Equity

BGF United Kingdom 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. 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.

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

  From
31-Dec-2013
To
31-Dec-2014
From
31-Dec-2014
To
31-Dec-2015
From
31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
From
31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
From
31-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Dec-18

-6.32 5.10 -10.44 25.91 -15.50
Benchmark (%) Index: FTSE All-Share Index in USD<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of 31-Dec-18

-4.75 -4.55 -2.12 23.82 -14.77

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in USD, hedged fund benchmark performance is displayed in GBP.

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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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 18-Feb-19 GBP 137.838
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Launch Date 31-Dec-85
Share Class launch date 01-Sep-98
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category UK Large-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE All-Share Index in USD
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0171293334
Bloomberg Ticker MERSUUI
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL 5535187
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker FTSUKALUSD
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF United Kingdom Fund, Class A2, as of 31-Dec-18 rated against 681 UK Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 27-Nov-18)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jan-19
Name Weight (%)
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 6.49
RELX PLC 6.23
TESCO PLC 5.31
UNILEVER PLC 4.94
RIO TINTO PLC 4.72
Name Weight (%)
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC 4.39
SSP GROUP PLC 4.24
HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC 3.76
ASTRAZENECA PLC 3.54
DIAGEO PLC 3.48
Holdings 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 A2 USD None 134.57 1.11 0.83 154.52 119.01 - LU0171293334 - -
Class I2 GBP None 11.86 0.00 0.00 13.34 10.71 - LU1495983246 - -
Class A2 EUR None 118.85 0.41 0.35 132.72 104.13 - LU0171293177 - -
Class D2 USD None 146.39 1.21 0.83 167.32 129.32 - LU0827885905 - -
Class A2 GBP None 104.07 -0.05 -0.05 117.71 94.09 - LU0011847091 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 87.83 -0.04 -0.05 99.92 79.41 - LU0204064025 - -
Class D2 GBP None 113.22 -0.04 -0.04 127.47 102.25 - LU0329592967 - -
Class D2 EUR None 129.30 0.47 0.36 143.71 113.16 - LU0679964535 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 88.33 -0.03 -0.03 100.74 79.77 - LU0827886036 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Nicholas Little
Nicholas Little

Literature

Literature