PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 48.91%

Source: Lipper. Data reflects different methodology from the BlackRock calculated returns in the Returns tab. The $10,000 Hypothetical Over Time chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the investor class of shares noted and does not assume the max sales charge. Had sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees and other expenses were deducted. Performance for other share classes will vary.


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
8.23 10.86 9.69 - 6.34
2.55 8.88 8.51 - 5.45
Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

- - - - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   6.23 8.68 7.39 4.90 -
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
4.07 -1.81 -1.41 8.23 36.24 58.77 - 48.91
-1.40 -6.96 -6.59 2.55 29.08 50.43 - 41.09
Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

- - - - - - - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   2.27 -3.02 -2.49 6.23 28.36 42.82 61.36 -
Lipper Ranking  

as of 31-Aug-2014

294/454 108/289 82/202
as of
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Return (%)   -21.13 25.11 12.14 4.85 13.09
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%)   - - - - -
Benchmark (%)   -32.95 18.03 9.73 1.34 16.00
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   20.30 10.53 -3.36 9.45 8.62


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital
Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 $0.041000 - - - -
Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 $0.041100 - - - -
Aug 29, 2014 Aug 29, 2014 Aug 29, 2014 $0.041105 - - - -
Jul 31, 2014 Jul 31, 2014 Jul 31, 2014 $0.037600 - - - -
Jun 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 $0.038500 - - - -
May 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 $0.058300 - - - -
Apr 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014 $0.053600 - - - -
Mar 31, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 $0.052000 - - - -
Feb 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 $0.061500 - - - -
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 $0.036200 - - - -
Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2013 $0.043300 $0.043300 - - -
Dec 20, 2013 Dec 23, 2013 Dec 19, 2013 $0.019754 $0.000000 $0.016724 $0.003030 -
Nov 30, 2013 Nov 30, 2013 Nov 30, 2013 $0.045800 $0.045800 - - -
Oct 31, 2013 Oct 31, 2013 Oct 31, 2013 $0.039400 $0.039400 - - -
Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 $0.043900 $0.043900 - - -
Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2013 $0.041000 $0.041000 - - -
Jul 31, 2013 Jul 31, 2013 Jul 31, 2013 $0.037300 $0.037300 - - -
Jun 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 $0.038400 $0.038400 - - -
May 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 $0.045800 $0.045800 - - -
Apr 30, 2013 Apr 30, 2013 Apr 30, 2013 $0.044200 $0.044200 - - -
Mar 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 $0.043200 $0.043200 - - -
Feb 28, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 $0.039800 $0.039800 - - -
Jan 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 $0.026700 $0.026700 - - -
Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2012 $0.045200 $0.045200 - - -
Dec 21, 2012 Dec 24, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 $0.004023 $0.000000 $0.001524 $0.002499 -
Nov 30, 2012 Nov 30, 2012 Nov 30, 2012 $0.042300 $0.042300 - - -
Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2012 $0.042800 $0.042800 - - -
Sep 30, 2012 Sep 30, 2012 Sep 30, 2012 $0.040000 $0.040000 - - -
Aug 31, 2012 Aug 31, 2012 Aug 31, 2012 $0.045900 $0.045900 - - -
Jul 31, 2012 Jul 31, 2012 Jul 31, 2012 $0.037700 $0.037700 - - -
May 2, 2012 May 2, 2012 May 2, 2012 $0.031900 $0.031900 - - -
Apr 3, 2012 Apr 3, 2012 Apr 3, 2012 $0.035300 $0.035300 - - -
Dec 30, 2011 Jan 3, 2012 Dec 29, 2011 $0.056994 $0.056994 - - -
Dec 15, 2011 Dec 16, 2011 Dec 14, 2011 $0.007358 $0.007358 - - -
Nov 17, 2011 Nov 18, 2011 Nov 16, 2011 $0.015755 $0.015755 - - -
Oct 20, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Oct 19, 2011 $0.023211 $0.023211 - - -
Sep 22, 2011 Sep 23, 2011 Sep 21, 2011 $0.031426 $0.031426 - - -
Aug 18, 2011 Aug 19, 2011 Aug 17, 2011 $0.015518 $0.015518 - - -
Jul 21, 2011 Jul 22, 2011 Jul 20, 2011 $0.027377 $0.027377 - - -
Jun 23, 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Jun 22, 2011 $0.027106 $0.027106 - - -
May 19, 2011 May 20, 2011 May 18, 2011 $0.018426 $0.018426 - - -
Apr 20, 2011 Apr 21, 2011 Apr 19, 2011 $0.023965 $0.023965 - - -
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 25, 2011 Mar 23, 2011 $0.010303 $0.010303 - - -
Feb 17, 2011 Feb 18, 2011 Feb 16, 2011 $0.013511 $0.013511 - - -
Dec 28, 2010 Dec 29, 2010 Dec 27, 2010 $0.044483 $0.044483 - - -
Dec 16, 2010 Dec 17, 2010 Dec 15, 2010 $0.029064 $0.029064 - - -
Nov 18, 2010 Nov 19, 2010 Nov 17, 2010 $0.020306 $0.020306 - - -
Oct 21, 2010 Oct 22, 2010 Oct 20, 2010 $0.026269 $0.026269 - - -
Sep 23, 2010 Sep 24, 2010 Sep 22, 2010 $0.027104 $0.027104 - - -
Aug 19, 2010 Aug 20, 2010 Aug 18, 2010 $0.052253 $0.052253 - - -
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 23, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 $0.023773 $0.023773 - - -
Jun 24, 2010 Jun 25, 2010 Jun 23, 2010 $0.026084 $0.026084 - - -
May 20, 2010 May 21, 2010 May 19, 2010 $0.019269 $0.019269 - - -
Apr 22, 2010 Apr 23, 2010 Apr 21, 2010 $0.029011 $0.029011 - - -
Mar 25, 2010 Mar 26, 2010 Mar 24, 2010 $0.026846 $0.026846 - - -
Feb 18, 2010 Feb 19, 2010 Feb 17, 2010 $0.014796 $0.014796 - - -
Dec 29, 2009 Dec 30, 2009 Dec 28, 2009 $0.073554 $0.073554 - - -
Nov 19, 2009 Nov 20, 2009 Nov 18, 2009 $0.023624 $0.023624 - - -
Oct 22, 2009 Oct 23, 2009 Oct 21, 2009 $0.026399 $0.026399 - - -
Sep 24, 2009 Sep 25, 2009 Sep 23, 2009 $0.054239 $0.054239 - - -
Aug 20, 2009 Aug 21, 2009 Aug 19, 2009 $0.026635 $0.026635 - - -
Jul 23, 2009 Jul 24, 2009 Jul 22, 2009 $0.039886 $0.039886 - - -
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 26, 2009 Jun 24, 2009 $0.030798 $0.030798 - - -
May 21, 2009 May 22, 2009 May 20, 2009 $0.025493 $0.025493 - - -
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 24, 2009 Apr 22, 2009 $0.027081 $0.027081 - - -
Mar 26, 2009 Mar 27, 2009 Mar 25, 2009 $0.034791 $0.034791 - - -
Feb 19, 2009 Feb 20, 2009 Feb 18, 2009 $0.008618 $0.008618 - - -
Dec 29, 2008 Dec 30, 2008 Dec 26, 2008 $0.094068 $0.094068 - - -
Nov 18, 2008 Nov 19, 2008 Nov 17, 2008 $0.034531 $0.034531 - - -
Oct 23, 2008 Oct 24, 2008 Oct 22, 2008 $0.042800 $0.042800 - - -
Sep 18, 2008 Sep 19, 2008 Sep 17, 2008 $0.036211 $0.036211 - - -
Aug 21, 2008 Aug 22, 2008 Aug 20, 2008 $0.033062 $0.033062 - - -
Jul 17, 2008 Jul 18, 2008 Jul 16, 2008 $0.032238 $0.032238 - - -
Jun 17, 2008 Jun 18, 2008 Jun 16, 2008 $0.041289 $0.041289 - - -
May 20, 2008 May 21, 2008 May 19, 2008 $0.024135 $0.024135 - - -

