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Fixed Income

BlackRock Global Absolute Return 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 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 invests in high yielding bonds. Companies who issue higher yield bonds typically have an increased risk of defaulting on repayments. In the event of default, the value of your investment may reduce. Economic conditions and interest rate levels may also impact significantly the values of high yield bonds. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. The strategies utilised by the Fund involve the use of derivatives to facilitate certain investment management techniques including the establishment of both 'long' and 'synthetic short' positions and creation of market leverage for the purposes of increasing the economic exposure of a Fund beyond the value of its net assets. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Funds. Investors in this fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general stock market trends as both positive and negative share movements affect the overall value of the fund. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within 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. Investors in this Fund should understand that the Fund is not guaranteed to produce a positive return and as an absolute return product, performance may not move in line with general market trends or fully benefit from a positive market environment. The Manager employs a risk management process to oversee and manage derivative exposure within the Fund. The Fund will attempt to reduce (or 'hedge') the risk of currency movements between the Base Currency and the currency in which some or all of the underlying investments are transacted. It should be noted that the hedging strategy employed will not completely eliminate the exposure of the Fund to movements between the Base Currency and these other currencies. The hedging strategies may be entered into whether the Base Currency is declining or increasing in value compared to the currency of the underlying investments. This may have a positive or negative impact on the performance of the Fund.

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
30-Sep-2014
To
30-Sep-2015
From
30-Sep-2015
To
30-Sep-2016
From
30-Sep-2016
To
30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
To
30-Sep-2018
From
30-Sep-2018
To
30-Sep-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 30-Sep-19

-1.07 0.92 1.22 -2.10 -1.48
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.48 -0.80 -0.51 - 0.16
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.34 0.05 -0.47 -1.48 -2.37 -2.53 - 1.21

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 EUR, hedged fund 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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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 16-Oct-19 EUR 221.185
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 25-May-12
Share Class launch date 25-May-12
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Alt - Long/Short Credit
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0783530669
Bloomberg Ticker BRGARA2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B4MWFM8
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 Accumulating

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock Global Absolute Return Bond Fund, Class A2, as of 31-Jul-18 rated against 364 Alt - Long/Short Credit Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-19
Name Weight (%)
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 10.37
ISH EUR HY CRP BND ETF EUR DIST 3.51
GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 2.87
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 07/01/2024 2.23
ISH CORE EUR CORP BND ETF EUR DIST 2.04
Name Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.3 05/15/2028 1.91
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.875 01/15/2029 1.59
CLMT_16-CLNE A 144A 1.16
AT&T INC 144A 0 11/27/2022 1.15
UNITED KINGDOM (GOVERNMENT OF) 0.125 08/10/2028 1.14
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Sep-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Sep-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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 A2 EUR None 101.78 0.10 0.10 102.44 100.72 - LU0783530669 - -
Class I2 Hedged GBP - 101.27 0.10 0.10 101.27 98.88 - LU1834329234 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 98.21 0.10 0.10 98.82 97.18 - LU1311313644 - -
Class A2 Hedged SEK None 993.15 0.99 0.10 998.57 981.56 - LU0884611699 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 108.13 0.11 0.10 108.13 104.56 - LU0972010309 - -
Class I2 Hedged SEK None 1,009.98 1.03 0.10 1,009.98 993.00 - LU1129992647 - -
Class D2 EUR None 105.41 0.11 0.10 105.57 103.91 - LU0802639707 - -
Class I2 EUR None 101.70 0.10 0.10 101.73 100.12 - LU1129992563 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Ian Winship
Ian Winship
Andreas Doerrenhaus
Andreas Doerrenhaus

Literature

Literature