Fixed Income

BGF Global High Yield Bond Fund

Non-investment grade fixed income securities are more sensitive to changes in interest rates and present greater ‘Credit Risk’ than higher rated fixed income securities. Derivatives may be highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.The Fund seeks to exclude companies engaging in certain activities inconsistent with ESG criteria. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Fund’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening

Overview

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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

Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

 
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
8.34 0.06 3.38 3.23 4.50
2.92 -1.64 2.33 2.70 4.18
Benchmark (%) 9.25 1.11 3.97 4.51 6.25
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.49 0.49 8.06 6.07 8.34 0.17 18.10 37.46 108.08
-4.54 -4.54 2.65 0.76 2.92 -4.84 12.19 30.59 97.68
Benchmark (%) 0.44 0.44 8.21 6.62 9.25 3.37 21.47 55.42 174.39
Performance of the Fund is calculated on NAV to NAV basis on the assumption that all dividends and distributions are reinvested, taking into account all charges which would have been payable upon such reinvestment.

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

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

Net Assets of Fund as of 22-Feb-2024 USD 1,687,400,724
Share Class Inception Date 08-Jun-2007
Fund Inception 22-Dec-1998
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark BofA ML Glb HY Con. USD Hgd
SFDR Classification Article 8
Initial Charge 5.00%
ISIN LU0171284937
Management Fee (incl. Distribution Fee, if any) 1.25%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Global High Yield Bond
Dealing Settlement Trade date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker MEREHUI
SEDOL 5705623
MAS ESG Fund No

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-Jan-2024 1,403
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Jan-2024 8.02%
3y Beta as of 31-Jan-2024 0.999
Yield to Maturity as of 31-Jan-2024 7.49
Modified Duration as of 31-Jan-2024 3.64
Effective Duration as of 31-Jan-2024 3.13yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 31-Jan-2024 4.49
WAL to Worst as of 31-Jan-2024 4.49
5Y Annualised Volatility as of 31-Jan-2024 9.08
Since Share Inception – Annualised Volatility as of 31-Jan-2024 9.87

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 19-Jan-2024 BBB
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 19-Jan-2024 70.71
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 19-Jan-2024 5.66
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 19-Jan-2024 57.55
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 19-Jan-2024 Bond Global High Yield USD
Funds in Peer Group as of 19-Jan-2024 139
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 19-Jan-2024 255.39
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 19-Jan-2024 71.51
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 19-Jan-2024, based on holdings as of 31-Aug-2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage 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.

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-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Jan-2024 0.01%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Jan-2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Jan-2024 41.76%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Jan-2024 58.45%
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 0.56% and for Oil Sands 0.04%.

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 financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for certain issuers under consideration for investment and certain existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third-party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams may consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores during portfolio construction. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, where appropriate.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jan-2024
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES $ HIGH YIELD CRP BND ETF $ 0.90
HUB INTERNATIONAL LTD 144A 7.375 01/31/2032 0.75
CLOUD SOFTWARE GROUP INC 144A 6.5 03/31/2029 0.70
MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS HOLDING 144A 7.875 08/15/2026 0.62
HUB INTERNATIONAL LTD 144A 7.25 06/15/2030 0.59
Name Weight (%)
CARNIVAL HOLDINGS (BERMUDA) LTD 144A 10.375 05/01/2028 0.56
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 144A 4 03/01/2027 0.56
UKG INC 144A 6.875 02/01/2031 0.52
CLARIOS GLOBAL LP 144A 8.5 05/15/2027 0.49
EMRLD BORROWER LP 144A 6.625 12/15/2030 0.47

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jan-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 31-Jan-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Jan-2024

% of Weight

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.
Due to rounding, the total may not be equal to 100%

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Share Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
A2 USD 28.92 0.03 0.10 22-Feb-2024 28.92 25.88 LU0171284937
A6 Hedged HKD 43.39 0.04 0.09 22-Feb-2024 43.63 40.75 LU0784402520
D3 Hedged EUR 4.35 0.01 0.23 22-Feb-2024 4.37 4.08 LU0827882472
A5 EUR 10.54 0.01 0.09 22-Feb-2024 10.60 9.75 LU1125545993
A2 Hedged SEK 13.69 0.01 0.07 22-Feb-2024 13.69 12.50 LU0797429023
A8 Hedged CNH 87.41 0.08 0.09 22-Feb-2024 87.79 81.95 LU1919856135
D3 USD 7.41 0.01 0.14 22-Feb-2024 7.44 6.91 LU0827882126
A1 Hedged EUR 4.36 0.01 0.23 22-Feb-2024 4.37 4.09 LU0118259661
D5 Hedged GBP 7.91 0.00 0.00 22-Feb-2024 7.91 7.36 LU1072327023
A6 Hedged SGD 8.03 0.01 0.12 22-Feb-2024 8.07 7.57 LU1830001522
A6 USD 5.90 0.00 0.00 22-Feb-2024 5.93 5.53 LU0764618640
A8 Hedged ZAR 78.07 0.11 0.14 22-Feb-2024 78.40 72.91 LU1023055319
A2 Hedged EUR 17.18 0.02 0.12 22-Feb-2024 17.19 15.67 LU0093504206
A8 Hedged AUD 5.68 0.01 0.18 22-Feb-2024 5.70 5.31 LU0871640040
D2 Hedged EUR 18.81 0.01 0.05 22-Feb-2024 18.82 17.05 LU0368267034
D2 Hedged GBP 21.23 0.02 0.09 22-Feb-2024 21.23 19.01 LU0372548783
D2 USD 31.79 0.03 0.09 22-Feb-2024 31.79 28.26 LU0297941899
A2 Hedged PLN 16.23 0.02 0.12 22-Feb-2024 16.23 14.42 LU0849758007
A1 USD 7.31 0.01 0.14 22-Feb-2024 7.33 6.82 LU0171284770
A3 USD 7.37 0.01 0.14 22-Feb-2024 7.40 6.88 LU0172401969
A3 Hedged EUR 4.32 0.00 0.00 22-Feb-2024 4.34 4.06 LU0172401704
A2 Hedged GBP 19.52 0.02 0.10 22-Feb-2024 19.52 17.59 LU0567554463

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
As of 31-Jan-2024

Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - BRONZE
Effective 05-Sept-2023

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

David Delbos
David Delbos
Jose Aguilar
Jose Aguilar
Mitchell Garfin
Mitchell Garfin
James Turner
James Turner

Documents

Documents