PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 79.71%

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.  
3.46 12.26 7.07 6.29 3.75
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Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

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Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   3.75 13.05 6.22 6.25 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   4.10 12.99 6.89 7.01 -
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-1.62 -3.37 -3.92 3.46 41.48 40.73 84.13 79.71
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Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

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Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -2.01 -3.92 -5.62 3.75 44.49 35.24 83.28 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -1.45 -3.48 -4.77 4.10 44.40 39.89 98.58 -
Lipper Ranking  

as of 31-Aug-2014

73/144 77/114 56/106 56/74
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   38.00 16.52 -14.38 14.82 22.59
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%)   - - - - -
Benchmark (%)   31.78 10.94 -13.71 16.83 15.29
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
Dec 17, 2013 Dec 17, 2013 Dec 17, 2013 $0.280100 $0.280100 - - -
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012 $0.170200 $0.170200 - - -
Dec 19, 2011 Dec 19, 2011 Dec 16, 2011 $0.069586 $0.069586 - - -
Aug 21, 2008 Aug 21, 2008 Aug 20, 2008 $0.166505 $0.166505 - - -
Aug 4, 2000 Aug 4, 2000 Aug 4, 2000 $0.644700 $0.000000 $0.537100 $0.107600 -
Dec 9, 1999 Dec 9, 1999 Dec 9, 1999 $0.182800 $0.000000 $0.182800 - -

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Year Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains
2013 0.28 0.28 - -
2012 0.17 0.17 - -
2011 0.07 0.07 - -
2008 0.17 0.17 - -
2000 0.64 0.00 0.54 0.11
1999 0.18 0.00 0.18 -

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 (%)
DEUTSCHE POST AG 5.77
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 5.62
ASTRAZENECA PLC 5.59
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.40
TOTAL SA 4.60
ITV PLC 4.56
IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC 4.09
KINGFISHER PLC 4.08
HEALTHSCOPE LTD 3.81
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC. (THE) 3.45
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

28.8%

15.1%

United States

15.0%

-

France

10.4%

7.0%

Switzerland

6.2%

6.5%

Germany

5.8%

6.2%

Japan

5.3%

14.8%

Denmark

5.1%

1.1%

Australia

3.8%

5.3%

Hong Kong

3.2%

2.1%

Israel

3.1%

0.4%

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as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Europe

64.5%

47.0%

Asia Pacific Basin

15.4%

23.8%

North America

15.0%

7.6%

Emerging Markets

4.5%

21.7%

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

-

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  • 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 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Consumer Discretionary

27.9%

10.6%

Financials

20.2%

27.0%

Health Care

17.6%

8.7%

Energy

16.1%

9.0%

Consumer Staples

9.3%

9.8%

Industrials

5.8%

10.9%

Materials

2.5%

8.0%

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

-

Utilities

-

3.6%

Telecommunications

-

5.3%

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as of 30-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

90.1%

80.6%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

9.4%

19.0%

Small Cap -<$2bn

-

0.4%

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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

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 23-Oct-2014

$642.2 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 23-Oct-2014

$191.2 M
Inception Date Oct 30, 1998
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Lipper Classification International Large-Cap Growth
CUSIP 09248G404
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World ex US Index (Net TR)

Total Expense Ratio 1.32%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   1.00%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.00%

Max Offer Price

as of 23-Oct-2014

$14.73
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Number of Holdings

as of 30-Sep-2014

32
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Sep-2014

128%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

18.25
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

1.69
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 30-Sep-2014

$56,640.4 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.12
R-Squared (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

94.69
Beta (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

0.94

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Mar-2012

13.14%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-12.28%

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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.

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