Fixed Income

BGF Fixed Income Global 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 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

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
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
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Mar-20

-2.62 4.69 2.94 1.07 -2.05
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.61 2.01 1.59 3.04 2.83
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.23 4.32 -2.88 1.61 6.16 8.22 34.95 44.80

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 USD, 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

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 26-May-20 USD 9,113.663
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 31-Jan-07
Share Class launch date 31-Jan-07
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Flexible Bond - USD Hedged
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0278466700
Bloomberg Ticker MLFIUA2
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1PF5Q7
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

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a Fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics using links below.


Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a Fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund, Class A2, as of 30-Apr-20 rated against 286 Global Flexible Bond - USD Hedged Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 22-Apr-20)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.5 04/15/2024 4.25
GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 2.92
TREASURY NOTE 1.5 08/31/2021 1.62
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.125 10/15/2024 1.47
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 1.20
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE 1.5 09/30/2021 1.08
INDIA (REPUBLIC OF) 7.26 01/14/2029 0.93
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.125 01/15/2030 0.63
TREASURY NOTE 1.5 02/15/2030 0.62
GNMA2 30YR 2019 PRODUCTION 0.62
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settlement 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.
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations subject to change.
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 30-Apr-20

% 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 USD None 14.64 0.02 0.14 15.03 13.55 - LU0278466700 - -
Class I2 Hedged JPY None 1,074.00 1.00 0.09 1,109.00 998.00 - LU1005243172 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 9.80 0.01 0.10 10.14 9.11 - LU0278453476 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 10.75 0.01 0.09 11.11 9.98 - LU0368231436 - -
Class A5 USD Quarterly 10.01 0.01 0.10 10.33 9.27 - LU0280465617 - -
Class I5 Hedged JPY Quarterly 936.00 1.00 0.11 974.00 870.00 - LU1791183194 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 20.91 0.02 0.10 21.54 19.39 - LU0278465488 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 10.42 0.00 0.00 10.78 9.68 - LU0278456651 - -
Class D4 Hedged EUR Annual 9.24 0.01 0.11 9.69 8.58 - LU1340096590 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 12.37 -0.08 -0.64 12.90 11.62 - LU1085283973 - -
Class D2 USD None 15.18 0.01 0.07 15.57 14.05 - LU0278469043 - -
Class D5 USD Quarterly 10.52 0.00 0.00 10.86 9.74 - LU0737136415 - -
Class I2 Hedged AUD - 10.31 0.01 0.10 10.65 9.57 - LU1786038098 - -
Class A5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 6.67 0.00 0.00 6.95 6.20 - LU0280467159 - -
Class A5 Hedged SGD Quarterly 14.28 0.01 0.07 14.79 13.24 - LU0280468637 - -
Class D2 Hedged PLN None 16.37 0.01 0.06 16.86 15.18 - LU0827879684 - -
Class I2 Hedged CHF None 11.24 0.01 0.09 11.62 10.44 - LU1270847004 - -
Class D4 Hedged CAD Annual 9.79 0.01 0.10 10.13 9.08 - LU1270847186 - -
Class A2 Hedged PLN None 15.76 0.01 0.06 16.26 14.63 - LU0480534915 - -
Class I3 Hedged CAD Monthly 9.52 0.01 0.11 9.86 8.86 - LU1234671672 - -
Class A2 Hedged JPY None 1,029.00 1.00 0.10 1,065.00 957.00 - LU1005243099 - -
Class D2 Hedged GBP None 11.21 0.01 0.09 11.59 10.41 - LU0278463947 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 94.04 0.08 0.09 97.44 87.61 - LU1165523371 - -
Class S5 USD - 10.08 0.01 0.10 10.41 9.33 - LU1992159068 - -
Class S2 Hedged EUR - 10.04 0.01 0.10 10.38 9.33 - LU1992159654 - -
Class A2 Hedged GBP None 10.33 0.01 0.10 10.69 9.60 - LU1181257202 - -
Class A3 EUR Monthly 9.11 -0.07 -0.76 9.56 8.59 - LU1005243339 - -
Class I2 USD None 12.09 0.01 0.08 12.39 11.18 - LU0986736956 - -
Class A1 USD Daily 10.01 0.01 0.10 10.32 9.29 - LU1003076855 - -
Class D5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 6.69 0.00 0.00 6.96 6.21 - LU0827879841 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly 11.89 0.01 0.08 12.33 11.09 - LU1051767835 - -
Class D2 Hedged SGD None 21.71 0.02 0.09 22.35 20.12 - LU0827879767 - -
Class D4 Hedged GBP Annual 4.68 0.01 0.21 4.88 4.34 - LU1294567364 - -
Class A3 USD Monthly 10.01 0.01 0.10 10.32 9.29 - LU1003076939 - -
Class D5 Hedged CHF Quarterly 9.08 0.01 0.11 9.46 8.44 - LU1681056062 - -
Class I2 Hedged GBP None 11.32 0.01 0.09 11.69 10.51 - LU0999670564 - -
Class A1 EUR Daily 9.12 -0.06 -0.65 9.56 8.59 - LU1005244220 - -
Class I5 JPY Quarterly 1,054.00 -1.00 -0.09 1,134.00 997.00 - LU1926936912 - -
Class A2 EUR None 13.33 -0.09 -0.67 13.93 12.53 - LU1005243255 - -
Class S2 Hedged CHF - 10.00 0.00 0.00 10.35 9.30 - LU1992159902 - -
Class D2 EUR None 13.83 -0.10 -0.72 14.43 12.99 - LU1005243503 - -
Class I5 GBP Hedged GBP - 9.79 0.01 0.10 10.18 9.09 - LU1877503935 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 89.61 0.08 0.09 93.00 83.53 - LU1051769021 - -
Class A4 Hedged EUR Annual 9.21 0.01 0.11 9.66 8.56 - LU0973708182 - -
Class I5 USD Quarterly 9.80 0.01 0.10 10.11 9.06 - LU1083819141 - -
Class S4 Hedged EUR - 9.95 0.01 0.10 10.29 9.24 - LU1992161049 - -
Class S2 USD - 10.31 0.00 0.00 10.58 9.55 - LU1992160157 - -
Class D2 Hedged CHF None 10.53 0.00 0.00 10.90 9.79 - LU0972027022 - -
Class A2 Hedged CHF None 9.78 0.01 0.10 10.13 9.10 - LU1121327164 - -
Class A2 Hedged SEK None 99.97 0.08 0.08 103.33 92.76 - LU1121320748 - -
Class I5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 8.87 0.01 0.11 9.23 8.23 - LU1129992308 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 9.01 0.00 0.00 9.40 8.42 - LU1165522480 - -
Class A4 USD Annual 9.99 0.01 0.10 10.26 9.25 - LU1153584997 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Rick Rieder
Bob Miller
Bob Miller
Aidan Doyle (FI)
Aidan Doyle (FI)

Literature

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