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BGF Global Equity Income A2 USD

Ranked 31 out of 34 in - Global Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

James Bristow

As a managing director and portfolio manager at BlackRock, James Bristow is head of the Global Equity team and responsible for the firm’s Global Focus, Global Core and International strategies. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, Bristow joined JP Morgan in 1998 as a portfolio manager. He was responsible for managing global and European equity portfolios. He began his career with ABN AMRO Rothschild on their equity capital markets team. Bristow earned an MA degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in 1997.

Stuart Reeve

Stuart Reeve, managing director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for Global Dividend portfolios, and also director of research for the Global Equity team. In addition, he is responsible for covering the consumer staples sector. Stuart's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM Stuart had primary responsibility for the Global Equity team's investments in food, beverage and tobacco. Prior to joining MLIM in 2005, he was a Pan-European food, beverage and tobacco analyst with Credit Agricole Asset Management. He began his career with Touche Ross before joining Robert Fleming Securities, where he worked as a Pan-European beverages analyst. Stuart earned a BA with honours in Economics and History at the University of East Anglia in 1984.

Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard

Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard, CFA, vice president, is co-portfolio manager for the Global Dividend Income portfolios. He is also a research analyst responsible for covering industrial stocks for the Global Equity team. Prior to assuming his current role, Andrew worked for BlackRock in both London and Hong Kong. In previous roles, he was responsible for covering Singaporean and Global Real Estate equities. Andrew earned a BA and an MEng in Engineering from Cambridge University.


The Fund seeks an above average income from its equity investments without sacrificing long term capital growth. The Fund invests globally 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, developed markets. This Fund distributes income gross of expenses. Currency exposure is flexibly managed

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Global Equity Income over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -7.3% 2.8%
2017 4.1% 4.8% -0.6% -2.6% 2.5%
2016 7.4% -2.7% 3.4% 1.8% 4.9%
2015 12.0% 11.9% -2.6% -5.6% 8.8%
2014 16.2% 2.0% 5.2% 4.4% 3.7%
2013 13.3% 11.3% -2.3% 1.6% 2.6%
2012 6.1% 1.1% 4.0% 3.0% -2.0%
2011 11.3% -1.1% 2.0% -1.2% 11.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Johnson & Johnson ORD 3.75%
Telus Corp ORD 3.33%
Novartis AG ORD 3.32%
Altria Group Inc ORD 3.28%
Kone Oyj ORD 3.13%
Coca-Cola Co ORD 3.10%
Rogers Communications Inc ORD 3.08%
Deutsche Post AG ORD 3.01%
Nestle SA ORD 2.89%
Cisco Systems Inc ORD 2.86%

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

Fund Info

  • Launch date12/11/2010
  • Share Class size501Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0545039389

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).