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BL Fund Selection Equities

Equity fund of funds

Data as of 20/02/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 8 years


Average annual performance since launch 4,88 %

Performance as at 20/02/2020

2017 10,76 %
2018 -11,13 %
2019 25,44 %
Since 01/01/2020 4,90 %
Over the last 12 months 20,19 %
Over 3 years 24,38 %
Since launch 140,12 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 90,02 %
Cash 5,59 %
Absolute Return 2,67 %
Hedged Equities 1,72 %
Breakdown by currency
USD 52,87 %
EUR 40,08 %
JPY 7,05 %
Main positions
Bakersteel Global Precious Metals - I EUR CAP 6,57 %
Lindsell Train Global Equity - Accum Ptg C USD CAP 6,24 %
GuardCap UCITS Global Equity - I USD CAP 6,01 %
Threadneedle (Lux) Global Focus - IU CAP 5,99 %
Schroder International Selection Asian Total Return - C CAP 5,26 %


Investment objective and policy

This fund has a minimum net equity exposure of 75% and invests in UCITS and other UCIs with no geographical, sector or currency restriction. The remaining assets may be invested in bond funds, cash or any other type of transferable security that is listed or traded on regulated markets. The emphasis is on international diversification of investments and flexibility in terms of themes and sectors that may potentially be present within the fund.

Management report - 4th Quarter 2019

Equity markets rallied strongly in the fourth quarter. Although manufacturing industry is struggling to recover, the resilience of the services sector, support from the central banks and the signing of 'Phase One' of a partial trade agreement between the United States and China have managed to cheer the financial markets. Having underperformed since the start of the year, emerging markets outperformed other markets during the quarter, helped by the resurgence of cyclical stocks and a pause in the US dollar's appreciation. Performances were also better balanced in terms of management styles, with better relative performance from cyclical stocks after September's sector rotation. Against this backdrop, the fund gained 5.4%, slightly below the average for its universe in a very buoyant market. The underlying funds performed well overall but contrasted between different geographic regions. Relative performances were particularly good in Japan, Europe and to a lesser extent, the United States and global funds. On the negative side, emerging market equity funds underperformed given their fairly defensive bias in a sharply rising market. BL Fund Selection Equities ended the year 25.4% higher, a rise in line with the average for its peers. Given the fund's generally defensive positioning, this is a pleasing result in a very buoyant market. At the end of the year, equity risk stood at 90%.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (20/02/2020) 240,12 EUR
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 1393353000
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0135980968
WKN capitalisation code : 762210
SICOVAM capitalisation code : 509654
Net assets (million) 86,32 EUR
Launch date 03/10/2001

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