PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 847.11%

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.  
0.32 15.97 4.92 6.20 9.06
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Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

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Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   3.65 15.77 7.76 7.68 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   4.06 16.12 7.70 7.29 -
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-6.99 -3.95 -8.21 0.32 55.99 27.15 82.52 847.11
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Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

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Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -4.39 -3.74 -7.54 3.65 55.14 45.29 109.58 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -3.94 -3.70 -7.59 4.06 56.88 46.01 106.65 -
Lipper Ranking  

as of 31-Aug-2014

86/120 51/96 67/84 45/69
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   33.12 0.95 -14.56 25.43 27.29
Benchmark (%)   35.83 3.88 -11.06 19.12 25.24
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   47.32 10.51 -15.15 20.94 26.52


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
Dec 11, 2013 Dec 11, 2013 Dec 11, 2013 $0.204100 $0.204100 - - -
Dec 13, 2012 Dec 13, 2012 Dec 13, 2012 $0.155700 $0.155700 - - -
Dec 12, 2011 Dec 12, 2011 Dec 9, 2011 $0.412013 $0.412013 - - -
Dec 14, 2010 Dec 14, 2010 Dec 13, 2010 $0.213858 $0.213858 - - -
Dec 14, 2009 Dec 14, 2009 Dec 11, 2009 $0.403470 $0.403470 - - -
Dec 11, 2008 Dec 15, 2008 Dec 10, 2008 $1.836286 $1.117286 - $0.719000 -
Dec 14, 2007 Dec 17, 2007 Dec 13, 2007 $3.788600 $0.000000 $0.618600 $3.170000 -
Dec 13, 2006 Dec 14, 2006 Dec 12, 2006 $0.001100 $0.000000 - $0.001100 -
Nov 1, 2006 Nov 1, 2006 Oct 31, 2006 $1.736430 $0.000000 - $1.736430 -
Dec 14, 2000 Dec 14, 2000 Dec 13, 2000 $0.768100 $0.000000 $0.264700 $0.503400 -
Dec 14, 1999 Dec 14, 1999 Dec 14, 1999 $2.534000 $0.000000 $1.340100 $1.193900 -
Dec 15, 1998 Dec 15, 1998 Dec 15, 1998 $3.038700 $0.000000 $0.935600 $2.103100 -

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Year Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains
2013 0.20 0.20 - -
2012 0.16 0.16 - -
2011 0.41 0.41 - -
2010 0.21 0.21 - -
2009 0.40 0.40 - -
2008 1.84 1.12 - 0.72
2007 3.79 0.00 0.62 3.17
2006 1.74 0.00 0.00 1.74
2000 0.77 0.00 0.26 0.50
1999 2.53 0.00 1.34 1.19
1998 3.04 0.00 0.94 2.10

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 30-Sep-2014

Name Weight (%)
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 5.00
TOTAL SA 4.60
ROCHE HOLDING AG 4.09
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.74
ASTRAZENECA PLC 3.70
BAYER AG 3.54
IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC 3.37
RIO TINTO PLC 3.29
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV 3.07
INTESA SANPAOLO SPA 2.98
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

as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

United Kingdom

31.7%

32.1%

France

17.7%

14.4%

Switzerland

11.7%

13.9%

Germany

9.7%

13.2%

Italy

5.9%

3.8%

Belgium

5.4%

1.9%

Netherlands

5.2%

4.6%

Denmark

3.7%

2.4%

Cash and Derivatives

2.4%

-

Spain

2.1%

5.5%

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as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Europe ex UK

63.9%

67.9%

United Kingdom

31.7%

32.1%

Cash and Derivatives

2.4%

-

North America

2.0%

-

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Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Financials

22.7%

22.8%

Health Care

15.1%

13.8%

Consumer Staples

13.0%

13.2%

Energy

11.8%

9.3%

Industrials

10.5%

10.9%

Consumer Discretionary

7.2%

9.7%

Materials

6.6%

7.6%

Telecommunications

4.9%

5.0%

Information Technology

4.6%

3.3%

Cash and Derivatives

2.4%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

2.4%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

92.6%

89.8%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

5.0%

10.2%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

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.

Allocations are subject to change.

Ratings

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 21-Oct-2014

$420.1 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 21-Oct-2014

$245.5 M
Inception Date Oct 26, 1988
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Stock
Lipper Classification European Region Funds
CUSIP 09251N502
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Net TR in USD

Total Expense Ratio 1.17%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   1.07%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.07%

Max Offer Price

as of 21-Oct-2014

$14.65
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Number of Holdings

as of 30-Sep-2014

50
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Sep-2014

129%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

20.49
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

2.07
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 30-Sep-2014

$83,532.7 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.14
R-Squared (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

95.13
Beta (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.96

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Mar-2012

14.95%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-11.45%

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