PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 144.21%

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.  
-0.45 11.22 5.96 4.87 5.19
Benchmark (%)   -0.02 12.02 6.38 5.25 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   0.02 10.76 6.15 5.28 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   0.55 10.99 5.89 5.39 -
Lipper Ranking   64/119 46/100 42/86 37/67
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-2.22 0.16 -4.40 -0.45 37.57 33.58 60.90 144.21
Benchmark (%)   -1.49 1.36 -3.95 -0.02 40.55 36.26 66.83 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -1.63 0.85 -3.57 0.02 35.88 34.80 67.26 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -1.15 0.75 -3.77 0.55 36.88 33.36 70.38 -
Lipper Ranking   64/119 46/100 42/86 37/67
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   28.38 7.26 -12.64 18.58 21.52
Benchmark (%)   31.78 7.75 -12.14 17.32 22.78
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   31.24 10.24 -13.97 18.29 19.44


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
Jul 17, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 $0.009800 - - - -
Dec 13, 2013 Dec 13, 2013 Dec 13, 2013 $0.302500 $0.302500 - - -
Jul 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 $0.010400 $0.010400 - - -
Dec 17, 2012 Dec 17, 2012 Dec 17, 2012 $0.345500 $0.345500 - - -
Jul 19, 2012 Jul 19, 2012 Jul 19, 2012 $0.007200 $0.007200 - - -
Dec 14, 2011 Dec 14, 2011 Dec 13, 2011 $0.327355 $0.327355 - - -
Jul 21, 2011 Jul 21, 2011 Jul 20, 2011 $0.022519 $0.022519 - - -
Dec 16, 2010 Dec 16, 2010 Dec 15, 2010 $0.269142 $0.269142 - - -
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 22, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 $0.064556 $0.064556 - - -
Dec 16, 2009 Dec 16, 2009 Dec 15, 2009 $0.239129 $0.239129 - - -
Jul 23, 2009 Jul 23, 2009 Jul 22, 2009 $0.021406 $0.021406 - - -
Dec 17, 2008 Dec 17, 2008 Dec 16, 2008 $0.312792 $0.312792 - - -
Jul 17, 2008 Jul 18, 2008 Jul 16, 2008 $0.072098 $0.036098 $0.013800 $0.022200 -
Dec 18, 2007 Dec 19, 2007 Dec 17, 2007 $0.438100 $0.000000 $0.205500 $0.232600 -
Jul 19, 2007 Jul 20, 2007 Jul 18, 2007 $0.046800 $0.000000 $0.041100 $0.005700 -
Dec 15, 2006 Dec 20, 2006 Dec 14, 2006 $0.201900 $0.000000 $0.052700 $0.149200 -
Mar 13, 2002 Mar 13, 2002 Mar 13, 2002 $0.009500 $0.000000 $0.000200 $0.009300 -
Mar 7, 2001 Mar 7, 2001 Mar 7, 2001 $0.068700 $0.000000 - $0.068700 -
Dec 11, 2000 Dec 11, 2000 Dec 8, 2000 $1.073700 $0.000000 $0.101400 $0.972300 -
Dec 9, 1999 Dec 9, 1999 Dec 9, 1999 $0.543600 $0.000000 $0.509900 $0.033700 -
Dec 9, 1998 Dec 9, 1998 Dec 9, 1998 $1.029800 $0.000000 $0.891500 $0.138300 -

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Year Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains
2013 0.31 0.31 0.00 0.00
2012 0.35 0.35 0.00 0.00
2011 0.35 0.35 0.00 0.00
2010 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.00
2009 0.26 0.26 0.00 0.00
2008 0.38 0.35 0.01 0.02
2007 0.48 0.00 0.25 0.24
2006 0.20 0.00 0.05 0.15
2002 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.01
2001 0.07 0.00 - 0.07
2000 1.07 0.00 0.10 0.97
1999 0.54 0.00 0.51 0.03
1998 1.03 0.00 0.89 0.14

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 31-Oct-2014

Name Weight (%)
NESTLE SA 1.86
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 1.82
NOVARTIS AG 1.68
ROCHE HOLDING AG 1.63
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 1.54
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION 1.26
BP PLC 1.04
TOTAL SA 1.00
BAYER AG 0.93
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 0.90
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 28-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

Europe

65.3%

66.4%

Asia Pacific Basin

33.0%

33.6%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 28-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

United Kingdom

20.6%

20.9%

Japan

20.5%

20.8%

France

9.7%

9.8%

Switzerland

9.3%

9.4%

Germany

9.1%

9.2%

Australia

7.2%

7.4%

Spain

3.6%

3.7%

Hong Kong

3.1%

3.1%

Sweden

3.1%

3.1%

Netherlands

2.7%

2.8%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

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 28-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

Financials

25.6%

26.0%

Industrials

12.2%

12.4%

Consumer Discretionary

12.0%

12.2%

Health Care

11.0%

11.2%

Consumer Staples

11.0%

11.2%

Materials

7.4%

7.6%

Energy

5.7%

5.8%

Telecommunications

5.0%

5.1%

Information Technology

4.6%

4.7%

Utilities

3.8%

3.9%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 28-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

Large Cap ->$10bn

83.0%

84.6%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

15.3%

15.4%

Small Cap -<$2bn

0.0%

0.1%

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  • 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

PORTFOLIO MANAGERS

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 19-Dec-2014

$2,126.0 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 19-Dec-2014

$1,776.3 M
Inception Date Apr 9, 1997
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Lipper Classification International Large-Cap Core
CUSIP 09253F408
Benchmark Index MSCI EAFE Index (Net Total Return)

Total Expense Ratio 0.19%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.14%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.14%

Max Offer Price

as of 19-Dec-2014

$12.36
Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Number of Holdings

as of 28-Nov-2014

919
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Nov-2014

8%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 28-Nov-2014

16.06
P/B Ratio  

as of 28-Nov-2014

1.75
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 28-Nov-2014

$64,844.6 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 28-Nov-2014

0.09
R-Squared (3y)

as of 28-Nov-2014

97.19
Beta (3y)

as of 28-Nov-2014

0.98

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

11.59%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-12.98%

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