Equity

BSF Asia Pacific Absolute Return 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.

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. 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. Investments in China are subject to certain additional risks, particularly regarding the ability to deal in equity securities in China due to issues relating to liquidity and the repatriation of capital. As a result, the Fund may choose to gain exposure to Chinese equities indirectly and may be unable to gain full exposure to the Chinese equity markets. 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 may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. The fund may invest in exchange traded funds which have exposure to property securities and commodities (through an index). Property investments are subject to adverse changes in economic conditions, adverse local market conditions and risks associated with the acquisition, financing and ownership and operation and disposal of real property. The underlying commodities index may concentrate investment on selected commodity futures of multinational markets. This makes the exchange traded fund extremely dependent on the performance of the commodity markets concerned. The Fund may invest more than 10% of its Net Asset Value in the units of UCITS and/or other UCIs.

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

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Reinvestments

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  From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-21

- -14.81 10.71 9.27 -2.24
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.24 5.75 - - 0.31
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.47 3.72 2.47 -2.24 18.27 - - 1.38

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

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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 14-Apr-21 USD 33.376
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 31-Mar-21 96
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 31-Aug-16
Share Class launch date 02-Nov-16
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Alt - Long/Short Equity - Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.84%
ISIN LU1513020419
Bloomberg Ticker BSAPA2G
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
SEDOL BYM8MK3
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Weekly, Business Day
Minimum Initial Investment -
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

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 and decision phases 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’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves 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.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Mar-21
Name Weight (%)
KUAISHOU TECHNOLOGY 5.38
PRUDENTIAL PLC 3.46
NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORP 2.86
ICICI BANK LTD 2.57
HAIER SMART HOME CO LTD 2.57
Name Weight (%)
ENN ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 2.56
JD.COM INC 2.50
CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO LTD 2.47
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS INC 2.45
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP 2.44
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 GBP None 100.43 -0.51 -0.51 105.47 95.54 - LU1513020419 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 104.38 -0.22 -0.21 105.42 95.06 - LU1495982511 - -
Class A2 EUR None 103.86 -0.79 -0.75 107.59 96.87 - LU1417813836 - -
Class D2 USD None 114.10 -0.22 -0.19 115.20 103.93 - LU1495982438 - -
Class A4 Hedged EUR Annual 101.63 -0.23 -0.23 102.66 92.79 - LU1417813919 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 106.98 -0.22 -0.21 108.04 97.58 - LU1417814057 - -
Class Z2 Hedged EUR None 104.88 -0.24 -0.23 106.01 95.52 - LU1417814487 - -
Class Z2 Hedged CHF None 103.63 -0.23 -0.22 104.74 94.23 - LU1417814560 - -
Class Z2 USD None 115.17 -0.24 -0.21 116.37 104.24 - LU1417814305 - -
Class D2 EUR None 107.22 -0.81 -0.75 110.91 100.27 - LU1495982602 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Samuel Vecht
Samuel Vecht
Steve Wong
Steve Wong
Ada Zhang
Ada Zhang

Literature

Literature