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BlackRock Asian Tiger Bond Fund (USD) A6
Last NAV
USD
 
11.17
(Last Update : 2020/06/04)
1-Month return
 
+3.04%
Fund House BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
Fund Type Fixed Income Funds
Fund Size
 
3.44B
Sector General
Geographic Allocation Asia (including Japan)
 
Fund Investment Objective & Strategy
BlackRock Asian Tiger Bond Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the fixed income transferable securities of issuers domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in, Asian Tiger countries. The Fund may invest in the full spectrum of available securities, including non-investment grade. The currency exposure of the Fund is flexibly managed.
 
 
Key Risks
Investment Risks:The Fund is an investment fund. The Fund’s investment portfolio may fall in value due to any of the risk factors below and therefore your investment in the Fund may suffer losses. Credit Risks:The Fund may be exposed to the credit/default risk of bonds that it invests in. In the event of bankruptcy or default of an issuer, the Fund may experience losses and incur costs. The actual or perceived downgrading of a rated debt security could decrease its value and liquidity, and may have an adverse impact on the Fund, however, the Fund may continue to hold it to avoid a distressed sale. Emerging Market Risks:Investment in emerging markets (including certain Asian countries) may be subject to a higher than average volatility than more developed markets due to greater political, tax, economic, social, and foreign exchange risks. The size and trading volume of securities markets in emerging markets may be substantially smaller than developed markets. This may subject the Fund to higher liquidity and volatility risks. Custody and registration of assets in emerging markets may be less reliable than in developed markets, which may subject the Fund to higher settlement risk. The Fund may be subject to higher regulatory risks due to low level of regulation, enforcement of regulations and monitoring of investors’ activities in emerging markets. Interest Rate Risks:An increase in interest rates may adversely affect the value of the bonds held by the Fund. Non-Investment Grade Risks:Investment in non-investment grade bonds, including sovereign debts, may subject the Fund to higher credit/default risks. If the issuer of the bond defaults, or if the non-investment grade bonds fall in value, investors may suffer significant losses. Non-investment grade bonds tend to be more volatile, and the market for these bonds is generally less liquid, than investment grade bonds. Adverse events or market conditions may have a larger negative impact on the prices of non-investment grade bonds. Sovereign Debt Risks:Investment in bonds issued or guaranteed by governments or authorities may involve political, economic, default, or other risks, which may in turn have an adverse impact on the Fund. Due to these factors, the sovereign issuers may not be able or willing to repay the principal and/or interest when due. Holders of defaulting sovereign debt may be requested to participate in the restructuring of such debt. In addition, there may be limited legal recourses available against the sovereign issuer in case of failure of or delay in repayment. Currency Risks:The Fund may invest in assets denominated in a currency other than the base currency of the Fund. Changes in exchange rates between such currency and the base currency may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s assets. Derivatives Risks:In an adverse situation, if the use of derivatives for hedging and efficient portfolio management becomes ineffective, the Fund may suffer significant losses. Distressed Securities Risks:Investment in securities issued by a company that is in financial difficulty or in default involves significant risk. There is no guarantee that any exchange offer or reorganisation will be successfully completed. Foreign Investments Restrictions Risks:Some countries prohibit or restrict investment, or the repatriation of income, capital or the proceeds from sale of securities. The Fund may incur higher costs investing in these countries. Such restrictions may delay the investment or repatriation of capital of the Fund. Geographical Concentration Risks:The Fund’s investments are concentrated in Asia excluding Japan. This may result in greater volatility than more broad-based investments. Capital Growth Risks:Risks Associated with Fees and/or Dividends Paid Out of Capital. Any distributions involving payment of dividends out of capital (Classes 6 and 8), payment of dividends out of gross income (i.e. payment of fees and expenses out of capital) (Classes 6 and 8) or implied interest rate differentials (Class 8) amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Whilst all dividends paid result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share, these share classes may pay larger dividends (i.e. by paying dividends out of capital, gross income or currency hedging gains (if any)), which may therefore result in a larger reduction in the net asset value per share. Payment of Dividends From Implied Interest Rate Differentials. For Distributing (R) Shares (Class 8), any dividends payable may include currency hedging gains/losses which may increase/decrease dividends paid. Shareholders of such Distributing (R) Shares will forego capital gains as any currency hedging gains are distributed rather than added to capital. Conversely, currency hedging losses may decrease the dividends paid, and in extreme cases may deduct from capital. Liquidity Risks:The size and trading volume of securities in the markets relevant to the Fund may be substantially smaller than developed markets. This may lead to investments in such securities becoming less liquid, making it difficult to dispose of them which may reduce the Fund’s returns/lead to losses for investors.
 
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