PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 1,271.84%

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.


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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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

as of 28-Feb-2015

Name Weight (%)
Anadarko Petroleum 0.70
Google 0.60
Royal Dutch Shell 0.60
General Electric 0.60
Procter & Gamble 0.50
JP Morgan 0.50
Twitter 0.50
Wells Fargo 0.50
Statoil 0.50
Freeport McMoran 0.50
The Fund is actively managed and its composition will vary. Holdings shown are for illustrative purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities listed. Fund details, holdings and characteristics are as of the date noted and subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

Asset Class as of 28-Feb-2015

*% of Market Value

Region as of 28-Feb-2015

*% of Market Value

Sector - Equity as of 28-Feb-2015

*% of Market Value

Sector - Fixed Income as of 28-Feb-2014

*% of Market Value

Currency as of 28-Feb-2014

*% of Market Value

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 Global Allocation Fund, CLASS INST, as of 28-Feb-2015 rated against 448 World Allocation Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Expense   :
     
  • Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of 28-Feb-2015 out of 356, 3,727, 363, 144 and 365 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Flexible Portfolio Funds classification.


Morningstar Analyst


Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective 1/13/15)*

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions) $54,807.8 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 27-Mar-2015

$20,864.2 M
Inception Date Feb 3, 1989
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category World Allocation
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio Funds
CUSIP 09251T509
Benchmark Index 36% S&P 500, 24% FTSE World (ex US), 24% BofA ML Current 5-Year US Treasury Index, 16% Citigroup Non-USD World Govt Bond Index

Total Expense Ratio 0.87%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.78%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.78%

Max Offer Price

as of 27-Mar-2015

$20.45
Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Number of Holdings 685
Turnover Percent 75%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Alpha (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

0.00
R-Squared (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

93.85
Beta (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

1.04

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

6.91%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-6.70%

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please click on the "Returns" tab above.

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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.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. 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.

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.

Short-selling entails special risks. If the fund makes short sales in securities that increase in value, the fund will lose value. Any loss on short positions may or may not be offset by investing short-sale proceeds in other investments.

*The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the mutual fund analysts of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Morningstar's analysts use this five-pillar evaluation to identify funds they believe are more likely to outperform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. Analysts consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating ultimately reflects the analysts' overall assessment and is overseen by Morningstar's Analyst Rating Committee. The approach serves not as a formula but as a framework to ensure consistency across Morningstar's global coverage universe. The Analyst Rating scale ranges from Gold to Negative, with Gold being the highest rating and Negative being the lowest rating. A fund with a “Gold” rating distinguishes itself across the five pillars and has garnered the analysts' highest level of conviction. Analyst Ratings are reevaluated at least every 14 months. For more detailed information about Morningstar's Analyst Rating, including its methodology, please click here.

The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar's current expectations about future events; therefore, in no way does Morningstar represent ratings as a guarantee nor should they be viewed by an investor as such. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar's expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected.

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.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Fund details, holdings and characteristics are as of the date noted and subject to change.

Yields are based on income earned for the period cited and on the Fund's NAV at the end of the period.

Some BlackRock funds make distributions of ordinary income and capital gains at calendar year end. Those distributions temporarily cause extraordinarily high yields. There is no assurance that a fund will repeat that yield in the future. Subsequent monthly distributions that do not include ordinary income or capital gains in the form of dividends will likely be lower.

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