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BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 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.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 10 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 30.1 -4.0 9.1 4.5 39.1 -22.7 26.3 8.3 1.7 -22.7
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 26.8 0.5 13.0 6.9 30.1 -15.9 17.9 5.3 -2.5 -12.9
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-10.68 -2.36 -3.90 4.96 5.32
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) -4.03 -1.23 -2.42 6.04 -
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
3.79 3.79 12.43 5.13 -10.68 -6.91 -18.04 62.21 537.50
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%) 4.13 4.13 16.32 5.50 -4.03 -3.63 -11.52 79.70 -
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2021
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31-Dec-2021
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31-Dec-2022
Total Return (%)

as of 31.Dec.2022

-22.72 26.34 8.34 1.69 -22.72
Constraint Benchmark 1 (%)

as of 31.Dec.2022

-15.93 17.94 5.28 -2.49 -12.91

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 JPY.

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

Net Assets of Fund as of 08.Feb.2023 JPY 18,227,201,376
Share Class launch date 14.May.1987
Fund Launch Date 13.May.1987
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency JPY
Asset Class Equity
Constraint Benchmark 1 S&P Japan MidSmallCap Index - in USD
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.83%
Annual Management Fee 1.50%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker MIGSJOI
ISIN LU0006061252
SEDOL 0938930

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31.Jan.2023 79
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31.Jan.2023 17.69%
3y Beta as of 31.Jan.2023 0.982
P/E Ratio as of 31.Jan.2023 13.65
P/B Ratio as of 31.Jan.2023 1.21

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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31.Jan.2023
Name Weight (%)
FUKUOKA FINANCIAL GROUP INC 4.10
77 BANK LTD/THE 3.65
KYUDENKO CORP 2.22
KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 2.05
MITSUBISHI HC CAPITAL INC 1.95
Name Weight (%)
HARMONIC DRIVE SYSTEMS INC 1.94
RYOHIN KEIKAKU CO LTD 1.92
NIPPON SODA CO LTD 1.86
HIKARI TSUSHIN INC. 1.82
RAITO KOGYO CO LTD 1.81
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31.Jan.2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31.Jan.2023

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class A2 USD None 62.64 0.50 0.80 08.Feb.2023 73.10 54.70 LU0006061252 -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 16.60 0.06 0.36 08.Feb.2023 17.47 15.05 LU0931342652 -
Class I2 JPY None 1,862.00 7.00 0.38 08.Feb.2023 1,972.00 1,713.00 LU0992622497 -
Class D2 JPY None 9,225.00 34.00 0.37 08.Feb.2023 9,775.00 8,505.00 LU0496417709 -
Class A2 EUR None 58.41 0.24 0.41 08.Feb.2023 65.12 54.05 LU0171289068 -
Class D2 EUR None 65.46 0.27 0.41 08.Feb.2023 72.46 60.28 LU0252965594 -
Class A4 GBP Annual 51.85 0.04 0.08 08.Feb.2023 54.15 46.43 LU0204063480 -
Class I2 EUR - 13.21 0.05 0.38 08.Feb.2023 14.59 12.15 LU1822774011 -
Class X2 JPY None 10,054.00 38.00 0.38 08.Feb.2023 10,632.00 9,183.00 LU0249423681 -
Class I2 Hedged EUR - 9.77 0.04 0.41 08.Feb.2023 10.33 9.02 LU1822774102 -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 54.69 0.21 0.39 08.Feb.2023 57.83 50.64 LU0827883280 -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 50.61 0.19 0.38 08.Feb.2023 53.60 47.19 LU0255399742 -
Class D2 USD None 70.20 0.56 0.80 08.Feb.2023 81.31 61.17 LU0827883108 -
Class D4 GBP Annual 53.53 0.05 0.09 08.Feb.2023 55.89 48.03 LU0827883017 -
Class A2 JPY None 8,232.00 31.00 0.38 08.Feb.2023 8,736.00 7,642.00 LU0249411835 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama
Keitaro Kanai
Keitaro Kanai

Literature

Literature

 
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