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BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund

Shares in smaller companies typically trade in less volume and experience greater price variations than larger companies. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political, sustainability-related or regulatory events. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements, political factors, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. 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.

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
30.97 9.19 12.37 8.66 13.18
25.55 7.37 11.38 8.17 5.77
24.42 7.34 11.22 8.11 12.68
19.27 5.55 10.24 7.62 5.62
Benchmark (%) 18.59 10.69 10.86 9.02 13.07
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
19.27 1.71 2.44 19.27 30.97 30.17 79.18 129.52 328.61
16.81 1.40 1.34 16.81 25.55 23.78 71.38 119.40 702.00
13.31 -3.37 -2.68 13.31 24.42 23.66 70.22 118.05 307.18
10.97 -3.67 -3.72 10.97 19.27 17.59 62.81 108.43 661.90
Benchmark (%) 12.59 1.07 0.20 12.59 18.59 35.62 67.46 137.19 323.93
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 EUR, 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

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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund
as of 19-Jul-2024
JPY 29,379,311,510
Fund Inception
13-May-1987
Fund Base Currency
JPY
Benchmark
S&P Japan Mid Small Cap
Initial Charge
5.00%
Management Fee (incl. Distribution Fee, if any)
0.75%
Minimum Initial Investment
EUR 100000
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
Other Equity
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
B893LG8
Share Class Inception Date
27-Sept-2012
Share Class Currency
EUR
Asset Class
Equity
SFDR Classification
Article 8
ISIN
LU0827883280
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
EUR 1000
Domicile
Luxembourg
Management Company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Dealing Settlement
Trade date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
BJSMD2E
MAS ESG Fund
No

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of 28-Jun-2024
92
3y Beta
as of 30-Jun-2024
1.039
P/B Ratio
as of 28-Jun-2024
1.24
Since Share Inception – Annualised Volatility
as of 30-Jun-2024
16.35
Standard Deviation (3y)
as of 30-Jun-2024
11.27%
P/E Ratio
as of 28-Jun-2024
15.13
5Y Annualised Volatility
as of 30-Jun-2024
14.89

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 combination with other information in the research phase 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, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5 stars
As of 31-Jul-2018

Holdings

Holdings

as of 28-Jun-2024
Name Weight (%)
FUKUOKA FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.08
77 BANK LTD/THE 1.87
HOKUHOKU FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.82
KONOIKE TRANSPORT CO LTD 1.74
DKS CO LTD 1.71
Name Weight (%)
DAI-DAN CO LTD 1.68
GUNZE LTD 1.64
UNION TOOL CO 1.62
JAPAN METROPOLITAN FUND INVESTMENT CORP 1.62
DAIWA SECURITIES GROUP INC 1.59

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-Jun-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 28-Jun-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
D2 Hedged EUR 79.98 -0.37 -0.46 19-Jul-2024 80.98 59.87 LU0827883280
D2 USD 81.78 -0.85 -1.03 19-Jul-2024 83.95 67.20 LU0827883108
D2 JPY 12,881.00 -60.00 -0.46 19-Jul-2024 13,043.00 9,983.00 LU0496417709
D2 EUR 75.15 -0.58 -0.77 19-Jul-2024 78.01 63.37 LU0252965594
A2 EUR 66.34 -0.51 -0.76 19-Jul-2024 69.00 56.36 LU0171289068
A2 Hedged EUR 73.22 -0.34 -0.46 19-Jul-2024 74.14 55.22 LU0255399742
A2 USD 72.18 -0.76 -1.04 19-Jul-2024 74.28 59.67 LU0006061252
A2 Hedged USD 24.63 -0.11 -0.44 19-Jul-2024 24.93 18.26 LU0931342652
A2 JPY 11,369.00 -54.00 -0.47 19-Jul-2024 11,514.00 8,878.00 LU0249411835
A4 GBP 55.62 -0.35 -0.63 19-Jul-2024 58.72 48.22 LU0204063480
D4 GBP 57.66 -0.36 -0.62 19-Jul-2024 60.75 49.98 LU0827883017

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama

Documents

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