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BSF BlackRock Emerging Companies Absolute Return 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 or regulatory events. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. Due to its investment strategy an 'Absolute Return' fund may not move in line with market trends or fully benefit from a positive market environment. 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.

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.
11.96 - - - 9.30
6.37 - - - 7.25
  YTD 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
5.85 5.85 11.96 - - - 27.18
0.56 0.56 6.37 - - - 20.82
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 21-Jul-2021 GBP 845.530
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Inception 17-Oct-2018
Share Class Currency Euro
Share Class Inception Date 17-Oct-2018
Additional Currencies British Pound, Swiss Franc, U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Long/Short Equity - Other
Benchmark LIBOR 3 Month (GBP)
Distribution Frequency -
ISIN LU1861218565
Bloomberg Ticker BRUEA2E
Management Fee (incl. Distribution Fee, if any) 1.50%
Initial Charge 5.00%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of 30-Jun-2021 57.42
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of 30-Jun-2021 GBP 198,586.75
Yield to Maturity as of 30-Jun-2021 0.01
Modified Duration as of 30-Jun-2021 0.16
Effective Duration as of 30-Jun-2021 0.16yrs
3y Volatility as of - -
5yr Volatility as of - -
Since Share Inception – Volatility as of 30-Jun-2021 7.97
Since Share Inception Volatility – Benchmark as of 30-Jun-2021 0.10
Since Share Inception - Beta as of 30-Jun-2021 -4.40

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 30-Jun-2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30-Jun-2021 0.04%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30-Jun-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30-Jun-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30-Jun-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30-Jun-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30-Jun-2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30-Jun-2021 81.53%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30-Jun-2021 18.53%
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 0.04% 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 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 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 30-Jun-2021
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3.60
ELECTROCOMPONENTS PLC 3.13
ALPHABET INC 2.77
GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS PLC 2.72
FACEBOOK INC 2.52
Name Weight (%)
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 2.42
JD SPORTS FASHION PLC 2.13
NASDAQ INC 2.13
ASHTEAD GROUP PLC 2.12
OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PLC 1.91

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Jun-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Sorry, markets/regions are not available at this time.
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.
Sorry, asset classes are not available at this time.
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 EUR - 128.80 -0.40 -0.31 21-Jul-2021 LU1861218565
A2 Hedged USD - 129.31 -0.36 -0.28 21-Jul-2021 LU1990978147
D2 Hedged EUR - 130.11 -0.39 -0.30 21-Jul-2021 LU1861218995
A2 GBP - 127.55 -0.35 -0.27 21-Jul-2021 LU1990957067
A2 Hedged CHF - 125.05 -0.38 -0.30 21-Jul-2021 LU1991003358
D2 Hedged CHF - 128.51 -0.38 -0.29 21-Jul-2021 LU1861219373
D2 Hedged USD - 136.05 -0.37 -0.27 21-Jul-2021 LU1861219613
D2 GBP - 132.84 -0.35 -0.26 21-Jul-2021 LU1861218136

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dan Whitestone
Dan Whitestone
Nicholas Little
Nicholas Little

Documents

Documents