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BGF Asian Dragon A2 USD

Ranked 15 out of 20 in - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

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. The Fund invests 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, Asia, excluding Japan.

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Performance

Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -3.2% -1.6%
2017 21.1% 10.0% -0.7% 2.4% 8.3%
2016 11.5% -3.6% 4.4% 10.0% 0.7%
2015 5.8% 20.8% -3.4% -17.4% 9.8%
2014 20.4% -0.9% 7.7% 6.3% 6.2%
2013 5.6% 4.6% -5.4% 0.4% 6.3%
2012 24.9% 13.2% -4.1% 7.6% 6.9%
2011 -24.4% -5.8% -6.1% -19.7% 6.5%
2010 26.0% 6.8% 2.2% 3.2% 11.9%
2009 65.9% 3.7% 29.9% 12.5% 9.5%
2008 -53.5% -22.5% -7.9% -18.3% -20.2%
2007 26.6% 2.6% 13.6% 9.1% -0.5%
2006 14.3% 5.7% -8.4% 5.5% 11.8%
2005 36.1% 5.8% 10.7% 6.6% 9.1%
2004 9.8% 11.6% -8.6% 3.2% 4.3%
2003 21.1% -11.7% 12.6% 15.3% 5.6%
2002 -28.7% 12.3% -17.3% -18.9% -5.3%
2001 0.2% -3.4% 5.8% -26.8% 34.0%
2000 -32.0% 9.6% -17.4% -7.7% -18.6%
1999 114.1% 10.8% 44.4% -12.9% 53.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/05/2018

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 5.72%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd DR 5.37%
China Construction Bank Corp ORD 4.69%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 3.74%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 3.04%
Indusind Bank Ltd ORD 2.61%
PetroChina Co Ltd ORD 2.52%
Posco ORD 2.52%
China Resources Land Ltd ORD 2.49%
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd DR 2.42%
31/05/2018

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. Jersey
  18. Korea
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Macau
  21. Netherlands
  22. Norway
  23. Poland
  24. Portugal
  25. Singapore
  26. Slovakia
  27. Spain
  28. Sweden
  29. Switzerland
  30. Taiwan
  31. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/01/1997
  • Share Class size1,680Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0072462343

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).