Fixed Income

BGF Euro Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies which, compared to bonds issued or guaranteed by governments, are exposed to greater risk of default in the repayment of the capital provided to the company or interest payments due to the fund. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. The fund(s) may invest in structured credit products such as asset backed securities (‘ABS’) which pool together mortgages and other debts into single or multiple series credit products which are then passed on to investors, normally in return for interest payments based on the cash flows from the underlying assets. These securities have similar characteristics to corporate bonds but carry greater risk as the details of the underlying loans is unknown, although loans with similar terms are typically packaged together. The stability of returns from ABS are not only dependent on changes in interest-rates but also changes in the repayments of the underlying loans as a result of changes in economic conditions or the circumstances of the holder of the loan. These securities can therefore be more sensitive to economic events, may be subject to severe price movements and can be more difficult and/or more expensive to sell in difficult markets.

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

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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 EUR, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

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

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Distributions

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 22-May-20 EUR 4,931.476
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 31-Mar-94
Share Class launch date 26-Jul-10
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category EUR Diversified Bond
Benchmark Index Bloomberg Barclays Euro-Aggregate 500mm+ Bond Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0430265933
Bloomberg Ticker BGEBA4E
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B441NM9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker LEHEUR500P
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material 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 Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-May-20 56.02
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-20 Bond EUR
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-20, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-19. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, 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.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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.


Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research 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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Euro Bond Fund, Class A4, as of 30-Apr-20 rated against 1151 EUR Diversified Bond Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Gold
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective 19-Jul-19)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 06/25/2039 1.53
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.25 07/04/2039 1.42
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.45 11/15/2024 1.35
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.3 05/15/2028 1.30
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 1.25 10/31/2030 1.04
Name Weight (%)
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 10YR #23 0.1 03/10/2028 1.04
KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU MTN RegS 0 03/31/2027 1.02
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 0.05 04/15/2021 1.02
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 0.7 05/01/2020 1.02
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.75 10/31/2024 0.94
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

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Allocations subject to change.
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% 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

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Class A4 EUR Annual 27.23 0.06 0.22 28.29 26.16 - LU0430265933 - -
Class D3 EUR Monthly 20.36 0.05 0.25 21.11 19.56 - LU0827877555 - -
Class A2 USD None 32.76 -0.18 -0.55 35.35 31.23 - LU0171279184 - -
Class I4 Hedged USD - 10.99 0.02 0.18 11.27 10.50 - LU1808491812 - -
Class I2 Hedged JPY None 1,065.00 3.00 0.28 1,102.00 1,023.00 - LU1668661629 - -
Class I2 EUR None 15.12 0.04 0.27 15.62 14.51 - LU0368229703 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 24.56 0.05 0.20 26.13 23.17 - LU0827877712 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 12.08 0.03 0.25 12.56 11.59 - LU0938162699 - -
Class I4 EUR - 10.40 0.03 0.29 10.82 9.98 - LU1808491655 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 11.05 0.02 0.18 11.44 10.61 - LU1376384365 - -
Class A1 USD Monthly 22.15 -0.12 -0.54 23.90 21.11 - LU0171278889 - -
Class D2 EUR None 31.49 0.07 0.22 32.59 30.23 - LU0297941469 - -
Class I4 Hedged GBP Annual 11.09 0.03 0.27 11.48 10.64 - LU1376384282 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 22.14 -0.12 -0.54 23.89 21.10 - LU0172748641 - -
Class A3 EUR Monthly 20.32 0.05 0.25 21.08 19.51 - LU0172396516 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 24.45 0.05 0.20 25.99 23.10 - LU0204069685 - -
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 110.95 0.29 0.26 114.09 106.26 - LU1499592381 - -
Class D2 USD None 34.32 -0.18 -0.52 37.00 32.69 - LU0827877472 - -
Class D3 USD Monthly 22.18 -0.12 -0.54 23.94 21.15 - LU0827877639 - -
Class A2 EUR None 30.07 0.07 0.23 31.19 28.88 - LU0050372472 - -
Class A1 EUR Monthly 20.33 0.05 0.25 21.08 19.52 - LU0118259232 - -
Class A2 CZK None 821.80 1.73 0.21 829.88 758.55 - LU1791174284 - -
Class I2 Hedged USD None 12.09 0.03 0.25 12.39 11.47 - LU1376384100 - -
Class A2 Hedged JPY None 1,050.00 2.00 0.19 1,091.00 1,010.00 - LU1668663914 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 12.13 0.03 0.25 12.60 11.66 - LU1266592374 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 13.86 0.03 0.22 14.22 13.23 - LU0869650977 - -
Class D2 Hedged USD None 14.23 0.03 0.21 14.59 13.53 - LU0869640077 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon
Michael Krautzberger
Head, BlackRock’s Pan-European Fixed Income Team

     

Literature

Literature