Equity

BGF Systematic Global Equity High Income 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 make distributions from capital as well as income or pursue certain investment strategies in order to generate income. Whilst this might allow more income to be distributed, it may also have the effect of reducing capital and the potential for long-term capital growth. The Fund utilises derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of risk and volatility. 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 Fund. The use of covered call options in the fund will usually provide some limited protection to investors when stockmarkets are falling, but may also result in a lower return in a rising market, when compared to the benchmark Investors in this Fund should understand that capital growth is not a priority and values may fluctuate and the level of income may vary from time to time and is not guaranteed.

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

-2.54 6.08 7.60 0.76 -16.61
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-8.24 -0.35 0.16 - 2.54
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-11.74 10.87 -12.19 -8.24 -1.04 0.82 - 21.04

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 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 29-May-20 USD 1,269.767
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 13-Oct-06
Share Class launch date 20-Sep-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0827880930
Bloomberg Ticker BGED2EH
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B84TKV9
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

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

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 3.80
AMAZON.COM INC 3.77
ALPHABET INC 3.74
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 2.94
FACEBOOK INC 2.09
Name Weight (%)
HKT TRUST AND HKT LTD 1.81
BASF SE 1.54
NOVARTIS AG 1.52
NTT DOCOMO INC 1.50
KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV 1.46
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 8.80 -0.02 -0.23 9.97 6.86 - LU0827880930 - -
Class I3 USD Monthly 9.25 -0.08 -0.86 10.80 7.41 - LU1630945258 - -
Class A6 Hedged GBP Monthly 7.18 -0.06 -0.83 8.51 5.75 - LU1116319994 - -
Class I5 USD Quarterly 9.35 -0.02 -0.21 10.74 7.27 - LU1379101360 - -
Class I2 EUR - 11.35 -0.11 -0.96 13.08 9.08 - LU1791805960 - -
Class D2 USD None 14.90 -0.03 -0.20 16.74 11.59 - LU0368268602 - -
Class A5 Hedged EUR Quarterly 3.30 0.00 0.00 3.85 2.58 - LU0278719090 - -
Class A8 Hedged CAD Monthly 7.53 -0.06 -0.79 8.85 6.00 - LU1116320497 - -
Class A8 Hedged NZD Monthly 7.54 -0.06 -0.79 8.90 6.01 - LU1116319648 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 8.27 -0.01 -0.12 9.42 6.47 - LU0278718100 - -
Class A8 Hedged CNH Monthly 78.67 -0.65 -0.82 91.55 62.36 - LU1149717743 - -
Class A8 Hedged AUD Monthly 7.47 -0.06 -0.80 8.86 5.96 - LU1116320141 - -
Class A6 Hedged HKD Monthly 75.29 -0.63 -0.83 87.94 59.88 - LU1116320901 - -
Class A5 USD Quarterly 4.63 -0.01 -0.22 5.34 3.60 - LU0265550946 - -
Class A2 USD None 13.60 -0.03 -0.22 15.33 10.59 - LU0265550359 - -
Class D5 USD Quarterly 5.00 -0.01 -0.20 5.75 3.89 - LU0265552215 - -
Class A6 USD Monthly 7.79 -0.06 -0.76 9.08 6.19 - LU1116320737 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD None 10.98 -0.02 -0.18 12.52 8.58 - LU0326426086 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Robert Fisher
Robert Fisher
Andrew Huzzey
Andrew Huzzey

Literature

Literature