Equity

BGF Sustainable Energy 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 a limited number of market sectors. Compared to investments which spread investment risk through investing in a variety of sectors, share price movements may have a greater effect on the overall value of this 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.

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

Reinvestments

This product does not have any distributions data as of now.
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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 NZD, 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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 07-May-21 USD 6,288.474
Number of Holdings as of 30-Apr-21 51
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Launch Date 15-Mar-01
Share Class launch date 17-Mar-21
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
SFDR Classification Article 9
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 1.97%
ISIN LU2298322046
Bloomberg Ticker NEFNR_AG
Annual Management Fee 1.65%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BN7TTD6
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment NZD 5000
Minimum Subsequent Investment NZD 1000
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, 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 ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 07-Apr-21 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Apr-21 7.93
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Apr-21 91.67
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Apr-21 91.17
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Apr-21 Equity Theme - Alternative Energy
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Apr-21 667.24
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Apr-21 60
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Apr-21, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-20. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), 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.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’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.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30-Apr-21 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30-Apr-21 98.21%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30-Apr-21 1.79%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data 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. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of 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, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager considers ESG criteria in combination with other information during the idea generation, company research, portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring phases of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced from third-party vendors, as well as internal engagement commentary and site visits and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-21
Name Weight (%)
NEXTERA ENERGY INC 4.59
ENEL SPA 4.51
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SE 3.83
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 3.54
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S 3.50
Name Weight (%)
RWE AG 3.36
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS INC 3.05
QUANTA SERVICES INC. 2.81
TRANE TECHNOLOGIES PLC 2.71
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL PLC 2.67
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 A2 Hedged NZD - 10.47 0.17 1.65 10.82 9.85 - LU2298322046 - -
Class A2 Hedged HKD - 104.63 1.79 1.74 108.12 98.57 - LU2298322129 - -
Class D2 USD None 19.09 0.33 1.76 19.72 9.94 - LU0252969661 - -
Class I2 USD None 19.01 0.33 1.77 19.64 9.87 - LU0534476519 - -
Class A2 Hedged GBP - 10.46 0.18 1.75 10.81 9.85 - LU2298321824 - -
Class A2 Hedged CNH - 105.07 1.77 1.71 108.46 98.60 - LU2298322392 - -
Class A2 Hedged EUR None 16.27 0.27 1.69 16.81 8.66 - LU1822773807 - -
Class A4 GBP Annual 12.08 0.16 1.34 12.76 7.24 - LU0204063720 - -
Class A2 Hedged SGD - 17.95 0.31 1.76 18.55 9.44 - LU1978683503 - -
Class D2 EUR None 15.74 0.19 1.22 16.34 9.21 - LU0252964944 - -
Class A2 Hedged AUD - 10.46 0.17 1.65 10.81 9.85 - LU2298321584 - -
Class A2 Hedged CAD - 10.47 0.18 1.75 10.81 9.85 - LU2298321741 - -
Class A2 USD None 16.99 0.29 1.74 17.55 8.91 - LU0124384867 - -
Class D4 GBP Annual 12.56 0.17 1.37 13.25 7.50 - LU0435534705 - -
Class A4 EUR Annual 13.86 0.17 1.24 14.39 8.16 - LU0408221868 - -
Class D4 EUR Annual 14.22 0.18 1.28 14.75 8.33 - LU0827885574 - -
Class A2 EUR None 14.01 0.17 1.23 14.55 8.25 - LU0171289902 - -
Class I2 EUR None 15.68 0.19 1.23 16.27 9.14 - LU0368234703 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alastair Bishop
Alastair Bishop
Charles Lilford
Charles Lilford

Literature

Literature