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BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities 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 may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. 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-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
From
31-Dec-2018
To
31-Dec-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Dec-19

9.58 0.94 34.09 -24.48 25.11
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Japan Mid Small Cap Index<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-19

13.40 3.65 25.65 -18.12 16.83

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 JPY.

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-20 JPY 34,269.298
Base Currency Japanese Yen
Fund Launch Date 13-May-87
Share Class launch date 27-Sep-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index S&P Japan Mid Small Cap Index
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0827883280
Bloomberg Ticker BJSMD2E
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B893LG8
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SPBMIMSJP
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Japan Small & MidCap Opportunities Fund, Class D2 Hedged, as of 31-Jul-18 rated against 228 Other Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Jan-20
Name Weight (%)
NICHIAS CORPORATION 2.06
MATSUMOTOKIYOSHI HOLDINGS CO LTD 1.85
CKD CORPORATION 1.79
RELIA INC 1.76
BIC CAMERA INC 1.73
Name Weight (%)
KEISEI ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO LTD 1.67
NIPPON REIT INVESTMENT CORP 1.67
ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 1.63
NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP INC. 1.62
DAIFUKU CO. LTD. 1.62
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 D2 Hedged EUR None 49.33 -0.92 -1.83 53.02 42.10 - LU0827883280 - -
Class I2 JPY None 1,616.00 -29.00 -1.76 1,734.00 1,372.00 - LU0992622497 - -
Class A2 EUR None 61.94 -0.96 -1.53 64.90 52.10 - LU0171289068 - -
Class D2 USD None 73.38 -1.34 -1.79 79.15 63.61 - LU0827883108 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 46.68 -0.88 -1.85 50.21 40.00 - LU0255399742 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR - 8.74 -0.16 -1.80 9.39 7.45 - LU1822774102 - -
Class I2 EUR - 13.60 -0.21 -1.52 14.23 11.36 - LU1822774011 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 51.33 -1.02 -1.95 55.29 45.09 - LU0204063480 - -
Class D2 JPY None 8,066.00 -148.00 -1.80 8,657.00 6,857.00 - LU0496417709 - -
Class A2 JPY None 7,360.00 -135.00 -1.80 7,905.00 6,281.00 - LU0249411835 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 52.76 -1.05 -1.95 56.79 46.31 - LU0827883017 - -
Class A2 Hedged USD None 14.59 -0.27 -1.82 15.65 12.33 - LU0931342652 - -
Class A2 USD None 66.95 -1.23 -1.80 72.29 58.36 - LU0006061252 - -
Class D2 EUR None 67.88 -1.06 -1.54 71.07 56.79 - LU0252965594 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Hiroki Takayama
Hiroki Takayama

Literature

Literature