Fixed Income

BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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 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. 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(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

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

Ex-Date Total Distribution
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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 4 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 5.8 5.1 0.4 -6.7

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.26 -0.64 - - 0.97
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.73 -0.32 0.88 1.29 0.26 -1.89 - - 4.89
  From
30-Jun-2018
To
30-Jun-2019
From
30-Jun-2019
To
30-Jun-2020
From
30-Jun-2020
To
30-Jun-2021
From
30-Jun-2021
To
30-Jun-2022
From
30-Jun-2022
To
30-Jun-2023
Total Return (%)

as of 30/Jun/2023

- 1.24 6.19 -6.22 0.35

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

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

Net Assets of Fund as of 25/Sep/2023 USD 7,085,922,831
Share Class launch date 19/Sep/2018
Fund Launch Date 31/Jan/2007
Share Class Currency GBP
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Fixed Income
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge -
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.56%
ISIN LU1877503935
Annual Management Fee -
Performance Fee -
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 10,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 1,000.00
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Use of Income Distributing
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Global Flexible Bond - GBP Hedged
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BGFI5GH
SEDOL BD0TGD2

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31/Aug/2023 2756
12m Trailing Yield as of 31/Aug/2023 3.49
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31/Aug/2023 3.40%
Yield to Maturity as of 31/Aug/2023 6.62
Modified Duration as of 31/Aug/2023 3.99
Weighted Average YTM as of 31/Aug/2023 6.63%
Effective Duration as of 31/Aug/2023 3.42
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 31/Aug/2023 6.91
WAL to Worst as of 31/Aug/2023 6.91

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase 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 conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, 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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund, Class I5 GBP Hedged, as of 31/Aug/2023 rated against 590 Global Flexible Bond - GBP Hedged Funds.

Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - Gold
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal. (Effective 14/Feb/2023)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31/Aug/2023
Name Weight (%)
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 13.20
TREASURY NOTE 2.875 05/15/2032 4.84
TREASURY BOND 2.875 05/15/2052 2.87
TREASURY NOTE 1.25 11/30/2026 2.05
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.625 01/15/2024 1.91
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.5 04/15/2024 1.72
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.55 10/31/2032 1.49
TREASURY NOTE 2.625 05/31/2027 1.40
FNMA 30YR UMBS SUPER 1.40
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 3.15 04/30/2033 1.31
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31/Aug/2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund
¹Allocations are subject to change. Source: BlackRock
as of 31/Aug/2023

