EN United States Financial Advisor

Barings Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund

CUSIP:06759W620

Symbol:BXQAX

NAV
as of 08/11/2020
USD 11.510

Fund Facts

Fund Type Mutual
Inception Date 09/18/2018
Domicile Hong Kong

Share Class Info

Share Class A

Objective

The Barings Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital growth. 

RISKS

Investing in the Fund involves risks, including the risk that you may receive little or no return on your investment or that you may lose part or even all of your investment.  Foreign Securities, which are subject to additional risks including political and economic risks.  Investments in Class A-Shares and Class B-Shares of Chinese companies involve certain risks and special considerations not typically associated with investments in U.S. companies, such as greater government control over the economy, political and legal uncertainty, currency fluctuations or blockage.  Emerging Markets Risk.  Emerging markets securities are subject to greater risks than securities issued in developed foreign markets, including less liquidity, greater price volatility, higher relative rates of inflation, greater political, economic, and social instability, greater custody and operational risks, and greater volatility in currency exchange rates.  Counterparty Risk. The Fund is subject to credit risk with respect to the counterparties to the derivative contracts purchased by the Fund.  Derivatives Risk. Derivatives are subject to a number of risks, such as liquidity risk, potential losses that partially or completely offset gains, counterparty risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, leverage risk, regulatory risk and management risk.  Non-Diversification Risk. The Fund is a “non-diversified” investment company and therefore may invest a greater percentage of its assets in the securities of fewer issuers than funds that are “diversified.” 

Performance

Average Annual Returns %

August YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 1.93% 0.01% 16.12% N/A N/A 9.93%
Without Sales Charge 1.93% 0.01% 16.12% N/A N/A 9.93%
July YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 10.21% -1.89% 7.74% N/A N/A 8.99%
Without Sales Charge 10.21% -1.89% 7.74% N/A N/A 8.99%
MSCI Emerging Markets Total Return Index with Net Dividends Reinvested 8.94% -1.72% 6.55% N/A N/A 5.81%
QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 16.75% -10.98% -4.02% N/A N/A 3.64%
Without Sales Charge 16.75% -10.98% -4.02% N/A N/A 3.64%
MSCI Emerging Markets Total Return Index with Net Dividends Reinvested 18.08% -9.78% -3.39% N/A N/A 1.14%

Expense Ratios

A-Class C-Class I-Class Y-Class
Expense Ratio (Gross) 7.43% 8.19% 2.94% 2.94%
Expense Ratio (Net) 1.45% 2.20% 1.20% 1.20%

The net expense ratio reflects a contractual commitment by the Fund's investment adviser to waive fees and reimburse expenses through November 1, 2020. Absent the waiver and reimbursement, expenses would be higher and total returns would be less. The gross expense ratio reflects the total annual fund operating expense as of the most recent prospectus.

Portfolio as of 06/30/2020

Top 5 Sectors

Holding % of Assets
FINANCIALS 26.02%
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 21.68%
COMMUNICATION SERVICES 13.53%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY 13.49%
ENERGY 6.70%
Total 81.42%

Top 5 Countries

Country % of Assets
CHINA 40.53%
TAIWAN 12.59%
INDIA 11.14%
KOREA 10.60%
RUSSIA 4.47%
Total 79.33%

Top 10 Holdings

Holding % of Assets
TENCENT HOLDINGS 11.24%
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. 8.74%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR 7.54%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS 7.07%
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES 4.14%
CHINA CONSTRUCTION 3.85%
HDFC BANK 3.62%
PING AN INSURANCE 3.36%
LG CHEM LTD. 2.35%
CHINA OVERSEAS LAND & INVESTMENT LIMITED 2.15%
Total 54.06%

Documents

Before investing you should consider carefully the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. A prospectus, which contains this and other information, can be obtained by calling 1.855.439.5459. Read the prospectus carefully before investing: BFT Prospectus

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the Barings mutual funds. ALPS and Barings are separate and unaffiliated. 

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Portfolio Managers

Michael Levy

Michael Levy

William Palmer

William Palmer

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