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BGF Asian Growth Leaders X2 USD

Ranked 18 out of 36 in - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Emily Dong

Emily Dong is a portfolio manager for the Asian Growth Leaders fund at BlackRock and is responsible for managing regional unconstrained strategies and assists in setting regional equity investment strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Emily worked at China Renaissance Capital Investment and JMB Capital Partners as a senior investment professional. She began her career at China International Capital Corporation (CICC) as an equity analyst. Emily earned a BA degree in international finance from Peking University in China in 2001 and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School in 2006.

Andrew Swan

Andrew Swan is a managing director and head of Asian fundamental equities at BlackRock where he runs the BGF Asia Dragon Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew spent eight years at JP Morgan Asset Management. He studied commerce at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Based in Hong Kong, outside of fund management Andrew enjoys golf and skiing.


The Fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their activity in Asia, excluding Japan. The Fund places particular emphasis on sectors and companies that, in the opinion of the Investment Adviser, exhibit growth investment characteristics, such as above average growth rates in earnings or sales and high or improving returns on capital.

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Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 18/36 Total Return
  • Rank 31/36 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 35/36 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 28.3% 11.8% 3.3% 1.9% 8.9%
2016 29.2% 2.0% 11.6% 14.1% -0.5%
2015 8.7% 14.5% -1.4% -14.0% 12.1%
2014 18.5% -0.9% 4.1% 7.9% 6.4%
2013 23.7% 17.5% -1.7% 2.2% 4.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Chile
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Jersey
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Macau
  12. Malta
  13. Norway
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/10/2012
  • Share Class size52Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0842534561

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment10Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.00%
  • Initial investment0

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