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Allocations subject to change.
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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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class I5 GBP Hedged GBP Quarterly 9.11 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.47 9.11 LU1877503935
Class D4 Hedged CAD Annual 9.07 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.49 9.05 LU1270847186
Class I3 Hedged CAD Monthly 8.98 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.28 8.93 LU1234671672
Class D5 USD Quarterly 10.00 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.34 9.91 LU0737136415
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 10.55 -0.01 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 10.76 10.33 LU0368231436
Class A5 USD Quarterly 9.52 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 9.84 9.43 LU0280465617
Class A5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 6.00 -0.01 -0.17 25/Sep/2023 6.29 6.00 LU0280467159
Class D4 EUR Annual 12.00 0.06 0.50 25/Sep/2023 13.25 11.78 LU1085283973
Class A5 Hedged SGD Quarterly 13.37 -0.01 -0.07 25/Sep/2023 13.96 13.37 LU0280468637
Class A2 Hedged JPY None 970.00 -1.00 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 1,016.00 970.00 LU1005243099
Class D4 Hedged EUR Annual 8.18 -0.01 -0.12 25/Sep/2023 8.64 8.18 LU1340096590
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 9.40 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.63 9.26 LU0278453476
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 20.89 -0.02 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 21.30 20.34 LU0278465488
Class A2 USD None 14.85 -0.01 -0.07 25/Sep/2023 15.00 14.29 LU0278466700
Class I5 Hedged JPY Quarterly 825.00 -1.00 -0.12 25/Sep/2023 886.00 825.00 LU1791183194
Class D2 Hedged PLN None 17.66 -0.02 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 17.77 16.58 LU0827879684
Class I2 Hedged CHF None 10.81 -0.01 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 11.16 10.76 LU1270847004
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 10.17 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.39 9.98 LU0278456651
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 16.72 -0.02 -0.12 25/Sep/2023 16.83 15.77 LU0480534915
Class A3G USD Monthly 9.92 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.08 9.92 LU2621334601
Class I2 Hedged JPY None 1,035.00 -1.00 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 1,080.00 1,035.00 LU1005243172
Class S5 USD Quarterly 9.57 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 9.91 9.49 LU1992159068
Class I5 JPY Quarterly 1,385.00 4.00 0.29 25/Sep/2023 1,397.00 1,221.00 LU1926936912
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 84.88 -0.10 -0.12 25/Sep/2023 88.49 84.78 LU1165523371
Class A6 USD Monthly 10.85 -0.01 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 11.19 10.77 LU1051767835
Class D5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 6.01 -0.01 -0.17 25/Sep/2023 6.31 6.01 LU0827879841
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 10.27 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.42 9.98 LU1181257202
Class S2 Hedged EUR - 9.83 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.03 9.64 LU1992159654
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 11.34 -0.01 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 11.47 10.96 LU0278463947
Class D5 Hedged CHF Quarterly 8.00 0.00 0.00 25/Sep/2023 8.50 8.00 LU1681056062
Class I2 USD None 12.54 -0.01 -0.08 25/Sep/2023 12.63 11.99 LU0986736956
Class A2 Hedged SEK None 96.85 -0.10 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 99.21 95.34 LU1121320748
Class I2 Hedged AUD - 10.42 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.58 10.11 LU1786038098
Class D2 Hedged SGD None 22.05 -0.02 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 22.42 21.38 LU0827879767
Class A3 EUR Monthly 9.00 0.04 0.45 25/Sep/2023 9.94 8.59 LU1005243339
Class A1 USD Monthly 9.54 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 9.83 9.44 LU1003076855
Class A1 EUR Monthly 8.99 0.03 0.33 25/Sep/2023 9.94 8.59 LU1005244220
Class I2 Hedged GBP None 11.50 -0.02 -0.17 25/Sep/2023 11.63 11.11 LU0999670564
Class A3 USD Monthly 9.54 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 9.82 9.44 LU1003076939
Class A2 EUR None 14.00 0.06 0.43 25/Sep/2023 15.03 13.31 LU1005243255
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 4.29 -0.01 -0.23 25/Sep/2023 4.49 4.29 LU1294567364
Class D2 USD None 15.66 -0.02 -0.13 25/Sep/2023 15.79 15.01 LU0278469043
Class D2 EUR None 14.77 0.06 0.41 25/Sep/2023 15.77 14.03 LU1005243503
Class A4 Hedged EUR Annual 8.19 0.00 0.00 25/Sep/2023 8.64 8.19 LU0973708182
Class S2 USD - 10.68 -0.01 -0.09 25/Sep/2023 10.77 10.23 LU1992160157
Class S4 Hedged EUR Annual 8.81 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.31 8.81 LU1992161049
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 10.08 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 10.42 10.04 LU0972027022
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 9.20 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.54 9.20 LU1121327164
Class S2 Hedged CHF - 9.61 -0.01 -0.10 25/Sep/2023 9.93 9.56 LU1992159902
Class I5 USD Quarterly 9.31 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.63 9.23 LU1083819141
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 80.14 -0.09 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 83.54 80.14 LU1051769021
Class I5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 7.96 -0.01 -0.13 25/Sep/2023 8.36 7.96 LU1129992308
Class A4 USD Annual 9.40 -0.01 -0.11 25/Sep/2023 9.77 9.31 LU1153584997
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 8.17 -0.01 -0.12 25/Sep/2023 8.45 8.16 LU1165522480

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Managing Director, CIO of Global Fixed Income

  

Russell Brownback
Managing Director, Head of Global Macro Positioning for Fixed-Income

  

Aidan Doyle, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

  

Literature

Literature