Fixed Income

BGF Emerging Markets Corporate Bond 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.

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. The fund may invest in securities whereby the issuing company has a high risk of defaulting on their interest payments, capital repayment or both. In the event of default, the value of the investment may reduce. 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 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 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 fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.

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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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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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 26-May-20 USD 385.018
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 18-Feb-13
Share Class launch date 18-Feb-13
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index Broad Diversified
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
ISIN LU0843231795
Bloomberg Ticker BEMCD2U
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B8X9FW6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Modified Duration as of 30-Apr-20 6.29
3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Apr-20 7.82
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 30-Apr-20 6.65
5y Beta as of 30-Apr-20 1.086

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI Fund Ratings 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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-May-20 40.00
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-20 Bond Emerging Markets Global Corpora
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-20, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-19. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

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.

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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BGF Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund, Class D2, as of 30-Apr-20 rated against 363 Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
BANCO SANTANDER MEXICO SA INSTITUC RegS 5.375 04/17/2025 2.08
ECOPETROL SA 6.875 04/29/2030 2.03
BANCO DE CREDITO DEL PERU RegS 4.25 04/01/2023 1.98
BANCO INBURSA SA INSTITUCION DE BA RegS 4.375 04/11/2027 1.59
HUARONG FINANCE 2019 CO LTD MTN RegS 3.375 02/24/2030 1.30
Name Weight (%)
GRUMA SAB DE CV RegS 4.875 12/01/2024 1.27
GLOBO COMUNICACOES E PARTICIPACOES RegS 4.875 01/22/2030 1.27
CHINA OVERSEAS FINANCE (CAYMAN) VI MTN RegS 2.75 03/02/2030 1.23
QNB FINANCE LTD MTN RegS 2.75 02/12/2027 1.19
CANACOL ENERGY LTD RegS 7.25 05/03/2025 1.18
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Apr-20

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

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30-Apr-20

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark 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 D2 USD None 13.44 0.01 0.07 14.35 11.81 - LU0843231795 - -
Class D2 Hedged EUR None 10.04 0.01 0.10 10.83 8.85 - LU1728038495 - -
Class I2 Hedged EUR None 12.31 0.02 0.16 13.27 10.84 - LU0995332854 - -
Class D3 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.90 0.01 0.10 10.79 8.78 - LU0995319919 - -
Class I3 Hedged GBP Monthly 9.90 0.01 0.10 10.79 8.78 - LU0995325486 - -
Class I2 USD None 13.56 0.02 0.15 14.47 11.91 - LU0843232686 - -
Class A2 USD None 12.70 0.01 0.08 13.59 11.17 - LU0843229542 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 11.33 0.01 0.09 12.24 10.00 - LU0843229971 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Sergio Trigo Paz
Sergio Trigo Paz
Jack Deino
Jack Deino
Jane Yu
Jane Yu

Literature

Literature