Fixed Income

BGF Euro Bond Fund

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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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.74 2.73 - - 2.02
-4.29 0.99 - - 0.72
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.72 0.65 0.74 8.41 - - 8.30
-6.64 -4.38 -4.29 2.99 - - 2.89
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 24-Sep-2021 EUR 4,261.153
Base Currency Euro
Fund Inception 31-Mar-1994
Share Class Currency Japanese Yen
Share Class Inception Date 06-Sep-2017
Additional Currencies British Pound, CZK, Euro, Polish Zloty, Swiss Franc, U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Other Bond
Benchmark BBG Bar Eur-Agg 500mm+ Bd
Distribution Frequency N/A
ISIN LU1668663914
Bloomberg Ticker BGEA2JH
Management Fee (incl. Distribution Fee, if any) 0.75%
Initial Charge 5.00%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Maturity as of 31-Aug-2021 0.11
Modified Duration as of 31-Aug-2021 7.47
Effective Duration as of 31-Aug-2021 7.29yrs
3y Volatility as of 31-Aug-2021 4.27
5yr Volatility as of - -
Since Share Inception – Volatility as of 31-Aug-2021 3.84
Since Share Inception - Beta as of 31-Aug-2021 1.09

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-2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Sep-2021 7.19
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Sep-2021 65.57
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Sep-2021 92.86
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Sep-2021 Bond EUR
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Sep-2021 77.27
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Sep-2021 305
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Sep-2021, based on holdings as of 31-Mar-2021. 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-2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Aug-2021 0.12%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Aug-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Aug-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Aug-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Aug-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Aug-2021 0.37%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Aug-2021 43.92%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Aug-2021 56.08%
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 0.96%.

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 due diligence phase of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced internally, via collaboration with the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team in engaging issuers on material environmental, social or governance topics, or from third-party providers. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. 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.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-2021
Name Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.85 07/01/2025 1.89
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.25 07/04/2039 1.57
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 06/25/2039 1.39
EUROPEAN FINANCIAL STABILITY FACIL RegS 0 01/20/2031 1.08
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.75 10/31/2024 0.99
Name Weight (%)
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0 03/25/2025 0.99
UNEDIC MTN RegS 0.875 05/25/2028 0.94
BELGIUM (KINGDOM OF) 0 10/22/2031 0.86
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 1.4 07/30/2028 0.81
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0 02/25/2026 0.81

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Aug-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-2021

% 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%

Ratings

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Share Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV $ Change NAV % Change NAV As Of ISIN
A2 Hedged JPY N/A 1,073.00 -4.00 -0.37 24-Sep-2021 LU1668663914
D4 GBP Annually 23.92 -0.06 -0.25 24-Sep-2021 LU0827877712
A4 EUR Annually 27.70 -0.10 -0.36 24-Sep-2021 LU0430265933
A3 USD Monthly 24.21 -0.14 -0.57 24-Sep-2021 LU0172748641
A4 GBP Annually 23.78 -0.06 -0.25 24-Sep-2021 LU0204069685
D2 EUR N/A 32.19 -0.12 -0.37 24-Sep-2021 LU0297941469
D2 Hedged USD N/A 14.70 -0.05 -0.34 24-Sep-2021 LU0869640077
D2 USD N/A 37.70 -0.22 -0.58 24-Sep-2021 LU0827877472
D4 EUR Annually 12.30 -0.05 -0.40 24-Sep-2021 LU0938162699
A1 USD Monthly (Daily Calculation) 24.22 -0.14 -0.57 24-Sep-2021 LU0171278889
A2 Hedged PLN N/A 113.56 -0.43 -0.38 24-Sep-2021 LU1499592381
D3 USD Monthly 24.33 -0.14 -0.57 24-Sep-2021 LU0827877639
A2 EUR N/A 30.59 -0.11 -0.36 24-Sep-2021 LU0050372472
D3 EUR Monthly 20.77 -0.08 -0.38 24-Sep-2021 LU0827877555
D2 Hedged CHF N/A 12.34 -0.05 -0.40 24-Sep-2021 LU1266592374
A2 CZK N/A 777.01 -2.05 -0.26 24-Sep-2021 LU1791174284
A1 EUR Monthly (Daily Calculation) 20.68 -0.07 -0.34 24-Sep-2021 LU0118259232
A2 Hedged USD N/A 14.25 -0.05 -0.35 24-Sep-2021 LU0869650977
A2 USD N/A 35.82 -0.22 -0.61 24-Sep-2021 LU0171279184
A3 EUR Monthly 20.67 -0.07 -0.34 24-Sep-2021 LU0172396516
D4 Hedged GBP Annually 11.34 -0.05 -0.44 24-Sep-2021 LU1376384365

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon
Michael Krautzberger
Michael Krautzberger

Documents

Documents