Data as of 19/10/2017

Risk level

Low

High

Recommended investment horizon : > 6 years

average annual performance since launch

6,47 %


Performance as at 19/10/2017

FUNDS
2014 16,33 %
2015 -0,63 %
2016 4,64 %
Since 01/01/2017 5,38 %
Over the last 12 months 6,55 %
Over 3 years 17,20 %
Since launch 42,04 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 89,69 %
Cash 10,31 %
Breakdown by currency
USD 31,23 %
CHF 15,33 %
GBP 12,79 %
EUR 9,40 %
CNY 4,99 %
Others 26,26 %
Breakdown by region / by countries
USA 23,79 %
Switzerland 13,83 %
United Kingdom 12,79 %
China 4,99 %
Netherlands 3,74 %
Others 29,60 %
Main positions
Unilever NV Cert. of shs 3,74 %
Swedish Match AB 3,09 %
Nestle SA nom 2,97 %
Hengan International Group Co Ltd 2,91 %
PepsiCo Inc 2,84 %

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.

Management report - 2nd Quarter 2017

No new positions were opened in the second quarter of 2017. On the other hand, we sold two of our holdings. After several years in the BL-Equities Dividend portfolio, Oesterreichische Post (postal services) exited the fund for valuation reasons. A different scenario was responsible for the other sale: a few weeks after our initial investment in Mead Johnson, leader in infant formula and toddler nutrition, we were forced to sell our holding following the takeover bid announced at the beginning of February by Reckitt Benckiser (also held in the portfolio). At the end of the period, BL-Equities Dividend offered a gross weighted average yield of 3.5%. The significant amount of cash held by the fund reflects our prudence over the valuation of the quality stocks in our investment universe.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 141,74 USD
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 13774684
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0751781666
WKN capitalisation code : A1JUGG
Net assets (million) 761,65 USD
Launch date 16/03/2012

European tax regime

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Belgian tax regime

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