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BL Equities Dividend

Theme fund

Data as of 08/07/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 6 years

Performance

Average annual performance since launch 5,61 %

Performance as at 08/07/2020

FUNDS
2017 6,54 %
2018 -2,11 %
2019 23,70 %
Since 01/01/2020 -1,43 %
Over the last 12 months 4,74 %
Over 3 years 22,15 %
Since launch 99,91 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 94,78 %
Cash 5,22 %
Breakdown by currency
USD 32,61 %
GBP 18,98 %
CHF 14,57 %
EUR 12,42 %
SEK 4,65 %
Others 16,77 %
Main positions
Unilever NV 7,14 %
PepsiCo Inc 5,95 %
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 5,91 %
Colgate Palmolive Co 5,55 %
Philip Morris International Inc 5,39 %

Strategy

Investment objective and policy

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in equities offering high dividend yields. BL-Equities Dividend invests in international companies whose current or expected dividend yield is higher than their benchmark index. There is no specific geographical, sector or monetary allocation. Companies are selected based on their valuation and intrinsic quality. This sub-fund is also available denominated in USD with the identical investment policy and performance figures (LU0751781666).

Management report - 1st Quarter 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, BL Equities Dividend fell 10.06% (retail accumulation share in euros, net of fees). The MSCI All Country World Index, the popular index deemed to reflect global equity markets, was down 19.56% (excluding fees). The fact that we are long-term investors does not mean that we are unable to adapt to exceptional situations. Over the period, we had to sell Safran (aeronautical equipment), Rockwell Automation (industrial automation), Thai Beverage (spirits, brewing, soft drinks) and SATS (catering, airport services), whose profitability will be too impacted. In addition, Life Healthcare (private healthcare institutions) was sold in order to concentrate the portfolio more strongly on the best opportunities. In contrast, we started to build a position in L'Oréal, global beauty leader (skincare, make-up, hair care and colour, perfumes). Following these operations, the fund is now concentrated on 35 high-quality companies that are protected by strong competitive advantages, generating high return on capital employed and strong cashflow, and presenting a healthy financial position. More than two-thirds of the fund is invested in relatively low-cyclical activities such as food, soft drinks, hygiene, home and personal care products, healthcare, and water and electricity distribution, among others. At the end of the period, BL Equities Dividend offered a gross weighted average yield of 3.2% (cash included). The companies currently held in the fund posted an average compound annual growth rate of their gross dividend per share of 7% over the last five years.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (08/07/2020) 199,91 EUR
NAV class A capitalisation shares (08/07/2020) 146,32 EUR
Latest dividend 1,83 EUR
Date of last dividend payment  07/02/2020
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 2166571000
Internal distribution code : 2166563000
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0309191657
ISIN distribution code : LU0309191491
WKN capitalisation code : A0MWCW
WKN distribution code : A0MWCV
Net assets (million) 469,99 EUR
Launch date 31/10/2007

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