Sep-21 76.81
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Sep-21 422
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Sep-21, based on holdings as of 31-Mar-21. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), 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.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Aug-21 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Aug-21 96.97%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Aug-21 3.09%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (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 by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data 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. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Continental European Flexible Fund, Class I2, as of 31-Aug-21 rated against 568 Europe ex-UK Equity 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 28-Jun-21)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-21
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 7.38
DSV PANALPINA A/S 5.62
LONZA GROUP AG 5.28
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 4.45
SIKA AG 4.32
Name Weight (%)
TELEPERFORMANCE 3.73
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.43
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 2.91
BE SEMICONDUCTOR IND. 2.75
STMICROELECTRONICS NV 2.65
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 I2 EUR None 34.10 -0.60 -1.73 34.71 22.55 - LU0888974473 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 45.08 -0.79 -1.72 45.89 29.79 - LU0827876235 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 24.66 -0.43 -1.71 25.09 16.19 - LU1207311066 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 37.38 -0.63 -1.66 38.19 26.59 - LU0071969892 - -
Class D4 Hedged USD Annual 72.22 -1.26 -1.71 73.50 47.55 - LU0669554353 - -
Class SR4 GBP Annual 10.11 -0.17 -1.65 10.33 8.66 - LU2319960287 - -
Class SR2 EUR - 11.83 -0.21 -1.74 12.04 10.00 - LU2319959941 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 67.66 -1.18 -1.71 68.85 44.54 - LU0827876151 - -
Class I2 USD - 39.94 -0.79 -1.94 41.20 32.35 - LU2315844121 - -
Class I4 GBP Annual 25.75 -0.43 -1.64 26.29 18.15 - LU1330249563 - -
Class SR2 Hedged USD - 11.87 -0.21 -1.74 12.08 10.00 - LU2319960360 - -
Class SR4 EUR Annual 11.82 -0.21 -1.75 12.04 10.00 - LU2319960014 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 44.72 -0.79 -1.74 45.53 29.64 - LU1202926504 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 42.92 -0.75 -1.72 43.69 28.36 - LU0827876409 - -
Class SR4 Hedged USD Annual 11.86 -0.21 -1.74 12.07 10.00 - LU2319960444 - -
Class A2 USD None 52.73 -1.05 -1.95 54.41 34.97 - LU0769137737 - -
Class D2 USD None 58.04 -1.16 -1.96 59.88 38.22 - LU1984140423 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 38.25 -0.64 -1.65 39.06 27.02 - LU0827876318 - -
Class C2 EUR None 37.08 -0.65 -1.72 37.79 25.07 - LU0224105808 - -
Class SR2 USD - 13.86 -0.27 -1.91 14.29 11.89 - LU2319960105 - -
Class I4 Hedged USD Annual 25.14 -0.44 -1.72 25.58 16.51 - LU1505938164 - -
Class I4 EUR Annual 30.10 -0.53 -1.73 30.64 19.90 - LU1505937943 - -
Class A2 EUR None 45.02 -0.79 -1.72 45.85 30.06 - LU0224105477 - -
Class A4 Hedged GBP Annual 41.89 -0.74 -1.74 42.66 27.89 - LU0534241806 - -
Class X4 GBP Annual 38.55 -0.64 -1.63 39.34 27.14 - LU0462858084 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 44.01 -0.78 -1.74 44.82 29.39 - LU0628613803 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 24.30 -0.42 -1.70 24.74 16.12 - LU1196525536 - -
Class E2 EUR None 41.54 -0.73 -1.73 42.32 27.88 - LU0224105980 - -
Class X2 EUR None 54.82 -0.97 -1.74 55.79 35.98 - LU0224106442 - -
Class D2 EUR None 49.56 -0.87 -1.73 50.46 32.85 - LU0406496546 - -
Class AI2 EUR - 18.26 -0.32 -1.72 18.60 12.20 - LU1960219654 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Giles Rothbarth
Giles Rothbarth

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