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BL Global Flexible USD

Flexible fund

Data as of 21/02/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 4 years

Performance

Average annual performance since launch 4,85 %

Performance as at 21/02/2020

FUNDS
2017 16,67 %
2018 -2,45 %
2019 17,69 %
Since 01/01/2020 2,73 %
Over the last 12 months 13,48 %
Over 3 years 32,49 %
Since launch 54,10 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 55,10 %
Hedged Equities 30,71 %
Bonds 10,79 %
Cash 3,40 %
Breakdown by currency
USD 78,68 %
CHF 4,58 %
EUR 4,30 %
JPY 4,11 %
GBP 3,78 %
Others 4,55 %
Main positions
Microsoft Corp 6,10 %
Mastercard Inc 5,02 %
US Treasury Bond 2015 2.5% 15-02-2045 2,50 15/02/2045 4,04 %
US Treasury Note Series F 2024 2014 2.25% 15-11-2024 2,25 15/11/2024 3,76 %
Visa Inc A 3,55 %

Strategy

Investment objective and policy

The fund aims to beat returns offered by money-market products and bonds while avoiding volatility usually associated with the stock markets. This means that the fund offers greater capital protection during bear markets. The weighting of the various asset classes may change significantly depending on how attractive they are in relation to each other (from 0 to 100%).

Management report - 4th Quarter 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the MSCI All Country World Index net total return expressed in USD gained 8.95%. Generally, the markets continued the upward trend that began at the beginning of the year. At the start of the year, the markets were boosted by the leading central banks stating that they would keep interest rates low to stimulate economic growth. In the last quarter, equity markets benefited from the publication of firmer economic data and a decline in political risk, especially concerning the trade war with China. In the fourth quarter, the net asset value of BL Global Flexible USD (retail accumulation share net of fees in USD) grew by 3.33%. At the end of December 2019, BL Global Flexible USD was 87.2% invested in equities. Part of the equity exposure was hedged via the sale of equity index futures, taking the net equity exposure at the end of the quarter to 55.7%. The portfolio's geographic allocation was as follows: North America 72.9%, Europe 16.9%, Japan 5.0% and Emerging Markets 5.1%. 10.3% of the fund is invested in a US Treasury bond. Cash accounted for 2.5%. In terms of currencies, the fund is invested as follows: 78.5% in USD, 4.6% in CHF, 4.6% in EUR, 4.4% in JPY, 4.1% in GBP and 3.8% in other currencies, mainly those of emerging markets. The fund had no currency-risk hedge during the quarter.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 154,10 USD
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 13548084
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0578147729
WKN capitalisation code : A1H54X
Net assets (million) 84,01 USD
Launch date 14/01/2011

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