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BGF Emerging Markets A2 USD

Ranked 25 out of 296 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Gordon Fraser

Gordon Fraser is a member of the Global Emerging Markets team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group, specialising in Middle Eastern, Turkish and Indian Equities. Fraser joined BlackRock as an Analyst in 2006 and holds a BA (1st class) and an MPhil (distinction) in Economics from Cambridge University.

Andrew Swan

Andrew Swan is a managing director and head of Asian fundamental equities at BlackRock where he runs the BGF Asia Dragon Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew spent eight years at JP Morgan Asset Management. He studied commerce at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Based in Hong Kong, outside of fund management Andrew enjoys golf and skiing.

Objective

The Fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests globally at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, emerging markets. Investment may also be made in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, developed markets that have significant business operations in emerging markets.

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Performance

Global Emerging Markets over : 30/04/2018 - 30/04/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 8.1%
2018 -5.0% -2.1% -0.2% -1.2% -1.6%
2017 29.4% 12.7% 2.3% 5.7% 6.2%
2016 28.9% 6.2% 11.8% 12.5% -3.5%
2015 -14.7% 3.4% -5.1% -17.6% 5.5%
2014 4.0% -3.5% 4.6% 1.8% 1.3%
2013 -4.1% 6.4% -9.6% -2.2% 2.0%
2012 12.3% 9.7% -7.7% 4.8% 5.8%
2011 -18.5% -2.3% -0.3% -19.0% 3.1%
2010 20.5% 8.4% -7.7% 11.9% 7.7%
2009 58.1% -1.6% 22.3% 26.7% 3.7%
2008 -36.3% -11.8% -0.2% -21.9% -7.3%
2007 37.1% 3.2% 12.2% 10.7% 6.9%
2006 12.7% 11.0% -10.9% 3.1% 10.5%
2005 51.2% 2.4% 8.9% 20.1% 12.9%
2004 15.6% 7.2% -10.0% 6.7% 12.3%
2003 38.4% -5.3% 16.9% 13.6% 10.0%
2002 -18.5% 13.0% -14.6% -19.9% 5.3%
2001 -8.7% -3.9% 2.8% -28.0% 28.4%
2000 -28.2% 4.2% -4.8% -12.8% -17.0%
1999 65.0% 10.2% 24.0% -13.1% 39.0%
1998 -31.9% -1.3% -22.0% -23.6% 15.8%
1997 8.6% 19.5% 9.8% 1.9% -18.7%
1996 9.7% 12.5% 7.8% -3.1% -6.6%
1995 0.3% -17.0% 12.4% 6.2% 1.1%
1994 -19.4% -8.9% -7.4% 14.0% -16.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2019

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 4.64%
BlackRock ICS USD Liq Agency Dist 4.56%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 4.43%
Bank of China Ltd ORD 3.62%
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd ORD 3.54%
HDFC Bank Ltd ORD 3.30%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras DR 2.57%
Notre Dame Intermedica Participacoes SA ORD 2.35%
Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk PT ORD 2.23%
SJM Holdings Ltd ORD 2.14%
31/03/2019

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Brunei Darussalam
  4. Chile
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Denmark
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Hungary
  14. Iceland
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Korea
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Macau
  20. Netherlands
  21. Norway
  22. Poland
  23. Portugal
  24. Singapore
  25. Spain
  26. Sweden
  27. Switzerland
  28. Taiwan
  29. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/1993
  • Share Class size386Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0047713382

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).