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Year Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains
2013 0.51 0.49 0.02 0.00
2012 0.33 0.32 0.00 0.00
2011 0.27 0.27 0.00 0.00
2010 0.34 0.34 0.00 0.00
2009 0.37 0.37 0.00 0.00
2008 0.34 0.34 0.00 0.00

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

Top Equity Holdings as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Top Fixed Income Holdings as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

 

Exposure Breakdowns

Sectors as of 30-Sep-2014

% Notional Exposures

Regions as of 30-Sep-2014

% Notional Exposures

Credit Quality as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody's and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.



Ratings

  • Morningstar Rating
     
  • Overall   :
  • 4
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Multi-Asset Income Fund, CLASS A, as of 30-Sep-2014 rated against 200 Tactical Allocation Funds.

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 17-Oct-2014

$9,211.5 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 17-Oct-2014

$2,589.0 M
Inception Date Apr 7, 2008
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category Tactical Allocation
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio Funds
CUSIP 09256H351
Benchmark Index 50% MSCI World Ind(Net TR)/50% Bar US Agg Ind

Total Expense Ratio 1.06%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.84%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.80%

Max Offer Price

as of 17-Oct-2014

$11.75
Distribution Frequency   Monthly
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2014

2,192
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Sep-2014

146%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.28
R-Squared (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

90.94
Beta (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.84

30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

4.29%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

4.18%

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 29-Feb-2012

7.66%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-2.38%

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The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary.

Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions.

Fund of funds are subject to the risks associated with the underlying BlackRock funds in which it invests.

International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets.

Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher rated securities.

Asset allocation strategies do not assure profit and do not protect against loss.

Non-diversification of investments means that more assets are potentially invested in fewer securities than if investments were diversified, so risk is increased because each investment has a greater effect on performance.

The fund may use derivatives to hedge its investments or to seek to enhance returns. Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility.

Performance results reflect past performance and are no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of shares will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All returns assume reinvestment of all dividends. Performance information shown without sales charge would have been lower if the applicable sales charge had been included. Performance during periods of exceptional market conditions should not be expected to be repeated in a normal market environment. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

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