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BGF US Dollar Bond A2 USD

Ranked 30 out of 43 in - US Dollar over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Bob Miller

Bob Miller, managing director, is head multi-sector and rates within BlackRock's Americas Fixed Income Alpha Strategies and a member of the Americas Fixed Income Executive Team. He is a portfolio manager of BlackRock's Core Bond, Total Return, and Strategic Income Opportunities funds. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Bob was a co-founder and partner at the Round Table Investment Management Company, a multi-strategy, research-based investment company, where he managed a global macro strategy. Previously, Bob spent 20 years at Bank of America, where he served in a variety of roles, most recently as senior portfolio manager for the bank's proprietary multi-asset class investment portfolio. Bob managed global equity and credit, global interest rate derivative, and sovereign debt portfolios during his tenure at Bank of America. He is a Trustee of Davidson College, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is also actively involved with the Davidson July Experience program. Bob is a former Trustee and past Chairman of the Board at Trinity Episcopal School, and remains a member of the Friends of Trinity Board. He earned a BA in Economics from Davidson College.

Rick Rieder

Rick Rieder is a managing director and BlackRock's chief investment officer of fundamental fixed income, co-head of Americas fixed income and a member of the executive committee of the firm-wide alpha strategy business. He is also a member of BlackRock's firm-wide Operating, Leadership, and Philanthropy Committees. Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Rieder was president and CEO of R3 Capital Partners. He served as vice chairman and member of the Borrowing Committee for the U.S. Treasury. Rieder is currently a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, and was recently elected as the 2013 inductee into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Fixed Income Hall of Fame. From 1987 to 2008, Rieder was with Lehman Brothers, most recently as head of the firm's Global Principal Strategies team. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Rieder was a credit analyst at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta.

Objective

This fund seeks to maximise total return. It invests at least 80% of its total assets in investment grade fixed income transferable securities. At least 70% of the Funds total assets are invested in fixed income transferable securities denominated in US dollars. Currency exposure is flexibly managed. As part of its investment objective the Fund may invest up to 50% of its total assets in ABS and MBS whether investment grade or not.

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Performance

US Dollar over : 30/09/2017 - 30/09/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -1.5% -0.2% -0.2%
2017 3.5% 1.1% 1.8% 0.7% -0.1%
2016 2.2% 2.3% 2.5% 0.6% -3.2%
2015 -0.6% 1.7% -1.8% 0.5% -0.9%
2014 6.1% 2.2% 1.9% 0.5% 1.3%
2013 -1.4% 0.1% -2.5% 0.8% 0.3%
2012 7.3% 1.5% 1.9% 2.7% 1.0%
2011 6.2% 0.7% 1.9% 2.5% 1.1%
2010 7.8% 2.1% 4.2% 3.2% -1.9%
2009 9.1% -0.7% 3.8% 5.0% 0.8%
2008 -5.8% 0.3% -0.4% -3.7% -2.2%
2007 4.6% 1.6% -2.0% 2.7% 2.2%
2006 2.9% -0.9% -0.5% 3.7% 0.6%
2005 1.7% -0.5% 2.6% -0.7% 0.2%
2004 3.7% 2.2% -2.7% 3.5% 0.7%
2003 3.8% 1.4% 3.0% -1.1% 0.6%
2002 9.6% 0.4% 3.4% 4.1% 1.5%
2001 7.1% 3.1% 0.6% 4.2% -0.9%
2000 9.1% 1.1% 0.3% 3.2% 4.3%
1999 0.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Ginnie Mae 2 TBA 1.89%
GNMA (Government National Mortgage Association) 3.500% 20-Apr-2046 1.79%
Ginnie Mae 2 TBA 1.48%
FNMA (Federal National Mortgage Association) 3.000% 02-Jan-2043 1.19%
GNMA (Government National Mortgage Association) 3.000% 20-Sep-2046 1.17%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp TBA 1.06%
Japan 0.000% 05-Nov-2018 1.00%
Japan 0.000% 26-Nov-2018 1.00%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp TBA 0.98%
Japan 0.000% 03-Sep-2018 0.97%
31/08/2018

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Brunei Darussalam
  4. Chile
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Greece
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Hungary
  13. Iceland
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Jersey
  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 date07/04/1989
  • Share Class size78Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0096258362

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management0.85%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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