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BGF Global Multi-Asset Income A2 USD

Ranked 18 out of 63 in - Flexible USD over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Justin Christofel

Justin Christofel, CFA, CAIA, director and portfolio manager, is a member of the BlackRock Multi-Asset Portfolio Strategies (MAPS) group, which is responsible for developing, assembling, and managing global tactical asset allocation portfolios as well as outcome oriented investment solutions. Justin is a portfolio manager for the Multi-Asset Income, Global Multi-Asset Income, and Dynamic High Income Funds. He also manages traditional tactical asset allocation, managed volatility, and real return strategies for both institutional and individual investors. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, he was with Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm specialising in financial services. His projects spanned from retail banking to structured finance. Justin earned a BA with honours in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University.

Michael Fredericks

Michael Fredericks is head of US Retail Asset Allocation for the BlackRock's Portfolio Strategies group and the lead portfolio manager for the Multi-Asset Income and Global Multi-Asset Income Funds. Fredericks joined BlackRock in 2011 from JPMorgan Asset Management where he was an Executive Director and portfolio manager in the Global Multi-Asset Group (GMAG) responsible for retail asset allocation solutions. Fredericks holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.P.I.A. from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Alex Shingler

Alex Shingler, CFA, managing director, and portfolio manager, is a member of the BlackRock Multi-Asset Portfolio Strategies (MAPS) group, which is responsible for developing, assembling, and managing global tactical asset allocation portfolios as well as outcome-oriented investment solutions. Prior to his current role, Alex served as a research analyst and portfolio manager within European and US Credit strategies. Before joining BlackRock in 2009 in London, he was head of European Research at R3 Capital Partners and its predecessor. From 1999 to 2007, Alex was with Seneca Capital Advisors, focusing on special situation equity and debt investments. He began his career as an analyst with JP Morgan. Alex earned a BA summa cum laude in Philosophy from Princeton University.


The Fund follows a flexible asset allocation policy that seeks an above average income without sacrificing long term capital growth. The Fund invests globally in the full spectrum of permitted investments including equities, equity-related securities, fixed income transferable securities (which may include some high yield fixed income transferable securities), units of undertakings for collective investment, cash, deposits and money market instruments. The Fund makes use of derivatives for the purposes of efficient portfolio management including the generation of additional income for the Fund.

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Flexible USD over : 28/02/2018 - 28/02/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 1.0% -5.2% 5.9% 3.0% -2.3%
2017 -0.8% 1.6% -1.2% -1.7% 0.6%
2016 25.7% 2.6% 9.3% 6.1% 5.6%
2015 3.3% 6.3% -6.6% 0.1% 3.9%
2014 10.6% 1.4% 0.5% 3.4% 4.9%
2013 3.8% 10.7% -3.5% -3.8% 1.0%
2012 1.7% 2.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
iShares $ High Yield Corporate Bd UCITS ETF 4.18%
EUR Cash 2.32%
USD Cash 2.27%
iShares $ Short Duration Corp Bd UCITS ETF 1.52%
BGF US Dollar High Yield Bond X6 USD 0.88%
Morgan Stanley DR 0.42%
State Street Corp 3.788% 01-Jun-2077 0.38%
Westpac Bank NZ PERP 0.37%
Societe Generale SA PERP 0.34%
TransCan 5.875% 15-Aug-2076 0.33%

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. Greece
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Ireland
  13. Jersey
  14. Korea
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Macau
  17. Malta
  18. Netherlands
  19. Norway
  20. Poland
  21. Portugal
  22. Singapore
  23. Slovakia
  24. Spain
  25. Sweden
  26. Switzerland
  27. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/06/2012
  • Share Class size821Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0784385840

Purchase Info

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


  • 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).