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BEFIX

Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Sep 18, 2019 $10.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Sep 18, 2019 $24.0 M
Share Class launch date Feb 29, 2016
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Lipper Classification Emerging Markets Funds
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net)
CUSIP 09258N836
Number of Holdings as of Aug 30, 2019 74
Max Offer Price as of Sep 18, 2019 $10.52
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Aug 31, 2019 254%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Fund, Class I, as of Aug 31, 2019 rated against 708 Diversified Emerging Mkts Funds.

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Aug 31, 2019 out of 671, 12,229, 671, 395 and 671 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Emerging Markets Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 30, 2019
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 6.57
GEELY AUTOMOBILE HOLDINGS LTD 3.62
BAIDU INC 3.58
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA 3.54
CHINA UNICOM HONG KONG LTD 3.41
Name Weight (%)
ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK. PT. 3.36
BANK OF CHINA LTD 3.31
TURK HAVA YOLLARI 3.29
TURKIYE HALK BANKASI AS 2.93
EMAAR PROPERTIES PJSC 2.90

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 30, 2019

% 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.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Samuel Vecht
Samuel Vecht
Gordon Fraser
BlackRock Fundamental Active Equity Investment Team

Gordon Fraser, CFA, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager on the Global Emerging Markets Equities Team within the Fundamental Active Equity division of BlackRock's Active Equities Group. Mr. Fraser is the lead portfolio manager of the long only Core Global Emerging Markets Strategy, as well as co-manager of the Emerging Frontiers Hedge Fund, the Emerging Markets Absolute Return Portfolios and Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Portfolios. Mr. Fraser leads the North Asia Healthcare, Utilities and Materials research pod for the team, as well as taking lead responsibility for its country level macroeconomic analysis.

 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Fraser was a member of the Emerging Europe & Frontiers Emerging Markets team in London, specializing in Middle Eastern, Turkish and Indian Equities. Mr. Fraser joined BlackRock as an Analyst in 2006.

 

Mr. Fraser holds a BA (1st class) and an MPhil (distinction) in Economics from Cambridge University.

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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