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BSF Asia Extension 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 be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. 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. Derivatives may be used substantially for complex investment strategies. These include the creation of short positions where the Investment Manager artificially sells an investment it does not physically own. Derivatives can also be used to generate exposure to investments greater than the net asset value of the fund / investment trust. Investment Managers refer to this practice as obtaining market leverage or gearing. As a result, a small positive or negative movement in stockmarkets will have a larger impact on the value of these derivatives than owning the physical investments. The use of derivatives in this manner may have the effect of increasing the overall risk profile of the Funds.

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
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
From
30-Sep-2017
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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

-9.11 14.30 17.25 1.61 -7.84
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan 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 30-Sep-19

-12.15 17.18 23.02 1.74 -3.15

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 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

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 14-Oct-19 USD 151.137
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 10-Feb-12
Share Class launch date 10-Feb-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Asia ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan in USD
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0678985598
Bloomberg Ticker BRAXA2U
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
SEDOL B3ZNBK1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker GDUECAXJ
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BSF Asia Extension Fund, Class A2, as of 30-Sep-19 rated against 766 Asia ex-Japan Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Sep-19
Name Weight (%)
NIFT50SUSD 6.75
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 5.09
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 4.65
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 4.37
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.95
Name Weight (%)
POSCO 1.92
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP 1.74
YUANTA FINANCIAL HOLDINGS CO LTD 1.68
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 1.60
HOME PRODUCT CENTER PCL 1.55
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Sep-19

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
as of 30-Sep-19

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
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as of 30-Sep-19

% of Market Value

Type Long Short Net
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 USD None 143.43 1.02 0.72 155.79 133.27 - LU0678985598 - -
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 134.82 0.95 0.71 148.37 128.18 - LU0678985754 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Jeff Shen
Jeff Shen

Literature

Literature